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Social Distortion Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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Followers 753,690
Category Punk
Concerts
Apr
23
Fillmore New Orleans
New Orleans
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Apr
26
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine
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Apr
27
Revolution Live
Fort Lauderdale
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Apr
28
The Sound at Coachman Park
Clearwater
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Apr
30
Coca-Cola Roxy
Atlanta
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May
01
Firefly Distillery
North Charleston
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May
03
The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Oxon Hill
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May
04
The Rooftop at Pier 17
New York
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May
05
The Fillmore Philadelphia
Philadelphia
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May
07
MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Boston
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May
08
The Rooftop at Pier 17
New York
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May
10
Stage AE
Pittsburgh
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May
11
Masonic Temple Theatre
Detroit
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May
12
The Andrew J Brady Music Center
Cincinnati
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May
14
The Rave / Eagles Club
Milwaukee
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May
15
Val Air Ballroom
West Des Moines
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May
17
Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park
Indianapolis
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May
18
The Salt Shed
Chicago
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May
20
Riviera Theatre
Chicago
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May
21
Palace Theatre
Saint Paul
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May
22
The Astro
La Vista
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May
24
Mission Ballroom
Denver
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May
25
The Union Event Center
Salt Lake City
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May
26
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Reno
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Jun
08
No Values 2024
Pomona
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Sep
13
The Showbox
Seattle
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Sep
14
The Showbox
Seattle
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Sep
15
The Showbox
Seattle
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Sep
17
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver
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Sep
18
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver
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Sep
19
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver
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Sep
21
Midway
Edmonton
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Sep
22
Midway
Edmonton
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Sep
23
MacEwan Hall Concerts
Calgary
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Sep
25
Burton Cummings Theatre
Winnipeg
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Sep
28
House of Blues Cleveland
Cleveland
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Sep
29
House of Blues Cleveland
Cleveland
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Oct
01
Town Ballroom
Buffalo
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Oct
02
Town Ballroom
Buffalo
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Oct
04
Guelph Concert Theatre
Guelph
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Oct
05
HISTORY
Toronto
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Oct
06
MTELUS
Montreal
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Oct
08
College Street Music Hall
New Haven
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Oct
09
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach
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Oct
11
The Paramount
Huntington
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Oct
12
Sherman Theater
Stroudsburg
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Oct
13
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville
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Oct
15
The NorVa
Norfolk
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Oct
16
The Fillmore Charlotte
Charlotte
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Oct
17
The Ritz
Raleigh
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Oct
19
Minglewood Hall
Memphis
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Oct
20
Cain's Ballroom
Tulsa
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Oct
22
Rio Rancho Events Center
Rio Rancho
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Oct
23
Rialto Theatre
Tucson
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About Social Distortion
Here's how you know you've made it in the music business: You've stayed strong for three decades on your own terms, on your own time, by your own rules, and over that time your influence has only grown. Each of your albums has been stronger than your last. You've been brought onstage by Bruce Springsteen, because he wanted to play one of your songs. You've seen high times and low ones, good days and tragic days, but every night you give 100%, and every morning you wake up still swinging. This is the short version of the Social Distortion bio — the long version could be a 10-part mini-series. But over the past 30 years, the punk godfathers in the band have all but trademarked their sound, a brand of hard rockabilly/punk that's cut with the melodic, road-tested lyrics of frontman Mike Ness. Their searing guitars and a locomotive rhythm section sound as alive today as they did in '82, as do Ness' hard-luck tales of love, loss and lessons learned. "The most common thing I hear is, 'Man, your music got me through some hard times,'" Ness says. "And I just say, 'Me too.'" Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes (produced, for the first time, by Ness himself) is the band's first record since 2004, but the break hasn't changed them much. It maintains Social Distortion's key components — an all-but-perfected mix of punk, bluesy rock n’ roll and outlaw country — but it also finds them stretching the boundaries of their signature sound. "I didn't want any one style of writing," Ness says. "I didn't want it to be all heavy, like "White Light, White Heat, White Trash." I wanted some heavy and some light. I wanted some fiction and some nonfiction. I wanted versatility." That's evident right away. The record's first vocal track, "California (Hustle and Flow)," finds Ness and the band not roaring out of the gate so much as swaggering behind a chunky Stones-style locomotive groove. "This record has a lot of my influences," Ness says, "But how far you go with those influences is up to you. With this record I wanted to go a little farther. I wanted people to hear that second track and realize, 'Wow, this is not just another Social Distortion record.'" (For good measure the track has hints of "Ball and Chain" and the Stones' "All Down The Line" and, for the first time, female backing vocals. "I've been listening to records for years with (backing vocals), and I was like, "Hey, why don't I do that?" Ness laughs.) Not that the band's punk foundations have eroded; the first single "Machine Gun Blues," a piece of gangland fiction set in 1934, could hail from "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell." But the record is evidence of the band's ability to evolve. "Bakersfield," a setlist staple in recent years, is a waking-on-the-railroad-tracks story of wrecked love, forgiveness and Buck Owens; it closes with a spoken-word verse to make Merle Haggard smile. "Can't Take It With You" sports a Jerry Lee-style piano solo that scorches paint. And set closer "Still Alive" is a soaring carpe diem with an added emotional weight that can't be described or duplicated. "The album is reminiscent to me of "Somewhere," but it also has some of the darkness that "White Light" had. It has some of the flavor of "Mommy's Little Monster," Ness said. "I think it's very signature. We've never been afraid to evolve and show people what we can do." *** Now in their fourth decade, Ness and Social Distortion have officially done one of the most non-punk things possible: They've failed to burn out. Mixing Springsteen’s factory-overalls ethic with Southern California punk energy and black leather, Social Distortion formed with Ness and high school buddy, the late Dennis Danell, in the late 1970s; the group broke in 1983 with the thrashing plate of punk and displeasure "Mommy's Little Monster." Their 1988 follow-up, "Prison Bound," hinted at a sonic change to come, and by the band's self-titled 1990 record and 1992's "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell," their sound had solidified into the instantly recognizable brand of rock n’ roll that's defined them since. For Hard Times, Social Distortion consists of Ness and longtime guitarist Jonny Wickersham, along with bassist Brent Harding and drummer David Hidalgo, Jr. These days the band is rarely off the road for long, and continues to grip fans who have been around since "Mommy's Little Monster" while drawing new ones who discover the band through hand-shot YouTube clips. "I see people bringing their kids to shows," Ness says. "And I see kids bringing their parents." Social Distortion is a mix of potent power, appeal across all age brackets and a genuine satisfaction at reaching as many people as they have. "I write songs for myself, and I hope that other people will like them too," Ness says. "I think every record you make is showing people what you've learned over the past few years. It's showing people, 'This is what I know.' "
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Genres
Punk
Band members
Mike Ness (Vocals Guitar), Jonny Wickersham (Guitar), Brent Harding (Bass), Dave Hidalgo Jr. (Drums)
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What fans are saying
Jake
5 / 5
Fantastic show, great mix of new (unreleased in fact) and old in the set list. Some differences each night, so it would be worth going multiple nights for hardcore fans. Johnny was missed - hoping for his timely return, but his temporary replacement is solid. Mike, Brent, and David are as amazing as ever.
House of Blues Anaheim Anaheim, CA
Dec 14, 2022
Melissa
5 / 5
Absolutely INCREDIBLE. All 3 bands were in top form, amazing crowd and the venue was top notch. Was the perfect match up of big venue show but small venue feel. 10/10 the line up couldn’t have been more perfect. The crowd was hyped - the pit was insane - can’t wait to go again!
Boeing Center at Tech Port San Antonio, TX
Apr 20, 2024
Chris
5 / 5
Mike Ness is at the top of his game and couldn’t have sounded better. David, Brent and Jonny killed it! They sounded fresh and full of fight Ns you wouldn’t have guessed that they played this show after 8 weeks of touring. Go see them! Now.
O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, United Kingdom
Jul 17, 2022
Dave
5 / 5
Incredible Show! I was also at the Vienna Show. Mike and the Band had differnt set lists so it definately was NOT a repeat performance! MIKE SD NEEDS TO PLAY ROCHESER - BUFFALO - TORONTO - SYRACUSE - NYC - BOSTON ETC, ETC. Best! Dave Spink "Let the Music Breathe!"
Zenith Munich, Germany
Nov 09, 2023
Jeanne
5 / 5
The show was absolutely incredible! Probably the best we have ever seen of Social D. They played a good mix of old and new songs for nearly 2 hours. The venue was not ventilated well enough, however, and was too hot. Highly recommended to see them at a different venue.
House of Blues Anaheim Anaheim, CA
Dec 10, 2022
Mike
4 / 5
Considering I’ve never seen them play live, I was stoked to be there. While I didn’t expect a raucous performance I was OK with Mike Ness not acting crazy on stage. Venue is awesome and will probably see a lot more shows in the near future.
The Mission Ballroom Denver, CO
Sep 18, 2019
Erica
4 / 5
Awesome band, but I would have liked a longer set. One of the event staff seemed to enjoy repeatedly kicking people out of the "fire zone", which was not marked as a fire zone. His attitude was over the top for his role. Great bar/drink service.
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
Oct 07, 2018
Jeffrey
5 / 5
Great to see Social D back on tour! Mike Ness sounded great and they played a lot of really old stuff off Mommy’s Little Monster! Really fun night! Venue was comfortable and sound quality was good. Can’t wait to see them on the next tour cycle!
The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory Irving, TX
Apr 19, 2024
Stretch
4 / 5
The show was good, not great. Venue was completely awesome. Sound guys had the volume too loud and distorted. God I'm getting old. Mike is 1 year younger than me so the fact he's still doing it is amazing. I sure couldn't do it.
The Mission Ballroom Denver, CO
Sep 23, 2019
Sarah
4 / 5
Good music they put on a good show good energy. Mike is SD. He cranked out his set list and the crowd loved it. Good times. The sound was better then usual but then again I was sitting upstairs near front and speakers.
Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Jul 14, 2018
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Social Distortion Tour Cities
Memphis, TN Oxon Hill, MD Charlotte, NC Buffalo, NY New Orleans, LA Raleigh, NC New York City, NY Vancouver, BC Rio Rancho, NM Milwaukee, WI Montréal, QC Hampton Beach, NH Seattle, WA Pomona, CA Sayreville, NJ La Vista, NE Cleveland, OH Salt Lake City, UT Edmonton, AB Tulsa, OK West Des Moines, IA Clearwater, FL New Haven, CT Atlanta, GA Denver, CO Fort Lauderdale, FL Boston, MA Indianapolis, IN Tucson, AZ Norfolk, VA Calgary, AB Saint Augustine Shores, FL Pittsburgh, PA Cincinnati, OH Toronto, ON Philadelphia, PA North Charleston, SC Huntington, NY Reno, NV Guelph, ON Chicago, IL Stroudsburg, PA Detroit, MI Saint Paul, MN Winnipeg, MB

