Article By: Leanne Ridgeway
American Weed Rockers Wasted Theory are about to hit the road in a couple of weeks and have announced a North American tour for Spring 2017. With several heavy rock masters in alliance, such as Wo Fat, Freedom Hawk, and ZED for select dates, as well as local support acts, this is a horde of heavy!
Promoting their second full length album ‘Defenders Of The Riff‘ (released late 2016 on No Slip Records), Wasted Theory’s tour kicks off April 14th in Wilmington, DE at the Oddity Bar. Playing select dates from April to June, they’ll trek through 14 states from Texas to Michigan, coming back around to the current final date in the federal capital Washington, D.C. on June 10th. All dates and current support are below.
If you’re not yet familiar with Wasted Theory, they’ve been around the block since July 2012, raised in the Northern Mid-Atlantic salty air states of Delaware and Maryland. Fronted by Larry Jackson, Jr. on vocals and lead guitar, Brendan Burns on drums, bassist Rob Michael, and rhythm guitarist Dave McMahon, this heavy rock outfit conjures inspiration from several of the most hard-hitting, dirty blue-collar, beefed up rock n’ roll acts of the past 40 years. With influences like Artimus Pyledriver, Corrosion of Conformity, and Nazareth, the result is a guaranteed truck-ton of boot-stomping heavy music.
Wasted Theory recently world-premiered (via Facebook) their first video from the ‘Defenders of the Riff’ album, for the song “Black Witch Blues“. Self-produced and even filmed by the band themselves, shot entirely on an iPhone and created for less than 20 bucks. If you dig dirty rock n’ roll, bikers, black magic, and devil women, then you’ll dig this:
Released in October 2016, ‘Defenders of the Riff‘ is a behemoth of testosterone-driven, southern fuzzed biker rock. Catch Wasted Theory on tour in 2017, and get your metal hordes ready for American weed rock’s Defenders of the Riff.
4/14 WILMINGTON, DE- ODDITY BAR (w/Kingsnake, Backwoods Payback, 91’s)
4/15 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ- BONEYARD BAR (w/Kingsnake, Solace, Backwoods Payback)
5/5 BALTIMORE, MD- THE DEPOT (w/Foghound, Serpents Of Secrecy, Horseburner, King Giant)
5/6 RICHMOND, VA- WONDERLAND (w/Freedom Hawk, I Am The Liquor)
5/7 RALEIGH, NC- SLIMS DOWNTOWN (w/Gringo, more tba)
5/8 ATLANTA, GA- 529 (w/Bleach Garden, Toker)
5/9 NEW ORLEANS, LA- CHECKPOINT CHARLIE (w/Saint Roch, Dead Machine Theory)
5/10 HOUSTON, TX- SATELLITE BAR (w/ZED, Stonework, Society Of Bandits)
5/11 SAN ANTONIO, TX- LIMELIGHT (w/ZED, more tba)
5/12: AUSTIN, TX- DIRTY DOG BAR (w/ZED, Greenbeard, White Dog)
5/13: DALLAS, TX- THE GROTTO (w/ZED, Wo Fat, Crimson Stone)
5/14 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- THE BLUE NOTE (w/Turbo Wizard, Fanghorn Leghorn)
5/15 KANSAS CITY, MO- RIOT ROOM (w/Youngblood Supercult, Merlin)
5/17 CHICAGO, IL- LIVEWIRE LOUNGE (w/Spyderbone)
5/18 DETROIT, MI- NEW DODGE LOUNGE (w/Lavamoth, Euphoria, Seax, Vanlade)
5/19 CANTON, OH- BUZZBIN SHOP (w/Stoneslinger, Red Tape Revolution)
5/20 ALTOONA, PA- MCGARVEY’S (w/ King Bison, Black Sun)
6/9 GAITHERSBURG, MD- RAW INK LIVE (w/Foghound, Weed Is Weed, King Giant)
6/10 WASHINGTON, DC- SLASH RUN (w/Foghound, Weed Is Weed)