Playing Norfolk for the first time in four years, Social Distortion is rolling into the NorVa on Tuesday, August 15th.
Formed out of Fullerton, California — the band has served as the primary vehicle for punk legend and founding member Mike Ness with a rotating cast of other musicians since 1978. At last count they’ve put out seven complete studio albums, two compilations, and a one live album over their near to four decades of existence.
Social Distortion is characterized by most as “Cowpunk” — a subgenre of Punk Rock/Country fusion that the band originated in California while groups like the Boothill Foot Tappers, X, the MeatPuppets, Rank and File, and others contributed to the sound across the US and overseas in the United Kingdom.
The band has been rumored to be working on a new record slated for release during their 40th anniversary next year. As Ness is well known for trying songs out on the road and measuring how an audience reacts to them, it’s very likely fans will be treated to new material at this show.
Check back with AltDaily for a follow-up with a full review and photos from the concert.