Live review: 2000trees Festival 2022
Turnstile, IDLES, Nova Twins, Knocked Loose, Bob Vylan and more descend on the Cotswolds for one of the UK’s most beloved fests…
It’s been a year and change since we last heard from PUP. Last October, they released the delightfully-named This Place Sucks Ass EP. Now the Canadian punks are back with two new tracks, Kill Something and Waiting – both of which are awesome, duh – and a U.S. tour announcement.
Kill Something is about Stefan Babcock’s dog Moose, who “loves to destroy his favourite things, and then feels sad that those things are destroyed”.
Meanwhile, Waiting – which features fellow Canadian punk Kathryn McCaughey of NOBRO – is basically the most PUP song that ever PUPped.
“Waiting came about by smashing the heaviest riff Nestor [Chumak] could write with the simplest, most uplifting chorus I could write, just to see what would happen,” says Stefan.
“The results were very quintessentially PUP, in that the song is a flurry of darkness and anger through the joyous lens of four guys just happy to be here, four guys who don’t take themselves seriously enough to make music that doesn’t feel like fun, regardless of the subject matter.”
The band have also announced a tour of the U.S. and Canada. Tickets will be available for pre-sale tomorrow courtesy of Spotify Fans First, as well as via a Seated fan club pre-sale, where $1 per pre-sale ticket will go towards the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.
Fans in the U.S. and Canada can catch the below dates. The band return to the UK for 2000trees festival on July 6-7.
PUP North America tour 2022
07 Winnipeg, Burton Cummings Theatre
08 Winnipeg, Burton Cummings Theatre
10 Calgary, Big Four
11 Edmonton, Convention Centre
14 Vancouver, PNE Forum
01 Pittsburgh, Roxian Theatre
02 Columbus, Newport Music Hall
03 Chicago, Riviera Theatre
05 Minneapolis, The Fillmore, Minneapolis
09 Victoria BV, Capital Ballroom
10 Seattle, Showbox SoDo
11 Portland, Crystal Ballroom
16 Phoenix, The Van Buren
24 Denver, The Ogden Theatre
27 Dallas, Granada Theater
28 Houston, House of Blues
29 Austin, Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
01 Atlanta, Shaky Knees Music Festival
03 Asheville, The Orange Peel
04 Raleigh, The Ritz
05 Richmond, The National
06 Philadelphia, Franklin Music Hall
07 Washington DC, The Fillmore
09 Sayreville, Starland Ballroom
10 Boston, House of Blues
11 New York, Terminal 5
13 Montreal, MTelus
14 Toronto, History
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