They Are Devo

Devo's 2007 European Invasion Tour      11/05/07
They Are Devo

Arkon misfits Devo are to stage their first European tour for 15 years with dates in Spain, Italy and the UK. The cult US art rockers hit the Sonar festival in Barcelona on Saturday June 16, followed by gigs in Brighton, London, Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
Then it’s over to Italy for the last leg of the tour which finishes up in Pordenone at the end of June.

<They Are Devo
Although slightly portlier than you may remember them, Devo’s influence on electronic music is undeniable. Their Eno produced album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo, came as a novel interlude against a backdrop of late 70’s New Wave and they were quickly snapped up by the legendary Stiff Records in the UK.
Their acutely stylised dress sense and videos caught the attention of the fledgling MTV and singles like Jocko Homo, Mongoloid and Whip It secured their position as a band with an eccentric and slightly dark agenda. Their jerky robotic cover of the Stones’ Satisfaction is a genre defining stroke of genius.

<The 2007 European Tour Invasion dates are as follows:

Saturday June 16 - Barcelona, Sónar Festival
Monday June 18 - Brighton Dome
Tuesday June 19 - London Royal Festival Hall
Thursday June 21 - Dublin Vicar Street
Friday June 22 - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Saturday June 23 - Manchester Apollo
Sunday June 24 - Glasgow Carling Academy
Tuesday June 26 - London Shepherds Bush Empire
Friday June 29 - Summer Sound Festival @ Lazzaretto
Saturday June 30 - Azzano Decimo @ Pordenone, Italy
For tickets phone the 24 hr. ticket hotline on: 0870 735 5000 Sonic State may be filming exclusive interviews with members of Devo during the tour.
Watch this space for details.

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    6 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    Mr. Hinky Dink    Said...

    DEVO, fantastic. Uncontrollable Urge, Mongoloid, Beatiful World, Girl U Want... Their first UK tour in 15 years? Count me in! I've been reading on the Net that Brian Eno might be at some of the gigs. Would be nice to see the band reunited with the producer of their debut album. What a classic.

    13-May-07 02:54 AM

    dabi    Said...

    i remember at the time being disappointed with the album. having already seen them live and enjoyed the more stripped down style of their debut single on their own label.

    15-May-07 10:01 PM

    l.c.thecow    Said...

    i can't say who i am, but my auntie was mrs. hinky dink in the video! hope to see you in the u.k.

    26-May-07 05:25 AM    Said...

    Fan since concert seen in 1980 in LA. But when Eno joins the guys I rather wouldn't miss it.Any news where this will happen in EU???

    dutch words got stuck in my throat.. er!k

    01-Jun-07 04:57 PM    Said...

    Been a DEVO fan since the early eighties when i was about 12 years old. Never thought i'd get the chance to see them live. I will be at the manchester apollo 23rd June and i cannot wait. Duty now for the future spuds.

    08-Jun-07 06:47 PM

    BoojiBoy    Said...

    amazing it's been 27 years since I first heard of them

    got my ticket for Barcelona Sónar

    with their microphone / they'll do a super show / i'll announce the winner on the radio

    12-Jun-07 05:48 AM

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