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Iconic Canadian punk band D.O.A. heading to Vernon

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February 27, 2020 - 10:29 AM

Iconic Canadian punk band D.O.A. are bringing their politically charged music to Vernon next month.

The Vancouver-based punk band, who released their first album in 1978, are set to take to the stage at Vernon’s Record City March 26. The band returns to the small Vernon venue after they sold-out a previous show in the fall of 2018.

The punk band, whose founding member Joey Keithley now holds a seat on Burnaby council, released their first record in 1978 and since then have released over 20 albums and continued to tour all over the world. The band is said to have performed at over 300 benefits and rallies for causes such as women’s rights, the environment, as well as events against war and racism.

The band is largely credited for bringing the musical term “hardcore” into the vernacular following the release of their 1981 album Hardcore 81.

The band has always been well known for their outspoken political views and have the lifelong mantra, “talk minus action equals zero.” A media release from the band encourages people to “fight back and change the world.”

True to his mantra in 2018, Keithley was elected as a City of Burnaby councillor. According to his council bio, the punk politician is also a successful business owner and entrepreneur. Keithley lists affordable housing, assistance for seniors and the availability of accessible daycare along with fighting for people’s rights as his key goals as a councillor.

D.O.A. play Record City March 26 and will be supported by local acts Mr. Awesome and SickVest. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

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