UK punk legends DISCHARGE have been banned from Canada!
The band, underway on their headlining North American tour, performed their final Canadian show in Vancouver as both frontman JJ and lead guitarist Bones were detained upon entering the country. In a statement via Facebook JJ says, “well… I’m permanently banned from Canada. Criminal charges from 20 years ago. However they let me in to play the show for a “low” cost of $200 as long as I leave the country after we play. Bones made it in by the skin of his teeth… Tezz / Rainy not allowed back in the USA. Karl Morris ‘Egghead’ from THE EXPLOITED, UK SUBS etc. will be filling in on bass for us. Doesn’t look like DISCHARGE will ever be allowed back in Canada… so looks like tonight will be our last Canadian show. All USA shows still on… see ya soon!”
The remaining US tour dates are going ahead as planned but guitarist Tezz and bassist Rainy are permanently banned from entering the USA therefore they are not playing on the tour. Karl ‘Egghead’ Morris ex. THE EXPLOITED, UK SUBS is filling in on bass. Support comes from EYEHATEGOD and TOXIC HOLOCAUST. The remaining tour dates are as follows:
Oct 07 Dante’s Portland, OR
Oct 08 Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
Oct 09 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
Oct 10 The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood, CA
Oct 11 The Glass House Pomona, CA
Oct 12 Brighton Music Hall Somerville, MA
Oct 13 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Oct 14 The Marlin Room at Webster Hall New York, NY
Oct 15 Cobra Lounge Chicago, IL
End of Days is out now via Nuclear Blast Records.
For more information on DISCHARGE like their official page on Facebook.