by Andrew Sacher

photo: Social Distortion in Houston in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Social Distortion

It's been 25 years since Social Distortion released their self-titled third album, which was their major label debut and furthered the punk band's trek into rockabilly (including a cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire"). In addition to that cover, it also has some of their most iconic original songs including "Story of My Life," "Sick Boys," "Ball and Chain," "So Far Away" and more. For the album's anniversary, they're performing it in full on tour this summer and also promising "classic tracks and rarities from their extensive back catalogue." Support comes from Nikki Lane and Drag the River.

The tour doesn't hit NYC, but it will be nearby for an Asbury Park show on August 22 at Stone Pony Summerstage. There's also a Philly show at Festival Pier on August 19 which could be worth the trip from NYC, considering Lucero and Benjamin Booker are on that lineup too. Tickets for those shows (and the whole tour) go on sale Friday (4/24) at 10 AM, and various presales start Thursday (4/23) at 10 AM.

The LP was also reissued on Record Store Day. Anyone pick that up? All tour dates are listed, with the video for "Story of My Life," below...


Social Distortion -- 2015 Tour Dates
7/28 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
7/31 Austin, TX ACL Live @ Moody Theater
8/01 Houston, TX House of Blues
8/02 Dallas, TX House of Blues
8/05 Sturgis, ND Buffalo Chip*
8/07 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
8/08 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
8/09 Chicago, IL House of Blues
8/14 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
8/15 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
8/16 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
8/18 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
8/19 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier+
8/21 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE^
8/22 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/23 Boston, MA House of Blues
8/25 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
8/27 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
8/28 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
8/29 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
9/02 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
9/03 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
9/05 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
9/07 Bend, OR Century Center
9/09 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
9/11 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre

* 75th Anniversary of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
+ w/Lucero, Benjamin Booker, Nikki Lane and Drag The River
^ X Fest II

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