D.O.A. to play Ann Arbor's Blind Pig on July 19th
July 10, 2018
D.O.A., the pioneering punks who invented the term "hardcore" and are halfway through their 40th anniversary tour, suffered a serious set back in Spokane this week when over $4,000 worth of gear and their longtime backdrop was stolen from their van. The Godfather of Hardcore, Joe "Shithead" Keithley (guitar, vocals), talked about it with the local station KHQ. Listen / Watch HERE.
D.O.A.'s new album called Fight Back is being hailed as their most innovative album since War on 45 (1982). The band has always been on the pulse of what's going on in the political world.
"When you really think about it, income inequality and disparity is at the root of a lot huge problems, like environmental degradation, war, sexism and hate" said Keithley who has been fighting the good fight for the last 40 years. It's why he's made TALK - ACTION = 0 his lifelong mantra.
Fight Back, released on Keithley's own label Sudden Death Records, is a scathing and timely piece. Joe deals with all manner of unseemly low characters and issues. The album opens with acerbic "You Need an Ass Kickin' Right Now," next rips right into the startling "Killer Cops," then smashes into the anthemic "Time To Fight Back," which is street punk resistance at its fiercest. The album proceeds with the timely "Gonna Set You Straight" with violent and natural ease, and continues with the vitriolic "I Just Got Back From the USA." Then, the album takes a funny twist with "We Won't Drink This Piss" (down with bad corporate beer!) and "You Can't Stop Me," a song in which Joe delves into the character of Slapshot's playing coach Reggie Dunlop (a natural alter ego perhaps).
UPDATED TOUR DATES:
7/13 - Lombard, IL @ Brauerhouse
7/14 - Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room
7/16 - Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
7/17 - Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter
7/18 - Toledo, OH @ Frankies
7/19 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
7/20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog
7/21 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
7/22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
7/23 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
7/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
7/26 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
7/27 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau - Montreal '77 Festival
7/28 - Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
8/15 - Duncan, BC @ Cowichan Theatre
8/16 - Quadra Island, BC @ The Legion
8/17 - Port Alberni, BC @ Rainbow Room
8/18 - Ucluelet, BC @ The Legion
"You Need An Ass Kickin' Right Now" is the first video from D.O.A.'s new album Fight Back. Canada's legendary punks have always delighted in sticking it to pompous and despicable characters, so this new video carries on their fine tradition of defiance and irreverence.
"In our modern world that is stuffed with ever increasing episodes of racism, sexism, greed and warmongers, it's time say enough is enough, time to fight back," said Keithley, the fearless leader of D.O.A.
In "Ass Kickin'" he takes on callous and tragic characters like: Kanye, Putin, Harvey Weinstein, Xi Jingping, Trump, and many more. "My only regret is that the song is only one minute and 20 seconds long, so we ran out of time to include more," concluded Keithley.