PUP Brings Polaris Music Prize Shortlisted Album To HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION On October 19th

Press release via Killbeat Music
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PHOTO CREDIT : VANESSA HEINS

If you were lucky enough to get into either of PUP’s sold out shows in Toronto or Montreal in May, then you were privy to the “thunderous response of yells and fist pumps” and a “frenzy of flailing limbs and floating beach balls” which led Exclaim! to claim “they're just too relentlessly good onstage.” Now, in the middle of a world tour, the Toronto quartet is preparing to return to Canada for a nationwide road trip in support of their Polaris Music Prize Shortlisted album The Dream Is Over. The tour comes to Halifax Pop Explosion on October 19 at The Marquee and all tour dates can be found below.
The Dream Is Over are the exact words a doctor spoke to singer/guitarist Stefan Babcock upon discovering his vocal chords had suffered “pretty aggressive hemorrhaging.” Given that the band played over 450 shows in the last two years in support of its self-titled debut, it’s perhaps not surprising that it happened. But by announcing The Dream Is Over the way they did – onstage at a sold-out show in Brooklyn – PUP proved that the exact opposite is true. The Dream Is Over is visible, visceral proof that the dream is still very much alive. Out now on Royal Mountain Records, PUP celebrated the release in Canada with a performance on CBC q and found themselves on the cover of Exclaim!



As for that self-aware, tongue-in-cheek album title?
"It's a fuck you to that doctor who told me I may never sing again," 
explains singer/guitarist Stefan Babcock. 
"It's a fuck you directed at ourselves for every single moment we ever took for granted. And it's a shotty reminder that shit happens and expectations change but we're still doing what we wanna do. This is life. This is the fucking dream."
Since the 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, garnered nominations for three JUNO Awards, including a 2016 Video Of The Year nod for “Dark Days,” which was also shortlisted for the Prism Prize, while the album itself was listed for the Polaris Music Prize.  


PUP WORLD TOUR DATES

Sep 15 Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
Sep 16 Strom - Munich, Germany                
Sep 17 Legend Club - Milano, Italy   
Sep 18 Traffic Club -Rome, Italy       
Sep 19 Arena - Vienna, Austria                    
Sep 21 Treibhaus - Lucerne, Switzerland
Sep 22 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany               
Sep 23 The M-Pire Strikes Back Festival - Munster, Germany
Sep 24 Reeperbahn Festival - Hamburg, Germany   
Sep 25 Beta - Copenhagen, Denmark                      
Sep 27 Dynamo - Eindhoven, Netherlands               
Sep 28 Patronaat - Haarlem, Netherlands    
Oct 1 - Newcastle, AUS - Cambridge Hotel
Oct 2 - Wollongong, AUS - Yours & Owls
Oct 4 - Sydney, AUS - Oxford Art Factory
Oct 5 - Brisbane, AUS - Brightside
Oct 14 - Kingston, ON - The Mansion
Oct 13 – Guelph, ON – Peter Clark Hall (University Of Guelph)
Oct 15 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
Oct 17 - Fredericton, NB - The Capital
Oct 18 - Sackville, NB - Thunder & Lightning
Oct 19 - Halifax, NS - The Marquee ClubNov 10 – London, ON – Call The Office
Nov 21 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
Nov 22 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
Nov 24 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
Nov 25 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
Nov 26 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigo’s
Nov 27 - Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will
Dec 01 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
Dec 09/10 – Ottawa, ON – Zaphod’s
Dec 15/16 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth


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