Strung Out to play Moncton

California punk rockers Strung Out are headed to Moncton to play the only New Brunswick date on their current Canadian tour. The show is slated to go down at Moncton’s on Tuesday, June 2 at the Manhattan Bar and Grill.

Strung Out is currently on the road in support of Prototypes and Painkillers, a 25-track collection of rarities and b-sides which spans 15 years (1992 through 2007). The group’s last studio record was 2007’s Blackhawks Over Los Angeles, which successfully reached the number 33 position on Billboard’s Top Independent Records chart upon its initial release.

In a 2007 interview with website Skratch Magazine, Strung Out vocalist Jason Cruz had expressed doubt over the future of the punk band continuing in the face of “emo” music having “sucked what it could from the scene”. But the group has indeed soldiered on and remains one of Fat Wreck Chords most popular groups to date.

Also appearing at the show is California’s Death By Stereo, This Is A Standoff as well as Moncton band Bomarc.

Death By Stereo has a new record (Death Is My Only Friend) being released on July 7. The group’s most recent effort was a 2007 live record (Death Alive) on New York’s ReIgnition Records. Prior to making their live record, the group released three records on legendary punk label Epitaph.

Calgary’s This Is A Standoff rose from the ashes of punk band Belvedere and have two records to their discography: 2007’s Be Excited and this year’s Be Disappointed.

Moncton punk/hardcore band Bomarc has put the finishing touches on their debut CD, recorded in Moncton with engineer Ross Cole. If all goes according to the band’s plan, the disc should see the light of day this summer.

Tickets for the show are available at Read’s Newsstand on Main Street as well as online at www.ticketpro.ca. Advance tickets are $19.99 each; on the day of the show, they will run you $25 each. The Strung Out show is restricted to those 19 years of age and older. Those attending will want to note that this is an early bar show, with the doors scheduled to open at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

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