Wasted Theory Announce Bicoastal Tour Dates; Defenders of the Riff Reissue out Now

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Delaware heavy rockers Wasted Theorytake yet another admirable forward step next month as they head to the West Coast for the first time. They’ve got four shows in California booked alongside the all-caps pairing of ZED and KOOK from March 21-24, but the truth is that’s just part of the story of their live plans for the coming months. As they continue to herald the 2017 Argonauta Records reissue of their 2016 long player, Defenders of the Riff (review here), they’ll hit the inaugural New England Stone and Doom Fest in Connecticut, and much more besides. Hell, in being a couple days late in posting this news, I alreay missed plugging a show they did with Earthride. Fortunately there’s another one coming up soon enough.

Info and list of gigs follows, courtesy of the PR wire:

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WASTED THEORY ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ 2018 Tour; Sign w/ARGONAUTA RECORDS for ‘Defenders Of The Riff 2017’

Wasted Theory announced their 2018 tour and festival appearance dates that will stretch across the United States, including their first West Coast shows. The Mid-Atlantic quartet is touring to support their recent signing with Italy’s Argonauta Records and the ‘2017 Edition’ reissue of their Defenders Of The Riff second full-length album. The 2017 reissue now includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks.

American Weed Rockers Wasted Theory are about to hit the highway again and have announced U.S. Tour dates for 2018, including their first sky-way trek to California to accomplish a hazy ‘Stoned On Both Coasts” year of performances. The Mid-Atlantic quartet’s tour is in support of their recent signing with Italy’s Argonauta Records and the ‘2017 Edition’ reissue of their second full-length album Defenders Of The Riff.

The Stoned On Both Coasts Tour starts off Friday, February 2nd, with back-to-back shows covering each half of their Delaware/Maryland home states, fly high through Northern California in March, then routes these four heathens of the heavy rock apocalypse through 12 states and over 20 cities. Wasted Theory also confirmed two special festival appearances – on April 20th for the inaugural New England Stoner & Doom Festival in Southern Connecticut, as well as the Stoned To Death 3 Festival in Vermont on May 26th.

While the original release ‘Defenders Of The Riff’ in 2016 drove the underground heavy music world into whiskey fits of doom, this ‘2017 Edition’ reissue now includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks. With the anthemic cover of ‘Rockin’ is Ma’ Business” (the 1991 epitome of heavy rock from The Four Horseman, also covered by Alabama Thunderpussy in 1999), as well as a thoroughly invigorated rendition of the 1975 Nazareth classic “Changin’ Times”. adding these two powerhouse songs to the already 10-track, grit-packed punch of Defenders Of The Riff brings this album to a even dirtier dozen.

Wasted Theory – ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ 2018 Tour
(Confirmed Dates)
2/17 – York, PA @ The Depot (York) (w/ Earthride, Beelzefuzz)
03/21/2018 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Blue Lagoon (w/ ZED, Kook)
03/22/2018 – Oakland, CA @ The Golden Bull (w/ ZED, Kook)
03/23/2018 – San Jose, CA @ Caravan Lounge (w/ ZED, Kook)
03/24/2018 – Sacramento, CA @ On The Y (w/ ZED, Kook)
4/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Century Bar
4/20 – Jewett City, CT @ Altones New England Stoner & Doom Festival
5/26 – Brattleboro, VT @ The Stone Church Stoned To Death 3 Festival
6/8 – Bethlehem, PA @ Funhouse South Side
6/9 – Scranton, PA @ Irish Wolf Pub
7/7 – Kingston, NY @ The Anchor (w/ Shadow Witch)
8/24 – Washington, DC @ Atlas Brew Works
8/25 – Frederick, MD @ Guido’s Speakeasy
9/14 – Columbus, OH @ Victory Live (w/ Wolftooth)
9/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana City Brewery (w/ Wolftooth)
9/16 – Louisville, KY @ Magbar
10/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s
10/12 – Detroit, MI @ New Dodge Lounge

Wasted Theory is:
Larry Jackson, Jr. – Guitar/Vocals
Brendan Burns – Drums
Andrew Petkovic – Rhythm Guitar
Rob Michael – Bass


Wasted Theory, Defenders of the Riff (2016)

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