RIP Simon Werner and Jimmy Borghino

Simon Werner who played guitar for one of Vancouver's seminal punk bands The Skulls and also played with the influential band The Pack in the U.K., passed away November 26th after he fell and hit his head at his house in Hastings England. Simon was an outstanding guitarist, his creativity and his wry sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his two brothers and his daughter. His brother Jonathan plays in The Furies with Chris Arnett. It's a real drag to lose another friend. Simon was 55 years old. ~ Joe Keithley for The Skulls and D.O.A. and Alumni


Jimmy "Dim" Borghino passed away this past November in Oregon. Jimmy was the original singer for 7 Seconds and played in numerous bands in the Reno area. Jimmy was a wildman who knew how to rock. He is survived by his son, two brothers and his mon and dad. We'll all miss you Jimmy. ~ Joe Keithley for D.O.A. and Alumni


Spider passes away R.I.P.

"Spider was one of the original punks, a strong and vibrant spirit, if there ever was one, he will be missed by many around the world." Joe Shithead Keithley

If you would like to see the facebook Spider memorial site, please click here.


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Devon Clifford will be missed by all his family, friends and fans R.I.P.

A statement from his family:

YSPWSD’s Devon Clifford experienced a massive brain hemorrhage resulting from congenital defects while on stage in Vancouver on Friday night and fell into a coma.  A surgery was performed but sadly doctors were unable to save his life.  He was 30.

Devon Clifford was an extremely gifted drummer and determined character.  He loved his family, loved his band, loved traveling, loved being on stage and loved meeting people around the world.  He was smart, witty, passionate, and music meant everything to him.  He was also incredibly generous with his love and respected everybody he came into contact with.  This was underlined by his work with the under privileged at the Portland Hotel Society.

The Clifford family would like to take this opportunity to remind young people to have the courage to follow their dreams like Devon did.

The family would also like to take this opportunity to thank everybody around the world for their kind words and stories about how Devon impacted their lives.

 


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We are very sad to announce that Franco, MDC's original bass player, passed away in Mexico in early January, 2010. He was a real talented guy and a gentle soul.

 

We will all miss him.

 

D.O.A. and the Sudden Death gang


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Till Von Hofmann, a good friend of D.O.A.'s, and their Euro tour coordinator, passed away October 21st 2009.

We miss you already D.O.A.

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Upcoming Tours & Events

D.O.A.

Wednesday June 1st

Fire Creek

Flagstaff, AZ

Thursday June 2nd

Summit Music Hall

Denver, CO

w/ The Buzzcocks

Thursday June 3rd

Filling Station

Bozeman, Montana

Saturday June 4th

Emerald of Siam

Richland, WA

Thursday June 23rd

Lee's Palace

Toronto, ON

w/ Flag

Friday June 24th

Amnesia Rock Festival

Montebello, QC

Saturday June 25th

The Red Dog

Peterborough, ON

Sunday June 26th

Maxwell's

Waterloo, ON

Friday July 8th

Breaking Borders Festival

Bremen Germany

Saturday July 9th

Jarocin Festival

Jarocin, Poland

Monday July 11th

Den Bristol Squat

Gent, Belgium

Tuesday July 12th

Gibus

Paris, France

w/ MDC

Wednesday July 13th

Vive Le Punk Festival

Callac, France

Thursday July 14th

Kreativ Fabrik

Weisbaden, Germany

Friday July 15th

Back To The Future Festival

Glaubitz, Germany

w/TSOL

Saturday July 16th

Chelsea

Vienna, Austria

Sunday July 17th

Club Buben

Prague, Czech Republic

Tuesday July 19th

Underwerket

Copenhagen, Denmark

Wednesday July 20th

Hafenklang

Hamburg, Germany

Thursday July 21st

Wild At Heart

Berlin, Germany

Friday July 22nd

The Tube

Dusseldorf, Germany

Saturday July 23rd

New Cross Inn

London, UK

Sunday 24th

The Fleece

Bristol, UK

Monday July 25th

Hairy Dog

Derby, UK

Tuesday July 26th

Music City

Antwerp, Belgium

Wednesday July 27th

Immerhin, Würzburg

Germany

Thursday July 28th

Podparou Festival

Vyskov, Czech Republic

Friday July 29th

Kanal Rock Festival

Horten, Norway

Friday August 19th

The Legion

Prince George, BC

Saturday August 20th

Festival

Fort St. James, BC

D.O.A.

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