– 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.
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.
band’s second album will be available July 24.
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.”
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
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
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
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