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The Offspring/Social D to headline Surf City Blitz, motorcycle racing

“This is an incredible line-up of bands over two days, and combined with Roland Sand’s Moto Beach Classic, this is going to be an awesome show…To be a part of an event like this that’s never been done before is pretty cool. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

These words from legendary Social Distortion front man Mike Ness, and honestly I couldn’t have said it better myself. This event looks absolutely epic, with two days of kickass bands on the beach including Bad Religion, Rancid, TSOL, Suicidal Tendencies and more… combined with a dirt track right on the sand for drag racing…

The Offspring‘s Dexter Holland “Can’t wait to hang out on the beach with some of our SoCal punk friends and idols when we play Surf City Blitz.”

If you’re going to be anywhere around Huntington State Beach October 27 and 28 then you can set up your itinerary right here, with tickets for single day passes starting at $49.50, and going on sale this Friday, July 20.

Custom bikes. Punk. Art… THE BEACH!!! Better to save the date, and pick up some tickets before their gone.

 



Social Distortion to begin pre-production of new album around January

In a recent interview with Edmonton Journal, Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness offered an update on the band’s long-awaited new album. When the interviewer assumed that touring through the summer and into the fall means that new music isn’t expected too soon, Mike said:

“Yeah, it’s tough. I’ve put a few new songs in the set just to let people know that we’re not sitting on our asses at home. It gets people talking, which is nice. But yeah, once we stop touring in November, we’ll be ready. I’m thinking that by January we’ll be pre-production, but I don’t want to rush something out just to get it out.”

Ness also stated, “I don’t want to rush something just to get it out for a Thanksgiving release. It’s not like Epitaph is on me to get a new record out, though I imagine they’d be happy with a new Social D album.”

We’ll keep you posted once we get more details on the new Social D record, which will be the band’s one since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.



Social Distortion detail Fall tour

Social Distortion have announced a lengthy Fall tour. Running from September 11th until October 14th, the band are taking in a lot of the US and Canada. Full details of all dates are up on the band’s website, with tickets for all shows available now.

The tour may well coincide with the release of a new album which has been promised. It due out late this year on Epitaph Records



Social Distortion announce tour this summer, and album for release this year

SoCal punks Social Distortion are heading out on tour this summer! Pack your bags and get excited.

The guys also have said that they are currently in the porcess of recording a new album which will hopefully make it’s release later this year on Epitaph Records. This new album will follow up their last release of Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes which made it’s debut in 2011.

Check out the tour dates below!



Social Distortion’s Mike Ness talks new album, studio plans

In a recent interview, Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness stated that, in the next six-to-nine months, the band will begin pre-production and the recording process of their long-awaited new album, due for release sometime next year. He explains:

“Once this tour ends, we’ll spend six to nine months in pre-production. Then we’ll record the album. I’ll do some reference recordings at our studio, but they’ll be pretty crude. For arrangements and experimenting with stuff, the recordings don’t need to be high-quality.”

Mike also explained why the band takes a long time to make records, “Journalists will say, ‘It’s been seven years since your last record.’ But it didn’t take seven years to write the record. It probably took seven years to wind down from five years of touring. And I have a family, I have responsibilities. Sometimes I need five years to live life, so I have stuff to write about. Sometimes I don’t pick up a guitar for six months, but when I do pick it up, the past six months pour out of me.”

He was also asked if it’s too early to offer a preview of the new record, and his response was, “There are things about Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes I want to keep, but the next album may have more of a garage feel to it. I want it to have a little bit more high energy. And for this new record, unfortunately, I feel like I have to write the album of my career. There’s going to be a lot of thought put into it.”

Social Distortion’s recent album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, was released in 2011. That was the band’s first release on Epitaph Records, and their first studio album since 2004’s Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll.



Social Distortion announce summer/fall tour dates

Southern California punk legends Social Distortion have announced a full-scale U.S. tour which will take place from July to early September, and will wrap up with an appearance at the Ohana Fest in Dana Point. The dates and locations are below.

Social Distortion are reportedly intending to hit the studio this fall to begin recording their long-awaited new album, which will be their first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new record come to light.



Social Distortion to hit the studio this fall?

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness recently gave Phoenix New Times an update on the band’s long-awaited new album, revealing that his goal is to enter the studio by fall. He explains:

“It has to be organic. You know it’s like ‘I want to finish three songs by this tour’, and then I do that and I can’t even think anymore. ‘Is that the best line I can write or am I trying to meet a deadline?’

“My goal is to be in the studio by Fall. Unfortunately, I have to write the record of my career right now. That’s the pressure I put on myself.”

This isn’t the first of recent updates on the new Social D record that we’ve covered. Nearly a month ago, Mike said that the band had approximately 20 new songs completed, and then a week-and-a-half ago, he hinted at entering the studio in about six months. Whenever the new record arrives, it will be the band’s first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.



Mike Ness offers (yet another) update on new Social Distortion album

After reporting a-week-and-a-half ago that they were working on approximately 20 new songs, Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness gave The Pacific Northwest Inlander another update on the band’s long-awaited new album, saying that they might have enough songs and hinted at entering the studio in about six months. He states:

“I’ve been reading and writing, and kind of wrapping my mind around the self-imposed challenge that I’ve put on myself: that I’ve got to write the record of my career. So I’ve got to raise the bar. That’s just something that I put on myself because I don’t like to just go, ‘Time to put out another record’ and go through the motions.

