Pits drop gig due to ‘health’ issues
Pit have cancelled a string of shows in the US following a statement from frontman Michael Angelakos, in which he said he needs a break to improve his ‘‘mental health’’. The electro pop band are due to release their second album Gossamer on July 23, ahead of headlining the Parklife festival tour across Australia in September. While a statement on Passion Pit’s website said the five-piece will resume touring in August, the news will be a concern to their Australian fans. Angelakos has apologised for cancelling the July dates, including shows in New York and Chicago, but said taking extended time out was a necessary step. ‘‘In order for me to ensure that there will be no further disruptions, I am going to take the time to work on improving my mental health,’’ a statement from Angelakos read.
The album Gossamer is Triple J’s featured album this week with the second single, I’ll Be Alright on heavy rotation.
The Presets, Plan B, Justice and Tame Impala play Parklife at the City Botanic Gardens and Riverstage, Brisbane, on September 29.