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Monday, June 11, 2012

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Media Contact: UT Arlington Media Relations, 817-272-2761

ARLINGTON – Passion Pit, the popular band known for its soulful, danceable, pop sound, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at College Park Center in downtown Arlington.

Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, June 15. UT Arlington students are eligible for a $5 discount on one ticket while quantities last. College Park Center has reserved 500 discounted tickets for students.

Passion Pit is winning praise for “Take a Walk,” the first single from their upcoming Gossamer album. Gossamer is the follow-up to their breakout debut, Manners.

The band’s second album will be available July 24.

Frontman Michael Angelakos told MTV.com that the record was a struggle to make because of relationship issues that he was going through at the time. “I just lost control at a certain point,” he said. “And it was about regaining control. Once I did, that’s when I finished the record.” He added: “It involved being very open and honest, but that was my therapy in a way. I’m really proud of it.” 

Launched five years ago as a one-man, multi-track laptop project in Angelakos' college dorm room, Passion Pit has rapidly evolved under fire into an in-demand concert attraction, with sold out tours and a growing international reputation based on the power and immediacy of the music.

Passion Pit is a two-fold entity sharing a single essence: there's in-the-studio Passion Pit, essentially comprised of Angelakos writing, designing and constructing intricate cathedrals of sound; and Nathan Donmoyer handling live percussion and programming.

Ian Hultquist is also featured on Manners performing guitar on songs such as "Make Light" and "Moth's Wings." And then there is the in-concert Passion Pit, a loose yet tightly calibrated ensemble that turns Angelakos' musical studio blueprints into a cathartic live experience.

The band will be among the eclectic groups performing for Budweiser’s Made in America Festival in September, which Jay-Z is headlining. The festival will be held Sept. 1-2 on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

College Park Center concert details

• Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

• Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, June 15, 2012 at www.utacollegepark.com; the Box Office at College Park Center, 601 S. Pecan St.; or by calling 817-272-9595.

• Ticket prices range from $21.50 to $29.50. An $5.50 service fee will be added to each ticket. The Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

• UT Arlington students are eligible for a $5 discount on one ticket while quantities last.

About College Park Center

The 7,000-seat events venue at UT Arlington was designed by HKS Inc. and is the new home court for UT Arlington basketball and volleyball, commencement exercises, concerts and other major events. It anchors College Park District, a residential and retail development just blocks from downtown Arlington.

Visit www.utacollegepark.com to learn more.

About The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of nearly 33,500 students in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.

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