Twenty years people. Twenty YEARS since their last studio release. If, like me, you'd never forgiven yourself for not seeing them the last time you had a chance (when you were a zygote), you better see 'em now. Their Detroit(ish) date is the day before my birthday, and something tells me I'm going to be seeing more than ONE of their summer dates. Minnesota Zoo? Ohio State Fair? Who's up for a road trip or three?
DEVO has secretly and not-so-secretly affected some of our best and strangest over the decades. "Through Being Cool" alone did as much to give us weirdos leave to be weird as just about anything else. (Oh don't pretend it was just me.)
Plus, of course, one of the greatest cover tunes of all time. OF. ALL. TIME.
And because it's DEVO, they aren't just releasing an album and touring the nation. It is, of course, a full-on media blitz, with the reactivation of the Devolution Army, and a tie-in with the Colbert Report. You can stream the whole album on Colbert's website.
June 5 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, California
June 19 - Crown Theater - Las Vegas, Nevada
July 1 - Hollywood Park, North Park Lawn - Inglewood, California
July 3 - Minnesota Zoo - Apple Valley, Minnesota
July 4 - Summerfest - Miller Stage Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 6 - Power Center for the Performing - Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan
July 8 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, New York
July 9 - Amphitheater at Station Square - Pittsburgh, PA
July 10 - Waterfront Park / Forecastle Festival - Louisville, Kentucky
July 24 - Simon Estes Riverfront - Des Moines, Iowa
July 28 - Chastain Park - Atlanta, Georgia
July 30 - The National - Richmond, Virginia
July 31 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, New York
August 1 - Osheaga Music & Arts Festival - Montreal, Quebec Canada
August 4 - Ohio State Fair - Columbus, Ohio
August 6 - Lollapalooza 2010 - Chicago, Illinois
September 18 - Arizona Fall Frenzy - Phoenix, Arizona
SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY
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