*abgesagt D.O.A / Andi Social
D.O.A., the Men of Action, will tour the world this year and the band´s devoted fans can´t wait. D.O.A. founder Joey „Shithead“ Keithley, Canada´s godfather of punk recently said „You can´t stop D.O.A., a lot of people have tried and failed miserably, so don´t waste your time! Ha Ha!“ Joe is backed up by D.O.A.´s powerful rhythm section, which is Paddy Duddy (drums) and Mike Hadsall (bass), this trio have played together for the last nine years. Over D.O.A.´s history, the band has played over 4,000 shows on 5 different continents in 50 different countries.
D.O.A. started out in a whirlwind of controversy and upheaval. In 1978 three guys´ fresh out of high school: Joey Shithead, Chuck Biscuits and Randy Rampage joined the punk rock revolution in February 1978. But they soon realized that there were no record deals coming any time soon. Joey, who was working towards being a civil rights lawyer before he found punk rock, concluded that the band had to take the Do It Yourself approach long before D.I.Y. became popular. So he formed a fledging record label called Sudden Death Records and the label released D.O.A.´s first snarling slab of vinyl, the Disco Sucks 7″ EP. Disco Sucks soon became an underground hit and the band started touring far and wide.
In 1980 Joey Shithead coined the term „hardcore“ The band soon released their landmark album Hardcore 81. The album became a hit and the hardcore movement took off and D.O.A. pushed that expression into our common vernacular. Over the last four decades D.O.A. have released 18 studio albums and sold well over a million albums. The band´s albums, shows and attitude has won over three generations of fans and influenced the likes of Guns and Roses, Green Day, Nirvana, Offspring, Henry Rollins, David Grahl and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, to name a few.
Joe has also found time to write two books: From day one, D.O.A. helped organize and lead hundreds of benefit concerts and protests for good and just causes: women´s rights, food bank benefits, First Nations rights, union and environmental issues. They also have organized concerts that have taken a stand against war, racism and weapons proliferation, to name a few issues they have stood up to. In 2019 D.O.A.´s seminal album Hardcore 81 was named one of Canada´s all-time great musical accomplishments. Canada´s CBC Polaris awards named it one of the best albums of all time, beating the likes of Sarah McLaughlin, The Band, KD Laing and other notable artists.
Throughout the past 45 years, the press have referred to Keithley as a cultural politician, trying to change the world from outside the system. As well, many have compared Joe to a modern day Woody Guthrie as he is always looking for a way to stand up for the average person just like his idols Woody and Pete Seeger. Well my friends, Joe got elected in October 2018 as a city councillor in his home town of Burnaby. There is new documentary about this transition in the works called Something Better Change. Director Scott Crawford (Salad Days and Boy Howdy) and producer Paul Rachman (American Hardcore) have been documenting Joe´s journey through politics and music. It is scheduled for release in 2024. Joe is now changing the system from the inside. He has worked to provide affordable housing, helping the disadvantaged and creating a truly sustainable future. Joe was recently re-elected to second term as city councillor in October 2022.
So that in a few words is D.O.A. When they take their wild, unbridled show live show on the road, it´s a must see, because this is one of the last real punk rock bands that still gets out there and kicks ass and tells it like it is. It´s always an atmosphere of chaos, veering out of control, but somehow, at the last minute, D.O.A., manages to steer it all in the right direction, so you end up witnessing an incredible event. And in an indescribable way, you are not quite the same afterwards.
Support: Andi Social
Es wird leise. Konzerte werden abgesagt. Das Virus geht um. Proben verboten. Songs schreiben für die Schublade? Nein. Gleich zu Hause aufnehmen. Mit den Freunden tauschen und dazu spielen. No Guest List Tonight. Zumindest online veröffentlichen. Die Lockdown-EP wird auf bandcamp veröffentlicht und kann überall gestreamt werden. Punk Rock, Power Pop und alles dazwischen. DIY. Das Angebot, eine große Club-Tour als Support zu spielen. Band zusammentrommeln, Urlaub nehmen. Proben per Webcam und Datenaustausch.
Einlass 19:00 // Beginn 20:00
VVK 20 € zzgl. Gebühren // AK 25 € // ermäßigte AK 20 €
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