Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Strung Out: Twisted In A Suburban Wasteland Tour


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2012
"...Twisted By Design may be the definitive Strung Out album... the charming blend of metal and melodic punk rock intertwined with some of the finest songwriting in punk music." - Sputnik Music

"This the way punk should be played - mach 5 and full of hooks." - Music Emissions

STRUNG OUT
ANNOUNCE SECOND LEG OF
TWISTED IN A SUBURBAN WASTELAND TOUR
Performing Two Monumental Albums In Their Entirety


STRUNG OUT
Photo credit: Louis Ramos
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Los Angeles, CA – Legendary punk rock pioneers STRUNG OUT adds a second leg to one of their most anticipated headline tours of their career. Twisted In A Suburban Wasteland Tour will blanket North America throughout Summer and Fall. They’ll be performing two of their landmark albums – 1996’s Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues and 1998’s Twisted By Design – back-to-back in their entirety during each set. “It feels right to do one last retrospective before we head into the making of another album. I think people will really enjoy these older songs played back to back,” says lead vocalist Jason Cruz.
The first leg kicks off at Portland’s Hawthorne Theatre on July 17th, heads north to Canada for eleven shows, then back across the US border to finish up the first string of dates with Such Gold, Handguns, and The Darlings. After taking a two-week break, Strung Out will reassemble with The Swellers and Such Gold for a month-long tour of the Midwest and East Coast, which will get under way on September 5th at Nile Theater in Mesa, AZ. A handful of additional dates are in the pipeline and will be announced shortly.
Easily one of the most influential punk bands still in existence today, Strung Out has managed to perfect the quintessential blend of punk, metal and hardcore in their twenty years of existence. Their blistering technical solos, pounding drums and raw punk fury opened the doors for punks to push the limits of not only their talents but also the entire genre, helping to define some of the biggest names in music today.

“Some of our very first tours were opening for Strung Out, so I had the opportunity to see them live over and over. Growing up in the punk scene, but always having one foot in the metal scene, I appreciated the metal they blended together with pop and punk. Their complex riffs and harmonies challenged and inspired the scores of bands that would walk in their footsteps…” –Tim McIlrath of Rise Against
“They were a huge influence on Thrice in our early stages, and I don’t think I’d be in a band today if they didn’t pique my interest in music back then…” –Riley Breckenridge of Thrice
“Strung Out was a major contributor to my musical influences growing up. I still love throwing on Strung Out to hear the soundtrack to some of my greatest summers…” –M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold

Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues and Twisted By Design were released on Fat Wreck Chords. Strung Out is Jason Cruz (vocals), Rob Ramos (guitar), Jake Kiley (guitar), Chris Aiken (bass), and Jordan Burns (drums).

STRUNG OUT on tour
w/ Such Gold, Handguns
Jul 17 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Jul 18 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Jul 19 The Biltmore Vancouver, BC
Jul 20 Doc Willoughbys Kelowna, BC
Jul 21 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
Jul 22 The Republik Calgary, AB
Jul 23 Louis’ Pub Saskatoon, SA
Jul 25 Pyramid Cabaret Winnipeg, MA
Jul 27 Opera House Toronto, ON
Jul 28 Le Cercle Quebec City, QC
Jul 29 Le National Montreal, QC
Jul 31 Ritual Ottawa, ON
Aug 01 Call The Office London, ON
Aug 02 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
Aug 03 Middle East Cambridge, MA
Aug 04 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
Aug 05 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA

w/ The Darlings, Handguns
Aug 07 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 08 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Aug 09 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Aug 10 Thompson House Newport, KY
Aug 11 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, IL
Aug 12 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Aug 14 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Aug 15 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
Aug 16 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Aug 17 Bar Deluxe Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 18 The Alley Sparks, NV
Aug 19 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA

w/ Such Gold
Sep 05 Nile Theater Mesa, AZ
Sep 07 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX

w/ The Swellers, Such Gold
Sep 08 Red Seven Austin, TX
Sep 09 House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX
Sep 11 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Sep 12 Double Down Live Gainesville, FL
Sep 13 The State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
Sep 14 Churchill’s Pub Miami, FL
Sep 15 The Social Orlando, FL
Sep 16 Freebird Café Jacksonville, FL
Sep 18 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Sep 21 Firebird St. Louis, MO
Sep 22 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 23 Trees Dallas, TX
Sep 25 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
Sep 26 Orpheum Theatre Flagstaff, AZ
w/ The Swellers, Such Gold
Sep 27 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV
Sep 28 House of Blues San Diego, CA
Sep 29 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
Sep 30 Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 02 B Ryders Bakersfield, CA
Oct 03 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
Oct 04 Atrium at The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 05 House of Blues Anaheim, CA



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