PUP at The Basement

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(Thursday) November 03, 2016 - 19:00

The Basement - 391 Neil Ave (Map)

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The Basement - Columbus, OH

Thursday, November 3, 2016; Doors open at 7:00 PM
$12.00 Advance / $14.00 Day of Show
General Admission - All Ages

Opening Artist: Cayetana

On February 12th, 2016, PUP revealed the name of its new album - The Dream Is Over. They're the exact words a doctor spoke to singer/guitarist Stefan Babcock upon discovering one of his vocal cords had a small cyst and was beginning to hemorrhage. Given that the band - completed by drummer Zack Mykula, bassist Nestor Chumak and guitarist Steve Sladkowski - 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 while PUP had to end 2015 by cancelling its last couple of shows, by announcing The Dream Is Over the way they did - onstage at a sold-out show in Brooklyn - the Toronto four-piece proved that the exact opposite is true. The Dream Is Over is visible, visceral proof that the dream is still alive. It's just that, after two exhausting years on the road, it turns out that the dream is just very different to what the four of them thought or imagined it would be like. As such, The Dream Is Over is the sound of a band not just surviving the storm, but thriving in it. It's a raw and honest account of real life - which is precisely what their dream turned out to be. The bulk of the music was written last spring in a brief period of downtime between tours, and recorded in the fall at home in Toronto with David Schiffman, who also produced the first album. And as if to prove the age old cliché that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, The Dream Is Over, for all the trials and tribulations that inspired it, finds PUP as confident, as tight as a musical unit and as in tune with each other as they have ever been. It's a very conscious act of rebellious defiance that turns this crazy dream of theirs back on its head. As for that self-aware, tongue-in-cheek title? Everybody at the show in Brooklyn could tell it was ironic, that it's as far from the truth as anything. One listen to these songs will confirm the same.

Official Website: www.puptheband.com

Tickets on sale at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.promowestlive.com.

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(Thursday) November 03, 2016

PUP at The Basement

The Basement 391 Neil Ave Columbus, OH United States

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