July 25, 2012 22:41

Passion Pit cancel three more gigs

The band pull shows in Colorado and Utah in order for Michael Angelakos to improve his 'mental health'

Passion Pit cancel three more gigs

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Passion Pit have cancelled three more shows on their current tour of the United States.

Last week the band revealed that they were postponing a number of gigs because frontman Michael Angelakos said he needed to take some time out in order to improve his 'mental health'.

Now Passion Pit have pulled two August shows which were set to take place in Colorado, including a show with Justice at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater, and another in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In a statement posted at Passionpitmusic.com, the band wrote:

Thanks to everyone for all of their love and support throughout these past couple weeks. While we're excited to see you over the next two weekends at Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Outside Lands, we're sorry to let you know that we need to postpone our upcoming weekday shows in Colorado and Salt Lake City in order for Michael to continue to improve his mental health and complete a procedure that week.


The band write that they are "doing everything" to reschedule the shows and add that the other cancelled shows have already been rebooked for September.

Passion Pit's second album 'Gossamer' is out now. It is the follow up to 2009's 'Manners'.

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. So far, the band's only UK live dates are at Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 24 and 25.

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