PUP Awarded Prestigious Road Gold Certification by CIMA for Exceptional Touring Success

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October 3, 2023
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PUP Awarded Prestigious Road Gold Certification by CIMA for Exceptional Touring Success

[Toronto, October 3, 2023] – The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is thrilled to announce that the acclaimed Canadian punk rock band PUP has been honored with the prestigious Road Gold certification. This recognition is bestowed upon artists and bands that have achieved an outstanding milestone by exceeding 25,000 ticket sales domestically within a single year.

The presentation of the Road Gold certification took place backstage at the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montreal, QC. The band's relentless touring efforts, unwavering commitment to their fans, and electrifying live performances have solidified their status as one of Canada's premier touring acts.

Road Gold is a unique certification program designed to celebrate and acknowledge the dedication and hard work of Canada's top touring artists and bands. Achieving over 25,000 ticket sales in a year is a testament to the band's exceptional talent and the loyal fanbase they have garnered throughout their remarkable journey.

To receive the Road Gold certification, artists undergo an online application process facilitated by CIMA, which includes a thorough assessment of their tour history and ticket sales data.

About PUP:

Toronto punk band PUP's fourth studio record 'THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND' was recorded and mixed over the course of five weeks in the summer of 2021, in GRAMMY Award-winning producer Peter Katis’ bat-filled mansion in Connecticut. Full of typically furious, ridiculous and anthemic songs, the recording process allowed PUP to push themselves further than ever before. With more time in the studio, they were able to craft their songs sonically in a way they were unable to in the past, and allowed themselves to incorporate new instruments like piano, synths, horns, and more for the first time. Though made in madness-inducing isolation (aside from Peter and the bats, of course), PUP were remotely joined on the album by Sarah from Illuminati Hotties, Kathryn from NOBRO, Mel from Casper Skulls, and Erik from Remo Drive. The result is not just the next PUP record, but the *most* PUP record.

About CIMA:

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is a not-for-profit national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the music industry, encompassing a diverse membership of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and creators. CIMA strives to provide resources and support to empower the independent music community and promote Canadian music on a global scale.

For more information about the Road Gold certification program, please visit https://cimamusic.ca/initiatives/road-gold.


For media inquiries, or additional information, please contact:

Jenia Schukov

Communications & Export Programming Officer

p: 416-998-3705
e: jenia@cimamusic.ca

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