It is fantastic news to spread about Passion Pit coming home to play this spring as part of their Manners 10th Anniversary Tour. Michael Angelakos of Boston's own Passion Pit, like so many before him, has had his struggles with mental health – according to a recent NME interview, but he's excited to be playing new music, touring and especially coming home.
Following the release of Passion Pit’s fourth record ‘Tremendous Sea Of Love’ in 2017, Angelakos announced that he’d be taking a break from making music to look after his mental health. Later that year, he joined the likes of Metallica, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Halsey in the suicide prevention campaign ‘I’m Listening’.
But apparently that break is over. According to NME: Michael decided to head back out on the road as “an opportunity to get together with some of my favorite people I’ve ever played music with”. Angelakos does claim, however, that needing money to pay for treatments was a factor.
“I need money to be able to afford my treatments, to be able to afford the myriad costs of living with my disorder that have nearly ruined me,” he said. “That doesn’t make the tour less sweet, but I am not going to lie and say that tour is necessarily where someone like me belongs right after a hospitalization.”
I have to say, his honesty is only part of the reason why I love him and his band so much. Wishing them luck and looking forward to their HOB show.
Passion Pit stops at the House of Blues Boston May 23rd. Tickets on sale Friday at 10 AM.
Passion Pit's official music video for 'Sleepyhead'. Click to listen to Passion Pit on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/PAPSpot?IQid=PPS As Featured on Manners.