Social Distortion 2014 Tour Schedule
Few punk bands have been more groundbreaking or enduring than Social Distortion.
This Los Angeles based punk band has been a dominating force on the music scene since its inception in 1978, and despite the
fact that it has undergone several lineup shifts and has faced countless obstacles as the music scene changed around them,
Social Distortion still remains one of the greatest and most legendary American bands of all time. Social Distortion is responsible
for punk anthems like "Story of My Life" and "Mommy's Little Monster", and this acclaimed group has accrued millions of fans
all over the world with their edgy and angst-filled punk rock tunes.
As one of the only American punk bands to achieve
major mainstream success, there's no doubt that Social Distortion has earned their reputation as one of the most talented
bands in music history. They have often been described as a punk version of the Rolling Stones, a significant testament to
the group's ability to not only crank out hit songs, but also to their phenomenal live performing skills. Whenever Social
Distortion steps out on stage, there's never a lack of frenzied excitement and enthusiasm, as this punk band has garnered
a legendary fan base throughout the years.
Social Distortion has been staying true to its punk roots since the late
1970s, never compromising to the changing tides of the musical landscape. So if you want to experience a truly authentic and
rip-roaring punk concert, there's no better band to see than Social Distortion. This September, Social Distortion is hitting
the road yet again to bring its fans some of their most famous songs. Social Distortion fans can rejoice again, because this
fall their favorite band is stopping in cities like Riverside, Sayreville, Huntington, Cleveland, Kalamazoo, Louisville, Saint
Louis, Byers, Lawrence, and Las Vegas. As Social Distortion steps out on stage at some of the best venues in the country,
make sure that you are in the audience so that you can witness this iconic punk band perform live! Head to StubHub right away
to secure your tickets to an upcoming Social Distortion concert!
Social Distortion Background
is the brainchild of frontman Mike Ness, who was inspired by rock groups like The Sex Pistols and The Rolling Stones. In 1978,
Ness gathered a few talented musicians to form this iconic punk band, with the original lineup consisting of Rick and Frank
Agnew, Casey Royer, and Dennis Danell. Royer and both of the Agnews left the band soon afterward, however, and Dennis and
Mike were the only two consistent members in the band for several years, and Social Distortion was left to perform with a
rotating cast of bass and drum members.
Social Distortion started releasing some singles on Posh Boy, a small record
label based in Orange County, California. Due to their heavy gigging at local venues and the major airplay they received on
local radio stations, Social Distortion soon became an extremely popular band in the Orange County area. After gaining such
a dedicated local following, Social Distortion embarked on its first national tour in 1982, along with another punk band,
Once the band returned from their extensive nationwide tour, they worked on creating their debut album,
Mommy's Little Monster, which they released in 1983 on their very own label, 13th Floor Records. This debut album earned Social
Distortion a cult following in punk circles all over the world, and before they knew it they had made it big. Social Distortion
continued to tour all over the country and work on new songs, but the band hit a turbulent patch due to Ness' drug addiction.
The band went on a brief hiatus in 1985 so that Ness could enter rehabilitation and overcome his drug problems.
Ness was healthy and recovered, Social Distortion hit the ground running, continuing to churn out hit punk anthems and wow
crowds with their wildly energetic performances. From the late 1980s through the 1990s, Social Distortion was the band that
had everybody talking. Their hit punk songs received major radio play and they became one of the most highly anticipated touring
acts in the world. Fortunately for Social Distortion's fans, this legendary punk band is still rocking out on stages all over
the world, which means that you have the chance to see this awesome band perform live in concert! Head to StubHub right away
to secure your tickets to an upcoming Social Distortion show and get ready for a wild and unforgettable punk rock show!
Over the course of Social Distortion's incredibly illustrious career, the band has released seven
studio albums and 24 singles. Two of their albums have achieved gold status in the US, including Social Distortion (1990)
and Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell (1992). Some of the band's most popular singles include "Let It Be Me", "Ball and Chain",
"Bad Luck", "I Was Wrong", "Far Behind", and "Machine Gun Blues". With such a phenomenal repertoire of the greatest punk rock
songs in music history, there's no denying the fact that Social Distortion has plenty of awesome tunes to play live in concert,
which is why their shows have earned the reputation for being some of the most wild and exciting shows around. Experience
the fervor of a Social Distortion show and grab your tickets on StubHub today!
Mike Ness is the
only remaining member of the original lineup of Social Distortion.
A great punk rock show
only comes around once in a blue moon, and luckily your chance to witness a truly phenomenal punk show is right around the
corner, as Social Distortion has a handful of highly anticipated shows lined up this September. Don't miss out on seeing one
of the most iconic punk bands of all time, as Social Distortion has been an extremely influential, groundbreaking, and uncompromising
force in punk rock since the late 1970s. Now you have the chance to see them perform live at one of their upcoming shows,
so make sure to secure your tickets as soon as possible on StubHub!