Hey Pack Pals,

We hope you are well and safe in these crazy times. We wanted to give you an update on all things Pack, so we're going to do that, point form style - like at an 80's board room meeting, but with people you want to see.

1) Our album, IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED, is out in the world! You can find it on all the likely sites, here is a link to all the options for purchase and listening: https://thepackad.lnk.to/IWFWILWE. Also, this Friday MAY 1, BANDCAMP is once again, waiving their revenue share, so it's a good day to shop on our site and fulfill all your music, clothing and poetry needs.

2) WE ARE NOT BREAKING UP. We can't wait to play shows again and see all your amazing faces. This album is not the end...it is just the last one, for the forseeable future. We're still here and we love you. 

3) We have postponed our CANADIAN dates to November, the dates are below.

4) We have postponed our USA dates in June and are working on rescheduling those shows for later this Fall.

5) We are working on rescheduling our EUROPE dates for next year.

5) If you have the time or inclination, please feel free to contact your local radio stations and request our song, GIVE UP, and then they will play it and you can hear us on the radio, which is cool, and almost like being at a show....if you use a lot of imagination.

6) We have found a way to make socially distanced videos, so keep tabs on us, because they are coming soon!

7) And finally, due to the success of our video game playing stream and our acoustic show on Twitch recently, we're going to keep on doing this crazy new way of being a band, so keep your eye out for more live streams from us. If you missed the live show, you can still watch it on our Twitch channel at: https://www.twitch.tv/thepackad/

CANADA RESCHEDULED DATES

Nov 12 Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON 
Nov 13 27 Club - Ottawa, ON 
Nov 14 Turbo Haus - Montreal, QC

We heart you...ever your band, The Pack a.d.

CANADIAN SHOWS RESHEDULED // US SHOWS POSTPONED WITH NEW DATES TBA // Hey Pack Pals, we have moved our TORONTO, OTTAWA and MONTREAL SHOWS to this November. We are  currently rescheduling our USA shows and will have new dates for those asap. We heart you and miss you...your band, The Pack a.d.

 

Nov 12 Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON

Nov 13 27 Club - Ottawa, ON

Nov 14 Turbo Haus - Montreal, QC

 

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HAPPY ALBUM RELEASE DAY! GET IT! SHARE IT! LOVE IT! 

...Your Band, The Pack a.d.

Hey Pack Pals, due to the rapidly evolving Covid-19 pandemic, we have no choice but to postpone our upcoming Europe Tour. I know that I speak for all of us when I say this sucks. Your health and safety and that of our friends, family and loved ones are our highest priority and so we must stay home. 

 

We will 100% re-schedule the tour and can't wait to get over and see you there. In the meantime, head to: https://linktr.ee/ThePackAd  and feel free to pre-order your copy of our upcoming album: It was fun while it lasted. When it comes out on April 17, you can then put it on your stereo, and have your own private Pack concert, minus the stale beer smell.

 

We heart you...ever your band, The Pack a.d.

Hey Pack Pals,

 

We are super beyond excited to announce that on APRIL 17, we will release our 8th and, at this point, final album:

 

IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED

Yes, you read that right, this is our last album for the foreseeable future but, just so you know, we are not breaking up...we're not thaaat dramatic. In extra exciting news, in honor of the album, we have made an extremely limited amount on vinyl, and a limited amount on CD. 

Physical and Digital PRE-ORDERS are LIVE NOW at: www.thepackad.bandcamp.com and also iTunes and Apple Music and Spotify here: https://ffm.to/iwfwil. With your pre-order, you automatically receive our lead single, GIVE UP. Be sure to listen to it like crazy and make everyone you know listen to it and then, listen to it some more. Seriously, we can't do this without you and your highly attractive ears. 

 

PRE-ORDERS of the physical copies are highly encouraged because we like mailing things and also the part where we only made so many. Don't miss out.

 

And to further celebrate this exciting news, we have another round of shows for our pals in Canada and the USA. Check the dates and get your tix asap, as you can see. for now, we're not playing very many, so DO NOT MISS OUT ON THESE SHOWS...phew, that was a lot of emphasis.

  Also, we are so excited to play for you and will have more shows to announce later.

