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Passion Pit Write Letter Explaining Why Bands Cancel Shows

Band Responds Following Reaction to North Carolina Show Cancellation

Oct 09, 2013
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Sometimes events happen that are completely out of a band's control while on tour, and sometimes this leads to a show, or two, or many, being cancelled. Earlier this week Passion Pit were forced to cancel an outdoor show in Wilmington, North Carolina because of rain, just weeks after a heavy storm ruined the group's equipment during a show in Chicago. While most people, though disappointed, would seem to understand that even the best indie bands can't control the weather, this didn't stop a fair amount of grousing from fans on Passion Pit's Twitter page. Following an attempt to calm the masses using 140 characters or less, the band has now issued a more lengthy explanation as to why bands cancel shows, and why it is the worst case scenario for any band to do so. Citing a list of reasons: general illness, mental illness, weather, or conflicting schedules, the band writes: 

"We lose the most. We lose the trust of our fans because of innocent naiveté, an ignorance in regards to how these things are done. WE lose the trust of those who don’t understand how many people are involved in our show, from our touring crew to local crew, how much planning goes on for months and months to prep, how much money is spent to keep the tour rolling, and how much we need to tour to make sure we can afford to put on the show we want to do and still end up being able to pay our bills and continue to do this for a living."

You can read the full letter from the band here. You can view the rest of Passion Pit's scheduled performances below.

Passion Pit Tour Dates:

10-10 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Music Park * 
10-11 New Orleans, LA - The Civic Center *
10-12 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10-15 Broomfield, CO - 1st Bank Center *
10-16 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex *
10-18 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House *
10-19 Portland, OR - Theatre of The Clouds 
10-21 Sacramento, CA - The Theatre at Sleep Train Arena *
10-22 San Diego, CA - Open Air Theatre *
10-25 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre *
10-26 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl *
10-27 Las Vegas, NV - Life is Beautiful Festival
10-29 Kansas City, MO - The Midland by AMC *
10-31 Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center *
11-01 Atlantic City, NJ - Showboat Atlantic City *
11-03 Norfolk, VA - The Norva *
11-08 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
11-09 Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre
11-10 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre

* with the Joy Formidable

(www.passionpitmusic.com)

 



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