Social Distortion and The Gaslight Anthem announce Melbourne sidewave

We are beyond excited to announce that SOCIAL DISTORTION’S Australian fans will finally get their moment in the sun after 31 grueling years!

SOCIAL DISTORTION are seminal punk torchbearers and is all that is right and pure about rock’n’roll. There’s always been genuine soul in the work of this Orange County crew, Mike Ness undoubtedly the closest musical descendant to Johnny Cash as you’ll find in the business.

Even more sweeter than performing at the Soundwave Festival, SOCIAL DISTORTION have announced a one off Melbourne club show with fellow American rockers THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM.

In five short years, New Jersey quartet THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM have gone from punk rock bruisers to one of the most celebrated & prolific modern rock acts on the scene.

Their debut album ‘Sink or Swim’ turned a lot of heads upon its release, and the band became quickly singled out as one to watch for the future with Kerrang! pronouncing them as "The best new band you’ll hear in 2008". Wearing their influences as badges of honour, it was the release of ‘The 59 Sound’ that saw them blasting out soulful punk rock, strewn with bittersweet memories of small-town blue-collar America. They had created a monster that would go down as “one of the greatest rock albums ever crafted.” – Sputnik Music

Not one to rest on their laurels THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM released ‘American Slang’ in June to a swathe of critical and fan acclaim. ”American Slang is one of the most exciting rock’n’roll records since global warming hit the headlines. Listening to it, you can almost hear the stadium roar that played live these songs will likely inspire.” – Uncut

Australian fans have waited what seems like an eternity for this; and with the Melbourne leg of Soundwave now completely sold out this will be your only chance to see these 2 icons of Punk Rock in the one place.



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