21 January 2013

Punk Legends D.O.A. Say Farewell After 35 Years

Final US Shows Announced

Legendary punk's D.O.A have travelled the globe almost continuously since they formed in 1978 and released their first snarling piece of vinyl, the "Disco Sucks" EP. That slab of plastic opened the door to international prominence, 14 studio albums and three generations of fans. 2013 marks the band's 35th and final year as Canada's godfather of punk Joe Keithley embarks on a political career seeking the New Democratic Party (NDP) nomination in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Punk and politics are historically linked and D.O.A. have always worn their politics on their sleeves. Their blatant slogan: TALK-ACTION=0 sums it all up. D.O.A. have played benefits for Rape Relief, Anti-Racism, Education, Anti-Globalization, Anti-War, OXFAM, First Nations Rights, Anti-Censorship and environmental causes amongst many others. "I've been working on trying to change Canada and this world into a better place from outside the system for the last 35 years," reflects Keithley, "now I will do my utmost to effect that change from inside the system. That's why I am running for the only progressive party, the NDP"

Eastern Canada packed venues in the fall 2012 for final D.O.A. shows and now the final dates have been announced for B.C,, Alberta and California . Celebrating 35 years and their 14th studio album We Come In Peace, fans will be treated to 2 hours of D.O.A. songs old and new. Watch for special appearances from many ex band members at the final Vancouver shows on January 18th and 19th at The Rickshaw.

Don't miss this final opportunity to catch the legendary band that influenced a ton of bands ranging from The Red Hot Chili Peppers to Green Day to Rancid to The Offspring.


Thursday Jan. 31st - Phoenix Theatre Petaluma, CA
Friday Feb. 1st - The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Saturday Feb. 2nd - Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
Sunday Feb. 3rd - Weber's, Reseda, CA

Wednesday Feb. 20th - Studio Nightclub, Lethbridge, AB
Thursday Feb. 21st - The Vat, Red Deer, AB
Friday Feb. 22 - Pawn Shop, Edmonton, AB
Saturday Feb. 23rd - The Republic, Calgary, AB
Sunday Feb. 24th - Wild Bill's, Banff, AB

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