Influential Southern California rock 'n' roll band Social Distortion have announced a series of performances throughout North America in support of their celebrated album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. The band will be playing several festivals, a triumphant hometown show with North Carolina honky-tonk rockers The Avett Brothers, and have been invited to open a series of nights for popular rockers Foo Fighters.
Social Distortion will also be playing a string of headlining shows with acclaimed troubadour Chuck Ragan (former singer for Hot Water Music), Off With Their Heads, and Suedehead.
Formed in 1979 in the working class Southern California suburb of Fullerton, Social Distortion forged a revitalized rock 'n' roll style merging outlaw country, punk and swaggering blues rock. It is a sound that has not only survived but flourished, with the band's latest album proving their highest charting so far and USA Today calling the veteran band "as intense as ever."
Social Distortion Tour Dates:
Sept. 04 - Edmonton, AB - Sonic Boom w. Janes Addiction, Cake, & Cee Lo Green
Sep. 18 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival www.aclfestival.com/
Oct. 06 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest http://riotfest.org/chicago/
Oct. 22 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w. The Avett Brothers / Face To Face / Suedehead
Oct. 28 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena w. The Avett Brothers
Oct. 29 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music Experience www.thevoodooexperience.com/2011
Nov. 01 - Jacksonville, FL - Plush w. Chuck Ragan & Off With Their Heads
Nov. 04 - Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore w. Chuck Ragan & Off With Their Heads
Nov. 05 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues w. Chuck Ragan & Off With Their Heads
Nov. 07 - Duluth, GA - Arena @ Gwinnett Center w. The Foo Fighters
Nov. 08 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena w. The Foo Fighters
Nov. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center w. The Foo Fighters
Nov. 11 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center w. The Foo Fighters
Nov. 13 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden w. The Foo Fighters
Nov. 14 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center w. the Foo Fighters
Nov. 16 - Boston, MA - TD Garden w. The Foo Fighters
Nov. 22 - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom w. Chuck Ragan & Suedehead
Nov. 25 - Louisville, KY - Expo 5 w. Chuck Ragan & Suedehead
Nov. 26 - Toledo, OH - The Omni w. Chuck Ragan & Suedehead
Nov. 27 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room w. Chuck Ragan & Suedehead
Nov. 29 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre w. Chuck Ragan & Suedehead
Dec. 04 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre w. Chuck Ragan & Suedehead
Watch Social Distortion's video for "Machine Gun Blues" here.