Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on February 22, 2010

photos by Benjamin Lozovsky, words by Andrew Frisicano

Devo

Devo will be performing at the Olympic medal ceremony tonight (2/22) in Whistler, BC, at 10:30pm. They aren't the only band to play the daily ceremonies - Feist and Stars and Wilco already performed and there is still a full schedule of performances through Feb. 27th (The Roots and Burton Cummings both play on February 25).

The Akron band will be putting new song "Fresh" up on its website as a free download after their performance. The site is currently hosting a "color study," which is a survey that asks you to match colors with various scenarios ("What color is this neglected step-child's hair?" is one). It's part of a larger market/faux marketing campaign by the band that's connected to their forthcoming album. They'll also be unveiling new costumes and songs at the Olympic performance.

After conferring with Warner Bros. Records and Mother LA we have decided to permit Devo to debut some new songs and a new look at their Olympics concert. We couldn't have wished for a better testing ground from such a fantastically diverse crowd.

Shortly there after Devo will have the opportunity to adjust their set and songs driven by the Olympics crowd input so they can present a truly "kick ass" show (pardon me) as they say, at Coachella. Their desert show will also coincide with the pre-release of new, focus group approved songs from their forthcoming 12 song CD.

There's one problem however. Right now, Devo is committed to more songs than the new release allows. Word from on high is that songs must be removed from the new CD. 12 is the target number. Help DEVO Inc. and its corporate partners to determine the outcome of the album by participating in the proven system of focus-group testing at the Devolution tent. Your involvement is essential and will grant you a free Energy Dome for your efforts.

A video from Devo Inc.'s COO is below.

Devo played two shows at Irving Plaza on November 20th and 21st. The second night they performed Freedom of Choice in full, photographed here. The first night was Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! , which is pictured in this post. More pictures, videos and dates are below...

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DEVO - Focus Group Testing the Future

Devo - Whip It (Video)

Devo - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 22 Whistler Medals Plaza Whistler, British Columbia
Apr 17 Coachella Indio, California

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Comments (6)

Devo still rules.

Check this video by The Public Good from Washington, DC --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avSZ2aWF5Qc&feature=player_embedded

-John

Posted by John | February 22, 2010 11:12 AM

great to have these guys back!

Posted by iamtheangel.com | February 22, 2010 11:23 AM

mehvo

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 11:38 AM

Wow! Thanks for the article and amazing photos! Here's a fun fan-made "Devolympics" cartoon in honour of their performance tonight...

http://vimeo.com/9071417

Posted by Sara | February 22, 2010 9:45 PM

Great Pics!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 10:54 PM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 2:39 PM

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