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by Andrew Frisicano
Devo @ McCarren Pool (more by Zach Dilgard)
"The fall of 2009 will bring a new DEVO studio album, their first one since 1990's Smooth Noodle Maps. It'll mark their first new music since the strong fan reaction that greeted the 2007 single "Watch Us Work It," their first new song in 18 years and one that was produced by Sweden's TeddyBears (Robyn). They're now in the studio putting the finishing touches on their new album (title TBA)".Devo will be playing SXSW this year, with Tricky making an appearance. In addition, the band is speaking at the festival, and playing a pre-SXSW show in Dallas, TX on March 18th.
Overseas, Devo is set to perform the entirety of 1977's Brian Eno-produced Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! on May 6th (hosted by All Tomorrow's Parties), and play a regular set headlining the first night of the ATP UK weekend on May 8th - an evening that includes way too many notable acts to name (Beiruit, Marnie Stern, Health, The Jesus Lizard, M83, Sleep, way more), some of which will also be playing ATP NY on Sept 11-13, 2009. More UK (and hopefully US) dates are still on the way.
Tricky is now in the middle of his US tour which will eventually take him back to NYC after SXSW.
All tour dates and video for "Watch Us Work It" (both regular and Dell Computer advert versions), below...
Devo - "Watch Us Work It"
Devo - "Watch Us Work It" Dell ad
Devo - 2009 Tour Dates
MARCH 18: Dallas, TX - @ The Palladium
MARCH 19: Austin, TX - Keynote Panel @ SXSW Convention Center
MARCH 20: Austin, TX -SXSW @ Austin Music Hall w/ Tricky
MAY 6th: London, UK - ATP Fest @ The Forum/Kentish Town
MAY 8th: Minehead, Somerset UK - ATP Fest @ Butlins Holiday Centre
Tricky - 2009 Tour Dates
Wed 11-Mar-09 Boston, MA @ The Roxy
Fri 13-Mar-09 Chicago, IL @ Epiphany
Sat 14-Mar-09 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
Sun 15-Mar-09 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Mon 16-Mar-09 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Wed 18-Mar-09 San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
Mon 23-Mar-09 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Tue 24-Mar-09 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Wed 25-Mar-09 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Thu 26-Mar-09 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Fri 27-Mar-09 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Sat 28-Mar-09 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Mon 30-Mar-09 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Tue 31-Mar-09 Calgary, ALB @ The Whiskey
Thu 2-Apr-09 Toronto, ONT @ The Mod Club
Sun 5-Apr-09 New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza