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 hello everyone , just to let you know that we now have a bunch of new merchandise available at our online store . feel free to go and have a browse here :-) xx

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PARIS – tuesdays gig was special for a number of reasons . first of all to be able to play at the Olympia (Paris) was incredible – its amazing to see how many legends have played at that venue and to be able to do the same felt pretty surreal 

secondly , to nearly sell it out and to play to such an attentive crowd was a total pleasure . a massive thanks to everyone that came down !!!!!

thirdly , my mum and dad came from england to watch the show . my dad used to live in paris in the early 70’s and when i told him months ago that i’d be playing at the olympia he laughed and told me that he’d seen Leonard Cohen play there in 1972 .

it just so happens that both my mum and dad have birthdays around this time of year so for a joint birthday present i booked them a little trip to paris to coincide with the show .

it was an amazingly emotional experience for me and i think for them too . what a crazy world this is – for my dad to have been in a room in paris as a man in his twenties watching leonard cohen and then forty years later to go back to the same place to watch his son perform …. bizarre and pretty cool !! anyway , sorry if this is a bit self indulgent but just wanted to share it with you all .

here they are taking an adorable selfie on the eurostar 

BARCELONA – can.not.wait.

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all of the shows in GERMANY have been absolutely brilliant and MUNICH last night was up there with the best of them .
i love touring your country and i hope i can do it for many years to come . massiven danke Ihnen für all Ihre Unterstützung xx

just arrived in a beautiful and sunny PARIS and really looking forward to playing Olympia (Paris) tomorrow night . still a handful of tickets left i think . see you tomorrow frenchies xx

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MILAN – you were perfect !!! xxxxx

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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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