Friday, July 15, 2005

Tour de Devo

According to, Devo is hitting the road:

The fantastic plastic five, who haven't released a full album of new material since 1990's "Smooth Noodle Maps," is touring again, following up on their eccentric but successful 2004 tour, when they played venues ranging from the Los Angeles Coliseum (as part of a Nike running promotion) to Central Park in New York City.

...2005 will see Devo preaching their odd brand of mutant synth-pop at wide-ranging stops across the country, with several shows at various House of Blues clubs, including an upcoming date at Anaheim, CA's HOB location near Disneyland on Aug. 4.

The band currently has no plans to record or release new material in the near future, owing to frontman Mark Mothersbaugh's successful second career as a movie and television soundtrack composer (his credits include "Rushmore," "Rugrats" and "Dawson's Creek," among others.) "It's basically up to him to get the taste for collaboration again," said co-Devoid Gerald Casale in a recent interview.
I like that they played a show as part of a Nike running promotion. Also, it's pretty funny for them to be playing at House of Blues. I wonder if they'll play the Swiffer version of "Whip It" in concert. I hope so.

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