I mean, yeah, we might have enough songs right now. But I want to see what can happen over the next six months. Can I outdo this? What direction do I want to go in? What do I want to say?”

When the new Social D record will be released is unknown, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted when more information comes to light. The band’s most recent album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, was released in 2011.



Mike Ness says Social Distortion have completed about 20 songs for new album

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness recently gave Las Vegas Review-Journal an update on the band’s long-awaited new album, saying that there are about 20 songs in various stages of completion, which range from garage punk to the gospel-inspired. He explained:

“I kind of want the next record to have a little more variety. If there’s ever a time to try new stuff, it’s right now, because I want to show people that we’ve grown: ‘Wow, that’s different.'”

The new Social D record will be the band’s first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, and last month, we reported that they were planning to hit the studio to begin recording or finishing it right after the conclusion of their current U.S. tour.



Social Distortion getting ready to hit the studio

After many years of speculation and false starts, Social Distortion frontman recently told L.A. Times that he has begun writing the band’s long-awaited new album, which will be their first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, and is looking forward to hitting the studio.

Ness didn’t reveal more information about the record, but it is likely that the band is planning to hit the studio right after their upcoming U.S. tour, which begins on the last day of this month and wrap up in April.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Social D record come to light.



Social Distortion announce spring tour dates

Southern California punk legends Social Distortion have announced dates for a spring U.S. tour, which will kick off on the last day of February and includes mostly gigs in California. The tour will be supported by special guest Jade Jackson, and you can find dates and locations below.

Social Distortion are apparently still writing/recording a new album, which will be their first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. The record was planned for release last year, but never arrived. We’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.



Social Distortion to release new vinyl box set “The Independent Years: 1983 – 2004”

Concord Bicycle has announced the October 28, 2016 release of The Independent Years: 1983 – 2004, Social Distortion’s first-ever vinyl box set collecting the band’s independent label output, Mommy’s Little Monster, Prison Bound, Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll and the early years compilation Mainliner (Wreckage From the Past).

Mixing Bruce Springsteen’s factory-overalls ethic while supplying plenty of SoCal attitude and aggression, Social Distortion was formed by Mike Ness and his high school friend Dennis Danell, breaking through in 1983 with the critically acclaimed first album Mommy’s Little Monster. Their 1988 follow-up, Prison Bound, hinted at a sonic change to come, and well before the band’s 2004 Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll their sound had solidified into the instantly recognizable brand of rock ‘n’ roll that’s defined them since.

Pre-order it here.



Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham says Social Distortion will enter the studio in early 2016

In a recent interview, Social Distortion guitarist Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham stated that the band will be in the studio early next year to begin recording what appears to be their long-awaited new album, which will be their first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, and is likely to be released next year.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Social Distortion record come to light. The band spent most of this year doing European and U.S. tours celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1990 classic self-titled album by performing it in its entirety.



DS Photo Gallery & Show Review: Social Distortion at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles (9/12/15)

Every once in awhile, a band comes along that changes you life. In some instances, it might be the discovery of a band that was making music before you were alive (or maybe a band whose debut album came out the year you were born – and the title of the album matches your initials. Maybe). For me, one of those bands is the legendary Social Distortion. I will admit that by growing up on the East Coast, not here in sunny Southern California, my introduction to Social D was later in life (I didn’t get to see them live until I was in college). I devoured the band’s earlier work and any fan will tell you that 1990’s self titled album is a classic, full of the kinds of songs you immediately think of when you think of Social Distortion.

Now, more than a few years later, and after seeing them over 20 times, I had the opportunity to shoot the 25th Anniversary tour of that same self-titled album at the incomparable Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA. This sold out show had the makings for a memorable night – the excited buzz of the crowd, a perfect summer evening, and opening bands that set the scene.

One thing I love about seeing Social D live is that you never know what to expect in terms of the set list. When they do multiple-night runs here in LA, it is safe to assume the set list changes night to night; even the slightest chance to hear your favorite song encourages the crowd to come back for more. As with many of these anniversary shows, it was known that the album would be played in its entirety, but knowing this information did not take away my excitement to hear “Ball and Chain,” “Sick Boy,” and “Story of My Life” live (yes, I have actually seen them once when they did NOT play SOML). They played the album in order, minus “Ring of Fire,” which was saved for the encore. Some things never change.

After the album, the band continued playing some well known tunes for the crowd, including “Cold Feelings,” “Alone & Forsaken,” and “Far Behind” before closing out with the Johnny Cash singalong. The Greek Theater is not the kind of venue where you see these kinds of shows often, but it was a special night celebrating one of the best albums by one of the best punk bands of the last 35 years.

Check out a few of our images from the show below!



Mike Ness on the direction of new Social Distortion album

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness recently spoke to The Salt Lake Tribute about the music direction of their long-awaited new album, which is expected to be released next year. He states:

“I’m gonna shoot for 2016. I can’t guarantee it — here we are not ending this tour until the end of this year. I have a lot of ideas, but as far as the direction goes, it’s not clear to me yet. It could go in any direction. I wanna make sure that it’s authentic. Every record we do, I try to go in with the mindset of outdoing the last one. And the last one, personally, is one of my favorites. But I want the record to be different. So I don’t know. I want continuity, but I don’t know. Like I said, revisiting these songs has been very interesting, because they’ve stood the test of time, and there’s something about them — the simplicity and the honesty — that I need to pay attention to.”

The new Social D record will be the band’s first album since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. Starting this weekend, the band will embark on a U.S. tour, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of their 1990 classic self-titled album.