Passion Pit, Japanther, Dirty Projectors Concerts Postponed


According to Aural Wes, Passion Pit will not be playing at Psi U this weekend. Rumor has it that their manager double booked the band and was consequently fired. Japanther also had to cancel their gig due to lack of funding and the Dirty Projectors‘s show is now put off until April.

8 thoughts on “Passion Pit, Japanther, Dirty Projectors Concerts Postponed

  1. amy

    Hi, This is the booking agent for Dirty Projectors. I too got a very upset email from one of the talent buyers at Wesleyan about the way I treated them. I asked him to please call me immediately because there had to be a misunderstanding but I have not heard back from him. While booking Dirty Projectors I made it clear that in order to find a date that worked I needed another college date to pair with it. I had to go through a series of hold requests. In the booking world you ask for “holds” on dates before you confirm them. I never confirmed a date for Dirty Projectors and I never heard that there were any problems. In the end the dates we were looking at just could not work. Either the band was going to be in Europe or there just was not another date I could pair up with it.In the end Dirty Projectors really wanted to find a date in late April that could work but with the current email “reporting” me to my company for my conduct it looks like it won’t happen.I think it would be worthwhile for the student bookers to get a better idea of booking protocol as it looks like many misunderstandings are happening. I am not angry and I never was. I had no idea anyone was upset since I wasn’t contacted directly. It’s unfortunate for the students at Wesleyan to be mislead. I hope you can find a student supervisor who can help with your system. If anyone from the school wants to call me to clarify Wesleyan’s position please find my contact info at windish agency . comI am happy to talk as I know I did nothing wrong. – Amy

  2. amy

    Hi, This is the booking agent for Dirty Projectors. I too got a very upset email from one of the talent buyers at Wesleyan about the way I treated them. I asked him to please call me immediately because there had to be a misunderstanding but I have not heard back from him.

    While booking Dirty Projectors I made it clear that in order to find a date that worked I needed another college date to pair with it. I had to go through a series of hold requests. In the booking world you ask for “holds” on dates before you confirm them. I never confirmed a date for Dirty Projectors and I never heard that there were any problems. In the end the dates we were looking at just could not work. Either the band was going to be in Europe or there just was not another date I could pair up with it.

    In the end Dirty Projectors really wanted to find a date in late April that could work but with the current email “reporting” me to my company for my conduct it looks like it won’t happen.

    I think it would be worthwhile for the student bookers to get a better idea of booking protocol as it looks like many misunderstandings are happening.

    I am not angry and I never was. I had no idea anyone was upset since I wasn’t contacted directly. It’s unfortunate for the students at Wesleyan to be mislead. I hope you can find a student supervisor who can help with your system.

    If anyone from the school wants to call me to clarify Wesleyan’s position please find my contact info at windish agency . com

    I am happy to talk as I know I did nothing wrong. – Amy

  3. Anonymous

    hi everyone,this is michael from passion pit.i dont know what your promotor writes, and why he has to get so personal in trying to save his ass, but this sort of thing happens a lot. Very, very much so. We are under a lot of stress right now and want to make sure things are perfect. we are going back to the rehearsal space to learn all the new songs from the new record, new gear, everything. wouldn’t that be way more worth it?we are really bummed we cannot play but we have promised to come back and test out all the new material and have a great time with everyone. i’m not going to get into details because that’s not professional in anyway, but i am defending my wonderful team of booking agents, managers, publicists, and such, and saying that this promotor needs to calm. the. fuck. down. i am really sick and tired of promotors not doing their jobs and just dealing with the bookers in a professional manner and making it seem like it’s everyone’s fault. no one will play a show for your if you act like a desperate college student trying to get cool shows. these things happen and we’d never just stand up a show unless we got super fucked over. we’d play for free in a basement. we don’t give a fuck. we were really excited but realized out schedule just didn’t permit it. the point is that it was not our old managers fault, and, you know, you guys are great and all, but we wouldn’t fire our manager because he double booked a show at a college. that’s…called lying. that’s a lie. we love our old manager and it was for other very personal reasons.so that being said, we really look forward to seeing you soon. and please tell your promoter to stop making people look mad or like idiots or breaking “verbal agreements” or some bullshit, because things don’t go perfectly. it’s called xanax. trust me, it works.love you all and look forward to showing you all the new material.love,michael angelakos

  4. Anonymous

    hi everyone,
    this is michael from passion pit.
    i dont know what your promotor writes, and why he has to get so personal in trying to save his ass, but this sort of thing happens a lot. Very, very much so. We are under a lot of stress right now and want to make sure things are perfect. we are going back to the rehearsal space to learn all the new songs from the new record, new gear, everything. wouldn’t that be way more worth it?

    we are really bummed we cannot play but we have promised to come back and test out all the new material and have a great time with everyone. i’m not going to get into details because that’s not professional in anyway, but i am defending my wonderful team of booking agents, managers, publicists, and such, and saying that this promotor needs to calm. the. fuck. down.

    i am really sick and tired of promotors not doing their jobs and just dealing with the bookers in a professional manner and making it seem like it’s everyone’s fault. no one will play a show for your if you act like a desperate college student trying to get cool shows. these things happen and we’d never just stand up a show unless we got super fucked over. we’d play for free in a basement. we don’t give a fuck. we were really excited but realized out schedule just didn’t permit it.

    the point is that it was not our old managers fault, and, you know, you guys are great and all, but we wouldn’t fire our manager because he double booked a show at a college. that’s…called lying. that’s a lie. we love our old manager and it was for other very personal reasons.

    so that being said, we really look forward to seeing you soon. and please tell your promoter to stop making people look mad or like idiots or breaking “verbal agreements” or some bullshit, because things don’t go perfectly. it’s called xanax. trust me, it works.

    love you all and look forward to showing you all the new material.

    love,
    michael angelakos

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