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Social Distortion Plot 2024 Tour After Mike Ness’ Positive Cancer Update

Social Distortion will return to the road in 2024 after frontman Mike Ness offered a positive update on his battle with tonsil cancer. 

The SoCal punk band will kick off a co-headlining run with Epitaph peers Bad Religion — and additional support from the Lovebombs — April 9 in Bakersfield, California. The tour will wrap May 19 in Columbus, Ohio. Artist pre-sale tickets are available starting today, Dec. 12, while a general on-sale is slated for Dec. 15th at 10 a.m. local time. Full info is available on Social Distortion’s website. 

In a statement, Ness revealed that Social Distortion would be playing Mommy’s Little Monster — their 1983 debut which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year — in its entirety. “This should be a very special tour and we are all looking forward to it,” he said.

On top of the spring run with Bad Religion, Social Distortion have rescheduled the gigs they postponed earlier this year. That trek, with the Bellrays, will start Sept. 13 in Seattle and wrap Oct. 23 in Tucson, Arizona. 

Ness revealed his tonsil cancer diagnosis in June, and shared an update on Instagram in September. The frontman said he underwent surgery as a form of treatment, and detailed the six weeks of mild chemotherapy he was about to start. 

The musician thanked fans and friends for their support, saying, “It meant so much, and I listened to the [as-yet-unreleased new] album every day for inspiration and I read those posts, the comments, and I really feel like my extended family of fans is also helping me through this.”

Social Distortion Tour Dates


Co-headlining with Bad Religion
April 9 – Bakersfield, CA @ Mechanics Bank Theater
April 10 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
April 11 – San Diego, CA @ PETCO Park
April 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Virgin Hotels Las Vegas – The Theater
April 14 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater
April 16 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater
April 18 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
April 19 – San Antonio, TX @ Boeing Center at Tech Port
April 20 – Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway
April 22 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
April 23 – New Orleans, LA @ The Filmore Harrah’s New Orleans
April 26 – St. Augustine, FL @ The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
April 27 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
April 28 – Clearwater, FL @ Coachman Park – The Sound
April 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
May 1 – North Charleston, SC @ Firefly Distillery Lawn
May 3 – Oxon Hill, MD @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor
May 4 – New York, NY @ Pier 17 The Rooftop
May 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Filmore Philadelphia
May 7 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
May 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 11 – Detroit, MI @ The Masonic Temple Theatre
May 12 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
May 14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave/Eagles Club – Eagles Ballroom
May 15 – West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
May 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Everwise Amphitheater
May 18 – Chicago, IL @ Salt Shed – Indoors
May 19 – Columbus, OH @ Historic Crew Stadium

Rescheduled dates with the Bellrays
Sept. 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Sept. 14 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Sept. 15 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Sept. 18 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 21 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway Music Hall
Sept. 22 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway Music Hall
Sept. 23 – Calgary, AB @ Macewan Hall
Sept. 25 – Winnipeg, MB @ Buron Cummings Theatre
Oct. 1 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Oct. 2 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Oct. 4 – Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
Oct. 5 – Toronto, ON @ History
Oct. 6 – Montreal, QC @ M Telus
Oct. 8 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
Oct. 9 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Casino Ballroom
Oct. 11 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Oct. 12 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Oct. 13 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Oct. 15 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Oct. 16 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
Oct. 17 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Oct. 19 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Oct. 20 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Rio Rancho Event Center
Oct. 23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

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