The Georgia Straight presents Social Distortion at the Commodore

Live Nation has announced that Californian punk-rock group Social Distortion will perform at the Commodore Ballroom on Monday, April 16 in support of its latest album Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes .

Social Distortion, formed in the late seventies by frontman Mike Ness and the late Dennis Danell, has played its brand of hard rockabilly/punk through good times and bad for thirty plus years. "The most common thing I hear is, 'Man, your music got me through some hard times,'" Ness says. "And I just say, 'Me too.'"

Moving into its fourth decade, the band—now consisting of Ness and longtime guitarist Jonny Wickersham, along with bassist Brent Harding and drummer David Hidalgo, Jr — has released Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes , its first new record since 2004.

The band is rarely off the road for long, and continues to draw fans who have been around since 1983’s "Mommy's Little Monster". "I see people bringing their kids to shows," Ness says. "And I see kids bringing their parents."

Tickets for the show are priced at $39.50 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale this Friday (January 20) at 10 a.m. but Straight readers can take advantage of our exclusive presale on Thursday (January 19) from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. by going to the Ticketmaster website and submitting our exclusive presale password rhymes .

Tickets are also available for purchase at Red Cat and Zulu Records, as well as at all Ticketmaster Outlets and Rogers Wireless Box Office

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