DISCHARGE Banned from Canada; plays final Canadian show!6th October 2016
UK-based crust legends Discharge played their final Canadian show last night at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia. Singer JJ announced yesterday that himself and lead guitarist Bones had been detained upon entering the country – whereby JJ was advised that he was permanently banned from entering Canada.
JJ posted this statement on Facebook last night:
“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 show in Vancouver was the first date of Discharge’s highly anticipated North American tour – the remaining US dates are going ahead as planned starting in Seattle, Washington State today.
Support will be coming from Eyehategod and Toxic Holocaust.
Guitarist Tezz and bassist Rainy are permanently banned from entering the USA therefore are not playing on this run, Karl ‘Egghead’ Morris ex. The Exploited, UK Subs is filling in on bass.
Discharge have a few UK shows planned including playing as special guests to experimental post-metal pioneers Neurosis in London, as part of Neurosis’ 30 year celebrations.
Discharge announced their signing to Nuclear Blast late last year, releasing critically acclaimed studio album ‘End Of Days’ this April to widespread critical acclaim.
“a righteous fire still burns” – MOJO
“End Of Days is the real fucking deal” – Metal Hammer
“apocalyptic but exhilarating” – Record Collector
“End Of Days sees a new chapter unravel in Discharge’s long lasting legacy” – Vive Le Rock
“(End Of Days is) rendered powerfully with a production that simply steamrollers you” – Zero Tolerance
You can purchase ‘End Of Days’ here:
‘End Of Days’ CD
Jeff Janiak (JJ) – vocals
Tony Roberts (Bones) – lead guitar
Terry Roberts (Tezz) – rhythm guitar
Roy Wainwright (Rainy) – bass
Dave Bridgewood – drums