NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONTINUE THIS WEEK
"Among the most exciting punk bands of recent years.” - The New York Times
“Rollicking, pop-tinged punk with serious bite.” - Rolling Stone
“youthfully sassy and sarcastic in one breath and introspectively mature in another” - Exclaim!
“A glorious pile-up of emotional wreckage." - Pitchfork
“Chaotically catchy!” - NPR Music
Toronto-based punks PUP are well known for one-upping themselves. Nearly every live performance they put on is sweatier, rowdier, and somehow more chaotic than the last, and the same can be said for their music videos. Teaming up with their longtime director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, PUP continuously shock and surprise fans with next-level concepts and visual effects.
Today, PUP release their latest for "Old Wounds", a totally immersive, choose your adventure style video. Across an unbelievable number of intersecting videos, the four members challenge you, their new tour manager, to get them back to their hotel room safely after a sold out show. There are 28 different ways to die, 16 aliens, 10 beers, 5 Eastern Conference NBA playoff team references, and only 4 ways for Stefan, Steve, Nestor, and Zack to survive the night.
“This video is one of the craziest things we’ve done as a band,” laughs singer/guitarist Stefan Babcock. “I’m so proud of this thing, and am absolutely convinced that Jeremy is a total savant.”
Fans who have gotten to know the four members of PUP over the years will pick up all the subtle nuances that the band and Jeremy included in the video.
“We actually each wrote our own individual storylines,” Babcock continues. “From Steve’s sports obsession to Zack’s weirdo sci-fi brain soup, and Nestor’s unnatural love of pizza, to me going off the deep end in the wilderness… this video is pure PUP.”
Fresh off of a whirlwind run at some of North America’s biggest festivals including Lollapalooza, Boston Calling, WayHome, Osheaga, and more, PUP will be making a stop at High & Low Festival in Southern California next month alongside Brand New and Death Cab For Cutie before heading to Vancouver for Westward Fest. The band will then wrap up the year by supporting post-hardcore legends Thursday for select dates in addition to a few more headlining shows along the West Coast. In the new year, the band heads overseas with The Menzingers and Cayetana. Full tour dates are found below.
Aug 26 - Portland, OR - Project Pabst
Sep 9 - San Bernardino, CA - High and Low Festival
Sep 10 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill SOLD OUT
Sep 11 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
Sep 13 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Sep 14 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo
Sep 15 - Vancouver, Canada - Westward Fest
Sep 16 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall
Sep 17 - Sacramento, CA -Harlow's
Sep 27 - Windsor, Canada - The Rondo
Sep 29 - Davenport, IA - Village Theatre
Sep 30 - Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Calling
Oct 1 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
Oct 3 - Palatine, IL - Durty Nellie's
Nov 25 - Cleveland, OH - Snowed In
Dec 27 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Dec 28 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
Dec 29 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Dec 30 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
w/ The Menzingers and Cayetana
Jan 28 - Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
Jan 29 - Belfast, UK - Limelight
Jan 31 - Bristol, UK - SWX
Feb 1 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3
Feb 2 - Manchester, UK - O2 The Ritz
Feb 3 - London, UK - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Feb 5 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Feb 6 - Frankfurt Am Main, Germany - Batschkapp
Feb 7 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Stadtmitte
Feb 8 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo Werk 21
Feb 9 - Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv Club
Feb 10 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Halle
Feb 11 - Wien, Austria - Flex
Feb 13 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer Kert
Feb 14 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
Feb 15 - Nuremberg, Germany - Hirsch
Feb 16 - Hannover, Germany - Faust
Feb 17 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
Feb 18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
All tickets are on sale now: http://puptheband.com
(PHOTO CREDIT: Amanda Fotes)
PUP unleashed their sophomore album The Dream Is Over into the world last May. It was welcomed with open arms from the likes of The New York Times (“among the most exciting punk bands of recent years”), Pitchfork (“a glorious pile-up of emotional wreckage”), Exclaim! (“youthfully sassy and sarcastic in one breath and introspectively mature in another”) The FADER (“one of the year’s most exciting rock records”), NPR Music (“chaotically catchy”), The A.V. Club (“explosive; life-affirming”) and many more.
Since the 2014 release of PUP’s self-titled debut, this ferocious four-piece has truly taken the world by storm. They were listed amongst Rolling Stone’s Breakout Rock Acts of 2014, named one of Kerrang’s 20 Hottest Bands In The World Right Now and garnered nominations for three JUNO Awards, including a 2016 Video Of The Year nod for “Dark Days,” and the Prism Prize.