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JUST ANNOUNCED: DEVO Premiere and Performance During SUNDANCE 2024

On January 21st, the first-ever fully authorized film about the band will be screening at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival! Directed by Chris Smith, Devo will explore the group’s formation in the wake of the Kent State massacre, Devo’s years as outsiders in the music scene, their breakout moment with “Whip It,” and the faithful fandom they’ve maintained.

Following the Devo Sundance Film Festival screening, Devo is set to celebrate their new film and 50 Years of De-Evolution with a LIVE performance at The Marquis on Monday, January 22nd!

Purchase tickets here.

 

Punk Rock Bowling Festival

There’s only one festival on earth where you can indulge in buffets, bowling, gambling, comedy, pool parties, and punk rock shows, and that’s the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival! The festival is based in Las Vegas, NV, and was founded in 1999. The first iteration was held on Presidents Day weekend in 1999, when only 27 teams bowled (we now host up to 200 teams!) The event has grown throughout its 22-year career and has expanded to a 2-stage 3 day outdoor music festival with late-night club shows throughout the downtown area featuring over 100 bands. Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival has become an annual gathering of the punk rock “tribes,” to celebrate the music and ideas that have transformed our community over the years.

Join DEVO at the best punk rock party of the year! 

Purchase tickets here.

 

Devo’s BLACK FRIDAY Sale

Get ready, SPUDS – the ultimate Black Friday extravaganza is here! From now until November 27th, dive into discounts of 30% to a whopping 50% on select items. Elevate your Devo collection with new De-Evolution gear at unbeatable prices!

Shop here.

 

Talk Shop Live: 50 Years of De-Evolution SIGNED

With their latest release of ’50 Years of De-Evolution (1973-2023),’ DEVO makes an appearance on Talk Shop Live for a LIVE interview on October 27th at 8:00PM EDT. Purchase a signed CD now!

Tune into Talk Shop Live here.

 

50 Years of De-Evolution OUT NOW (1973-2023)

50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023) is available in various configurations today, October 20. 

The first is a 4-LP set pressed on clear vinyl that’s limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, available exclusively from Rhino.com

This deluxe version comes in a slipcase with a 28-page book, a Devo air freshener, and a foldable paper hat that resembles the band’s iconic red energy domes. Additionally, a lithograph of the album artwork is included, with 150 of these lithographs being signed by the band and randomly inserted into sets. 

2-CD version of the 50-song collection is also available to order. 

A 25-song version of 50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023) is available as a 2-LP set on black vinyl, and a 2-LP special edition featuring blue and red vinyl can be purchased exclusively at retail.  

“In the past this information has been suppressed. But now it can be told. Come celebrate 50 years of De-evolution with a mind-blowing, 50th Anniversary box set from Devo.” states Gerald Casale.

Mark Mothersbaugh adds “this box set represents a great cross section of early experiments and later creations. I was looking to create a new sound, a concept in art and music that represented a new way of thinking about life on planet earth. With Devo, I think we did just that. Farewell to the first 50, Let’s get the next 50 started!”

50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023) stands as a testament to the band’s legacy, compiling key tracks from all nine of Devo’s studio albums, as well as rarities like the 1974 demo for “I’m A Potato” and single mixes for “Come Back Jonee,” “Snowball,” and “What We Do.”  

Stream and order here.

JUST ANNOUNCED: DEVO Album Signing at Amoeba Hollywood

DEVO is doing an album signing at Amoeba Hollywood Tuesday, October 31st at 11am

Join Gerald Casale, Bob and Mark Mothersbaugh for the coolest Halloween morning ever. To attend this very special event, pre-purchase “50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023)” on 2LP in-store only at Amoeba starting Friday, October 20th. Space is limited!

Full details:

** With pre-purchase of “50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023)” in-store at Amoeba Hollywood, you’ll receive one ticket to attend the signing and one Devo turntable mat.

** Fans may purchase max 2 copies of the 2LP to get signed.

** Space for this special event is limited!

** Event is limited to ticketed fans only. Friends & family will not be able to accompany without a ticket.

** Devo will sign “50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023)” 2LP only. No additional or outside items permitted. 

