VANCOUVER, B.C. (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Vancouver-based hardcore punk "founders" have announced that after 35 years, they are hanging it up.
The group has been on tour since the fall of 2012 and have just announced the final round of dates for the tour, which they say will be their last. D.O.A. is on the road in support of their 14th studio album "We Come In Peace."
Originally founded in 1978, D.O.A. was one of a handful of bands at the forefront of the hardcore punk movement in its formative years. Their influential 1981 "Hardcore '81" may have album that linked the term hardcore to punk rock.
After wrapping up the tour, Joe "Shithead" Keithley, the only original member of the band, has announced plans to seek political office, aiming for the nomination of the Democratic Party (NDP) in in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
"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," said 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"
D.O.A. FINAL TOUR DATES:
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
– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers