Playing Shaky Knees Music Festival


Social Distortion will play the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, GA May 8-10. Tickets are on sale January 16 at 10 AM Eastern. For more information and tickets, visit

Also appearing at Shaky Knees Music Festival are the Avett Brothers, Wilco, Beck and The Pixies.

The band has additional tour dates planned …

European tour dates announced

See you in Europe this spring for three weeks, including an appearance at Groezrock in Meerhout, Belgium. These dates are in addition to the already announced New Year’s Eve show in Pomona, CA and a March 25, 2015 appearance at Arizona Bike Week.

Tickets for these shows are on sale Friday, 19 December, except Milan …

See you at Arizona Bike Week in 2015

See you at Arizona Bike Week on March 25, 2015.

For tickets and info, click here

New items in web store


Our online store is stocked and ready for the Holidays! There’s nineteen new items, including a custom cut ‘n’ sew Eisenhower Speedway Jacket, men’s and women’s t-shirts, hoodies, hats and accessories.

All of the t-shirts are printed on high quality, incredibly soft and comfortable 100% cotton. Be sure to get your holiday orders in now …

Playing Groezrock in May 2015


Social Distortion will play Groezrock in Meerhout, Belgium.

Tickets will be on sale soon at


New Year’s Eve in Pomona on sale Friday

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Join us for New Year’s Eve at the Fox Theater Pomona! We’re looking forward to spending our last night of 2014 at home with family and friends. Kicking the night off will be the incredible duo from Austin, TX, The Mastersons followed by the fabulous Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas from Detroit, MI. It’s going …

Watch Mike Ness’ video for Red Kap

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Take a tour of Mike’s studio, one of his favorite vintage cars, and his Northern California ranch in this video from Red Kap

Mike to pay tribute to Joan Jett at Little Kids Rock benefit


Mike is looking forward to honoring Joan Jett at Little Kids Rock’s benefit on October 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center in NYC. The event will raise money to help low-income public school districts expand their music programs for children.

More info:

Tickets: or call 973-746-8248…

Sweet Relief signed guitar auction


Auction proceeds of this Epiphone Les Paul signed by Social Distortion will benefit Sweet Relief.

View the auction and place your bid here.

Mike Ness in Noisey’s Made In America

That sympathetic look

In this installment of Noisey‘s Made in America series, Watch Mike talk about what the LA and OC punk scenes were like when Social Distortion started.

Watch the full episode here

RIP Jay Adams


Skateboarding and surfing were an integral part of the punk movement — rebellion and self expression. Jay Adams and his friends were there in the beginning and made their own history. Love and respect, my friend. Z-Boys forever.

- Mike Ness…

Schedule announced for Riot Fest Chicago


Social Distortion will play Riot Fest Chicago on Sunday, September 14.

View the entire schedule:…

Riot Fest Denver: New venue announced


Riot Fest has had to move the Denver festival from its inaugural home in Byers, CO, and have just announced the new venue is Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in downtown Denver on Sept. 19-21st. All tickets will be honored at the new location and refunds will be issued to people who bought …

RIP Tommy Ramone

I’m sorry to hear about Tommy Ramone’s passing. I feel very fortunate I’ve been able to play these great songs with CJ Ramone on a couple tours. The Ramones were such a huge influence on Social Distortion.

I know Tommy didn’t play on this record, but the year ‘Halfway to Sanity’ came out was a …

Schedule announced for Riot Fest & Sideshow Denver


Social Distortion will perform at Riot Fest & Sideshow in Byers, CO on Saturday, September 20.

Single day tickets are now on sale. Weekend passes and layaway options are also available.

Playing Riot Fest in Chicago, Denver, and Toronto this fall

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Social Distortion will play Riot Fest in Chicago, Denver, and Toronto this year.

Toronto’s Riot Fest and Expo is September 6-7 at Downsview Park. The 10th Anniversary Riot Fest and Carnival in Chicago’s Humboldt Park is September 12-14. Denver’s Riot Fest and Sideshow is at May Farms September 19-21.

Tickets are on sale now.


Jonny Two Bags single on iTunes now


Jonny Two Bags’ single “One Foot In The Gutter” is available on iTunes now. Buy it here.

The song is from his upcoming solo album Salvation Town, out April 1.…

RIP Pete Seeger


Pete Seeger was not satisfied just having spectators. He believed that getting people to sing with him would bring them together, bringing more awareness to social injustice.

RIP Pete Seeger.

- Mike Ness…

Hear Jonny Two Bags at Rolling Stone now

Jonny Two Bags' solo album Salvation Town

A lot of you are already aware, but our own Jonny Two Bags has been hard at work on his first solo album. Some of you have been fortunate enough to see him and his band perform the tunes live but now you can check out the premiere of his first single “One Foot In


Social Distortion Mike Ness Spotify Playlist

Mike put together this Spotify playlist of songs that influenced him, including Creedence Clearwater Revival Official’s “Up Around The Bend,” our cover of the song that appears in the film Free Birds, and some commentary about the song and John Fogerty.


Free Birds "Up Around the Bend"

Rolling Stone has premiered Social Distortion’s cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Up Around the Bend”, recorded for the upcoming animated movie Free Birds.

Click HERE to check it out.

Mike Ness recorded commentary for “Up Around the Bend” as well. You can hear it on Spotify:


Mike Ness: BandFuse Mentor

Mike Ness will be an in-game mentor for BandFuse: Rock Legends on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game will be released in North America on November 19 and in Japan on December 19. A release date for Europe will be announced soon.

For more info, read the post on Mike’s Facebook page.



Social Distortion are about to start a month-long tour in the U.S. and Canada. If you’re coming to any of the shows, we’d like to see your photos. Tag them with #SDTour2013 and share them on Instagram or Twitter, and we’ll repost our favorites from each show. See all the tour dates HERE.




We’ve teamed up with to give away a pair of tickets to each of our headlining shows this month to people who join and listen to Social Distortion on Spotify. Winners will be contacted 3 days before each show. Get more details HERE.

Good luck!…