PASSION PIT TRIUMPH AT COACHELLA, JOIN MUSE FALL TOUR
EARTH DAY 2010 CLIMATE RALLY APPEARANCE CONFIRMED
Having turned in an ecstatic singalong sunset performance for an estimated 30,000 revelers on the opening day of this year’s Coachella festival, Passion Pit’s 2010 tour has been extended through the fall with the addition of a series of arena dates supporting Muse. The Muse tour will follow Passion Pit’s summer swing through their largest U.S. headline run to date and a handful of festival appearances in Canada, Japan, Australia and the UK.
In the more immediate future, Passion Pit will perform at the Earth Day Network’s 2010 Climate Rally on the National Mall in Washington DC this Sunday, April 25. Passion Pit will join a musical lineup featuring Sting, Bob Weir, The Roots, Booker T, Mavis Staples, Jimmy Cliff and more, as well as speakers ranging from the NFL’s Dhani Jones to Oscar winning director James Cameron, in commemorating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Climate Rally will stream live on www.earthday.org.
Originally conceived as a dorm room recording project by Michael Angelakos, Passion Pit currently consists of Angelakos, Ian Hultquist, Ayad Al Adhamy, Nate Donmoyer and Jeff Apruzzese. Its first full length album, Manners, was released in May 2009 to rave reviews and a #51 debut on the Billboard albums chart and was re-released April 13 in a deluxe format featuring multiple bonus tracks. On the strength of the irresistible hooks of “The Reeling,” “Little Secrets” and current single “Sleepyhead,” as well as a rapidly burgeoning live draw, Manners has sold over 160,000 copies since its release last spring and is closing in on a full year on the Top 200.
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