PUP Announce Joint Tour with Joyce Manor
Canadian punk rock band PUP recently announced a coheadline 2023 tour with American band Joyce Manor. Despite having just wrapped up a grueling tour that took place across 14 countries, the Canadian outfit are ready to hit the road once again in the new year. The 15-date tour begins on the first of March and extends to the 20th, as the two bands play at venues around the USA. The tour sees the bands travel from Texas all the way to California.
PUP is a loud, in your face and enigmatic band. While primarily dubbed as a punk rock band, PUP have been raised for their ability to combine elements of punk, pop, post hardcore and indie together. Their music discusses mental health a lot as a lot of their songs revolve around the topics of self-depreciation, anxiety and depression. Formed in 2010 under the initial moniker Topanga, PUP have gone on to release four studio albums to much fan and critical acclaim. Last year saw them release their fourth studio album, THE UNRAVELLING OF PUPTHEBAND. The band followed that release with a live EP titled PUP Unravels Live in Front of Everyone They Know.
Joyce Manor is a punk rock band like PUP, though they hail from the USA as opposed to Canada. Joyce Manor’s blend of punk with pop and emo has been described by Pitchfork as very short songs and spiked alt-rock melodies with day-drunk surrealism, like a SoCal Guided by Voices that exclusively drank alcopop.” Following their formation in 2008, they have gone on to release six studio albums. The latest, 40 oz. to Fresno, was released in June 2022.
“We’ve been big fans of Joyce Manor for a long time. We listened to a lot of Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired when we were making our first record. It’s wild to think we’ve never played together before. Really excited to watch them rip every night.”
PUP on Joyce Manor
The two headed tour sees the bands travel across around 12 cities and nine states including California, Oklahoma, Texas, and Oregon. More information regarding the tour can be found on PUP’s website.