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Passion Pit Cancel Six Upcoming Shows

Frontman Michael Angelakos cites need to take time for ‘improving my mental health’

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Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit performs in concert at day one of Fun Fun Fun Fest at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas on November 4, 2011.

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Passion Pit have canceled six upcoming July concerts, frontman Michael Angelakos announced on the group’s website today, citing a need to tend to his mental well-being.

“In order for me to ensure that there will be no further disruptions, I am going to take the time to work on improving my mental health,” Angelakos wrote.

The canceled dates include July 16th at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, July 17th at Valarium in Knoxville, July 19th at the Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 20th at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, July 20th at the Norva in Norfolk, Virginia and July 23rd at the Apollo Theater in New York.

“For now, I’d like to thank all of our fans for their understanding,” Angelakos added. “I hope to see all of you very soon in a much different light.”

No word yet on when, or if, Passion Pit will make up the six missed dates. They are set to continue on their tour as scheduled in Chicago on August 2nd at the House of Blues.

Passion Pit are currently prepping for the release of their new album Gossamer, which is set to drop on July 24th. You can check out the bouncy video for the single “Take A Walk” and this exclusive remix they did for Of Monsters and Men’s “Little Talks.”

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