Ever the road warrior, L.A. punk survivor Mike Ness is taking his latest incarnation of Social Distortion back out on tour this fall, playing more than 20 dates across the United States, beginning next week with a sold-out gig in Ventura, Calif.
Ness — who, following the 2000 death of guitarist Dennis Danell, remains the band’s only constant — also has revealed in interviews that Social D will return to the studio in December or January to begin work on what will be the 30-year-old band’s seventh studio album, and its first since 2004’s Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll.
The current edition of Social Distortion features Ness backed by guitarist Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham and bassist Brent Harding, as well as ex-Rocket From the Crypt drummer Adam “Atom” Willard, who replaced Charlie Quintana earlier this year when Quintana left the band following a 10-year stint behind the kit.
Social D opens its tour, as is customary, in Southern California on Sept. 18, before fanning out across the country, playing a host of smaller markets and skipping most big cities. The trek wraps Oct. 25 in Hilton Head, S.C.
See full tour dates after the jump…
Social Distortion tour dates:
Sept. 18: Majestic Ventura Theatre. Ventura, CA
Sept. 19: The Show at Agua Caliente Resort, Rancho Mirage, CA
Sept. 22: Mesa Theatre, Grand Junction, CO
Sept. 23: Belly Up, Aspen, CO
Sept. 24: Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins, CO
Sept. 26: Beaumont Club, Kansas City, MO
Sept. 27: Pop’s, Sauget, IL
Sept. 28: Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
Sept. 30: Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH
Oct. 2: The Wedge, Youngstown, OH
Oct. 3: Ches-A-Rena, Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 4: Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
Oct. 7: Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
Oct. 13: Northern Lights, Albany, NY
Oct. 15: Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach, NH
Oct. 16: Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
Oct. 17: House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
Oct. 18: The NorVA, Norfolk, VA
Oct. 20: The National, Richmond, VA
Oct. 21: Amo’s Southend, Charlotte, NC
Oct. 23: 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
Oct. 24: House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC
Oct. 25: Shoreline Ballroom, Hilton Head, SC
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