When I first heard that DEVO were going to perform at Live at Squamish last year, I got pretty excited! This band, after all, has been around since the mid 70′s, founded by Gerald Casale in Akron, Ohio. Imagine my ecstatic state when finding out that they’ll be returning to Vancouver with their own show at the Vogue Theatre on Sunday, September 18!
They positively rocked that festival, giving fans old and new a jolt of what they’ve been doing for over 30 years: creating innovative electronic music that’s always been ahead of the curve.
For long-time fans that didn’t make it out to either Live at Squamish or to the Olympic victory celebration in Whistler, this is a chance to see DEVO as you remember them. Given the fact that all but (relatively) new drummer Josh Freese are over 60 in age, they don’t perform that often these days. The band is hitting the road de-evolutionary style, in support of their latest album (yes, a DEVO album after all this time!), ‘Something For Everybody‘.
They’re hard to categorize, but New Wave post punk might be a step in the right direction…or not. You decide.
Tickets are now on sale but I’ve got a pair for the Vancouver show for a lucky reader to win right here. AND, The Pointed Sticks have just been added to the show!
For a chance to win these tickets, leave a comment below. It can be your fave DEVO tune or album of all time, or something about the band that inspires you.
I’ll randomly draw a winner on Wednesday, September 14 at 4 pm.
Devo is Los Angeles based and comprise Gerald and Bob Casale, Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh, and Josh Freese. Gerald Casale is credited as group founder in Akron, Ohio, 1973.