** No personalization, additional messages, song lyrics or requests will be possible due to time limitations.

** Pre-purchased albums will be given out at the event on 10/31 to adhere to Billboard/sales chart rules.

“Post Post-Modern Man” OUT NOW

Today, Devo releases their iconic 1990 track “Post Post-Modern Man,” available for streaming for the first time ever. This is the second single of their upcoming compilation, 50 Years of De-Evolution: 1973 – 2023, to be released October 20th via Rhino Records. Listen HERE

“The post-post-modern man navigates through a devolved dystopia. He’s trying to whip it, and he’s ‘doin’ it the hard way’” – Gerald Casale  

50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023) will arrive in various configurations on October 20. The first is a 4-LP set pressed on clear vinyl that’s limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, available exclusively from Rhino.com. This deluxe version comes in a slipcase with a 28-page book, a Devo air freshener, and a foldable paper hat that resembles the band’s iconic red energy domes. Additionally, a lithograph of the album artwork is included, with 150 of these lithographs being signed by the band and randomly inserted into sets. A 2-CD version of the 50-song collection will also be available. Pre-order HERE

On the same day, a 25-song version of 50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023) will be released as a 2-LP set on black vinyl, and a 2-LP special edition featuring blue and red vinyl will be available exclusively at retail.  

DEVO’s 5Oth Anniversary with BRAIN DEAD STUDIOS

Celebrate DEVO’s 50th Anniversary at Brain Dead Studios in Los Angeles, CA on October 17, 2023 at 6pm!

Featuring rare and never before seen footage by the band, a screening of A Face In The Crowd, Exclusive Merch Collaboration, a selection of Music Videos and Special Guest DJ’s + special food and drink from the Brain Dead Cafe.

Purchase tickets here.

50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023)

Career-Spanning Retrospective Arrives October 20 In Various Formats 

Limited Edition 4-LP Set On Clear Vinyl Available Exclusively From Rhino Includes Randomly Selected Copies With Band-Signed Lithographs 

PRE-ORDER NOW 

2-CD And 2-LP Versions Are Also Available  

7” Version Of “Disco Dancer” Makes Streaming Debut Today 

LISTEN HERE 

DEVO’s Global Tour Resumes In November 

LOS ANGELES – DEVO marks half a century of de-evolution as the trailblazing band resumes their global tour this fall. Rhino pays tribute to the influential group today, unveiling a new career-spanning boxed set that encompasses all of Devo’s hits and a selection of rarities. 

50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023) will arrive in various configurations on October 20. The first is a 4-LP set pressed on clear vinyl that’s limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, available exclusively from Rhino.com. This deluxe version comes in a slipcase with a 28-page book, a Devo air freshener, and a foldable paper hat that resembles the band’s iconic red energy domes. Additionally, a lithograph of the album artwork is included, with 150 of these lithographs being signed by the band and randomly inserted into sets. A 2-CD version of the 50-song collection will also be available. Pre-order HERE

On the same day, a 25-song version of 50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023) will be released as a 2-LP set on black vinyl, and a 2-LP special edition featuring blue and red vinyl will be available exclusively at retail. Today, the 7” version of “Disco Dancer” from the upcoming set is making its streaming debut. Listen HERE.  

“In the past this information has been suppressed. But now it can be told. Come celebrate 50 years of De-evolution with a mind-blowing, 50th Anniversary box set from Devo.” states Gerald Casale. 

Mark Mothersbaugh adds “this box set represents a great cross section of early experiments and later creations.  I was looking to create a new sound, a concept in art and music that represented a new way of thinking about life on planet earth.   With Devo, I think we did just that. Farewell to the first 50, Let’s get the next 50 started!” 

To continue the celebration DEVO has also partnered with the disruptive clothing brand Brain Dead who will host and launch a special DEVO event as well as merchandise capsule.  Join DEVO on October 17th at Brain Dead’s Fairfax Theatre for a screening of “A Face In The Crowd” accompanied by a short band Q&A and a trailer of Devo video rarities.  And for those seeking to commemorate the occasion in style, a meticulously designed Devo capsule merch collection awaits, courtesy of Brain Dead.  For more information visit WeAreBrainDead .

Devo was formed in 1973 by two sets of brothers – Bob and Gerald Casale and Bob and Mark Mothersbaugh – and Alan Myers. The band took its name from the concept of de-evolution – the notion that society is regressing rather than progressing. It was their response to the infamous 1970 shootings at Kent State University, which some band members witnessed while attending the school. 

Devo started out performing around Akron, Ohio and garnered early support from David Bowie and Iggy Pop, helping the group secure a deal with Warner Bros. Records. Soon after, the band began working with legendary producer Brian Eno on its 1978 debut, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!. The album was an underground success despite the mainstream music press overlooking Devo’s insightful cultural satire.  

