The tour comes in anticipation of a new Pennywise album, which is due for release this spring and will serve as the follow-up to 2014’s Yesterdays. Strung Out also have a new album on the way, as well as an acoustic EP, titled Black Out the Sky, which was announced nearly a year ago.
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Friday, August 25, 2017 at 3:20 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Check out the tour dates below to see if they’re stopping near you.
Earlier this year, Strung Out announced plans to release a new acoustic EP titled Black Out the Sky. So far, nothing has come of that, but we’ll keep you posted as always.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM (PST) by jaystone
Much has been made of the backseat that traditional punk rock took for quite a while at the annual Vans Warped Tour. Over the last handful of years, however, those old-school punk rock vibes have been slowly returning, albeit on a bit of a smaller scale. While bands like Attila and I Prevail and Beartooth seem to represent the lion’s share of the sounds emanating from most of the 2017 edition of the Warped Tour’s seven stages, there is a distinct presence of bands from what I guess we’d call an older school of more straight-forward street punk and hardcore and rock and roll bands. Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, Valient Thorr, Municipal Waste, Anti-Flag and GWAR have all been drawing fairly sizable crowds night-in and night out in recent days. Dying Scene took in the Hartford stop on the Vans Warped Tour last weekend, and caught a couple of our favorite throwback heavyweights.
Boston working-class heroes Street Dogs played a late-afternoon set on the Skullcandy stage, set on one of the outdoor parking lot areas at Hartford’s Xfinity Theater. If you’re a veteran of Warped Tours in the late 90s – early 00s, you’re no doubt familiar the concept at the outdoor stages; bands alternate playing on what are basically oversized trailers placed side by side, resulting in a constant barrage of roughly twenty-five minute sets. That means you’re not going to hear an awful lot deep cuts, although Street Dogs, themselves veterans of three prior Warped Tours, do an admirable job of keeping things interesting. The set on this particular day kicked off with personal favorite of mine “In Defense Of Dorchester” and threw fan favorites like “Back To The World,” “Punk Rock And Roll,” and “Not Without A Purpose” into the mix. Frontman Mike McColgan spent at least half the set on the barricade, interacting personally with a lot of the band’s notoriously die-hard, blue collar fans. The “new lineup” consisting of longtime bassist Johnny Rioux and more recent adds Lenny Lashley and Matt Pruitt on guitar and Pete Sosa on drums) have actually been plugging away for four years now, and have finally got some new music due out before long. That’s a good thing, as the band’s trademark rallying cries are much needed in times like these.
LA punk veterans Strung Out played an early afternoon set on one of the two side-by-side stages inside the venue’s amphitheater. I will say that when the Warped Tour venues started to change a bunch of years ago and started to center, at least in this part of the country, around amphitheater settings, I and others were more than a little skeptical. But I’ll tell you what – it’s actually pretty cool having the stage split in half and allowing large crowds to stay out of the heat and/or other imposing weather elements. Like with Street Dogs, it’s tough for a band like Strung Out to adequately represent their catalog in a twenty-five minute set, but songs like “Too Close To See” from 1998’s seminal album Twisted By Design and “The Animal and the Machine” from their latest album, 2015’s Transmission.Alpha.Delta do a pretty adequate job. Frontman Jason Cruz remains one of the defining voices in the genre, and guitarists Jake Kiley and Rob Ramos continue to shred blistering, metal-infused riffs over lock-tight rhythm section Jordan Burns (drums) and Chris Aiken (bass), and no member off the quintet stays in one place for very long, making for a tightly packed, high energy set.
Representing the even older school on one of the amphitheater stages for back-to-back sets were The Alarm and the legendary Adolescents. The former, if you’re not familiar, are a seminal early-80s new wave band from Wales who have been plugging away in some form of another ever since. The brainchild of Mike Peters (also co-founder of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, which you should be familiar with), The Alarm played to a modest crowd that consisted, as you might imagine, of older fans who were very well aware of the band’s legacy, singing along with every word to tracks like “Sixty Eight Guns.” The Adolescents, who themselves are veterans of their fair share of Warped Tours since reforming fifteen-or-so years ago, played one of those sets that the other bands took notice of. Unarguably one of the coolest parts of Warped Tour is watching the camaraderie amongst the bands on the bill, and members of Street Dogs, Strung Out and Bad Cop/Bad Cop were among those present around the stage as living legends Tony Reflex and Steve Soto and the gang (Dan Root and Ian Taylor on guitar, Dave Cambra on drums) went to work. Again a case where members have changed but the core have remained just as steady as ever. Let’s face it: Tony Reflex/Cadena/Adolescent and Steve Soto are legends for a reason (and not only because their self-titled debut has been a desert island album since before most of our readers were born!).
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8:28 PM (PST) by jaystone
As you can tell from the minuscule print in the picture posted to the left of these very words, the lineup has been announced for the 2017 installment of the annual Vans Warped Tour Presented By Journeys. While perhaps not entirely as enjoyable to Dying Scene readers as last year’s edition of the Vans Warped Tour Presented By Journeys was, there are still a handful of kick-ass bands playing.
The lineup, which you may have seen a leaked version of floating around in recent days, includes Anti-Flag, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, The Adolescents, Big D and the Kids Table, CKY, GWAR, Goldfinger, Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, TSOL, Strung Out, Suicide Machines, Street Dogs, and a bunch more. They aren’t all playing each day, obviously, so head here for info on your local stop!
Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11:56 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Last week word quickly spread through the interwebs that California punk legends Strung Out had begun working on a new album titled “Black Out The Sky”. Beyond that, details were largely nonexistent, but luckily for you DS readers we were able to get the full scoop directly from singer Jason Cruz himself.
