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STOCKHOLM – I’m really glad to say that we’ll be coming back in a few weeks . the new date is the 11th of december and we’ll be playing at Arenan.
for those of you that had tickets for the cirkus gig – they will still be valid .
if for whatever reason those details don’t work for you then i believe refunds are available at until Nov 14th by contacting you’re ticket provider
really hope that you can all make it – its gonna be a special one as it’ll be the last passenger gig of 2014 .
again sorry for all the messing around .
loads of love and see you soon xxx

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PASSENGERS – here is the video for my new single “27” . we shot it in L.A last month and it was a ridiculously fun day (although it was 106 degrees ….) i hope you guys enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it !
a huge thanks to all of the crew and cast for being so much fun and such pros !!
as always , if you guys like it then please share it around as much as you can – i can’t tell you how much it helps .
loads of love .
mike xx

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AMSTERDAM – we had the most amazing night with you guys !! playing in holland is always special for me and this one was up there with the best of them . huge thanks to the Heineken Music Hall for having us , to Giel3FM for the ongoing support and to all of you guys for coming down and supporting what i do . you are total legends !!! HAMBURG – tonight is gonna be sweet !!!

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such a wonderful start to the european tour ANTWERP and FRANKFURT – you couldn’t have been more welcoming !! thanks so much for having us xxx

photo by phil churchill 

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so here it is – the final video from our north american tour series .
ridiculously it is another paul simon song – i don’t feel too bad about it though as i think if i had to choose my favourite song writer of all time it would be this guy .
this particular gem conjurs such strong imagery and seems to be the perfect way to end this set of videos and also our time in north america .
i can say with out doubt that this has been the most amazing passenger tour to date . warning …. this shit is about to get gushy so look away now if thats not your thing :-)
firstly – the shows ,venues and crowds have been absolutely phenomenal . i think all but three gigs were sold out and every single one was fantastic in its own way .
i never dreamed that my music would allow me to get on a tour bus and travel around america for the best part of two months , playing concerts . let alone big ones . id like to say an enormous and genuine thank you to everybody who came to a show . none of this would be possible without you and i will never forget that . i owe you so much !
secondly – i am so so grateful to the team of people around me and my music
(some of whom you will see being total idiots in this video ….)
stu larsen and the once -
its a dream to make music with such talented and lovely people . i hope we can continue to do so for a long time to come !
thomas , simon , russ , james and alex – i couldn’t ask for a more committed , hard working and hilarious team . thank you for caring so much and for working your tails off !!
dan , hannah ,rebekah and everybody at  i.e. music  – you are unsung hero’s . thank you for putting in so many hours of hard work and planning and for making it all so easy .
bryan dos reis – thank you for your vision and amazing work ethic . i can’t believe that you were able to shoot and edit these video’s to such a high standard in such limited time . beyond that you are a fantastic human . thank you !!!
to paradigm for booking these wonderful gigs and nettwerk records for being one of , if not the best record labels that we’ve ever worked with . and to terry for driving the bus and keeping us safe ….
and finally – thank you all for watching , listening , liking , commenting , sharing and getting behind this idea in such a big way .  your support means the world to me .
as always (and this is the last time i will bully you about this ;-)) if you’ve enjoyed this series of videos and want to help us out then please share this as much as you can . some of the other ones are up to 3 or 400,000 views on youtube now which is just insane and all down to you lot .
thats all from me for now :-) i’m gonna have a few days off in brighton before it all gets crazy again . for those of you in europe there are still a few tickets left for the october / november shows but they are starting to go pretty quickly …. head over to www.passengermusic.com for details and tickets and i look forward to seeing you all very soon .
so much love and thanks .
mike xxx
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hey guys , here is the 7th and penultimate video from our north american tour series .
this one is quite different in a few ways . firstly , its not a classic (yet) secondly its not by an american and thirdly my good mate stu larsen takes the lead vocal …. as its his song :-)
it felt wrong not to do a version of this as its so beautiful and SAN FRANCISCO is such an important spot for stu .
this i think is my favourite from his new album VAGABOND .
i remember hearing it for the first time and feeling like i’d heard it a million times before . straight away it had an incredibly classic feel and even after hearing it night after night i still absolutely love it .  i hope that it will eventually get to the much wider audience that it deserves . in the meantime , please feel free to share it if you can !!
stu is a phenomenal musician and one of my dearest friends .
he’s playing shows through north america over the next couple of weeks and then a few in europe towards the end of the year so please do yourself a huge favour and get out to one of them if you can … all details at www.stularsen.com
thanks to the usual suspects – bryan , chris , dan , thomas , the once , simon and russ and a big thank you to alex for stepping in with the lighting !!
thank you so much for watching and listening .
mike x
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L.A – we had an absolute blast with you yesterday . amazing to play at The Wiltern again after such a long time . you guys were perfect – lets do it again soon ?!?! can’t believe its the last show of the tour tonight …. lets make it a good one SAN DIEGO .ps yesterday we shot the last video and said goodbye to bryan . an amazingly talented and humble human being . thank you so much mate !!

