After 35 years and 14 studio albums, D.O.A. have announced that they are disbanding this year and a set of farewell shows. Guitarist/vocalist Joey “Shithead” Keithley embarks on a political career seeking the New Democratic Party (NDP) nomination in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.
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”
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.
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