Event

D.O.A. Returns to Kelowna with a Show at Doc Willoughby’s

Fronted by remaining founding member, guitarist and vocalist, and Burnaby City Councillor Joey Keithley

Canada’s legendary punk kings who helped spread punk rock counterculture around the world, approach a momentous milestone. For nearly 25 years D.O.A. has been happily slashing away at all manner of philosophical enemies. They’ve traveled the globe almost continuously since they formed in 1978; they released their first snarling piece of vinyl, the “Disco Sucks” EP in June of that year. That slab of plastic opened the door to international prominence, riots, rip-off record companies and three generations of fans.

The seminal Vancouver hardcore punk band is fronted by remaining founding member, guitarist and vocalist Joey Keithley who just last year became a newly elected city Councillor for Burnaby as a member of the Burnaby Green Party. D.O.A. is known for its outspoken political opinions and has a history of performing for many causes and benefits. Its slogan is “Talk Minus Action Equals Zero.” The band’s lyrics and imagery frequently advocate anti-racism, anti-globalization, freedom of speech, and environmentalism.

Joey and the band return to Kelowna in mid November with a gig at Docs. Locals Jenny and The Dicks open. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here.