Social Distortion to perform their self-titled album in its entirety at Shepherd Bush Empire on 3rd May

Social Distortion to perform their self-titled album in its entirety at Shepherd Bush Empire on 3rd May


Social Distortion will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their “self-titled” album, by performing the album in its entirety during the upcoming European Tour in April and May this year.

Released in March 1990, Social Distortion was the iconic band’s 3rd album and the first for Epic Records.  It became their best-selling album worldwide, and the first one to enter the Billboard 200 album chart. Singles “Story Of My Life,” “Ball and Chain,” “Ring of Fire” and “Let It Be Me” all reached Top 25 Billboard single chart positions. The album is set to be re-released on limited edition color vinyl for Record Store Day in the US. More news to follow.

In regard to the forthcoming tour supporting the 25th Anniversary of the seminal album, frontman Mike Ness states: “We’re all looking forward to Europe. It’s a different time frame for us; we’re playing Groezrock for the first time, so it’s exciting to be doing something new. As I’ve said before, we’ve made Europe a priority and I feel we’ve been consistent over the last ten years on touring there more regularly than ever before. This tour is going to be extra special for us and everyone attending the shows. 2015 is the 25th Anniversary of our self-titled record, so we’re going to be playing the album in its entirety. And with Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas and my man Jonny Two Bags warming things up, it’s going to be a great run.”

Social Distortion Track listing:
“So Far Away”
“Let It Be Me”
“Story of My Life”
“Sick Boys”
“Ring of Fire”
“Ball and Chain”
“It Coulda Been Me”
“She’s a Knockout”
“A Place in My Heart”
“Drug Train”

Listen to Social Distortion on Spotify
In the 25 years since the release of Social Distortion, the band have gone on to release four more critically acclaimed and fan favorite studio albums; “Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell” (1992), “White Light, White Heat, White Trash (1996)”, “Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll” (2004) and “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes” (2011).  Social Distortion’s latest release Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes was the first album with their current label Epitaph Records and the band’s highest charting album in their career. Produced for the first time by Ness himself, the album debuted at #3 on German Album Charts and #4 in the US Billboard Chart.

Social Distortion’s upcoming European Tour will take place in April and May this year. The three-week tour will start on April 17th in Hamburg (Germany), and include both headlining shows as well as the appearances at key music festivals, like Groezrock in Belgium and Loudfest in Switzerland. Please see  below for the full list of dates. In addition to performing Social Distortion in its entirety, the band will also play classic tracks and rarities from their extensive back catalogue. Supports on this tour will be Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, and Social Distortion’s guitarist Jonny Two Bags, who recently released his first solo album Salvation Town.

Social Distortion European 2015 Tour Dates
April 17th – Hamburg – Sporthalle – Germany – TICKETS
April 18th – Bielefeld– Ringlokschuppen – Germany – TICKETS
April 19th – Berlin – Columbiahalle – Germany – TICKETS
April 21st –Vienna – Gasometer – Austria – TICKETS
April 22nd – Munich – Zenith – Germany – TICKETS
April 23rd – Milan – Live Club – Italy  – TICKETS
April 25th – Zurich – Loudfest at Komplex Switzerland – TICKETS
April 27th – Offenbach – Stadthalle  – Germany – TICKETS
April 28th –Cologne – Palladium – Germany – TICKETS
April 29th – Paris – Bataclan – France – TICKETS
May 1st – Meerhout – Groezrock Festival – Belgium –  TICKETS
May 3rd – London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – UK– TICKETS

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Social Distortion to perform their self-titled album in its entirety at Shepherd Bush Empire on 3rd May