ARE YOU ON THE MAILING LIST?
By popular demand, a third show has been added in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 22 at the House of Blues, as part of the band’s House of Blues shows this winter. Tomorrow, we’re sending out an email to our mailing list subscribers with an exclusive presale code for this show.
We’re also going to let fans in on something else (like SD Vans) in that same email, so make sure you sign up.
To sign up for the mailing list, click HERE.
FAN REVIEW: OCTOBER 12 AT THE VIC THEATRE IN CHICAGO, IL
Social Distortion has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid, thanks to my older brother. On October 12th 2012, they played at The Vic Theater in Chicago. This is hands down one of the best shows I have ever attended. Mike Ness and band put on one hell of a show. Always keeping to their roots of blend of punk, blues, country, and rockabilly, their set was an amazing mix of their classics, with old favorites like Ball and Chain and Sick Boys, closing with Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. Ness has an amazing stage presence and sounded better than ever. Social Distortion blew the roof off the Vic Theater. I plan on attending all of their future shows in Chicago.
OC WEEKLY NAME SOCIAL DISTORTION ORANGE COUNTY'S #1 BAND OF ALL TIME
Social Distortion is honored to be named Orange County’s top band of all time alongside friends and notables like No Doubt, The Vandals,The Adolescents, and Sublime.
Click HERE to read the full list.
SUPPORT BANDS FOR HOUSE OF BLUES SHOWS ANNOUNCED
Social Distortion will be joined by old friends and new friends at each date of their December and January shows at the Houses of Blues of Anaheim, the Sunset Strip, Las Vegas, and San Diego.
Click HERE to see the full list, plus dates for the band’s October/November tour of the eastern half of the US and Canada.
MIKE NESS RANKS 5TH IN FIRST ROUND OF VOTING IN KROQ TOP GUITARIST POLL
Thanks to Social Distortion’s fans, Mike Ness has ranked 5th in the first round of voting in KROQ’s Top Alternative Rock Guitarists poll.
“First, it’s an honor to be placed in this category amongst such incredibly talented musicians. Second, and most importantly, thanks to all of my fans. Without you, Social Distortion would not have been able to maintain its career of 33 years and I would not be able to do what I love. Regardless of where I end up on this list, I wouldn’t be here without you – so thank you.” – Mike Ness
To see the list of the Top 11 and vote for your favorite, click HERE.
KROQ NOMINATES MIKE NESS AS A TOP 25 GUITARIST
KROQ has nominated Mike Ness as one of the Top 25 Greatest Guitarists of today. If you’d like to vote for Mike as your favorite, you can vote by clicking HERE.
KROQ will announce the top 11 guitarists on Monday, September 25.
NEW DATES ANNOUNCED FOR FALL AND WINTER TOURS
Shows in Cincinnati and Huntington, NY have been added to Social Distortion’s fall tour. In addition, stops at San Diego’s House of Blues has been added to this winter’s shows in Anaheim, West Hollywood, and Las Vegas.
For the complete schedule of shows, CLICK HERE.
ROLLING STONE PREMIERES NEW VIDEO
Rolling Stone has Social Distortion’s newest video, “Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown.” Watch it here.
Working with Olya & Vira Ishchuk (known as “The Mad Twins”) was a great experience," says Mike Ness. "Olya & Vira created this animated piece on their own time as a gift to us, and they nailed it – we didn’t change a thing. Being able to capture the true essence of the song without our input shows The Mad Twins’ artistry, and how talented they truly are. When I was writing “Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown,” the idea behind it was a lifestyle gone wrong due to making really bad life decisions. I never intended for it to be autobiographical, but now with this visual, I realize that it actually is more about me than it seemed when I wrote it.
WISHING ANTHONY ERVIN & THE US OLYMPIC TEAM OUR BEST
Social Distortion would like to wish Anthony Ervin and all of our U.S. Olympians our very best!
RIP KITTY WELLS
Doing “Making Believe” has always been a big highlight for me in our set. It’s actually one of my favorite songs to do — one we share with Kitty, as she performed this Jimmy Work number herself. Thank you, Kitty Wells, for shakin’ up the boys club, and for all of your great music.
- Jonny Two Bags
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