|Fri 21 Aug, 2015||CANCELLED | Forum Theatre, Melbourne - 18+|
|Sun 23 Aug, 2015||CANCELLED | Enmore Theatre, August - All Ages|
|Tue 25 Aug, 2015||CANCELLED | The Tivoli, Brisbane - 18+|
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Supporting Passion Pit will be indie rocky 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.
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06 May 2015
PASSION PIT touring Australia's East Coast this August with special guests The GriswoldsMay 06, 2015
Frontier Touring is thrilled to confirm the return of indie pop act Passion Pit, supported by The Griswolds, to Australia's East Coast this August.
Just last month Passion Pit released album #3, Kindred (Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment Australia). 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 Sydney-based indie rock outfit, The Griswolds. Fresh from a 45+ date tour throughout North America alongside Walk The Moon, The Griswolds have been generating a huge level of hype at home and abroad since the release of their debut album Be Impressive (Chugg Music / MGM) in 2014.
Responsible for ‘Beware The Dog’ (#28 in this year's triple j Hottest 100) and a slew of triple j high-rotation singles over the last few years, 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.
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Frontier Touring regret to announce we have received the following news from Passion Pit’s management:
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. No other tour dates are affected by this issue.
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 promoters 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.
Ticket purchasers, please note the below refund information:
FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE & THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
All fans who purchased Passion Pit tickets through the official ticketing agency, Ticketmaster, will receive a refund. Refunds will be available from 9am AEST Friday 7th August.
If you booked online or over the phone, Ticketmaster will refund your purchase back to the credit card used to purchase the tickets. It can take some time to process, so please give Ticketmaster up to 10 days to process your refund before you start to worry.
If your original card has expired or is no longer valid (prepaid Visa and MasterCard included), you’ll need to get in touch with Ticketmaster’s Customer Service Team via 136 100 between 9am - 8pm AEST Monday to Saturday, or 9am - 5pm AEST Sunday. Please contact Ticketmaster by 8pm AEST Friday 21 August and they will arrange a refund via cheque.
If you purchased tickets at a Ticketmaster outlet, you’ll need return along with your tickets and credit card used to make the booking. The outlet staff will help you with your refund.
ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY
Credit Card: Tickets purchased through Ticketek by credit card will be refunded within the next 7 days.
Cash & Eftpos : Patrons that purchased by Cash/Eftpos through Ticketek will be contacted with instructions on how to obtain their refund. Refund information can also be found here.
Friday 21 August - Forum Theatre, Melbourne | CANCELLED
Sunday 23 August - Enmore Theatre, Sydney | CANCELLED
Tuesday 25 August - The Tivoli, Brisbane | CANCELLED