 

CANADA AND USA SPRING TOUR

 

May 28 Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON 

May 29 27 Club - Ottawa, ON 

May 30 Turbo Haus - Montreal, QC 

June 2 ONCE - Somerville, MA

June 3 Mercury Lounge - New York, NY

June 5 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA

June 6 Northside Tavern - Cincinnati, OH

June 7 Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC

June 8 Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA

June 10 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL

June 11 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN

June 12 Brickhause Tavern - Stevens Point, WI

June 13 Back Room - Milwaukee, WI

 

SPRING 2020 EUROPE TOUR

 

April 17 Le Galion - Lorient, FR* RECORD RELEASE DAY!!

April 18 La Bulle Café - Maison Folie Moulins - Lille, FR  

April 21 Schlachthof Magazinkeller - Bremen, DE

April 22 Ponyhof - Frankfurt, DE

April 23 Subrosa -  Dortmund, DE

April 24 Nochtwache - Hamburg, DE

April 25 Extra Blues Bar - Bielefeld, DE

April 28 Kulturladen - Konstanz, DE  

April 29 HRANIČÁŘ - Ústí nad Labem, CZ

April 30 AFO Festival - Olomouc, CZ

May 1 VRÁTNICE - Rožnov p. Radhoštěm, CZ

May 2 CHRISTIANIA - Prešov, SK

May 3 TABAČKA - Košice, SK

May 5 KABINET MÚZ -  Brno, CZ

May 6 KSET - Zagreb, HR

May 7 KC GRAD - Belgrade, RS

May 8 ROBOT - Budapest, HU

May 9 U KUCHAŘŮ - Krásetín, CZ

May 10 KLUB 007 STRAHOV - Praha, CZ   

May 11 Auster Club - Berlin, DE

May 12 Ostpol - Dresden, DE

May 13 Sunny Red - Munich, DE  

May 15 Supersonic - Paris, FR

 

Your band,

The Pack a.d. 

Happy New Year Pack Pals,

 

We are thrilled to announce round two of our SPRING 2020 EUROPE Dates. We are playing in SLOVAKIA, CROATIA, and SERBIA for the very first time. Also, we're coming back to HUNGARY and many new places in CZECH REPUBLIC.

 

And as promised, we will have more exciting news for you all, in all parts of the world....soooooon!

 

In the meantime, check the dates below and make your plans.

 

And as always, don't forget to ogle all our merch out at www.thepackad.bandcamp.com 

 

SPRING 2020 EUROPE TOUR

 

April 17 Le Galion - Lorient, FR

April 18 La Bulle Café - Maison Folie Moulins - Lille, FR  

April 21 Schlachthof Magazinkeller - Bremen, DE

April 22 Ponyhof - Frankfurt, DE

April 23 Subrosa -  Dortmund, DE

April 24 Nochtwache - Hamburg, DE

April 25 Extra Blues Bar - Bielefeld, DE

April 28 Kulturladen - Konstanz, DE  

 

April 29 HRANIČÁŘ - Ústí nad Labem, CZ

April 30 AFO Festival - Olomouc, CZ

May 1 VRÁTNICE - Rožnov p. Radhoštěm, CZ

May 2 CHRISTIANIA - Prešov, SK

May 3 TABAČKA - Košice, SK

May 5 KABINET MÚZ -  Brno, CZ

May 6 KSET - Zagreb, HR

May 7 KC GRAD - Belgrade, RS

May 8 ROBOT - Budapest, HU

May 9 U KUCHAŘŮ - Krásetín, CZ

May 10 KLUB 007 STRAHOV - Praha, CZ   

 

May 11 Auster Club - Berlin, DE

May 12 Ostpol - Dresden, DE

May 13 Sunny Red - Munich, DE  

May 15 Supersonic - Paris, FR

 

Your band,

The Pack a.d.

Hey Pack Pals,

 

We are very excited to announce the first round of dates, in Germany and France, for our SPRING 2020 EUROPE TOUR. More dates will be announced in the New Year, along with some very exciting news for you all. 

 

In the meantime, the holidays are just around the corner, and PACK shirts and PACK Vinyl and PACK CD's make excellent gifts that will wow your friends and endear your loved ones. 

 

Check all our merch out at www.thepackad.bandcamp.com and make everyone's Christmas wishes come true.

