Social Distortion’s Mike Ness Accused Of Beating Up A Trump Supporter During The Band’s Sacramento Show

During Social Distortion’s July 17 show at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA, Mike Ness got into a physical altercation with a Trump supporter named Tim Hildebrand, who took issue with Ness badmouthing Trump onstage. Hildebrand told CBS Sacramento that he decided to raise his middle finger as a form of silent protest. The frontman then called him to the front of the stage where they exchanged a few words before Ness jumped down and began punching the fan. After the confrontation, Hildebrand was reportedly left with two black eyes, a busted lip, a concussion, and a nearly knocked-out tooth. Hildebrand plans to press charges and says “Someone that has the status that he does shouldn’t get away with assaulting someone.”

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Social Distortion Announce Fall Tour

Social Distortion have announced a fall North American tour. Justin Townes Earle, Valley Queen, Will Hoge, and Pony Bradshaw will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

Sept. 11 — Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theater
Sept. 13 — Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Sept. 14 — Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues
Sept. 15 — Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
Sept. 18 — New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
Sept. 20 — Orlando, Fla. @ House of Blues
Sept. 22 — Athens, Ga. @ Georgia Theater
Sept. 25 — Richmond, Va. @ The National
Sept. 26 — Norfolk, Va. @ The Norva
Sept. 28 — Philadelphia, Penn. @ Electric Factory
Sept. 29 — Silver Springs, Md. @ Fillmore Silver Spring
Sept. 30 — Asbury Park, N.J. @ Sea Hear Now
Oct. 03 — Port Chester, N.Y. @ Capitol Theater
Oct. 04 — Providence, R.I. @ The Strand Ballroom & Theater
Oct. 05 — Hampton Beach, N.H. @ Casino Ballroom
Oct. 06 — Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
Oct. 09 — Montreal, Quebec @ Mtelus
Oct. 10 — Toronto, Ontario @ The Danforth Music Hall
Oct. 12 — Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore, Detroit
Oct. 13 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live
Oct. 14 — Greensburg, Penn. @ The Palace Theater
Oct. 16 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
Oct. 19 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart’s
Oct. 20 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room @Old National Theater
Oct. 21 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Marathon Music Works
Oct. 23 — Memphis, Tenn. @ Minglewood Hall
Oct. 24 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 26 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl

Social Distortion Announce “Live At The Roxy” 20th Anniversary Reissue

Social Distortion have announced that they will be reissuing “Live At The Roxy” as a double-LP set for its 20th anniversary. The effort will be available on June 29 and pre-orders can be found HERE. If you want a limited edition green smoke version, head to the band’s web store.

Social Distortion Announce North American Tour

Social Distortion have announced a headlining North American tour. Aaron Lee Tasjan, Low Cut Connie, and Jade Jackson will serve as support on select dates.

Tour Dates:

06/01 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
06/02 Rohnert Park, CA – SOMO Village Event Center
06/03 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium
06/05 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
06/09 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
06/12 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
06/13 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
06/16 Saskaton, SK – O’Brians Event Centre
06/17 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
06/20 Des Moines, IA – Brenton Skating Plaza
06/22 Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
06/23 Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
06/27 Columbus, OH – Express LIVE
06/28 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Concert Venue
07/02 Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon
07/06 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
07/07 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
07/08 Bend, OR – Midtown Bend
07/10 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
07/11 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
07/17 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades