Southern California punk legends Social Distortion and Bad Religion are set to embark on an epic co-headlining tour across America Spring 2024. The two iconic bands will join forces to bring their signature sounds and beloved catalogs to stages across the continent, showcasing their enduring legacy and influence on the punk rock movement. The tour includes a stop in Cincinnati, OH at The Andrew J Brady Music Center on May 12.
Bad Religion singer Greg Graffin says "Bad Religion and Social Distortion played together in 1980. Though we evolved in different directions, we both carried the torch of Southern California punk all along the way. Now we're so excited to be on the same stage again." Jay Bentley, Bad Religion bassist, continues, “43 years after playing our first ever live show with Social Distortion, we’re finally going to tour together! That we’re both still making music and touring the world is a testament to the staying power of SoCal punk rock!” In 2022, the two bands shared a short tour of Australia together, where plans were hatched to bring the comradery to America. Brian Baker, Bad Religion guitarist, states, “I loved Social Distortion as a kid, and I love ‘em even more now. I am thrilled and honored to be sharing stages with them this fall. This is one for the history books, folks.”
Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness comments, “It gives me great pleasure to announce that in April we will be going on a nationwide co-headlining tour with our friends in Bad Religion. Yes, we are back in action and can’t wait for this tour!! We did this with them in Australia in 2022 and the shows were amazing!” He continues, “We have also decided in celebration of the 40 year anniversary and re-release of ‘Mommy’s Little Monster’ that we will be playing the album in its entirety. This should be a very special tour and we are all looking forward to it.”