passionpitI would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see Passion Pit on tour. In fact I think the boys would love it, too. They are such a hip, fun, happy band and their music makes you want to hop around gleefully! Sadly however in all of their many, many tour stops I do not see a show in Philly. Boo!

A year out from the release of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Gossamer, Passion Pit have announced a massive fall headlining tour across North America, including festival appearances at the First City Festival, Boston Calling, Austin City Limits and North Coast Music Festival. The tour also includes two shows at New York City’s Pier 36 on September 6th and 7th, where Passion Pit will offer discounted tickets to fans that purchased seats to the band’s sold-out February performance at Madison Square Garden, but were unable to attend due to a blizzard. Proceeds from these specially-priced tickets will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The tour will feature special guests The Joy Formidable on a number of dates beginning September 29th, with stops in Los Angeles (where Passion Pit will headline the fabled Greek Theatre), Atlanta, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, San Diego and many other cities throughout October and November. A full list of dates are included below– tickets go onsale beginning Friday, July 19th, with a special fan presale kicking off on Wednesday, July 17th at 10am at All fans that purchase presale tickets will have the chance to enter to win a meet and greet with the band at the show. Pres-sale link:

Picked by Relix Magazine as one of their “Summer Stars” on the festival circuit, Passion Pit returned to Bonnaroo for a second time, where they played what Billboard exclaimed was a “show-stopping performance of “Take a Walk,” with the audience belting the titular lyrics along to the chorus.” After Bonnaroo the band hopped over to Nashville to record a VEVO Presents: Unexpected Covers session. The session is live now on VEVO and includes performances of “Take A Walk”, “Carried Away”, and a cover of FUN.’s “Carry On.”

Washington Times raved that “Passion Pit is the personification of pop music.” A year after its release, Gossamer has yielded a gold single in “Take A Walk,” while the band has fulfilled a dream in selling out a headline show at Madison Square Garden, performed on Saturday Night Live and continued touring in the largest venues of their career. Passion Pit is the studio project of Michael Angelakos, and is joined onstage by Ian Hultquist, Jeff Apruzzese, Xander Singh, and Chris Hartz.

Passion Pit on tour:

8/10 Somerset, WI Summer Set Music Festival

8/24 Monterey, CA First City Festival

8/30 Chicago, IL North Coast Music Festival

8/31 Calgary, Canada X-Fest

9/1 Edmonton, Canada Sonic Boom Festival

9/3 Saskatoon, Canada The Odeon

9/4 Winnipeg, Canada Garrick Centre

9/6 New York, NY Pier 26

9/7 New York, NY Pier 26

9/8 Boston, MA Boston Calling Festival

9/29 Charlottesville, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion ^

10/1 Ashville, NC Orange Peel ^

10/2 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggys ^

10/3 Birmingham, AL Iron City ^

10/5 Austin, TX Austin City Limits

10/7 Wilmington, NC Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre ^

10/8 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues ^

10/10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park ^

10/11 New Orleans, LA The Civic Theatre ^

10/12 Austin, TX Austin City Limits

10/15 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center ^

10/16 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex ^

10/18 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House ^

10/19 Portland, OR Theater of The Clouds

10/21 Sacramento, CA The Theatre at Sleep Train Arena ^

10/22 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre ^

10/25 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre ^

10/26 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl ^

10/27 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful Festival

10/29 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC ^

10/31 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center ^

11/1 Atlantic City, NJ Showboat ^

11/3 Norfolk, VA The Norva ^

11/8 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater *

11/9 Tampa, FL Coastline Festival

11/10 West Palm Beach, FL Coastline Festival

^ With The Joy Formidable

* With Two Door Cinema Club, The Joy Formidable and St. Lucia