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Devo will play back-to-back nights in select cities, performing Are We Not Men? live the first night, and Freedom of Choice the second night...both albums in their entirety!

As a thank you to their fans, everyone who purchases DEVO tickets online will receive three demos recently uncovered in the DEVO vaults. The previously unreleased versions of "Whip It," "Red Shark" (later re-titled "It's Not Right" and recorded with different lyrics), and "Turn Around," were recorded in 1979 on a four-track in the band's rehearsal space at Modern Music in Hollywood, CA.

Within 3-5 days of purchase, all ticket buyers will receive a unique code allowing them to download the music at a special redemption site.

Tickets just went on general sale for the NYC shows which are happening November 20th and 21st at Irving Plaza. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Toronto dates are on Ticketmaster. Seattle tickets are available here.

Meanwhile, Devo's new album is still on its way. All dates below...

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Devo - 2009 Tour Dates
11/03 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater
11/04 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater
11/06 - San Francisco - The Regency Ballroom
11/07 - San Francisco - The Regency Ballroom
11/08 - Seattle, WA - The Moore
11/09 - Seattle, WA - The Moore
11/12 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
11/13 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
11/15 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club (on sale 9/26/09)
11/16 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club (on sale 9/26/09)
11/20 - New York, NY - The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
11/21 - New York, NY - The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
11/23 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/24 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre

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Comments (23)

I really want to go to this but I can't bring myself to pay an extra $14.50 per ticket to fatten Live Nations wallet. Fucking pricks!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:14 PM

Should have been born rich.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:18 PM

I'd really like to go, but at $55 bucks a pop? Doubtful. For those brave souls, here are the box-office hours for Irving Plaza: 12:00-6:30pm Monday-Friday and 1:00-4:00pm Saturdays.

Posted by Regular reader | September 18, 2009 12:25 PM

Are We Not Men? is one of the greatest punk / post-punk albums of all time, and I'd love to hear it live. But really, $55 (even before surcharges)? No thanks. I'll either luck out with a desperate scalper, or stick to my album.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:55 PM

12:55 here again - dilemma solved. I've just noticed the date. I've already got tickets for Philip Glass's new opera at BAM that evening. (I'm sure that's of interest to everyone out there.)

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:57 PM

it's really disgusting how ticket prices have soared in recent years as well as all the fees. makes me less interested in going to shows. :(

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:15 PM

I would def go see this for $25, but not $50+

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:29 PM

Hey Fuck Troll at Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:18 PM! I think you missed the point. Another $14.50 isn't going to break the bank for me. If live nation charged a few bucks I wouldn't give two shits. I have a problem with giving these greedy fucks $14.50. Hey Cuomo how about looking into those anti trust laws.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:30 PM

Well, tickets are still on sale and probably won't sell out. Absolutely due to the price. If they were priced at 30, there would be a quick sell-out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:51 PM

I'm waiting for the Buzzcocks to tour here in the states playing their first two LP's...

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:08 PM

Q/A is indeed a ground breaking fantastic album.

But many Devo fans secretly love Freedom of Choice best, not because it has "the big hit" on it, but because it is one of the great new wave pop albums of the very early 80's - Girl U Want, Snowball, Gates of Steel, Ton O' Love, Planet Earth, Mr. B's Ballroom....what a great pop record. So, some props for night number two.
But...indeed...fuck live nation. And yes, if the tickets were 20 bucks less, the shows would be sold out by now, or soon.
How about some De-evolution in ticket prices Spuds?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2009 1:24 AM

duty now for the future is the album i'd want to see

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2009 2:17 AM

new traditionalists and Oh No are fine Devo albums as well, sure, as of course is Duty Now, but they know what they have to do in order to fill the houses...and justify the $ tickets.

they will probably fill out the sets with stuff from those other albums and the three new songs they've been playing of late, at least two of which are quite promising.

Devo isn't the first band to do back to back two album shows though - Mission of Burma alternated Vs. with Signals Calls and Marches last year.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2009 7:03 PM

^^^Killing Joke also recently did something similar at their last few Irving plaza shows.

Posted by blackhat | September 21, 2009 7:38 PM

true DEVOlution would be if they performed ten dollar shows each night and performed their two worst albums in their entirety instead...
night one, Total Devo (the worst)
night two, Smooth Noodle Maps or Shout (both have some good tunes, but...sorry here it comes...MEH.)

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:57 PM

why do they mock us spuds?

Posted by spud | September 25, 2009 3:54 AM

The song is pretty bad when it's all said and done, and that has NOTHING to do with how old they might be.

Posted by dresse | October 17, 2009 2:13 PM

"I really want to go to this but I can't bring myself to pay an extra $14.50 per ticket to fatten Live Nations wallet. Fucking pricks!"

I hear ya! Saw them in Chicago Thursday night. I was in Chicago for a conference (I live in Madison,WI). Went to purchase online 1 week before my trip and saw the 14.50 in fees for my convenience. Took my chances and bought the ticket when I arrived in Chicago. GREAT SHOW! Saw the Are we not men night.

Posted by mark s. | November 14, 2009 10:17 AM

nice.

Posted by porno | November 21, 2009 5:11 PM

It was a great show but Live Nation can SUCK IT! Devo will always be one of the best bands of all time.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2009 12:22 AM

I am a DEVO fan. I am 42 years old. I have been
a DEVO fan since I was at least 17 years old, I think. Maybe younger. I am a groupie. I still
have an energy dome, yellow jump suit, and music
I listen to. I am still a member of your fan club. Do you remember Snowball? Feedom of CHoice.

Posted by scott karichner | December 4, 2009 11:43 PM

During the past few months I had stated that explicitly declaring these dependencies makes construction of the object more complex in my lecture at Para legal school.

Posted by Membuat blog | December 29, 2009 7:07 PM

duty now for the future is the album i'd want to see

Posted by cul | October 22, 2010 10:08 AM

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