American indie pop outfit Passion Pit have overnight cancelled their upcoming Australian tour, due to kick off later this month, due to frontman Michael Angelakos’ lingering health issues.
Passion Pit were due to play Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Friday, 21st August before moving on to Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and finally the Tivoli in Brisbane. They were to be supported by The Griswolds.
Angelakos recently cancelled a sting of festival appearances in Canada due to “lingering issues with bronchitis/pneumonia” and according the band’s Australian promoters Frontier Touring “doctors have now mandated that the next few weeks be used for rest and recuperation.”
The band also cancelled all their upcoming international gigs, including shows in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Japan.
“Michael Angelakos is devastated and would like everyone to know that he’s working to get healthy as soon as possible,” continues the statement.
“Passion Pit will work to visit all of the countries involved as soon as possible, and Michael and the team would like to thank all of the promoters and fans for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.
“All we can say is how grateful we are for the opportunity and, in better health, that we greatly look forward to making up these shows and seeing everyone soon.”
See the cancelled dates and refund information via Frontier below.
Gallery: Passion Pit @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 2013 / Photos by Zoltan Blazer
Passion Pit 2015 Australian Tour Dates
Friday, 21st August 2015 – CANCELLED
Forum Theatre, Melbourne, 18+
Sunday, 23rd August 2015 – CANCELLED
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, ALL AGES
Tuesday, 25th August 2015 – CANCELLED
The Tivoli, Brisbane | 18+
Forum Theatre, Melbourne & The Tivoli, Brisbane
All fans who purchased Passion Pit tickets through the official ticketing agency, Ticketmaster, will receive a refund. Refunds will be available from 9am AEST Friday 7th August.
If you booked online or over the phone, Ticketmaster will refund your purchase back to the credit card used to purchase the tickets. It can take some time to process, so please give Ticketmaster up to 10 days to process your refund before you start to worry.
If your original card has expired or is no longer valid (prepaid Visa and MasterCard included), you’ll need to get in touch with Ticketmaster’s Customer Service Team via 136 100 between 9am – 8pm AEST Monday to Saturday, or 9am – 5pm AEST Sunday. Please contact Ticketmaster by 8pm AEST Friday 21 August and they will arrange a refund via cheque.
If you purchased tickets at a Ticketmaster outlet, you’ll need return along with your tickets and credit card used to make the booking. The outlet staff will help you with your refund.
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Credit Card: Tickets purchased through Ticketek by credit card will be refunded within the next 7 days.
Cash & Eftpos : Patrons that purchased by Cash/Eftpos through Ticketek will be contacted with instructions on how to obtain their refund.
Refund information can also be found here: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=PASSIONP15