Social Distortion has signed with Epitaph Records for their next album, which is due out sometime in the fall. Frontman Mike Ness had this to say about the signing:

"We feel that Epitaph has a natural understanding of Social Distortion; both the history of the band and the direction we want to go ... Combine that with their successful track record and it felt like a good next step for us. We've always been open to new ideas and pushing the envelope, but we have also been very conscientious about the decisions we've made. We considered a lot of options, but in the end, Epitaph feels like the right home for us. We're looking forward to taking this step forward, opening some new doors with this upcoming album and this next chapter of Social Distortion."

Once out, the new album will follow up 2004's Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll. The band has also announced some American tour dates.

July 27 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
July 28 Hampton Beach, NH Casino Ballroom
July 30 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
July 31 Hartford, CT The Webster
Aug 1 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Aug 3 Wantagh, NY Mulcahy's
Aug 4 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
Aug 5 Rochester, NY Nola's BBQ
Aug 7 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
Aug 8 Green Bay, WI Oneida Casino
Aug 10 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cove @ Harrah's
Aug 11 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
Aug 13 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Aug 14 Medford, OR Medford Armory

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