No, it is not a joke. DEVO is actually alive and well…and touring. Having a 2-year old I have been entertained by Mark Mothersbaugh’s (lead singer of DEVO) cameo’s on Nickelodeon’s Yo Gabba Gabba kids show, but never thought that DEVO was still alive and well. Appearently DEVO is playing in New York City’s Irving Plaza tonight 11/21 and in Toronto on Monday and Tuesday, cool!
DEVO has been playing the same city two nights in a row intentionally in order play both albums Are We Not Men? and Freedom Of Choice each night in their entirety, what a killer idea! Brace yourself Toronto, I’m sure it will be a great show.
11/23 & 11/24 Toronto, Canada – Pheonix Concert Center
Why don’t more bands do this? Could you imagine if Rush played Hemispheres and 2112 night one and Moving Pictures and Counterparts night 2? Or Metallica playing Kill em’ All night and Black night night one, perhaps Justice for All and Ride The Lightning night two? I think that DEVO might be on to something…eh?
I’m happy to hear that DEVO still has a following since they were definitely a defining sound of the 1980’s when I was growing up.