Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion have been on tour for the 25th anniversary of their self-titled album, pausing to open for Neil Young at the Forum last week.  They concluded their tour, along with the Foo Fighters, at Love Ride 32.

Social Distortion’s  45 minute set showcased their biggest hits, “Ball and Chain” and “Story of My Life,” alongside their well-known cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” and threw in covers of “Folsom Prison Blues,” and  Hank Williams’ “Alone and Forsaken,” for good measure, emphasizing the classic country roots in their punk rock repertoire.

During the set, Mike Ness announced that this was the last show for awhile because Social Distortion were heading into the studio to record a new album, an announcement that was greeted with cheers from the crowd.

The final Love Ride drew an estimated crowd of 13,000  thanks to appearances from the Foo Fighters and Social Distortion.  Parking lots filled early and water, food and beer were gone by mid-afternoon.  All money raised will benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

Set List:

  • Bad Luck
  • Reach for the Sky
  • Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown
  • Ball and Chain
  • Untitled Blues
  • Story of My Life
  • Alone and Forsaken (Hank Williams)
  • Far Behind
  • Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
  • Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

Social Distortion at Love Ride 32

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Kathy Flynn

Kathy is a freelance music, event, and travel photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA.

Kathy started photographing bands in the early 80s, where she was a fixture on the L.A. rock scene. She returned to concert photography in 2011, starting Wicked Goddess Photography.

She is a regular contributor to Loudwire, Diffuser, National Rock Review, and Find Your Seen.

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