D.O.A. is back from a great European tour that saw them play 20 shows in 19 days throughout seven different countries. At the May Day Rally in Zurich, Switzerland, D.O.A. and a crowd of 2000 were surrounded by 1,000 Swiss riot police, armed with rubber bullet guns and batons, backed up by water cannon trucks and barricade-smashing vehicles. 400 people were arrested, but D.O.A. managed to escape intact. D.O.A. leader Joe Shithead Keithley said “The fascists were out for practice on a peaceable crowd, the future’s gonna suck if we don’t stand up for our rights!”
D.O.A. will tour the US East Coast and the Midwest for the first time since 2004. They have always been known as one punk’s best live bands and their current line up reinforces that. On the 2010 World Tour, Joe and bassist Dirty Dan Sedan along with drummer Floor Tom Jones will play tons of tracks from three of D.O.A.’s greatest albums: Hardcore 81, Bloodied But Unbowed and War On 45. They will also throw in a sprinkling of punk blasts from their last two albums.
D.O.A. U.S.A. Talk – Action = 0 Tour:
Fri. June 4 Port Angeles, WA – Budget CD’s
Sat. June 5 Olympia, WA – 4th St. Tavern
Thur. June 17 Philadelphia, PA – M Room w/ Negative Approach
Fri. June 18 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury – Laney Lanes w/ Negative Approach
Sat. June 19 Boston, MA – The Church w/ Negative Approach
Sun. June 20 Governors Island, NY – Punk Island Festival
Mon. June 21 Rehoboth Beach, DE – Double L Bar
Tues. June 22 Pittsburgh, PA – 222 Ormsby
Wed. June 23 Chicago, IL – Secret Location w/ Shotbaker
Thur. June 24 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar w/Shotbaker
Fri. June 25 Detroit, MI – Smalls w/Shotbaker
Sat. June 26 Rutland, OH – Skatoptia Festival
Sun. June 27 Cleveland, OH – Now that’s Class w/Shotbaker
Some tickets available HERE.
D.O.A., Canada ‘s punk legends are set to release their 13th studio album Talk – Action = 0 on June 8th via Sudden Death Records. On this album, the band goes back to its early roots and takes a few notes from their first two classic albums: Something Better Change and Hardcore 81. Talk – Action = 0 was produced by chief punk Joe Shithead Keithley and Chon (Live Free or Die).