DENVER, CO – After thirty years, it doesn’t appear that Social Distortion has any plans of slowing down any time soon. Mike Ness and crew chose to close out their latest tour with three nights at Denver’s Ogden Theater.
With all three nights selling out, it appears Social Distortion fans aren’t in a hurry for the band to stop any time soon, either.
Their eighteen song set leaned heavily on tracks from their latest studio album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, but the band also dug into their vault with plenty of songs to keep hardcore fans satisfied. Unquestionably, the highlight of the evening came late in the set, when the band was joined by a pair of soul-sister backup singers on takes of California (Hustle and Flow) and Can’t Take It With You matching the studio versions of these songs from Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.
If Mike Ness follows the same pattern as the past, we shouldn’t expect another Social Distortion album in the near future. But, what we can expect is when Social Distortion returns to Denver, the room will be packed and the band will deliver their same brand of punk music that has kept their fans coming back for thirty years.