 

EUROPE 2020 SHOWS Part One

 

April 17 Le Galion - Lorient, FR

April 18 La Bulle Café - Maison Folie Moulins - Lille, FR  

April 21 Schlachthof Magazinkeller - Bremen, DE

April 22 Ponyhof - Frankfurt, DE

April 23 Subrosa -  Dortmund, DE

April 24 Nochtwache - Hamburg, DE

April 25 Extra Blues Bar - Bielefeld, DE

April 28 Kulturladen - Konstanz, DE  

May 11 Auster Club - Berlin, DE

May 12 Ostpol - Dresden, DE

May 13 Sunny Red - Munich, DE  

May 15 Supersonic - Paris, FR

 

Your band,

The Pack a.d.

ONE MORE SHOW ADDED TO THE STAU HAPPENS TOUR!

West Coast triple coming up! Get your tix!

Show added in Boise, ID! 

Hey all,
We are so excited to announce that we are coming over to Europe again this January 2019. Not only are we coming back to France, Germany, and Switzerland, but we are finally returning to
Czech Republic. Annnd, on top of it, we're playing shows for the first time ever in Poland, Hungary and Slovenia. Check out the dates below and make your plans. 

P.S.
Check out our brand-new Pack A.D. Bandcamp page, where very soon there will be T-shirts as well as records for sale. Go here: https://thepackad.bandcamp.com/

WOKE UP WEIRD EUROPE TOUR DATES

JAN 23 ROCKWOCHE FASTIVAL @ ROTE FABRIK – ZURICH, SW

JAN 24 L’ANTONNOIR – BESANCON, FR

JAN 25 HUSH HUSH – BERN, SW

JAN 26 COQ D OR – OLTEN, SW

JAN 28 KLUB 007 – PRAGUE, CZ

JAN 29 ALCHEMIA – KRAKOW, PL

JAN 30 KABINET MUZ – BRNO, CZ

JAN 31 ROBOT CLUB – BUDAPEST, HU

FEB 01 MIKK CLUB – MURSKA SOBOTA, SI

FEB 02 VELBLOUD – CESKE BUDEJOVICE, CZ

FEB 05 DRUCKLUFT – OBERHAUSEN, DE

FEB 07 LE FIL – SAINT ETIENNE, FR

FEB 08 SUPERSONIC – PARIS, FR

FEB 09 LA GARE SAINT SAUVEUR – LILLE, FR

THE PACK A.D. SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR "WOKE UP WEIRD"

(Toronto, ON - September 13, 2018) - The Pack A.D.'s latest album Dollhouse takes a hard look at how we treat the earth and how climate change has really affected us. In the latest visual treatment for their single "Woke Up Weird", the band address this issue and yes, it gets weird.  An evil clown with the backdrop of natural disaster, while a stoned Becky tries to come to terms with it - watch the video here.

 

Reflecting on the video, singer/guitarist Becky Black says "Woke up Weird is about climate change and the futility of caring about it. The video is a comment on the numbness one can start to feel from the daily barrage of very obvious indicators that we are seriously harming this planet and feeling helpless that immediate economic gain trumps the longevity of human existence."

 

The band is currently in the midst of their "Catch Them While You Can Tour", which has them heading across Canada and the U.S.A,  These live shows are not to be missed, and it may be a while until they head back to some of these cities. See below for full tour.

 

Tour Dates
Sept 13 - Company Brewing - Milwaukee, WI 
Sept 15-  SuperCrawl - Hamilton, ON
Sept 17 -  Phog Lounge - Windsor, ON 
Sept 18 - Call the Office - London, ON 
Sept 20 -  Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON 
Sept 21-  27 Club - Ottawa, ON 
Sept 22  Turbo Haus - Montreal, QC
Sept 30 Neptoon Records - Vancouver, B.C. -  Instore playing of songs from Tintype 
Oct 11 9th Ward - Buffalo, NY

Oct 12 Pauly's Hotel - Albany, NY

Oct 13 ONCE Somerville - Boston, MA

Oct 14 Portland House of Music - Portland, ME

Oct 15 Mercury Lounge - New York, NY

Oct 17 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA

Oct 18 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 20 The Pinch - Washington, DC

Oct 21 Pour House - Raleigh, NC

Oct 22 Smiths Olde Town - Atlanta, GA
Oct 24 Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA

