Canadian punk legends D.O.A. have announced plans for a 40th anniversary tour to celebrate their landmark second record, Hardcore 81. The band, still led by fearless front man Joe “Shithead” Keithley, will play the entire album front to back for the first time ever. While most of the dates are in British Columbia, they will briefly dip into Washington and Oregon. 

The tour also corresponds with a new reissue of their undisputed punk classic Hardcore 81, on Keithley’s own Sudden Death Records. The 40th anniversary vinyl edition will come in red or black, and includes three bonus tracks (“Disco Sucks”, “The Prisoner” and “Fucked Up Ronnie”) and a 12 page booklet.

The booklet, entitled D.O.A.’s History of Hardcore, is packed with previously unseen photos and Keithley’s take on the origins of hardcore, a term he helped define. The book is also available as a stand alone item signed by Joey Shithead himself. Trucker hats and skate decks are among the other new items available. Order all things D.O.A. and Sudden Death Records here.

D.O.A. formed in Vancouver B.C. way back in 1978. Through countless lineup changes, Keithley has stuck to his anti-war, pro-equality message. His tireless political activism eventually led to his being elected to the Burnaby city council as a member of the Green Party. Talk Minus Action Equals Zero!

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