Social Distortion Bring Traveling Punk Show to New York City – Exclusive Photo Gallery
For more than 30 years, Social Distortion have been delivering their own unique brand of punk rock to music fans, and they show no sign of slowing down. Frontman Mike Ness and company hit New York City’s Roseland Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 26, for a no-nonsense 90-minute set.
The set focused primarily on Social Distortion’s output from 1990 on, as the band did not play any tunes off early albums ‘Mommy’s Little Monster’ and ‘Prison Bound.’ Social D kicked off the show with ‘I Was Wrong’ off ‘White Light, White Heat, White Trash,’ and proceeded to play such favorites as ‘Sick Boys,’ ‘Bad Luck’ and ‘Ball and Chain. The 17-song set also featured the trifecta of ‘Machine Gun Blues,’ ‘Bakersfield’ and ‘Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown’ off the band’s latest disc, 2011’s ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.’
Ness, who turned 50 years old earlier this year, remains one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most engaging frontmen, as the dapper rocker kept the crowd captivated throughout the night. The gig ended with a cover of the Johnny Cash classic ‘Ring of Fire,’ which has become a classic tune for Social D, as well.
Social Distortion’s U.S. tour continues into 2013. Click here for a full list of dates, and check out our exclusive photo gallery of the New York City show below: