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On tour Yes
Followers 158,344
Category Punk Rock
Concerts
Jun
21
Elsewhere Festival 2024
Wichita
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Jun
28
Iceberg Alley Performance Tent 2024
St. John's
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Jul
14
Because Beer Craft Beer Festival 2024
Hamilton
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Aug
02
Light House Arts Centre
Halifax
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Aug
03
Light House Arts Centre
Halifax
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Aug
04
Area 506 Festival 2024
Saint John
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Aug
10
Rock La Cauze 2024
Victoriaville
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Sep
26
Louder Than Life 2024
Louisville
Tickets
Oct
13
Aftershock 2024
Sacramento
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Jan
10
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Victoria
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Jan
11
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
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Jan
13
Prospera Place
Kelowna
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Jan
16
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
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Jan
17
Rogers Place
Edmonton
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Jan
18
Sasktel Centre
Saskatoon
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Jan
20
Canada Life Centre
Winnipeg
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Jan
23
Meridian Centre
St. Catharines
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Jan
24
Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa
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Jan
25
Place Bell
Laval
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Jan
27
Budweiser Gardens
London
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Jan
28
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
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Jan
30
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
Tickets
About PUP
It seems significant that there were bats in the mansion’s attic, although how significant it seems will have something to do with how you feel and what you know about PUP. None of it is a metaphor, and also all of it is. The mansion, for its part, is very real—it is a sprawling residence-slash-studio in Connecticut’s most dispiriting mid-sized city where the producer Peter Katis has helped acts like The National and Interpol and Frightened Rabbit and Kurt Vile make records. There are gold records on the walls and warrens of strange new rooms that the band members discovered seemingly daily; the roof leaks when it rains, and the bats reclaim the attic after dark. PUP singer Stefan Babcock recorded all his vocals in the living room, at night. “The other guys were just trying to live their lives,” he said, “and Nestor and I would be down there screaming into microphones while they were watching TV in the next room.” Babcock remembered Katis telling him that the bats “go away” during the daytime hours. “I was like, ‘no, they’re sleeping,’” Babcock said. “They don’t go anywhere, there’s nowhere for them to go.’” The band spent five weeks there in the summer of 2021, recording and mixing the typically furious and anthemic songs that would become their fourth album, THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND. The band—Babcock, bassist Nestor Chumak, drummer Zack Mykula, and guitarist Steve Sladkowski—more or less never left. “There were some days that were really great, like magical, everything worked and then we’d go to the kitchen and make a great meal,” Sladkowski said, “and then there were days when you’re like ‘I can’t remember the last time I’ve been outside.’” Circumstances—a global pandemic, still happening, not much fun to talk about and won’t be addressed further here—made cultivating a healthy, communal vibe more difficult, but the band powered through by having friends like Sarah from Illuminati Hotties, Kathryn from NOBRO, Mel from Casper Skulls, and Erik from Remo Drive pitch in. When the band got comfortable in its strange new home, the (figurative) walls came down. “As the weeks passed, we seemed less and less rational, objective, and sane,” Babcock says. “You can hear the band start to fall off the cliff, and because of that, I think this record is our truest and most genuine to date. There is nothing more PUP than a slow and inevitable descent into self-destruction.” Every PUP record arrives with an implied “contents under pressure” warning; the tension between the band’s instinct for the melodic and its gift for chaos propels the songs forward while making them also seem close to flying apart in a horrifying spray of tears and gore. To listen to PUP enough is to spend parts of every day mentally echoing some hilariously self-lacerating, utterly undeniable choruses; you will find yourself thinking “this is the mosh part” at moments when you would otherwise be tearing yourself apart. It is one thing to feel, as Babcock sings on THE UNRAVELING’s “Totally Fine,” “like I’m slowly dying/and if I’m being real I don’t even mind,” but it is another, very different thing to find yourself shouting along with those words. There’s a tension here, too. “There’s only so many times you can write a song about how much you hate yourself before you write a song about how fucking good you are at hating yourself,” Babcock says. “It’s funny that we’ve provided for ourselves by being fuck-ups and writing songs about being fuck-ups. We’ve been fuck-ups forever, and now we’ve got a responsibility, to others and to ourselves, to fuck up in a productive manner.” That’s not any easier than it sounds, but also the volatility is the thing; all that tension is always just barely held in place by the band’s craft. It couldn’t be anything but uneasy, but THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND is the sound of a band that is not just comfortable with but in command of that chaos. We are back in the mansion, now, albeit the metaphorical one. PUP is objectively a very successful band. They won a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year for 2019’s Morbid Stuff and have been nominated for the Polaris Prize and many nice things have been said about them in the places that people say nice things about bands; because they are PUP, "nice things" in this case means Pitchfork saying that they “turn self-loathing and self-deprecation into a sort of superpower.” Fans happily sing the coruscating words of their songs aloud in sold-out venues all around the world; they did a version of arguably the harshest song on 2019’s Morbid Stuff for a 2020 CBC Kids Christmas special in which they replaced the lyric “embrace the calamity” with “embrace the festivities”; they have performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and played at major festivals like Lollapalooza, Boston Calling, Shaky Knees, and Riot Fest. A mansion is a place where such a band might