D.O.A. is back for keeps! New studio album and Worldwide Tour in 2015

True North Strong and Free Tour in support of Welcome to Chinatown Live Album

Beau’s All Natural Brewery creates Hardcore 8.1 Malt Liquor in Tribute to D.O.A.

D.O.A., Canada’s most politically astute, controversial and always wildly entertaining band is back. The godfather of hardcore Joe Shithead Keithley, had announced his retirement back in 2012 to take a run at formal politics in his native British Columbia. That is out the window and D.O.A. is all set to come back with a vengeance. As Joe recently said “When I lost my nomination by five votes, I was pissed. But I soon realized that I had not forgotten how to write songs, how to sing and play guitar and how to kick ass up on stage! So I am ramping up D.O.A. again and we’re going to let our street politics tell the stories about what’s really happening!”

D.O.A., the Men of Action have a ballsy new lineup featuring the additions of Paddy Duddy on drums (Circle The Wagons, Rusty Nails) and Mike Hodsall on bass (Circle The Wagons) They are starting work on a new studio album (their 16th) that will be out March 2015 and are making plans to tour the world. Which will include Europe, North America, South America Japan and China (for the 3rd time!).

This fall D.O.A. will the road this fall on their True North Strong and Free tour that will support of their latest album Welcome To Chinatown, a 28 song live classic. The D.O.A. tour will take the band through Ontario and Quebec before heading back west for dates in Alberta and B.C. Fans around the world have always proclaimed for the last 35 years that D.O.A. is one of the greatest and one of the most exciting live bands ever, the Welcome to Chinatown album backs that up in a big way.

Welcome to Chinatown released by Sudden Death Records delivers an unbelievable cultural and musical thrill ride with this epic release. The band gives you a tension filled ride through punk classics pulled from albums like “Something Better Change”, “Hardcore 81”, “War on 45” and “Northern Avenger”.

The dates in Ontario will be sponsored by Beau’s All Natural Brewing, who created Hardcore 8.1 Malt Liquor in tribute to the band. The brewery states that “Beau’s created Hardcore 8.1 to pay tribute to an iconic band we revere: Vancouver’s D.O.A., true pioneers and 35+ year veterans of the hardcore punk scene.” It’s the only certified organic malt liquor in the world. The beer will be available at all Ontario D.O.A. shows. No doubt, D.O.A. will be pulling out all the stops at their live shows, including their punk-i-fied version of Roll Out The Barrels, where they will invite the audience up to try and polish off a entire bomber bottle of Hardcore 8.1 in a single go on stage. www.beaus.ca Joe is really excited to backed by Beau's "It's a natural fit, D.O.A. and beer!" Joe remarked. D.O.A., just like the beer itself could be described as a classy, certified organic interpretation of the iconic punk rock style. In fact you could say, that D.O.A. are close to being the last real punk band in the world: The last band standing, so to speak. So don't be a fool, go see them while you can.

D.O.A. Welcome to Chinatown Tour
Tuesday October 28th - Byng, Cranbrook, BC
Wednesday October 29th - Pawnshop Edmonton, AB
Thursday October 30th - The Vat, Red Deer, AB
Friday October 31st - Scores, Lethbridge, AB
Saturday November 1st - Republik, Calgary, AB
Sunday November 2nd - Last Drop Pub, Revelstoke, BC
Saturday December 6th, Joe Shithead Keithley - Kootenay Coop Radio, Nelson, BC, Doors 8 PM

Coming Soon...
New D.O.A. Hardcore 8.1 Malt Liquor.
Available at all D.O.A. Ontario tour dates this fall.

Current Confirmed Dates:

Wednesday October 1st - Windsor Beer Exchange, Windsor, ON
Thursday October 2nd - Call The Office, London, ON
Saturday October 4th - Katacombes, Montreal, QC
Sunday October 5th - La Source De La Martiniere, Quebec City, QC
Tuesday October 7th - The Mansion, Kingston, ON
Wednesday October 8th - Cork Hall, Kitchener, ON
Thursday October 9th - Red Dog, Peterborough, ON
Friday October 10th - Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, ON
Saturday October 11th - Hard Luck, Toronto, ON
Sunday October 12th - This Ain't Hollywood, Hamilton, ON

Tuesday October 28th - Byng, Cranbrook, BC
Wednesday October 29th - Pawnshop, Edmonton, AB
Thursday October 30th - The Vat, Red Deer, AB
Friday October 31st - Scores, Lethbridge, AB
Saturday November 1st - Republik, Calgary, AB

The New D.O.A.

July 23rd Posted by Joe Keithley in SDR News

Photo by Tom Wiebe


Paddy Duddy - Drums, Joey "Shithead" Keithley - Guitar + Vox, Mike Hodsall - Bass + Vox

Nash The Slash is gone, another great Canadian musician leaves us way too early R.I.P.


