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If you were lucky enough to get into PUP’s sold out show in Toronto 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, after touring all over North America, Europe and Australia, the Toronto quartet is about to head out to the Canadian west coast before making their triumphant return home to Toronto for a three night stand at The Danforth Music Hall beginning December 14 in support of their 2016 Polaris Music Prize Shortlisted album The Dream Is Over.
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.
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 Remaining Tour Dates
Dec 09/10 – Ottawa, ON – Zaphod’s
Dec 14/15/16 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth