Revered rock 'n' roll band Social Distortion will be lending their support to this year's Record Store Day on April 21st. This annual celebration is designed to call attention to the vital culture surrounding independently owned record stores with special releases, in-store appearances and other forms of celebrations.
Social Distortion will be contributing to the cause by releasing a limited run of 2,000 mint green vinyl copies of the group's smash hit album Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes exclusively for the celebration. Each piece will include a "Machine Gun Blues" poster identical to the one used at the "Machine Gun Blues" video premiere in Los Angeles last April. A limited run of 1,000 of these posters will be signed by the band.
Social Distortion will also be playing a series of North American live dates in further support of their new hit album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. Beginning in Portland on April 10th the band will be performing shows with Texas rockers The Toadies, Canadian singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega and dates in Texas with rising punk outfit Riverboat Gamblers.
Social Distortion formed in the working class Southern California suburb of Fullerton. The hard living band has pioneered a reinvigorated and heartfelt rock 'n' roll style merging outlaw country, classic punk rock and swaggering blues. It is a sound that has only flourished, with the band's new album proving their highest charting so far.
"Mike Ness and his band of punks are as intense as ever." - USA Today
SOCIAL DISTORTION TOUR DATES:
Apr. 10 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater *SOLD OUT
Apr. 12 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Apr. 13 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater
Apr. 14 - Kennewick, WA - Toyota Arena
Apr. 16 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom *SOLD OUT
Apr. 17 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
Apr. 19 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
Apr. 20 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
Apr. 21 - Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon Events Centre
Apr. 23 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theater
Apr. 26 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *SOLD OUT
Apr. 27 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Apr. 28 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
May 01 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
May 02 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
May 04 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
May 05 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
May 06 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre
May 08 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
May 10 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
May 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot *SOLD OUT
May 12 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
May 14 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
May 15 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
May 16 - Bend, OR - Midtown
May 18 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
May 19 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
May 20 - Pozo, CA - Pozo Saloon
Watch Social Distortion's video for "Machine Gun Blues" here.