Former D.R.I. Drummer To Join MDC For European MIKEY 'OFFENDER' Memorial Tour

Classic punk band MDC will embark on their 2008 European tour in late March. The tour is being billed as the Mikey Donaldson Memorial Tour and will include stops in Holland, Belgium, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and England.

Donaldson, also known as Mikey "Offender", played bass for MDC in the early '80s and was reunited with them in 2004 for the release of "Magnus Dominus Corpus", which was followed with extensive worldwide tours.

The punk world was shaken in September 2007 when news spread of Mikey's death in Barcelona, Spain at the age of 46. Raised in Killeen, Texas, Mikey Offender went on to earn legendary status as one of the most influential punk bass players ever known, traversing with ease between a "who's who" of the most notorious punk bands, including MDC, D.R.I. and, of course, the OFFENDERS.

Joining MDC on this tour will be pioneering "crossover" drummer Felix Griffin, formerly of D.R.I. Griffin, along with Mikey Offender, broke new ground in D.R.I.'s classic "Dealing With It" album, which is arguably among the first to crossover between punk and metal. Having left D.R.I. in 1992, Griffin had returned to Austin to enjoy a break until a recent stint with Austin's ROGER'S PORN COLLECTION and currently neo-crossover band BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA.

The tour promises to be among MDC's tightest and most spirited to date, being a memorial and celebration of a lost but never forgotten legend, friend and musical comrade, Mikey "Offender" Donaldson.

European tour dates are as follows:

Mar. 27 - Netherland - Delft - Speakers
Mar. 28 - Netherlands - Sneek - Bolwerk
Mar. 29 - Netherlands - Tilburg - Little Devil
Mar. 30 - Belgium - Liege - Factory
Mar. 31 - Belgium - [to be announced]
Apr. 01 - Belgium - Gent - Frontline
Apr. 03 - UK - Newport - T.J's
Apr. 04 - Ireland - Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
Apr. 05 - Ireland - Belfast - Bunker
Apr. 06 - Ireland - Galway - Roisin Dubh
Apr. 08 - UK - Plymou - White Rabbit
Apr. 09 - UK - Huddersfield - The Parrish
Apr. 10 - UK - Newcastle - Trillians
Apr. 12 - UK - Sheffield - Plug
Apr. 13 - UK - London - Islington Carling Academy
Apr. 14 - France - Lille - Venue Tbc
Apr. 15 - France - Bressuire - Salle Emeraude
Apr. 16 - France - Limoges – [to be announced]
Apr. 17 - France - Bordeaux - Heretic
Apr. 18 - Spain - Girona - Pub Mariscal
Apr. 19 - Spain - Masnou (Bcn) - Can Humet
Apr. 20 - Spain - Madrid - Gruta 77
Apr. 21 - Spain - Donosti - Sala Mogambo
Apr. 22 - France - Marseilles - Venue Tbc
Apr. 23 - Italy - Torino - United Club
Apr. 24 - Italy - La Spezia - Skaletta
Apr. 25 - Italy - Brescia - Gsoa Magizzino 47
Apr. 26 - Italy - Gorizia Pieffe - Factory
Apr. 27 - Austria - Vienna - Arena
Apr. 30 - Germany - Stuttgart - Club Prag
May 02 - Germany - Berlin - Wild At Heart
May 03 - Netherlands - Amsterdam - [to be announced]

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