Supported by The Griswolds
SUN 23 AUG
- (02) 9550 3666
- Concert Mode - General Admission Standing & Reserved Seating
- On sale now @ The Enmore Theatre & Ticketek
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS
Passion Pit has been forced to cancel all international shows, including shows in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, and Australia. Doctors have now mandated that the next few weeks be used for rest and recuperation.
It is with a heavy heart that we make such an announcement, and Passion Pit has never been to many of these countries. However, we are left with no choice. Michael Angelakos is devastated and would like everyone to know that he’s working to get healthy as soon as possible.
Passion Pit will work to visit all of the countries involved as soon as possible, and Michael and the team would like to thank all of the promotors and fans for their patience and understanding during this difficult time. All we can say is how grateful we are for the opportunity and, in better health, that we greatly look forward to making up these shows and seeing everyone soon.
All tickets will be refunded in full from the point of purchase, for further information please call our box office on (02) 9550 3666
Indie pop act Passion Pit, supported by The Griswolds, return to Australia’s East Coast this August
Just last month Passion Pit released album #3, Kindred. Kindred is the perfect example of Passion Pit’s uplifting blend of indie pop, bursting with twists and turns that leave listeners dizzy with rapture.
Hidden in this euphoria is the contrasting darkness of Angelakos’ lyrics, which touch on themes such as depression and familial strife, proving there is more to Passion Pit’s music than its shiny, upbeat pop exterior suggests.
“Angelakos has crafted a record which seems hopeful in the face of the world’s myriad of disappointments, obstacles, and unseen villains, buoyed by the most dynamic, expertly calibrated synth pop of his career” – Under The Radar
“A potent reminder of his prowess as a writer, delivered in a quick, forthright burst” – The Line of Best Fit
“They’ve mastered the art of pairing emotionally naked lyrics with sweet, lush synth beats” – Rolling Stone
“A super-dense, syrupy, glistening, orgasmic pop behemoth” – The Music
Lifted from Kindred and currently on high rotation on triple j, ‘Lifted Up (1985)’ provides listeners with Passion Pit’s characteristically energetic tempo, while ‘Where The Sky Hangs,’ is a slower and more delicate track, exemplifying Angelakos’ maturing talent for songwriting.
Since releasing his critically acclaimed debut album Manners in 2009, Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, has garnered widespread recognition as an incredible song writer while establishing Passion Pit’s immensely joyful and unique sound.
“Big, ambitious, bursting-at-the-seams electro-pop brilliance” – PopMatters
“At its most adventurous, Manners sounds like little else—a pop record that exists in a world of its own, carving a subgenre niche which only fits their expansive, tonally decadent material” – 9.2/10 Paste Magazine
Gossamer, Passion Pit’s second album, was met with similar praise and even greater commercial success, reaching #4 on the US Billboard Chart and #12 on the ARIA Chart.
In 2013 Angelakos and his four live band members visited Australia for Splendour In The Grass and a number of sold out headline sideshows after selling out Madison Square Garden earlier in the year. Passion Pit’s sideshows were described by Pages Digital as ‘outstandingly tight, energetic and euphoric,’ while The AU Review claimed the live show was ‘like a massive synth-pop hit of sugar directly into your veins.’
Supporting Passion Pit will be indie rock four-piece from Sydney, The Griswolds. Having just recently performed at the coveted tastemaker SXSW Music Festival in Austin Texas, The Griswolds have been generating a huge level of hype since becoming a triple j Unearthed feature artist in 2012.
Responsible for widely recognised track ‘Beware The Dog,’ and 2014 album release Be Impressive (Chugg Music/MGM), The Griswolds are a welcome addition to Passion Pit’s not to be missed Australian East Coast shows.
This critically lauded and truly adored artist returns to Australia to perform his positively beautiful songs to audiences in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne: do not miss out on what is sure to be a standout concert of 2015.