STRUNG OUT get “Twisted In A Suburban Wasteland” this Summer!

By on May 31, 2012
Photo credit: Louis Ramos

Playing Two Landmark Albums In Their Entirety
On North American Headline Tour 

Legendary punk rock pioneers STRUNG OUT are preparing to get Twisted In A Suburban Wasteland throughout the US and Canada this summer. They’ll be performing both of their most notable albums – 1996’s Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues and 1998’s Twisted By Design – 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 tour kicks off at Portland’s Hawthorne Theatre on July 17th, heads north to Canada for ten shows, then back across the US border to finish up the first string of dates. Such Gold, Handguns, and The Darlings will be supporting Strung Out on this trek (dates below). A second leg of dates for September/October 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 21 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
Jul 22 The Republik Calgary, AB
Jul 23 Louis’ Pub Saskatoon, SK
Jul 25 Pyramid Cabaret Winnipeg, MB
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

w/ Handguns
Aug 05 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA

w/ Handguns, The Darlings
Aug 07 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 12 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Aug 14 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.