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
w/ The Darlings, Handguns
|w/ Such Gold|
Sep 05 Nile Theater Mesa, AZ
Sep 07 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
w/ The Swellers, Such Gold