WASTED THEORY ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour Supporting ‘Defenders Of The Riff -2017’ via Argonauta Records

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Article By: Leanne Ridgeway

American Weed Rockers WASTED THEORY hit the highway again, announcing U.S. Tour dates for 2018, including their first sky-way trek to California for a hazy ‘Stoned On Both Coasts” year of performances.

The Mid-Atlantic quartet is touring to support their recent signing with Italy’s Argonauta Records and the ‘2017 Edition‘ reissue of ‘Defenders Of The Riff’, their second full-length album. The 2017 reissue now includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks.

The Stoned On Both Coasts Tour is gearing up to fly high throughout Northern California in March, and these four heathens of the heavy rock apocalypse will blaze through 12 states and 20+ cities. This is their first time performing on the West Coast, and are in good company with four dates in Northern California along with ZED and KOOKplus special guests at select shows. All dates and event flyers are below.

Wasted Theory will also perform at two special festival appearances – April 20th for the inaugural New England Stoner & Doom Festival in Connecticut, as well as the Stoned To Death 3 Festival in Vermont on May 26th.

While the original 2016 release of ‘Defenders Of The Riff‘ drove the underground heavy music world into whiskey fits of doom, this ‘2017 Edition’ reissue now includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks.

With an anthemic cover of ‘Rockin’ is Ma’ Business” (the 1991 epitome of heavy rock from The Four Horseman, also covered by Alabama Thunderpussy in 1999), and 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 the album to an even dirtier dozen.

Defenders of the Riff’ was written by Wasted Theory, with lyrics by Brendan Burns. The album was recorded and engineered by Paul Janocha at Ken-Del Studios (Wilmington, DE); as well as recorded, engineered, produced, and mixed by Nick Rotundo at Clay Creek Studio (Bear, DE). Mastering was done by Tony Reed at HeavyHead Recording Company. Artwork by Alexander von Weiding.

Defenders Of The Riff – 2017′ is available on CD via Argonauta Records and Amazon, as well as Digital streaming on Bandcamp, iTunes, and Spotify.


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

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Wasted Theory ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour:

03/21 – Pacifica, CA @ Winter’s Tavern (w/ZED, Kook)
03/22 – Oakland, CA @ The Golden Bull (w/ZED, Kook, Sabbath Buddy Sabbath)
03/23 – San Jose, CA @ Caravan Lounge (w/ZED, Kook, Crimson Eye, Holy Grove
03/24 – Sacramento, CA @ On The Y (w/ZED, Kook)
04/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Century Bar (w/Horehound, Void King)
04/20 – Jewett City, CT @ Altone’s – New England Stoner & Doom Festival
04/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar (Matinee! w/Lord Fowl, Cortez, Void King)
05/25 – New Jersey @ TBD
05/26 – Brattleboro, VT @ The Stone Church – Stoned To Death 3 Festival
06/08 – Bethlehem, PA @ Funhouse South Side (w/Goat Wizard)
06/09 – Scranton, PA @ Irish Wolf Pub (w/Goat Wizard)
07/07 – Kingston, NY @ The Anchor (w/Shadow Witch)
08/24 – Washington DC @ Atlas Brew Works
08/25 – Frederick, MD @ Guido’s Speakeasy
09/ 13 – Wheeling, WV @ TBD
09/14 – Columbus, OH @ Victory’s Live (w/Wolftooth)
09/15 – Indianapolis IN @ Indiana City Beer (w/Wolftooth)
09/16 – Louisville, KY @ Magbar (w/Wolftooth)
10/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s
10/12 – Detroit, MI @ New Dodge Lounge
10/13 – Ohio @ TBD

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