go to record an ambitious fourth album. That success doesn’t haunt THE UNRAVELING, although it does make it funnier; the “Four Chords” piano ballad threaded through the album tells the tale of a contentious quarterly meeting of PUP’s “board of directors” going selfishly awry. There is a long history of Mansion Albums; sometimes it works out well and sometimes it works out less well and more often than would seem plausible a Jaguar convertible winds up at the bottom of a swimming pool. PUP is not really that kind of band, though, and THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND is not that kind of record. It is still very much a PUP album, but relocating from the literal basement where they wrote Morbid Stuff to the janky manse in which they put together its follow-up afforded the band space to grow, and to make not just the next PUP record but the most PUP record. “This is a band that, until this record, out of some weird fucked up sense of misguided pride or idiocy, felt that we should never use any instruments aside from drums, bass, and guitars,” Babcock says. “We quickly came to realize that the instrumentation isn’t what makes PUP songs PUP. It’s the songs themselves, finding this balance between heavy and melodic, dark and fun, pushing the limits of our writing chops and musicianship in a way that makes us laugh and also want to smash shit. So this record starts with the stupidest piano ballad of all time. And there are synths. And there are horns. And there are some 808s and trap hi-hats. And some other weird shit that we haven’t done before.” There is no faking that, which of course makes it all much harder to do. In the best PUP songs, the whole process is not just visible but thrilling—the anguish and doubt that drives the songs is nurtured, over a few loud minutes, into something first legible and then somehow empowering. There are a lot of these songs on THE UNRAVELING. The alternately plaintive and anthemic “Matilda” is a classic galloping PUP shout-along recrimination-fest that sounds bigger than previous entries in this robust subgenre without losing any of the signature acid. “Waiting” is pure paint-stripping heat, topped by some legitimately towering choruses. “Robot Writes A Love Song” dissolves into a wash of nervous synthesizer before becoming what is surely the most emotional song ever written from the perspective of a computer being overwhelmed unto death by actual human emotions. “I wanted to write about the horrible state of the world, but through a very specific and personal lens,” Babcock says. “It’s a lot of me trying to articulate my own coping with existential dread, hopelessness, and what I’ve called ‘Grim Reaping’—which is to me, the idea that we are all reaping what we sow, and right now we’re sowing some pretty fucked up shit.” THE UNRAVELING is not a departure from what got PUP here, really; for all the new breadth, this is still very much the fourth album by the band that has spun songs about The Bad Decisions Lifestyle into scrappy art. The hooks are as bright and barbed as always; the poison threaded through every song is no less potent. But a fourth album should be different from the first, or even the third, and THE UNRAVELING is. “I don’t know that we set out to do new stuff,” Mykula says, of a record on which the band does a great deal of new stuff. “It’s just a band trying to sound as much like themselves as possible. Every record you make, you get closer to that.” THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND is that next step—not towards perfection, or even towards some more perfect version of writing songs about fucking up, but just in the direction of its choice. It’s a product of this endless awful broader moment, but also very much a step forward into that uncertainty. “The whole album process really brought us closer together, even as things unraveled,” Babcock says. “It’s hands down my favorite PUP record, and I don’t think it could’ve been made under any other circumstances.” It’s the sound of a band learning how to share the mansion with the bats.
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Genres
Punk Rock
Band members
bvox Nestor - bass, bvox, Steve Sladkowski, Stefan Babcock, Stefan - vox, Zack Mykula, Nestor Chumak, guitar Zack - drums, bvox Steve - guitar
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What fans are saying
Dyl
3 / 5
Best pup performance I’ve ever seen but the venue was so crowded there was no room to mosh! Security was very kind and the man who cradled me from the crowdsurf is a personal hero of mine now.
The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
May 08, 2022
Stephanie
5 / 5
Fan-fucking-tasting! The openers (looking at you OBGMs), the crowd, and PUP had such great energy. Fete is always my go-to, and I’m so glad they hosted! Also, thank you Fete for letting us mosh!
Fete Music Hall Providence, RI
Sep 25, 2022
Chayanne
5 / 5
I was so happy they came to town I was planning a trip to Toronto just so I could take my lil sister she had an amazing time can wait for next time ❤️🤟
Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Apr 25, 2022
jessica
5 / 5
pup played an absolutely AMAZING show. they had the best energy, everyone in the crowd was having a great time and it was overall just a perfect experience. can’t wait to go back
The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Mar 14, 2023
Cass
4 / 5
had the best time with my good friend, crowd was a bit brutal but it was so worth it, definitely will be at the show when they come to slc next :)
The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 08, 2020
Carlos Reyes
5 / 5
I lost my glasses in the middle of their set and i got them back at the end of the show unscratched and not broken. 10/10 show, would lose my glasses again.
Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles, CA
Jun 23, 2019
Chris
5 / 5
Absolutely smashed it! PUP, Angel Du$t & Oceanator put on a show that'll be checkpoint for other memories! Shout out to The Senate for being top tier venue as well 🔥🔥🔥
The Senate Columbia, SC
Jun 15, 2022
Anonymous
5 / 5
Get there half dead after a 50hr work week and still couldn't keep myself out of the pit for half of it...always one of the best shows of the year.
Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Mar 11, 2020
Jess
5 / 5
Awesome venue, awesome band. Perfect night. Event staff is ON TOP of it and parking was very helpful and easy to get in and out. Obviously the show was incredible.
Franklin Music Hall Philadelphia, PA
Sep 12, 2019
Kira
5 / 5
had a great time, security was really good about looking out for everybody and the band did multiple check-ins to make sure everyone in the pit was okay :)
Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
Apr 11, 2022
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PUP Tour Cities
Halifax, NS St. John's, NL Sacramento, CA Victoriaville, QC Wichita, KS Saint John, NB Louisville, KY Hamilton, ON Edmonton, AB Kelowna, BC Toronto, ON Laval, QC Calgary, AB London, ON Ottawa, ON Vancouver, BC Victoria, BC Saskatoon, SK St. Catharines, ON Winnipeg, MB

