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D.O.A. – September 9, 2008 – Calgary

D.O.A. is back! Well, they never really ‘left’ in the first place. Since 1978 they have hardcore punk rocked their way all around the world, and now, 30 years later, they were back in Calgary for their 30th year anniversary tour and opening for fellow legends, Rancid.

Image by Rock and Roll and Meandering Nonsense.

Image by Rock and Roll and Meandering Nonsense

D.O.A. kicked their set off with both energy and ferocity, circle pits of recklessness quickly ensued in front of the stage as the band performed such songs as Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Enemy, and much to the dismay of the half dozen police officers walking around searching vainly and unsuccessfully for possession of drugs, Police Brutality and Marijuana Motherfucker.

With Joey Shithead bobbing his head and kicking as he skillfully played his guitar, Dan Yaremko jamming out on his bass, and new band arrival, James Hayden, keeping the hardcore rock beat going, D.O.A. was welcomed back to Calgary by the estimated 2500 punks with open arms.

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