[7 September 2012]
Okay PopMatters readers, we have another exciting contest for you! For those of you not in the know, Strung Out have just embarked on the second leg of their tour with The Swellers. They are out on the road playing two of their albums, Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues and Twisted by Design, in full at venues all along the South and back West home to California for the next month. Strung Out have played on the Warped Tour but this is your chance to see them in a more intimate setting. Tour dates are posted below for you to check out.
In the meantime, the band has been gracious enough to offer PopMatters several albums to give away AND one lucky reader will also get a Washburn X10 Guitar AUTOGRAPHED by the band! As Strung Out is performing Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues and Twisted By Design, they’ve offered up both albums on compact as prizes. From all eligible entries, two readers will win a copy of both albums. A third winner will get also get the awesome guitar as well as the Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues and Twisted By Design albums on compact disc! Keep reading to find out how to enter for your chance to win.
From the press release:
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.
Upcoming Strung Out Tour Dates:
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
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
Visit Strung Out’s official website here and check out a recent interview they did below.
Visit the band’s Amazon page here and pick up their albums, including Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues and 1998’s Twisted By Design, today.
Did we say the Washburn X10 Guitar was autographed by Strung Out? Here is another picture to prove it: