Social Distortion will play new music during its series of hometown shows – Orange County Register

By | November 14, 2022

When Orange County rock band Social Distortion introduced their annual crop of year-end hometown reveals just a few months in the past, singer-guitarist Mike Ness stated issues had been nearly returned to regular.

After all, native followers went wild and shortly purchased tickets to a number of nights at Observatory North Park in San Diego (Nov 25-26 and Dec 5-6), Home of Blues Anaheim (Nov 29-30 .; 8-9 and 11-12) and The Belasco in Los Angeles (December 21-23 and 28). Most events are presently offered out; There are few unique tickets left for just a few dates, however there are tickets beginning at $45 obtainable by means of verified resale at

“It is so good,” Ness stated in a latest cellphone interview about probably resuming the custom for the primary time in 4 years. The band was on tour with Flogging Molly in 2019 and wrapped up that outing with their festival-like fortieth anniversary get together on the FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine in October. Social Distortion had deliberate to go on a European tour in early 2020, but it surely was canceled as a result of pandemic.

“It was the primary time in my profession the place I could not simply exit and do what I do and it was irritating,” he stated.

The quartet was ultimately in a position to reschedule these dates, which kicked off in Milan, Italy, in Might this 12 months.

“It was such a pleasant break from every part,” Ness stated of simply with the ability to get out of the home because the band performed gigs in Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark and the UK. “It additionally made me notice our potential there. It is at all times been one thing we have been pushing aside and it has been seven or eight years since we have been there and it was like ‘Wow, we now have to return right here each two years.’ It was a lot enjoyable and the crowds had been so good.

“On occasion, it is sufficient to get out of your own home and see how different folks stay. The primary present in Milan, folks had been singing so loud, I stated “Oh my God, I want it was on the finish of the tour as a result of it is most likely going to be the most effective present of the entire tour”, however I stated that like in all places we went. It was so good to even go to international locations we had by no means been to and have 2,000 to three,000 followers there… it was loopy. It actually makes you notice that you may’t take this with no consideration.