Oct 26 The Sundown - Dallas, TX
Oct 27 Maxine's - Hot Springs, AK

Oct 29 Magnolia Bar - Louisville, KY

Oct 30 Ready Room - St. Louis, MO
Oct 31 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA

Nov 2 Brickhause Tavern - Stevens Point, WI ​
 

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Cadence Music Group

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ROUND ONE OF WOKE UP WEIRD U.S. TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF OUR LATEST ALBUM DOLLHOUSE and REISSUE OF OUR FIRST ALBUM TINTYPE

 

The Pack A.D. are heading down to the U.S. this fall to support their latest full-length Dollhouse. The band will be doing the East Coast and after a hot minute, finally getting back down to Southern U.S.A.. See below for full list of tour dates and make your plans. Bonus, there are more dates to come so keep your eyes peeled on the socials.
 
When their songs kick off, you're immediately met with a one-two punch of searing guitar riffs and pulverizing drums, a signature symbiosis of raucous garage-rock that singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller have perfected over the past decade. Their most recent album Dollhouse (Cadence Music) speaks to urgent thoughts on the current climate of the world. The album wastes no time addressing those issues with it's nine tracks clocking in at just under 30 minutes making it the band's most succinent album yet. Listen to the album here and watch the video for the title track here.
 
The fall will also see the Pack's debut album Tintype reissued on vinyl via Mint Records on September 28. It was the mid 'aughts and this band called The Pack came out of nowhere with some dirt and booze flavoured garage rock and the world made them put "a.d." at the end of their name to signify that things would never be the same. Soon after recording their debut album, Tintype, the band went to the Mint offices with a bottle of Jack Daniels and walked out of there with a record contract. Tintype came out shortly after in the middle of a grey January in 2008. A decade later the band has played close to a thousand shows and released seven albums. Their music still feels like a cup of black coffee that you drank too fast but along the way,Tintype fell out of print. Mint Records have decided to fix that. Tintype is finally being reissued on the format it was meant to be heard... vinyl. It has it has been re-mastered and the folks at Mint dug through some dusty boxes for old flyers and photos to include in the liner notes to make it extra special and remind you of what you missed or can't remember.
 

WOKE UP WEIRD TOUR DATES

 

Oct 11 9th Ward - Buffalo, NY
Oct 12 Pauly's Hotel - Albany, NY
Oct 13 ONCE Somerville - Boston, MA
Oct 14 Portland House of Music - Portland, ME
Oct 15 Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
Oct 17 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 20 The Pinch - Washington, DC
Oct 21 Pour House - Raleigh, NC
Oct 22 Smiths Olde Town - Atlanta, GA
Oct 24 Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA
Oct 27 Maxine's - Hot Springs, AR
Oct 29 Magnolia Bar - Louisville, KY
Oct 31 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA

 

WATCH “DOLLHOUSE”:
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THE PACK A.D. ANNOUNCE THE “CATCH US WHILE YOU CAN TOUR”

RETIRE THE BAND VAN LIFESTYLE FOR ONE FINAL FULL TOUR ON WHEELS

 

ANNOUNCE RE-ISSUE OF TINTYPE VIA MINT RECORDS.

 

Toronto, ON - July 17 - The Pack A.D. are retiring the band van. This fall, the duo will embark on their “Catch Us While You Can Tour”  - a final full Canadian tour from West to East on wheels.

 

“It's hard to believe sometimes that we've been around as long as we have and then sometimes it feels exactly that long. We've spent so much time in vans and though we will continue to play shows, it just seems like the right time to stop making the cross Canada trips. We've done it countless times and as anyone who has driven across our country knows, it is the longest drive ever. If you've ever thought, ‘I'll just catch The Pack the next time,’ this is the time to see us, because we can't guarantee that the next time will happen.”

 

The band will reach another milestone this fall when they play their 1000th live show. Check out a full list of tour dates below.  

 

The fall will also see the Pack’s debut album Tintype reissued on vinyl via Mint Records on September 28. It was the mid ‘aughts and this band called The Pack came out of nowhere with some dirt and booze flavoured garage rock and the world made them put “a.d.” at the end of their name to signify that things would never the same. Soon after recording their debut album, Tintype, the band went to the Mint offices with a bottle of Jack Daniels and walked out of there with a record contract. Tintype came out shortly after in the middle of a grey January in 2008. A decade later the band has played close to a thousand shows and released seven albums. Their music still feels like a cup of black coffee that you drank too fast but along the way, Tintype fell out of print. Mint Records have decided to fix that. Tintype is finally being reissued on the format it was meant to be heard… vinyl. It has it has been re-mastered and the folks at Mint dug through some dusty boxes for old flyers and photos to include in the liner notes to make it extra special and remind you of what you missed or can’t remember.  

