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Social Distortion debut new video

Social Distortion debut new video

Influential American rock ‘n’ roll band Social Distortion (for who we’re still giving away tickets to the show @ 013) have debuted a brand new video for their song “Gimme The Sweet And Lowdown” from their latest album, Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes. The animated video was created by Olya & Vira Ishchuk (known as “The Mad Twins”) and loosely celebrates the life of front –man Mike Ness.

Mike Ness on the video:

Working with Olya & Vira Ishchuk (known as “The Mad Twins”) was a great experience. I mean, to not give any direction whatsoever and have an incredible video delivered to you speaks volumes. Olya & Vira created this animated piece on their own time as a gift to us, and they nailed it – we didn’t change a thing. Being able to capture the true essence of the song without our input shows The Mad Twins’ artistry, and how talented they truly are. When I was writing “Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown”, the idea behind it was a lifestyle gone wrong due to making really bad life decisions. I never intended for it to be autobiographical, but now with this visual, I realize that it actually is more about me than it seemed when I wrote it.

The video comes as the band is set to embark on the tour of mainland Europe and United Kingdom, in further support of their latest album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.  A month-long tour will start in Blackpool (UK) this Friday, August 3rd and include headlining shows as well as the appearances at key music festivals, like Reading & Leeds in UK, Area 4 in Germany and Pukkelpop in Belgium. This tour will also mark Social Distortion’s first-ever shows in Ireland and Scotland, as well as their very first appearance at the Reading & Leeds Festivals in UK, where they’ll be headlining the Lock Up Stage.

Social Distortion Tour Dates

August 3rd – Blackpool, UK @ Rebellion Festival
August 6th – Århus, Denmark @ VoxHall
August 7th – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus – SOLD OUT
August 8th – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
August 10th –  Eschwege, Germany @ Open Flair Festival – SOLD OUT
August 11th – Püttlingen, Germany @ Rocco del Schlacko
August 12th – Rothenburg, Germany @ Taubertal Festival
August 14th – Hamburg, Germany @ Stadtpark
August 16th – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
August 17th – Luedinghausen, Germany @ Area 4
August 18th – Grosspoesna, Germany @ Highfield
August 19th – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013 – WIN TICKETS ON SWNK
August 21st – Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy
August 22nd – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Garage
August 24th – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
August 25th  – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
August 26th – Paris, France @ Rock En Seine
August 29th – Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457
August 31st – Wiesen, Austria @ Two Days a Week
September 1st – Konstanz, Germany @ Rock Am See
September 2nd  – Bologna, Italy @ I-Day Festival

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