Electro poppers will take new album 'Gossamer' on the road later this year

Passion Pit have announced a short UK tour for later this year.

The band, who released their second album ‘Gossamer’ earlier this summer, will play six shows in November.

The gigs begin at Glasgow Queen Margaret’s Union on November 13, before the band move to Leeds’ O2 Academy on November 15, Manchester’s Academy on November 16, Cambridge Junction on November 18 and Birmingham’s HMV Institute on November 19. They finally round things off on November 20 at London’s HMV Forum.

Speaking to NME, Michael Angelakos said that ‘Gossamer’, is a more “expansive” collection of songs than ‘Manners’. He said: “If it feels like one song is drastically different from another who cares? I just really wanted to make a collection of good songs… Everybody now wants new songs to sound the same and I really dislike that.”

‘Gossamer’ was recorded in 2011 in Los Angeles and New York City, and again finds Angelakos working with ‘Manners’ producer Chris Zane. The band are also booked to play Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 24 and 25.

Passion Pit will play:

Glasgow Queen Margaret’s Union (November 13)
O2 Academy Leeds (15)
Manchester Academy (16)
Cambridge Junction (18)
Birmingham HMV Institute (19)
London HMV Forum (20)

Tickets go onsale on Friday (August 10) at 9am (GMT). To check the availability of Passion Pit tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.