A year later, the band returned with Duty Now for the Future before achieving mainstream recognition in 1980 with its platinum-certified third album, Freedom of Choice, which included the hit single “Whip It.” The song’s iconic music video became a fixture on MTV, contributing to Devo’s growing popularity in the 1980s. That decade saw the band release more hits (“Beautiful World” and “That’s Good”) and a string of memorable studio albums: New Traditionalist (1981), Oh No! It’s Devo (1982), Shout! (1984), and Total Devo (1988). After 1990’s Smooth Noodle Maps, the band took an extended hiatus to pursue film and television projects before returning in 2010 with Something for Everybody

Today, Devo’s innovative music and thought-provoking performances are celebrated for their profound influence on generations of new-wave, industrial, and electronic artists. 50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023) stands as a testament to the band’s legacy, compiling key tracks from all nine of Devo’s studio albums, as well as rarities like the 1974 demo for “I’m A Potato” and single mixes for “Come Back Jonee,” “Snowball,” and “What We Do.”  

50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023) 

4-LP Track Listing 

LP One: Side One 

  1. “Mongoloid” – Warner Version 
  1. “Jocko Homo” – Warner Version 
  1. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” 
  1. “Come Back Jonee” – Single Edit 
  1. “Secret Agent Man” 
  1. “The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize” 

Side Two 

  1. “Smart Patrol” 
  1. “Girl U Want” 
  1. “Whip It” 
  1. “Freedom Of Choice” 
  1. “Gates Of Steel” 
  1. “Working In The Coal Mine” 

LP Two: Side One 

  1. “Beautiful World” 
  1. “Jerkin’ Back ’n’ Forth” 
  1. “Through Being Cool” 
  1. “Love Without Anger” 
  1. “Time Out For Fun” 
  1. “Peek-a-Boo!” 
  1. “That’s Good” 

Side Two 

  1. “Big Mess” 
  1. “Here To Go” – Go Mix Version 
  1. “Are You Experienced?” 
  1. “Disco Dancer” – 7” Version 
  1. “Post Post-Modern Man” – Macro Post-Modern Mix 
  1. “Fresh” 

LP Three: Side One 

  1. “I’m A Potato” – 1974 Demo 
  1. “Mongoloid” – Booji Boy Version 
  1. “Jocko Homo” – Booji Boy Version 
  1. “Be Stiff” – Stiff Version 
  1. “Uncontrollable Urge” 
  1. “Gut Feeling” / “(Slap Your Mammy)” 

Side Two 

  1. “Triumph Of The Will” 
  1. “Soo-Bawlz” 
  1. “It Takes A Worried Man” 
  1. “Snowball” – Single Remix 
  1. “Mr. B’s Ballroom” 
  1. “Going Under” 
  1. “One Dumb Thing” 
     

LP Four: Side One 

  1. “Speed Racer” 
  1. “Theme From Doctor Detroit” – Dance Mix 
  1. “Shout” 
  1. “Puppet Boy” 
  1. “I Wouldn’t Do That To You” 
  1. “Bread And Butter” 

Side Two 

  1. “Let’s Talk” 
  1. “Baby Doll – Devo Single Mix 
  1. “Some Things Never Change” 
  1. “What We Do” – Single Edit 
  1. “No Place Like Home” 
  1. “Watch Us Work It” 

50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023) 

2-LP Track Listing 

LP One: Side One 

  1. “Mongoloid” – Warner Version 
  1. “Jocko Homo” – Warner Version 
  1. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” 
  1. “Come Back Jonee” – Single Edit 
  1. “Secret Agent Man” 
  1. “The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize” 

Side Two 

  1. “Smart Patrol” 
  1. “Girl U Want” 
  1. “Whip It” 
  1. “Freedom Of Choice” 
  1. “Gates Of Steel” 
  1. “Working In The Coal Mine” 

LP Two: Side One 

  1. “Beautiful World” 
  1. “Jerkin’ Back ’n’ Forth” 
  1. “Through Being Cool” 
  1. “Love Without Anger” 
  1. “Time Out For Fun” 
  1. “Peek-a-Boo!” 
  1. “That’s Good” 

Side Two 

  1. “Big Mess” 
  1. “Here To Go” – Go Mix Version 
  1. “Are You Experienced?” 
  1. “Disco Dancer” – 7” Version 
  1. “Post Post-Modern Man” – Macro Post-Modern Mix 
  1. “Fresh” 

