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.

California:
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

Alberta:
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