Passion Pit is set to launch “Carried Away,” the second single off their critically acclaimed album Gossamer. Today the band released the track’s official music video directed by sibling-duo Brewer (Alt –J, Purity Ring, War on Drugs), starring actress Sophia Bush and Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos. “The music video was shot in Los Angeles and tells the story of a love/hate relationship through a playful Godard- inspired narrative that follows the couple throughout their home,” explains director-duo Brewer.
Passion Pit fulfilled a dream last week by headlining to 14,000 people at Madison Square Garden. The band’s monumental day was captured in a “Day in The Life” piece by Rolling Stone, who trailed Michael Angelakos as he prepared for the biggest sold-out show of the band’s career. Following what Rolling Stone called a “tight and triumphant” performance at Madison Square Garden, the band returned to their hometown of Boston, MA for a sold-out performance at the 6,000 capacity Agganis Arena. Eight months after the release ofGossamer, Passion Pit is completing their largest tour to date with upcoming performances in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and more (see full list of dates below). Passion Pit will additionally make festival appearances at Coachella, BUKU and Sweetlife.
2012 was a monumental year for Passion Pit, with their sophomore album Gossamerdebuting at #4 on the Billboard’s Top 200 and yielding Passion Pit’s first top 5 alternative single with “Take A Walk.” Additionally, Passion Pit performed “Take A Walk” and debuted the band’s follow-up single “Carried Away” on Saturday Night Live last fall. With the momentum of a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden already under their belt, 2013 promises to be another momentous year for Passion Pit.
Passion Pit on tour:
2/15 Montreal, QC Metropolis
2/16 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
2/18 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
2/19 Cleveland, OH Masonic Auditorium SOLD OUT
2/21 Plymouth, MI Compuware Sports Arena
2/22 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion SOLD OUT
2/23 Madison, WI Orpheum SOLD OUT
2/25 Columbia, MO Jesse Auditorium
2/26 St Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
2/28 Ames, IA Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University
3/1 Denver, CO First Bank Center
3/2 Salt Lake City, UT Complex
3/4 Eugene, OR Knight Arena
3/5 Seattle, WA Paramount
3/7 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
3/9 New Orleans, LA BUKU Music Festival
4/12 Indio, CA Coachella
4/19 Indio, CA Coachella
5/11 Columbia, MD Sweetlife Festival