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OK- if they were my favorite band, or even a band I sorta wanted to see live, I would be soooooo pumped right now. Stuck on a boat off the shores of New York City, hearing a band, drinking booze?? Woo hoo!!

BUT, problem is, Passion Pit just aren’t that good. To be fair, i’ve only heard a couple of the new songs off “Manners,” out on May 19, but I have the EP, and only a couple of those songs are any good. “Sleepyhead,” the band’s big hit is definitely a crowd pleaser, but one song won’t cut it…

I saw them play two shows at CMJ in the fall and I thought they were cute and fun. But then I saw them play at Glasslands in December and it was so meh I can’t even explain it. Oh, and the crowd was really annoying too.

That said, this boat show sounds fucking awesome. Passion Pit fans are peeing in their pants, RIGHT NOW.

Passion Pit – 2009 Tour Dates
May 18 – New York, NY – Rocks Off Concert Cruise
May 23 – The Gorge — Sasquatch! Festival Quincy, Washington
May 24 – Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
May 26 – 365 Club San Francisco, California
May 28 – The Troubadour West Hollywood, California
May 29 – Echoplex Los Angeles, California
May 30 – The Glass House Pomona, California
Jun 2 – Granada Theatre Dallas, Texas
Jun 3 – Emo’s Austin, Texas
Jun 4 – Warehouse Live Houston, Texas
Jun 5 – Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jun 6 – The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 8 – The National Richmond, Virginia
Jun 9 – The Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC
Jun 11 – Bonnaroo Manchester, Tennessee
Jun 13 – Mad Hatter Covington, Kentucky
Jun 14 – Empty Bottle (sold out) Chicago, Illinois
Jun 16 – Lee’s Palace Toronto, Ontario, Ontario
Jun 17 – Mohawk Place Buffalo, New York
Jun 18 – Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 19 – Bowery Ballroom (sold out) New York, New York
Jun 20 – Bowery Ballroom (sold out) New York, New York
Jul 1 – Heaven (sold out) London, UK, London and South East
Jul 4 – Eurockeennes Malsaucy
Jul 18 – Latitude Festival Southwold, Suffolk
Jul 19 – Melt Festival Ferropolis
Aug 9 – Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois
Sep 11 – Bestival Isle of Wight, South
Oct 2 – Austin City Limits Austin, Texas
Oct 27 – Koko London, UK, London and South East

Thanks to the Vegan for pointing this out…