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 27Poughkeepsie, NYThe Chance
July 28Hampton Beach, NHCasino Ballroom
July 30Providence, RILupo's Heartbreak Hotel
July 31Hartford, CTThe Webster
Aug 1Sayreville, NJStarland Ballroom
Aug 3Wantagh, NYMulcahy's
Aug 4Lancaster, PAChameleon Club
Aug 5Rochester, NYNola's BBQ
Aug 7Chicago, ILLollapalooza
Aug 8Green Bay, WIOneida Casino
Aug 10Council Bluffs, IAStir Cove @ Harrah's
Aug 11Boulder, COBoulder Theater
Aug 13Boise, IDKnitting Factory
Aug 14Medford, ORMedford Armory