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Discharge Banned From Canada, Allowed To Play One Final Show

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 both he 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.

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1. Oldthrasherinflorida writes:

This is bollocks...discharge rules, canada sucks....why are european bands having such a hard time in north america lately? I was supposed to see Marduk labor day weekend and it got canceled over visa nonsense....

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2. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

f*** Canada, even though a lot of my favorite bands are from there, like Rush, Annihilator, Sacrifice, Anvil, Voivod, D.B.C. (Dead Brain Cells), Exciter and Razor.

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