50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION (1973-2023) 

2-CD Track Listing 

Disc One 

  1. “Mongoloid” – Warner Version 
  1. “Jocko Homo” – Warner Version 
  1. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” 
  1. “Come Back Jonee” – Single Edit 
  1. “Secret Agent Man” 
  1. “The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize” 
  1. “Smart Patrol” 
  1. “Girl U Want” 
  1. “Whip It” 
  1. “Freedom Of Choice” 
  1. “Gates Of Steel” 
  1. “Working In The Coal Mine” 
  1. “Beautiful World” 
  1. “Jerkin’ Back ’n’ Forth” 
  1. “Through Being Cool” 
  1. “Time Out For Fun” 
  1. “Peek-a-Boo!” 
  1. “That’s Good” 
  1. “Big Mess” 
  1. “Here To Go” – Go Mix Version 
  1. “Are You Experienced?” 
  1. “Disco Dancer” – 7” Version 
  1. “Post Post-Modern Man” – Macro Post-Modern Mix 
  1. “Fresh” 

Disc Two 

  1. “I’m A Potato” – 1974 Demo 
  1. “Mongoloid” – Booji Boy Version 
  1. “Jocko Homo” – Booji Boy Version 
  1. “Be Stiff” – Stiff Version 
  1. “Uncontrollable Urge” 
  1. “Gut Feeling” / “(Slap Your Mammy)” 
  1. “Triumph Of The Will” 
  1. “Soo-Bawlz” 
  1. “It Takes A Worried Man” 
  1. “Snowball” – Single Remix 
  1. “Mr. B’s Ballroom” 
  1. “Going Under” 
  1. “Love Without Anger” 
  1. “One Dumb Thing” 
  1. “Speed Racer” 
  1. “Theme From Doctor Detroit” – Dance Mix 
  1. “Shout” 
  1. “Puppet Boy” 
  1. “I Wouldn’t Do That To You” 
  1. “Bread And Butter” 
  1. “Let’s Talk” 
  1. “Baby Doll – Devo Single Mix 
  1. “Some Things Never Change” 
  1. “What We Do” – Single Edit 
  1. “No Place Like Home” 
  1. “Watch Us Work It” 

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF DE-EVOLUTION TOUR 

Nov. 3 – Paso Robles, CA (Vina Robles Amphitheatre) 

Nov. 7 – Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre) 

Nov. 8 – Portland, OR (Revolution Hall) 

Nov. 9 – Portland, OR (Revolution Hall) 

Nov. 11 – Del Mar, CA (The Sound) 

Nov. 12 – Del Mar, CA (The Sound) 

Nov. 14 – San Francisco, CA (Golden Gate Theatre) 

Nov. 16 – Los Angeles, CA (Youtube Theatre) 

Nov. 18 – Huntington Beach, CA (Darker Waves Festival) 

Dec 1-3 – Melbourne, Australia (Good Things Festival) 

Good Things Festival Australia

Be prepared for DEVO live this December at Good Things Festival, Australia! Sign up now to access pre-sale on Tuesday 22nd August at 10 am General public tickets on sale Thursday 24th August at 10 am.

Friday 1 December @ Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

Saturday 2 December @ VIC Centennial Park, Sydney

Sunday 3 December @ NSW Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane QLD

Secure your tickets here!


DEVO’s “Bob 2” Super7 Presale!

The 3.75” scale Devo ReAction Figure of Robert Casale (aka Bob 2) was inspired by the band’s “[I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction” music video, featuring him in the iconic yellow Tyvek suit with a guitar accessory.

Available for pre-sale now at Super7.com !

TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED: 50 Years of De-Evolution

DEVO have added the following concerts to the Farewell Tour celebrating 50 years!  Tickets go on sale this Friday (local time).  Fanclub presale begins Wednesday at 10 PST.

Nov.  3 – Paso Robles, CA (Vina Robles Amphitheatre)

Nov. 7 – Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)

Nov. 8 – Portland, OR (Revolution Hall)

Nov. 11 – Del Mar (San Diego), CA (The Sound)

Nov. 14 – San Francisco, CA (Golden Gate Theatre)

Nov. 16 – Los Angeles, CA (Youtube Theatre)

Nov. 18 – Huntington Beach, CA (Darker Waves Festival)

Secure your tickets at clubdevo.com/devo-events/.