 

When their songs kick off, you’re immediately met with a one-two punch of searing guitar riffs and pulverizing drums, a signature symbiosis of raucous garage-rock that singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller have perfected over the past decade. Their most recent album Dollhouse (CadThe Pence Music) speaks to urgent thoughts on the current climate of the world. The album wastes no time addressing those issues with it’s nine tracks clocking in at just under 30 minutes making it the band’s most succinent album yet. Listen to the album here and watch the video for the title track here.


“It feels almost cathartic to be touring with our new album, Dollhouse, and our first album, Tintype. Side by side, it's so striking how much we've evolved as a band; yet, we're still undeniably just Becky and Maya - best friends that started a band on a whim.”

Mint Has Remastered The Pack a.d.'s Debut Album and Shared Bonus Track "All Reasons" to Celebrate

Tintype Out Digitally and on Limited Edition Colour Vinyl from Mint Records on September 28, 2018

Mint Records is very excited to announce that we will be re-issuing the debut album of Vancouver grit-rock warriors The Pack a.d. on exclusive colour vinyl. The band originally recorded the album as their demo tape which Mint then released as their first album in 2008. Today we shared a long lost deep cut, "All Reasons", that was rescued from some dusty tapes and will be added to the digital version of the album. 

Listen to "All Reasons" on Soundcloud

It all started in the mid ‘aughts. This band called The Pack came out of nowhere with some dirt and booze flavoured garage rock and the world made them put “a.d.” at the end of their name to signify that things would never the same. Soon after recording their debut album, Tintype, the band came over to the Mint offices with a bottle of Jack Daniels and walked out of there with a record contract. Tintype came out shortly after in the middle of a grey January in 2008.
 
A decade later the band has played close to a thousand shows and released seven albums. Their music still feels like a cup of black coffee that you drank too fast (why is my leg moving like that?) but along the way Tintype fell out of print. We’ve decided to fix that. Tintype is finally being re-issued on the format it was meant to be heard… vinyl. We had it re-mastered and we dug through some dusty boxes for old flyers and photos to include in the liner notes to make it extra special and remind you of what you missed or can’t remember.  
  
The Pack a.d. is going back on the road this fall. You’ll be able to get the limited edition gold vinyl version of Tintype from them at all of their shows as well as some special anniversary party in-stores at our favourite record shops.

THE PACK A.D. LIVE:


Aug 31 Spirit Bar - Nelson, B.C. #
Sept 1 The Northern - Fernie, B.C.
Sept 5 Commonwealth - Calgary, AB #
Sept 6 The Station - Edmonton, AB #
Sept 7 Amigos - Saskatoon, SK #
Sept 8 West End Cultural Center - Winnipeg, MB #
Sept 10 White Rabbit - Indianapolis, IN ^^
Sept 11 Northside Tavern - Cincinnati, OH ^^
Sept 12 Gibson Music Hall - Appelton, WI ^^
Sept 13 Company Brewing - Milwaukee, WI ^^
Sept 15 SuperCrawl - Hamilton, ON
Sept 17 Phog Lounge - Windsor, ON # **
Sept 18 Call the Office - London, ON # **
Sept 20 Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON # **
Sept 21 27 Club - Ottawa, ON # **
Sept 22 TBA - Montreal, QC 

with 
Sorry Edith (Vancouver, BC)
^^ Brother O Brother (Indianapolis, IN) 
** Basement Revolver (Hamilton, ON)

We did an interview with Northern Transmissions recently.

Check it out here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j3gEC69j4A&t=31s

http://www.northerntransmissions.com/

You can buy our album, Positive Thinking in the USA. Seems like we could all use some. 

https://cadencemusic.lnk.to/ThePackADUS

New Album

POSITIVE THINKING

Out Now

Best Albums of 2016 (So Far)

We've recorded a Christmas song. Naturally it is called Coconut. You can download or stream it here:
http://www.unlock.fm/95c 
#Packmas

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