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 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 …

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

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 albumĀ 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

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


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 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 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.