Published Jun 25, 2018In the spirit of their latest LP, D.O.A. are looking to Fight Back against thieves who stole band merchandise and gear during a recent tour stop in the United States, including the stage backdrop that the Vancouver group have used since 1985.
The band took to Facebook to spread the word following a June 16 show in Spokane, WA, writing that "various D.O.A. merchandise and gear was stolen," in addition to a Dunnett snare drum.
"The big hit was the D.O.A. backdrop. It's irreplaceable, we need to get it back," the band wrote of the decades-old piece of D.O.A. history. "Spokane folks and punk's [sic] everywhere. You can't miss it, it's 20 feet wide. Reward is being offered, no questions asked."
The band added that Los Cabos drumsticks and DR Strings had replaced some of the band's lost gear.
D.O.A. wrote on Facebook that the theft won't deter them from playing the city in the future, writing "We don't blame Spokane and of course we will be back to play your great scene. We had an amazing show there and look forward to getting back soon."
It's unclear whether the theft will affect D.O.A.'s forthcoming run of July tour dates, including the group's inaugural Fight Back Festival in Vancouver.