What we learned is as exciting as it is unexpected. Basically, this isn’t going to be your standard Strung Out release. For one, it’s going to be acoustic. Yeah. Second, its apparently going to be some of the band’s “darkest” work to date. Intriguing! Here’s exactly what Cruz told us:
“Strung out is currently working on a 5-7 song EP entitled “Black Out The Sky” set to release early summer 2017 on Fat Wreck Chords. BOTS will be a collection of acoustic songs written with a loose theme to match the title. To simply call it an ‘acoustic album’ would not be doing it justice and it very well may be our darkest release yet.
Never writing same record twice – yet at the same time staying true to our fans has always been our priority as a band. We do not plan on abandoning our signature sound but with the way things are now, this record may be the perfect remedy in a world where everything is turned up to eleven. We are confident fans of Strung Out will not be disappointed.”
We’ll keep you posted as progress is made on the album and with any luck we’ll convince the band to let us premiere a song early for you guys. Stay tuned!
Strung Out’s last album Transmission.Alpha.Delta was released in early 2015 on Fat Wreck Chords.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 9:27 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
“Well it has begun! Are you ready for something new? We are working on something and it’s gunna be something very special. Stay tuned.”
According to Melodic Punk Style, the new album will be called Black Out the Sky, and will be produced by Kyle Black, who produced Transmission.Alpha.Delta. There is no word on a possible release date at this time, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Strung Out record come to light.
Monday, December 12, 2016 at 9:50 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Canadian skatepunkers Our Darkest Days are streaming their latest video for track “Ceaseless”. Taken from their 2016 Bird Attack Records release A Common Agony, the song should excite fans of bands like Strung Out and A Wilhelm Scream.
Take a watch and a listen below.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 3:54 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Strung Out have made a b-side from their latest album Transmission.Alpha.Delta available to stream. The track titled “Crows” was previously only available as part of a flexi disc set Fat Wreck release for Riot Fest 2016. You can check it out below.
Here’s what the band had to say about the song:
“This was one of the first songs we wrote/demoed early on for Transmission.Alpha.Delta. Once it was finally recorded in the studio, we loved it but felt maybe it had a different vibe and flow than the other songs on Transmission.Alpha.Delta. It was a tough call, but we decided to keep it off the record and figured we’d save it for something cool, like the next FAT comp.”
Transmission.Alpha.Delta was released in 2015 through Fat Wreck Chords, and according to guitarist Jake Kiley, the band will begin recording a new album in 2017. Strung Out will be touring the US with Pennywise and Unwritten Law this fall.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 10:09 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
“We are super amped to be going out with our brothers in Pennywise this fall! Looking forward to an amazing tour playing lots of classic material and some new stuff off Transmission.Alpha.Delta! We’ve also been getting new songs together to record a new album in 2017, see ya at the shows!”
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:11 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
The good people at Fat Wreck Chords have announced they will be releasing a special, limited edition compilation for this year’s Punk Rock Holiday. The comp titled Fat Wreck Holiday 2016 will feature previously unreleased songs by NOFX, Strung Out, and Swingin’ Utters.
It will be limited to 200 flexi disc copies, which will only be available to purchase at Punk Rock Holiday. So unless you plan on making the trek to Slovenia this August, you’re pretty much SOL.
For more info on the 2016 edition of Punk Rock Holiday, head over to the festival’s official website.
Monday, July 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM (PST) by Drew Clapp
Set beneath the majesty of a Belgian castle, amidst the beauty of a river that runs through Duffel, Antwerp will once again be taken over by riotous punk rock hooligans, as it is the site of Belgium’s Brakrock Ecofest. The festival lineup has been finalized and the festivities are a mere 18 days away. Headlining this year’s Brakrock Ecofest is Strung Out, The Dwarves and A Wilhelm Scream.
Attendees are encouraged to set up camp amongst the Belgian scenery, where they’ll only be a short stroll from the handful of events and bands that await them on the festival site.
Running consecutive to Brakrock Ecofest is Punk Rock Holiday, Europe’s fastest growing and highly anticipated festival where Brakrock-goers can hop a bus from Duffel, Antwerp to Tolmin, Slovenia where PRH is held. Though, as of now, tickets for the bus ride are sold out, you can still purchase tickets to Brakrock Ecofest here.
Check out the Brakrock Ecofest poster with full lineup below.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 7:05 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Currently, A Fat Wreck is set to show in 15 theaters across the US and in other parts of the world over the next 3 months.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 4:15 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Before touring the US with Pennywise and Unwritten Law this fall, California punk veterans Strung Out will head overseas for a European tour with A Wilhelm Scream. See if they’re stopping near you below.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 3:03 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
Partying ’til the wee hours had apparently caught up with everyone on Day Three as the early afternoon kicked off to lightly attended Punk Rock Pool Parties and pre-fest shows all around Downtown Las Vegas. Hell, most folks didn’t show up to the festival proper until closer to 4pm, well after the opening acts had completed their sets. Some of our staffers were also moving a little slow that morning as well. Luckily they made it in time to cover almost all of the acts. Check out our coverage of the third and final day of Punk Rock Bowling 2016 below!
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 9:12 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
California punk icons Pennywise have announced they will embark on a U.S. tour with Strung Out, Unwritten Law and Runaway Kids this fall, where they will perform their classic 1995 album About Time in its entirety.
The tour won’t be the first time that Pennywise played the About Time album live in its entirety; as you may recall, they played that album (along with their 1991 self-titled debut and 1993 follow-up Unknown Road) its entirety last March in Hollywood, and again a month ago in both San Diego and the East Coast as part of the “Three Albums, Three Nights” shows. The tour’s dates and locations can be seen in the poster above.