Frequently Asked Questions About Social Distortion

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Social Distortion on tour?

Yes, Social Distortion is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Social Distortion concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Social Distortion tour is scheduled for 54 dates across 45 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Social Distortion scheduled to play?

Social Distortion is scheduled to play 54 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Social Distortion tour start?

Social Distortion’s tour starts Apr 23, 2024 and ends on Oct 23, 2024. They will play 45 cities; their most recent concert was held in New Orleans at Fillmore New Orleans and their next upcoming concert will be in Oxon Hill at The Theater at MGM National Harbor.

What venues is Social Distortion performing at?

As part of the Social Distortion tour, Social Distortion is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 23 - New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore New Orleans
Apr 26 - St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Apr 27 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
Apr 28 - Clearwater, FL @ The Sound
Apr 30 - Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
May 01 - North Charleston, SC @ Firefly Distillery
May 03 - Oxon Hill, MD @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor
May 04 - New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
May 05 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
May 07 - Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
May 08 - New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
May 10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 11 - Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
May 12 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
May 14 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
May 15 - West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
May 17 - Indianapolis, IN @ Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park
May 18 - Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed
May 20 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
May 21 - Saint Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
May 22 - La Vista, NE @ The Astro
May 24 - Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center
May 26 - Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Jun 08 - Pomona, CA @ The Farm at Pomona Fairplex
Sep 13 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Sep 14 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Sep 15 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Sep 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sep 18 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sep 19 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sep 21 - Edmonton, AB @ Midway
Sep 22 - Edmonton, AB @ Midway
Sep 23 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Concerts
Sep 25 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Sep 28 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland
Sep 29 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland
Oct 01 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Oct 02 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Oct 04 - Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
Oct 05 - Toronto, ON @ HISTORY
Oct 06 - Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
Oct 08 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
Oct 09 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Oct 11 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Oct 12 - Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Oct 13 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Oct 15 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Oct 16 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
Oct 17 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Oct 19 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Oct 20 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
Oct 22 - Rio Rancho, NM @ Rio Rancho Events Center
Oct 23 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
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