“Really sad to hear about Nash’s passing,” punk legend Joe Shithead of D.O.A.told Billboard in an email. “A few years back Nash and D.O.A. teamed up to play four shows together in Southern Ontario. D.O.A. would play a full set, then Nash would come on stage to join us for the encore. It was F-ing great! It gave a whole new twist to the songs having Nash’s incredible violin playing added in, and the looks on kid’s faces was pretty rich as well, it took them a minute but would get into it after about ½ a song. To me, having been a long time fan of Nash, it was a great honour. Nash The Slash, you will be missed! RIP my friend.”

*Quote and photo taken from Billboard Magazine's website. To read the full article, please visit the site: http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/6084877/nash-the-slash-mysterious-canadian-experimental

Thanks very much to John Mackie at the Vancouver Sun for his article about Dave.

Read the article HERE.

Long live the spirit of Dave Gregg !!!

(Photo by Dan Scott)

 

D.O.A. guitarist Dave Gregg - Rest in Peace

It is with unbelievable sorrow that I have to talk about the passing of Dave Gregg. He died of a heart attack this past weekend. I can't even come close to being able to express strong enough condolences to his wife Cathy and the rest of Dave's family.

Dave was a member of D.O.A. from 1980-88 and played some screaming guitar licks on the following albums: Something Better Change, Hardcore 81, War on 45, Let's Wreck The Party, True North Strong and Free and finally on Murder. He was a great guitarist and an unbelievable showman.

But more importantly he was genuinely nice guy and a caring human being, who had one of the most wicked senses of humor I have ever come across.

On long D.O.A. tours Dave (usually the overnight driver) and I along with our comrades Chuck Biscuits, Randy Rampage, Ken Lester, Dimwit (R.I.P.), Brian "Wimpy Roy" Goble, Greg "Peckerwood" James and Jon Card would while away the hours with almost endless conversation. But it usually came down to Dave and I still gabbing into the wee hours. We would scheme about how to change the world and possible wild scientific breakthroughs as we endlessly put up really shitty music on the radio (not much has changed). Dave and I also became very familiar with prices of every kind of crop grown across America and many a gospel preacher on that same radio in the Dodge van we called the Blue Bullet. At one point when D.O.A. had been playing close to 10 years, Dave and I calculated that we had spent four of those 10 years in vans, traveling to shows. As Dave drove he would furiously work his way through bag after bag of spits (sunflower seeds), he would deposit the shells in the door sill of the driver side door until the pile would reach a height of about 12 inches, that was a badge of honor.

On our first tour with Dave he got really drunk at the second show and forgot about half the arrangements, as he stood on the opposite side of the circular bar at the venue we had just played, he smirked at me with a particularly dazed look, I realized I had to get him to shape up, so I threw my 3/4 full can of beer across the bar and nailed him in the forehead. Dave rarely forgot an arrangement after that and went on to become a consummate musician and performer.

I could probably write a book about funny Dave Gregg stories and maybe even promote his one man organization: The New Spartans! LOL

I really wish I had one more chance to sit down with him and cover some of that ground again and explore new avenues of thought, but I can't and that sucks.

Dave, we will all miss you tremendously, but you will live on in our hearts.

Long live the spirit of Dave Gregg !!!

Joe Shithead Keithley - March 31st, 2014

(Photos by Amy Mann from a show called The Eastern Front 1981 Berkeley, California.)

 

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90 minutes of D.O.A. LIVE - 30 Classic D.O.A. hits. Includes free CD and bonus footage.

Produced by Marcus Rogers, Joe Keithley and Sean Holowaychuk.

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New 25 track D.O.A. double live album and 28 Track live CD out now! Get yours HERE!

 

1985 vintage Marshall JCM 800 amplifier head for sale!

Back in 1985 D.O.A. visited the Marshall factory in England. Dave Gregg (who played guitar in D.O.A. 1980-88) and I purchased identical Marshall JCM 800 heads, we even met Jim Marshall that day.

I have sold mine, but if you are interested in Dave's head, make us an offer.

It's in excellent shape and it was used for 500 D.O.A. shows and can be heard on the following albums: Let's Wreck The Party, True North, Strong and Free and Murder.

Joe Keithley/D.O.A.

*Please contact Bill at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to make an offer.

 

New Live Double 12" album and CD!

Get your copy today! Available on Vinyl and CD.

 

D.O.A.'s album "Hardcore 81" has been named #86 in the top 100 Canadian albums of all time by CBC Radio! You can see the website with the top 100 below.

 

 

Sudden Death Records is pleased to be reissuing the classic D.O.A. album "War on 45" for the 30th Anniversary of it's release.

 

 

To get your copy today, click HERE.

 
 
 
Upcoming Tours & Events

Tuesday October 28th

Byng

Cranbrook, BC

Wednesday October 29th

Pawnshop

Edmonton, AB

Thursday October 30th

The Vat

Red Deer, AB

Friday October 31st

Scores

Lethbridge, AB

Saturday November 1st

Republik

Calgary, AB

Sunday November 2nd

Last Drop Pub

Revelstoke, BC

Saturday December 6th

Joe Shithead Keithley

Kootenay Coop Radio

Nelson, BC

Doors 8 PM

TBA

More D.O.A. Dates TBC

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