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Social Distortion detail new album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes

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    The details about Social Distortion‘s new LP are in. The Orange County punk band’s first album in six years, and only seventh in over 30 years, drops January 18th (via Antimusic).

    You don’t have to wait until then to hear some new material, however. The first single from Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, “Machine Gun Blues”, comes out November 9th on iTunes.

    This is Social Distortion’s first album produced solely by frontman Mike Ness. Said Ness of the task, “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.” He continued, “I love being on that side of the board. Even though I’ve co-produced all of our records, I always was there for everything. It just came to a point where I was like ‘I think I want to try this, I want to do this ourselves.’ By being at the helm this time allowed so much more focus for me to the fine details of every aspect of it, whether it was performances, or tones, or arrangements, backing vocals…everything.”

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    According to Antimusic, Epitaph Records, Social Distortion’s new label, has compared Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes to the likes of Hank Williams and Exile-era Rolling Stones. Not the worst company, eh?

    The full tracklist and the rest of the band’s fall tour dates are below.

    Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes Tracklist:
    01. Road Zombie
    02. California (Hustle and Flow)
    03. Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown
    04. Diamond in the Rough
    05. Machine Gun Blues
    06. Bakersfield
    07. Far Side of Nowhere
    08. Alone and Forsaken
    09. Writing on the Wall
    10. Cant Take it with You
    11. Still Alive

    Social Distortion 2010 Tour Dates:
    10/20 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera ^
    10/21 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore ^
    10/23 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus ^
    10/24 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues ^
    10/26 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
    10/28 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights ^
    10/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory ^
    10/30 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House Of Blues ^
    11/01 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues ^
    11/02 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre ^
    11/04 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom ^
    11/05 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony ^
    11/06 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live! ^
    11/08 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel ^
    11/09 –  Knoxville, TN @ Valarium ^
    11/10 –  Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle ^
    11/12 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing ^
    11/13 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach ^
    11/14 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues ^
    11/16 – New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues ^
    11/18 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater ^
    11/19 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues ^
    11/20 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues ^
    11/22 –  Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre ^
    11/23 –  Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre ^
    11/24 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre *

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    ^ = w/ Lucero & Frank Turner
    * = w/ Lucero & TBA

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