Toronto’s PUP Drop New Single ‘Kids’ And Announce Album And Tour


If you’re looking for a new song to get you hyped during the long, dreary days of January, Toronto punk band PUP have answered your call. The band just dropped their latest single “Kids,” a high-energy dropkick that is reminiscent of the band’s predecessors like Rancid and Black Flag.

Releasing a statement on the hard-hitting new single, lead singer Stefan Babcock says “‘Kids’ is a love song from one nihilistic depressive to another. It’s about what happens when you stumble across the only other person on the face of this godless, desolate planet that thinks everything is as twisted and as fucked up as you do. And thanks to them, the world starts to seem just a little less bleak. But only slightly—it’s still pretty fucked up to be honest.”

PUP first delivered the song to fans via their zine, later uploading the single onto YouTube on January 15. “Kids” acts as the first single from the group’s upcoming third studio album Morbid Stuff, which is set to be released on April 5. For fans who pre-order the album, the early merch options are pretty sweet, including an Annihilation Preparedness Kit, complete with a waterproof container, a band-aid dispenser, a cutlery set, and even an inflatable boat. There’s also a PUP colouring book and pencil crayons. It won’t save your life, but it is fun.


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SUP Y’ALL! We’re very excited to announce our third album, MORBID STUFF, out April 5th! We worked so hard on this thing and can’t wait to share it with ya!!! Those of you who ordered our zine last week have probably already heard our NEW SONG “KIDS”, but for those of you who haven’t, it’s now streaming at the LINK IN OUR BIO. You can also preorder the new record right now: There are a few different ridiculous preorder options, including the PUP Annihilation Preparedness Kit (complete with inflatable boat), the Morbid Stuff Colouring Book Edition (including PUPencil Crayons & colouring sheet of @laurapalmersdead’s amazing cover art), and several different coloured vinyl variants! We will be touring MORBID STUFF pretty much all of 2019. Tickets for the first leg of the North American, UK, and European headline shows are on-sale this FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th. We also have an exclusive ticket presale starting tomorrow (Wednesday) at NOON local time. Sign up on NOW through 11:30am local time tomorrow for the show you are interested in to receive the presale password. THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT.

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In addition to the new single and album, PUP also announced tour dates in support of Morbid Stuff. Kicking off in Calgary on March 26, the tour will take the four-piece through the U.S. and Europe, with five Canadian dates, including Edmonton on March 27, Vancouver on March 29, London on April 3, and Toronto on June 7.

March 26 – Calgary, Alta. @ Commonwealth
March 27 – Edmonton, Alta. @ Starlite
March 29 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Wise Hall
April 3 – London, Ont. @ Rum Runners

April 9 – Bristol, U.K. @ The Fleece
April 10 – London, U.K. @ The Garage
April 11 – Leeds, U.K. @ Community Room at Brudenell Social Club
April 12 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Cathouse
April 14 – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire
April 15 – Dunkirk, France @ Les 4Ecluses
April 16 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
April 18 – Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
April 19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
April 20 – Cologne, Germany @ MTC Club
April 21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Upstairs at Paradiso
April 25 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale #
April 26 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
April 29 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Union Transfer #
April 30 – Pittsburgh, Penn. @ REX Theater
May 1 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom
May 3 – Pontiac, Mich. @ Crofoot Ballroom
May 4 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
May 5 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Cafe
May 6 – Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada Theater
May 8 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees
May 9 – Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk
May 10 – Houston, Texas @ Rockefeller’s
May 11 – New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jacks
May 13 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West
May 14 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
May 15 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Grey Eagle
May 17 – Washington, D.C. @ The Black Cat
June 7 – Toronto, Ont. @ Danforth Music Hall
June 19 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Irenic
June 20 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Teragram Ballroom
June 21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Teragram Ballroom
June 22 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
June 24 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
June 25 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox
June 27 – Boise, Idaho @ The Olympic
June 28 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In The Venue
June 29 – Englewood, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre
July 1 – Santa Fe, N.M. @ Meow Wolf
July 2 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar
July 3 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ Constellation Room