Los Angeles, CA â Having lost count of the number of shows played over two decades across five continents, punk veterans Strung Out have announced their first round of tour dates in support of the bandâs seventh album, Agents Of The Underground_, out September 29th via Fat Wreck Chords. See all tour dates below. In anticipation to the groupâs new release, Spin.com is unveiling the first song off the album entitled âBlack Crosses,â which can be downloaded blank">here! Celebrating their 20th anniversary with this new album, Cruz recently said, âThis album is truly the culmination of everything weâve done.â Produced by Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Social Distortion, Ignite), Agents Of The Underground flawlessly melds Strung Outâs signature sound of punk rock fury executed with metal precision and technicality.
Strung Out tour dates:
09/05/09 Santa Barbara, CA at Velvet Jones
09/06/09 Santa Barbara, CA at Velvet Jones
09/25/09 Long Beach, CA at The Shore
10/01/09 Tempe, AZ at The Clubhouse
10/01/09 San Antonio, TX at Rock Bottom
10/02/09 Austin, TX at Red Seven
10/03/09 Dallas, TX at The Granada Theater
10/04/09 Houston, TX at Meridian / Red Room
10/05/09 New Orleans, LA at Howlin’ Wolf
10/07/09 Tallahassee, FL at The Engine Room
10/08/09 Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Culture Room
10/09/09 St. Petersburg, FL at The State Theatre
10/10/09 Orlando, FL at The Social
10/11/09 Jacksonville Beach, FL at Freebird Cafe
10/12/09 Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade Downstairs
10/14/09 Fayetteville, NC at Jester’s
10/15/09 Raleigh, NC at Volume 11 Tavern
10/16/09 Virginia Beach, VA at Ohana’s Night Club
10/17/09 Jermin, PA at Eleanor Rigby’s
10/18/09 Columbus, OH at The Basement
10/19/09 Toledo, OH at Frankies
10/20/09 Milwaukee, WI at Turner Hall
10/22/09 Sauget, IL at Pop’s / Small Room
10/23/09 Tulsa, OK at The Marquee
10/24/09 Albuquerque, NM at Launchpad
10/25/09 Colorado Springs, CO at Black Sheep
10/27/09 Fort Collins, CO at Aggie Theatre
10/30/09 Layton, UT at V2
Hot Dog! The Lawrence Arms have wiped their blurry eyes and have recorded a brand new EP titled Buttsweat and Tears to be released on vinyl and digitally via ITUNES on October 27th. Check back soon on how and when you can get your limited edition color vinyl. In the mean time, check out what Brendan Kelly had to say about the EP:
When my band, the Lawrence Arms, first started, we had this idea for a seven inch. We had the title picked out and we even knew what the cover was gonna be. We promised ourselves that our first seven inch would have this name and this cover. Well, we never did a seven inch (except for one that was part of a label series, which meant that the cover and the title were sort of more beholden to the big picture rather than our dumb ideas) and the whole thing kind of languished, and now, ten years later, in conjunction with our ten year anniversary show and subsequent west coast run (the first run in over 2 years), weâve got our first real seven inch on our hands. And guess what? We fucking named it the name that we thought up ten years ago. Thatâs right, assholes. When we decided what our first seven inch was gonna be called, âa digital releaseâ sounded like some sort of futuristic way to blow your load using your computer, and yet this fucking record is gonna be released digitally with an extra song. Thatâs, again, right, asshats. You guys wanna know what itâs called? Do you? Itâs called Buttsweat and Tears. Why? Well, for one thing, theyâre the two most secreted liquids from the three of us over the last decade, but of course we didnât know that would be the case when we thought up the title. We just thought it sounded tough, you know?
As reported earlier in the week, Chris Rest of Lagwagon fame has joined No Use For A Name! To celebrate the occasion the band is doing a one off show in San Francisco at Thee Parkside on October 7th before heading to Japan. Tony Sly had this to say:
We are totally stoked to have Chris in the band. I have always thought he was a shredder, so when I found out he was available I called him right away. Itâs also kind of cool to get someone from one of our peer bands because we all sort of grew up doing the same things. Heâs very easy to get along with and I think he will add to our sound.
10/07/09 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
10/23/09 Niigata, Japan Lots
10/24/09 Koriyama, Japan Sharp 9
10/25/09 Sendai, Japan Club Junk Box
10/27/09 Mito, Japan Light House
10/29/09 Tokyo, Japan Blitz
10/30/09 Tokyo, Japan Blitz
11/02/09 Nagoya, Japan Club Quattro
11/03/09 Osaka, Japan Big Cat
11/05/09 Fukuoka, Japan DRUM
11/06/09 Hiroshima, Japan Namiki Junction
The wait is over, Paint It Blackâs debut EP on Fat Surrender is out today on vinyl and digitally via ITUNES! Though we sold out of the red vinyl within minutes, rest assured you can procure a green copy by attending a Paint It Black show while supplies last. If you are like Ron Burgundy, stay classy with black vinyl by clicking here. Click here to read what Dan Yemin had to say about the first track âSacredâ which you can hear streaming right now!
Paint It Black tour dates:
09/10/09 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
09/11/09 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
09/12/09 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
09/13/09 Hoboken, NJ Maxwellâs
09/18/09 Kingston, UK The Peel
09/19/09 Leeds, UK Josephâs Well
09/20/09 Glasgow, Scotland Ivory Blacks
09/21/09 Manchester, UK The Star & Garter
09/22/09 Birmingham, UK The Swinging Sporran
09/23/09 Brighton, UK The Freebutt
09/24/09 Plymouth, UK White Rabbit
09/25/09 Southampton, UK Hamptons
09/26/09 London, UK The Fly
09/27/09 Newport, Wales Le Pub
Banner Pilotâs debut record on Fat Wreck Chords is out Sept. 1st! You can download the second track âSkeleton Keyâ by clicking here, and then pre-order your copy of Collapser:
09/04/09 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue Record release show
09/05/09 Chicago, IL Ronny’s
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