Social Distortion and Flogging Molly announce co-headlining 2019 North American tour

The Devil Makes Three and Le Butcherettes will support the late-summer run

Social Distortion and Flogging Molly
Social Distortion, photo by Antonio Marino Jr. / Flogging Molly, photo by Debi Del Grande

    A couple of veteran California-based punk-rock acts will hit the road together for a late summer North American trek, as Social Distortion and Flogging Molly will embark on a co-headlining tour. Along for the ride will be The Devil Makes Three and Le Butcherettes.

    The trek kicks off August 13th in Irving, Texas, and runs through a September 29th show in Mesa, Arizona. Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public Friday (April 26th) at this location, with special pre-sales starting as early as tomorrow. Once shows sell out, tickets will also be available at StubHub.

    Social Distortion are celebrating 40 years as a band, having formed in 1979, with frontman Mike Ness as the one constant member throughout the run. When we asked Ness last year about 2019 marking the band’s 40th anniversary, he told us, “Well, I didn’t think I was gonna live this long, for one, but I was one of those guys who wanted to be a rock star since I was 5 years old, so I wanted the band to become successful, even when it wasn’t considered cool to be successful, in punk rock.”


    It’s been eight years since Social D released a new album, 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, and Ness told us that he was set to be in pre-production on a new LP the first few months of this year. However, he added that a 2019 release “would be nice, for sure, but I don’t want to just rush a record to meet a deadline. This record is really important for our career. I want to make a f*ckin’ statement. I want to write the record of my career.”

    [See Also: Mike Ness on 40 Years of Social Distortion, New Album Plans, and More]

    Meanwhile, Flogging Molly most recently delivered their brand of Celtic punk on 2017’s Life Is Good, and have been touring behind their sixth album ever since. The band previously announced the 2019 edition of their Salty Dog Cruise, which also features Frank Turner, Pennywise, Stiff Little Fingers, and others. The punk-fueled boat trip will set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on November 8th.

    Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, The Devil Makes Three and Le Butcherettes Tour Dates:
    08/13 – 
Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
    08/14 – Houston, TX @ 
Revention Music Center
    08/16 – Orlando, Fl @ Orlando Amphitheatre
    08/17 – 
Atlanta, GA @ 
Coca Cola Roxy
    08/18 – Raleigh, NC @ 
Red Hat Amphitheater
    08/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 
Stage AE
    08/21 – 
Baltimore, MD @ Mecu Pavilion
    08/23 – 
Virginia Beach, VA @ 
Veterans United Home Loans
    08/24 – 
Philadelphia, PA @ 
The Met Philadelphia
    08/25 – 
New York, NY @ 
Rooftop at Pier 17
    08/27 – Buffalo, NY @ 
    08/28 – 
Boston, MA @ 
Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
    08/30 – Westbrook, ME @ 
Maine Savings Pavilion – Rock Row
    08/31 – 
Asbury Park, NJ @ 
Stone Pony
    09/03 – 
Toronto, ON @ 
Echo Beach
    09/04 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
    09/06 – Sterling Heights, MI @ 
Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
    09/07 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
    09/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ 
The Armory
    09/10 – 
Des Moines, IA @ 
Water Works Park
    09/11 – 
Council Bluffs, IA @ 
Harrah’s Council Bluffs
    09/13 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom *
    09/17 – Bonner, MT @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater
    09/18 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center
    09/20 – Portland, OR @ 
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
    09/21 – Seattle, WA @ 
Wamu Theater
    09/22 – 
Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre
    09/24 – Sacramento, CA @ Papa Murphy’s Park
    09/26 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre – Berkeley
    09/27 – Paso Robles, CA @ 
Vina Robles Amphitheatre
    09/28 – 
Las Vegas, NV @ 
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
    09/29 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater


    * = no The Devil Makes Three

    Social Distortion and Flogging Molly Tour Poster