Frequently Asked Questions About PUP

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is PUP on tour?

Yes, PUP is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming PUP concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The PUP tour is scheduled for 22 dates across 20 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is PUP scheduled to play?

PUP is scheduled to play 22 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the PUP tour start?

PUP’s tour starts Jun 21, 2024 and ends on Jan 30, 2025. They will play 20 cities; their most recent concert was held in Wichita at St. Frances Street and their next upcoming concert will be in St. John's at Iceberg Alley Performance Tent.

What venues is PUP performing at?

As part of the PUP tour, PUP is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Jun 21 - Wichita, KS @ St. Frances Street
Jun 28 - St. John's, NL @ Iceberg Alley Performance Tent
Jul 14 - Hamilton, ON @ Pier 4 Park
Aug 02 - Halifax, NS @ Light House Arts Centre
Aug 03 - Halifax, NS @ Light House Arts Centre
Aug 04 - Saint John, NB @ AREA 506 Waterfront Container Village
Aug 10 - Victoriaville, QC @ Parc Terre-des-Jeunes
Sep 26 - Louisville, KY @ Highland Festival Grounds
Oct 13 - Sacramento, CA @ Discovery Park

2025 Tour Dates:

Jan 10 - Victoria, BC @ Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Jan 11 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Jan 13 - Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place
Jan 16 - Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
Jan 17 - Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
Jan 18 - Saskatoon, SK @ Sasktel Centre
Jan 20 - Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Centre
Jan 23 - St. Catharines, ON @ Meridian Centre
Jan 24 - Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
Jan 25 - Laval, QC @ Place Bell
Jan 27 - London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
Jan 28 - Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Jan 30 - Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
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