Published Jan 13, 2015Joe Keithley might not have got elected as a Green Party candidate, but he's still aiming to affect political change through his punk band D.O.A. Having already announced a Vancouver show to support protesters opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline, they've now expanded their plans and detailed the "No Oil Pipelines in B.C. Tour."
The winter jaunt will run from the end of January through the first week of February. In addition to the previously announced Vancouver gig, the politically minded itinerary also includes stops in Abbotsford, Nanaimo, Cumberland and Victoria.
A press releases notes that these shows are intended to "raise public awareness" about pipelines, and D.O.A. will be debuting their song "Pipeline Fever."
In a statement, Keithley said this about Kinder Morgan's plans to triple the capacity of its pipeline that runs to the BC city of Burnaby:
I am almost sick to the stomach when Ian Anderson (President of Kinder Morgan Canada) shows up in continuous ads trying to tell me and my fellow citizens that we will taken care of. That's BS! I grew up on Burnaby Mountain and he doesn't know jack about that beautiful place. As soon as their pipeline leaks, or a tanker hits a reef, they'll be hiding behind a phalanx of lawyers and leaving the clean up bill to the citizens of Burnaby and BC. Is that fair? The terminal will likely employ about 30-40 people and the shipping will be done by under insured tankers registered in Liberia and other countries that don't give a damn about our coast. To approve this pipeline expansion is sad and not the least bit beneficial or financially efficient for B.C., not to mention the almost complete lack of morality and decency being displayed by Kinder Morgan in this matter.
01/30 Abbotsford, BC - Foundation Bar
01/31 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
02/05 Nanaimo, BC - The Cambie
02/06 Cumberland, BC - The Waverly Hotel
02/07 Victoria, BC - The Tally Ho