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.”


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