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- Posted on Oct 10th 2009 1:00PM by Linda Laban
"For some reason it got postponed," Al Adhamy told Spinner. "Maybe because he had to come out about his affair," he speculates. "That was a funny thing," he says -- meaning "odd." The Bahrain-born Al Adhamy grew up in England and eventually headed to Boston to attend the Berklee School of Music, where he met his bandmates. "Someone trying to blackmail him ... Very strange."
Passion Pit will now perform on the show in November, says Al Adhamy, sounding somewhat disappointed at having to wait. "But we did 'Jimmy Fallon,'" he adds cheerily.
The quintet's meteoric two-year career has taken them from bedroom recordings to America's most prestigious stages, including a sold-out show at New York's Bowery Ballroom and a top evening spot at Austin City Limits. But until 'Fallon,' they hadn't done any TV. "That was a weird experience. Ha, so this is how a TV show is done, OK," says the keyboard and guitar player, adding that it's very different from performing in a club.
"In a club, you get to build up. If you're just doing one song, there's only one chance, like, don't ---- it up; all right, you're on now! Arghhhh! We did a good job; we tried to battle off our nerves. It was very different."
The band plays a handful of West Coast dates next week, followed by a European tour for much of October and November.