As KROQ revealed on Monday, Social Distortion is finally returning to its favored O.C. stomping ground: House of Blues Anaheim, where in years past Mike Ness & Co. have often played weeks of shows throughout December and January.
So far, there are only two gigs at the Mouse House, Dec. 10-11, as well as a pair at HOB Sunset Strip, Dec. 13-14, and a trip to the chain’s Las Vegas club on Dec. 20. Tickets for all shows, $30 each, go on sale Friday, July 13, at 10 a.m..
Also coming to the Anaheim venue: August Burns Red with the Color Morale and Overseer, Sept. 22, $20 … and Alesana, Oct. 25, $18. Those also go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
Alesana also plays Oct. 26 at the West Hollywood spot, also $18, while Motion City Soundtrack appears there on Oct. 25, $20, with the Jukebox the Ghost and Now, Now. (Also catch that bill Oct. 26 at the Glass House in Pomona, $20, on sale Friday at noon.) And one more a HOB Sunset: DJ Hype, July 21, $25.
And since we’re mentioning Pomona- bound bands, here are two more: Paramore and Needtobreathe. The first group, fronted by Hayley Williams, will take a break from work on its fourth album to headline the Fox Theater on Aug. 14, $30 in advance, $35 day of show. Meanwhile, South Carolina’s Rinehart brothers and their band come to the Fox on Nov. 2, with Good Old War and Matthew Mayfield opening, $25.50-$35.50. Both dates go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.