In 1977 DEVO played an intimate show to an eager handful at biker bar turned total dive The Eagle Street Saloon in Cleveland, Ohio. Unbeknown to those canny onlookers, they were to testify to the healing power of DEVO! But what of us now? Beautiful mutants fear not, FUTURISMO are here to rectify your late party syndrome. Televised through the antennas of time we give you DEVO’s most intimate unreleased live record ever – Miracle Witness Hour!
Released for the first time on any format, this remastered document of de-evolution is finally given the attention it truly deserves. A rare glimpse into the embryonic stages of the groundbreaking band way before the masses knew how to ‘whip-it good’, the Miracle Witness Hour boasts primal versions of the bands most recalled avant-pop songs such as ‘Jocko Homo’ and ‘Mongoloid’ moments before Brian Eno got his hands on them, juxtaposed against some of their rarer experimental gems.
To be released on three different Vinyl colours and CD format with exciting artwork and Die-cut packaging, enforcing the bands forward thinking approach to the aesthetics that shaped the following decade. Containing rare images and new liner notes by DEVO founding member Gerald Casale.
Available online and at local record stores worldwide from November 17th.
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We enjoyed ourselves during the last two nights with Arcade Fire in Chicago. After sharing tour stories backstage, everyone got together to pose for this photo before showtime. A friendly bunch, those AF folks!
Photo by Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso - United Center/Chicago, IL - Aug. 27th, 2014.
Attention Spuds, DEVOtees, and Beautiful Mutants!
As many of you know we recently played 10 shows during our Hardcore Devo Tour playing the seminal, experimental songs we created in basements and garages in Akron Ohio between 1974 and 1977. We have not played most of these songs that pre-dated any fame or record contracts since that time. In order to honor our fallen comrade, Bob “Bob 2” Casale we decided to follow through on his idea to resurrect the initial creative efforts that brought us all together as a band in time where we came of age and prevailed against all odds.
To document this once-in-a-lifetime Devo tour we brought in award-winning filmmaker, Keirda Bahruth to capture the mind-blowing event so that we might share it with all of you. “DEVO – Hardcore Live” (filmed June 28th at the Fox Theater in Oakland California) will be available on DVD, CD and Vinyl as well being made available on Blu-Ray with deluxe package choices chock full of devolved extras!
Pre-order on PledgeMusic to become one of the select group who gain exclusive access to “the making of” including photos, video, audio tracks, tour artifacts and more! Use your Freedom of Choice and select from a range of well-priced options designed to fit your tastes and budgets.
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(and to see a PREVIEW VIDEO TRAILER!!)
DEVO Confirms MORE SHOWS in 2014!
It's amazing & true! DEVO have announced more 2014 concerts!
This time we'll be guests with ARCADE FIRE in July/August.
July 30: Shoreline Amp - Mountain View, CA*
*It's with great regret that DEVO will miss the opportunity to perform with Arcade Fire in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater on July 30th. Frontman Mark Mothersbaugh is currently recovering from a Kayaking accident and is not stage worthy at this time. That's Devo! (Gerald V. Casale - 7/25/14)
Aug. 26: United Center - Chicago, IL
Aug. 27: United Center - Chicago, IL
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