It’s an election year in the United States, and legendary Canadian hardcore-punk outfit D.O.A. aren’t keeping quiet. The band has announced that its 18th studio album, Treason, will be out March 15th. They’ll also hit the campaign trail supporting Dead Kennedys on a East Coast tour in March followed by headlining dates across North America in May and June.
The politically charged new album is in line with D.O.A.’s sentiments for the past four decades: a “musical reaction” to the “dismaying news coming out of world capitals,” according to the press release.
The band that once blatantly blasted former US President Ronald Reagan with “F**cked Up Ronnie” now take on current US President Donald Trump with the reworked yet equally as blunt, “F**cked Up Donald”. Then they take on the entire cabinet with opener “All the President’s Men”.
Other tracks focus on topics such as the unfair treatment of refugees, global warming, and brutal takedowns of the misogyny, bigotry, and warmongering of the current administration.
D.O.A.’s lineup for Treason features central figure Joe “Shithead” Keithley alongside drummer Paddy Duddy and bassist Mike “Corkscrew” Hodsall, marking their third album together as a trio.
D.O.A. 2020 North American Tour Dates:
03/10 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva ^
03/11 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club ^
03/12 – Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
03/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA ^
03/14 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live ^
03/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl ^
03/26 – Vernon, BC @ Record City
03/27 – Apex, BC @ Gun Barrel Grill
03/28 – Pemberton, BC @ Prospect Pub
05/07 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
05/08 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
05/09 – Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood
05/10 – Waterloo, ON @ Starlight
05/11 – Barrie, ON @ The Foxx Lounge
05/12 – Kingston, ON@ The Mansion
05/13 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes
05/14 – Ottawa, ON @ Dominion Tavern
05/15 – Quebec, QC @ L’Anti Bar
05/16 – Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock Café Le Stage
05/17 – Sherbrooke, QC@ Bar Le Magog
05/18 – St Catherines, ON @ Warehouse Concert Hall
06/04 – Port Angeles, WA @ Little Devil’s Lunchbox
06/05 – Salem, OR @ Blast Off
^ = Supporting Dead Kennedys
01. All The President’s Men
02. Wait Till Tomorrow
03. It Was D.O.A.
04. Just Got Back From The USA
05. F**ked Up Donald
06. Hey Hey, My My (Neil Young cover)
07. Gonna Set You Straight
08. It’s Treason