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Passion Pit Celebrates Decade Anniversary Tour, to Visit Royal Oak May 16

By |2019-04-10T16:27:23-04:00April 10th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Having released their debut record “Manners” in 2009, Passion Pit will now commemorate its decade as a touring act with a spring tour across North America that will hit Royal Oak on May 16. Famous for hits liked “Lifted Up (1985),” the group has earned top 10 spots on the Billboard 200 and been featured on shows like Netflix’s “The Launch.”
Michael Angelakos is the band’s lead singer. When reflecting on the success of the album and the decision to bring it back a decade later in a 2015 Medium interview, he said it was an album about a time of “limbo” in his life that has become similarly relevant again.
“I was in the middle of these different record deals, and so there was the business side that was coming up, and I was no longer a student anymore,” he said. “So that was confusing. I didn’t know what I was doing with my life. I was recording a record but I didn’t know where it would lead. I was single and was no longer with my now ex-girlfriend. Everything was totally in the air. I think that’s why that record makes a lot of sense to me now: I’m always in limbo. All the records seem very pretty to me, but I also find them to be really, really sad. They bring up memories now that I didn’t have before. But I was just trying. I was just trying to do something. They were valiant efforts to do something beautiful.”
Tickets start at $29.50. This all-ages show starts at 7 p.m. To learn more about the band go online to passionpit.com or visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.

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