Social Distortion to Premiere Music Video in California
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:18:42
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Southern California fans have spoken! Over the last week, fans of rock ;n' roll icons Social Distortion were given the chance to win a worldwide premiere event in their city for the band's breathtaking short film music video for "Machine Gun Blues" by sharing the trailer online. Social Distortion and Epitaph Records have announced that the band's hometown fans in Los Angeles and Orange County stepped up to the challenge with the most shares of the trailer, demanding the event in their area. Additionally, 40 fans across the country who shared the video the most times won fly away trips to the event. Social Distortion will premiere their hotly anticipated extended video at an exclusive red carpet event that will include a screening of the video and intimate performance by the band at The Music Box in Hollywood on April 21st.
The cities and fans that didn't win should not fret though. The event will be streamed live on all partnering radio stations listed below as well as on RollingStone.com beginning at 8:15PM PT on April 21st. Fans around the world will be able to tune in simultaneously for the video premiere and performance by the band. The beautiful extended video for "Machine Gun Blues" begins in 1934 Los Angeles as Mike "Sick Boy" Ness and his "Blood and Sorrow" crew of gangsters knock off a bank only to realize the feds are hot on their trail. Shot at the famous Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and surrounding areas, the gang is chased through rolling dusty roads to their hideout for an explosive showdown with the G-men.
"Machine Gun Blues" is the first single from Social Distortion's seventh studio album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.
Social Distortion will be kicking off a US tour at the end of April in support of Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.
Social Distortion Tour Dates:
April 26 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
April 27 – El Paso, TX – Club 101 (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
April 29 – Tulsa, OK – Cain's Ballroom (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
April 30 – Frisco, TX – Edgefest @ Pizza Hut Park
May 1 – Spring, TX – Buzzfest 26 @ The Woodlands Pavilion
May 3 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
May 6 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
May 7 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
May 8 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart's (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
May 10 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
May 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
May 13 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks) – SOLD OUT
May 14 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony Summer Stage (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
May 15 – Providence, RI – Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
May 17 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
May 18 – Richmond, VA – The National (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
May 20 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (w/ Chuck Ragan & Sharks)
Are you going to check out the Social Distortion video premiere online on April 21st?