pps this is the last gig i’ll be playing with old mate Stu Larsen for a little while …. thank god !!! 

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hello you lot – here is the 6th video in our north american tour series .
this one comes from the beautiful city of VANCOUVER (told you we hadn’t forgotten about you xx)when i played my first gigs in CANADA a few years ago i completely fell in love with the place and new that it would be a country that i’d want to visit again and again . it feels like there is such a love and understanding for the kind of music that i make and its wonderful to be embraced by a country with such a rich songwriting history .
some of my all time favourite artists and bands are from canada – from legends like leonard cohen and neil young to more recent acts such as dan mangan , arcade fire and feist …. and of course the once :-)
we could have happily shoot ten videos and it was always going to be difficult to decide on one artist and one song ….
in the end we went for “a case of you” by joni mitchell .
this song is breathtaking . the lyrics are so honest and so painful that although i’ve heard it forty thousand times i still get goosebumps with every listen . i really hope we did it justice .
bryan couldn’t get to vancouver to film with us this time so we are hugely grateful to jonathan krauth, blake mcritchie and adam johnson from green couch productions for stepping in at short notice and doing such a lovely job !

massive thanks to russ and simon who are not only amazing sound men but insanely generous to give their time and patience to these videos . thank you also to stu larsen ,the once , dan medland and chris vallejo .as ever , if you feel like sharing this with your friends we would be eternally grateful and germany we will have a version for you guys to watch tomorrow .

thank you all so much for watching and listening .
mike xx

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hello everyone – here is the 5th video in our american tour series .

a few months ago when i first came up with this cover song idea – i started to go through the cities and venues that we would be passing through . as soon as i saw that we were playing First Avenue in Minneapolis my mind immediately shot to one artist . there is no one like him . he’s an icon and undoubtedly one of the most unique and technically gifted musicians that has ever lived …. he is of course …..

JUSTIN BIEBER ….. sorry Justin ….. just joking :-)

PRINCE is originally from this city and made this venue famous by playing it a bunch of times and also shooting scenes here from his movie “purple rain” – it was pretty surreal to be playing this song in a dressing room that he must have been in so many times .

this one has a very different feel to the other videos – Bryan (www.bdosreis.com) decided to shoot it in black and white and i think it gives it a really great quality . also geri is taking the lead for this one as it was Sinead O’Connor’s version that became such an enormous hit . i need to say that vocally this is possibly one of the most difficult songs that we could have picked and geri absolutely nailed it . she is a phenomenal talent as are phil and andrew so please if you haven’t done so already – please check out The Once and their new record “departures” !!

anyway , enough of the shameless plugging of my mates haha .

really hope you enjoy this and (sorry …. here i go again) the amount of shares doubled last week and i can’t thank you all enough . please if you like it then do us a huge favour and hit the share button – can’t tell you how much each one means !

loads of love . mike !!

ppps thanks also to stu larsen , simon kemp , james scott , russ materson , chris vallejo , dan medland , thomas stein , prince , sinead o’connor and justin bieber ;-)

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DENVER – last night was an absolute treat . i really really like your city and the people that live in it . thank you for having us all …. can’t believe we’re heading to the west coast already – this tour is going so quickly ! SEATTLE we’re coming for you ( in the least menacing way possible !!) xxx

photos by Stu Larsen

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