Punk Legends D.O.A. Calling it Quits; Final Shows Announced

D.O.A.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

D.O.A. to Release 13th Studio Album, Talk – Action = 0 on June 8

D.O.A., Canada’s punk legends, are set to release their 13th studio album Talk – Action = 0 on June 8th via Sudden Death Records. On this album, the band goes back to its early roots and takes a few notes from their first two classic albums: Something Better Change and Hardcore 81. The new video for “I Live in a Car” can be viewed below:

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Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri. June 4 – Port Angeles, WA – Budget CD’s D
Sat. June 5 – Olympia, WA – 4th St. Tavern
Fri. June 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
Sat. June 19 – Boston, MA – The Church
Sun. June 20 – Governors Island, NY – Punk Island Fest
Mon. June 21 – Rehoboth Beach, DE – Double L Bar
Tue. June 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – 222 Ormsby
Wed. June 23 – Chicago, IL – Surprise Show
Thu. June 24 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
Fri. June 25 – Detroit, MI – Smalls (21+)
Sat. June 26 – Rutland, OH – Skatoptia Fest
Sun. June 27 – Cleveland, OH – Now that’s Class

Ex-D.O.A., BLACK FLAG, DANZIG Drummer Chuck Biscuits’ Death a Hoax

Despite numerous reports of his death, D.O.A.‘s Joe Keithley has dispelled rumors that famed drummer Chuck Biscuits (ex-D.O.A., BLACK FLAG, MISFITS, DANZIG) has recently passed away.

“He’s well and alive, so that’s good news,” said Keithley.

According to the Canadian Press, the reports seem to have originated from a single blog post written by New York freelance writer James Greene Jr., who has since claimed that he was duped by an anonymous emailer.

Read the full article here.