Sweet Relief signed guitar auction

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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

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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

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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

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

View the entire schedule:…

Riot Fest Denver: New venue announced

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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 RamoneĀ 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 big …

Schedule announced for Riot Fest & Sideshow Denver

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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.

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Jonny Two Bags single on iTunes now

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

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

RIP Pete Seeger

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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

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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

LISTEN TO MIKE NESS’ SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

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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.

ROLLING STONE PREMIERES “UP AROUND THE BEND” COVER

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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 ANNOUNCED AS BANDFUSE: ROCK LEGENDS IN-GAME MENTOR

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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.

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SHOW SOCIAL DISTORTION YOUR LIVE PHOTOS THIS MONTH

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.

#SDTour2013…

WIN TICKETS FROM AUDIENCE.FM

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

Good luck!…

HOOTENANNY TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEK

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We’re looking forward to playing the Hootenanny again this year. Check out the rest of the lineup, and get your tickets this week:

KROQ presale: May 21st at 10am &em; May 22nd at 10pm (more info HERE)

On sale Thursday, May 23rd at 10am

R.I.P. GEORGE JONES

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R.I.P. George Jones. Farewell to the voice of Nashville and greatest male Country singer of all-time. I’m grateful to you for all that I learned listening to your music. – Mike Ness…

DATES ADDED TO US & CANADA TOUR THIS SUMMER

Social Distortion has just announced a few more US dates in June with special guests Cheap Time and Dave Hause.

Tickets for these shows will be available at 10 AM local time on Friday April 12. Click here for the complete list of shows.

June 15: Hampton Beach NH @ Hampton Beach Casino
June 19: …

NEW US & CANADA TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Social Distortion will play a few shows this summer in Tulsa, Asheville, Richmond, Baltimore, Buffalo, and Asbury Park. The band will also join the lineup at the free-to-attend NXNE @ Dundas Square in Toronto. Broncho will open the show in Tulsa. Joining the band on all the remaining shows but NXNE are Cheap Time and …

JUST ANNOUNCED: PLAYING AMNESIA ROCKFEST

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See you at Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec the weekend of June 14 & 15. Tickets are on sale March 23 at noon EST at www.pnrockfest.com, but the Facebook presale starts now at www.facebook.com/pnrockfest.

The day schedule will be available closer to the festival weekend.…

PLAYING THE HOOTENANNY ON JULY 6

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Social Distortion returns to The Hootenanny in Silverado Canyon, CA on July 6th. More info: http://www.thehootenanny.com/…

LAST SHOW OF THE HOUSE OF BLUES ‘HOME STAND’ ON SALE NOW

Thanks to all of you who came out and made December and January’s shows in Anaheim, West Hollywood, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Tempe so great. The band greatly appreciates the support from fans close to home and are honored that so many of you made the trip across the country (and even from other …

COACHELLA LINEUP ANNOUNCED

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Social Distortion are looking forward to performing at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA.

The band will play both Sundays of the festival, April 14 and 21, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, and the Wu-Tang Clan.

2013 festival passes will be …