press kit
Promotional photo for the rock band Trooper
Promotional photo for the rock band Trooper
Promotional photo for the rock band Trooper
The following admats are offered for your convenience to print out and use for promotional posters for your event. Click on each image to open the large, 11" x 17" full bleed, high-res graphic version in a new window to download.
New posters and admats are in the works and will be posted shortly.

When scheduling allows, Trooper is happy to help out with media promotion for a show, on the condition that press interviews are conducted via email and that Trooper's social media addresses (below) are included with the resulting story.


To request an interview in support of a specific upcoming show, please contact a minimum of two weeks in advance and include the list of interview questions, as well all pertinent details such as any press deadline and the expected publication date. Please note: Trooper no longer accepts requests for spoken or in-person interviews.


It goes like this: millions of records, a couple dozen hits, a Juno Award (Canada's Grammy) for Band of the Year and ongoing sold-out shows across Canada. Universal Music acknowledges them as "one of Canada's top five selling bands of all time" and the Vancouver Sun has called them "Canadian rock heroes of the first order ... the best performing band in Canada". In 2023 they were inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame.

Then, as now, what makes Trooper what they are is great performances and great pop songwriting.

Trooper's ten studio albums have earned multiple gold and platinum awards and their 6 X Platinum greatest hits, Hot Shots, continues to be one of Universal Music Canada's best selling catalog CDs and one of the country's most enduring party soundtracks. In celebration of the band's 35th anniversary, a totally updated and re-mastered collection - "Hits From 10 Albums" - was released, featuring songs spanning the entirety of their recording career. John Kereiff, writing in Gonzo Magazine, dubbed the collection "THE summer album of 2010."

In 2012 Trooper songwriters Ra McGuire and Brian Smith were awarded SOCAN's prestigious 'National Achievement Award' to acknowledge their significant and lasting contribution to Canada's songwriting legacy.

"We're Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time)", "Raise a Little Hell", "The Boys in the Bright White Sportscar", "Two For the Show", "Pretty Lady" "Good Ol' General Hand Grenade", "Round, Round We Go", "Santa Maria", "Janine" - just a few of the Trooper hits that, according to writer Ryan Sparks, "have woven their way into the fabric of this country like no other bands have been able to do. Tune into any radio station from Vancouver to St John's and you're bound to encounter one of their dozen hit radio anthems that are still featured in heavy rotation to this day."

Dan Brisbois of writes, "They've won practically every Canadian music award possible and they've been dubbed 'Canada's Greatest Party Band' ... and rightfully so." Bob Mersereau, author of The Top 100 Canadian Albums wrote, "Trooper's Hot Shots has been one of the biggest-selling albums in Canadian music history. It has gone six times platinum, and sells consistently, as do tickets to Trooper gigs. There are clubs and festivals across the country where the annual Trooper show is practically an official holiday." Indeed, Trooper continues to consistently sell out shows across the country - often performing for three generations of fans - demonstrating that the band and its music remain borderless, timeless, and ageless.

It's no exaggeration to say that Trooper has become a Canadian legend. They continue to perform their huge collection of hits with the vitality and sense of humor that has served them well on their steady march through the hills and valleys of Canadian Rock and Roll.

Updated: 2023/10

Trooper is active with their fans through Social Media, and we would appreciate it if you could include Trooper's website and social media links in your press coverage. They are as follows:


From '70s hits to Web hits
Vit Wagner - Toronto Star
"Granted, Trooper wasn't an "indie" outfit during its commercial heyday in the 1970s when the B.C. group rattled out a string of radio-friendly anthems including "The Boys in the Bright White Sports Car," "Raise a Little Hell," "We're Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time)" and the ballad "Oh Pretty Lady." But these days it's largely a DIY operation."
Big Valley Jamboree
- Edmonton Sun
"...a testament to the band's timeless, borderless genre of music - a distinct, Canadianized, good ol' boy rock and roll fusion. Their performance at a country music festival will lend a different spice to the weekend - but they will fit in perfectly"
Still raisin' a little hell
Jim Slotek - Toronto Sun
"When JACK-FM debuted in Toronto last year, it kicked things off with a series of celebrity guest DJs, one of whom was CBC's Rick Mercer. On the morning he hosted, he announced he'd be playing "the greatest Canadian rock song ever." That song: Raise A Little Hell by Trooper."
Trooper invasion
Jennifer Geens - Northern News Services
"Just being Trooper opens doors to places ordinary tourists will never see. That includes remote Northern communities. 'It's the best part of the gig,' said McGuire. 'People feel we've spoken to them in some way, and it pays off. We get to do some seriously cool shit.'"
Real Troopers!
Mike Ross - Edmonton Sun
"They will play Raise a Little Hell, Boys in the Bright White Sports Car, 3 Dressed Up as a Nine, We're Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time) and ... holy crap, these guys had some big songs."