Devo Is Not Calling It Quits

By jsmith on August 7, 2019
SAN DIEGO – SEPTEMBER 20: Bob and Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo performs during day two of San Diego Street Scene on September 20, 2008 in the East Village in San Diego, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)


Are we not men!?

By Jon Smith

One of my all-time faves, Devo announced they’ll be playing the Desert Daze festival  in Lake Perris, CA this October, and the festival announced it would be part of the band’s “Farewell Tour”

I shall now demonstrate how to “Whip It”!

HOWEVER, DEVO co-founder and bassist, Jerry Casale says that’s not true.

“If ever there is such a tour, we certainly will not name it as such” adding “More like ‘The Beginning Was the End Tour.’” Devo has only performed 3 times in the last 5 years, and it’s not like the members have a ton of time on their hands.  Front man Mark Mothersbaugh is working heavily in the tv and film industry composing music for films that Include Thor Ragnarok, and The Lego Movie.  So could it be the last show?  Casale did admit “As it is, [Desert Daze] could be the last time Devo plays on this planet. Who knows? Spuds should see us while they can. Let us not talk falsely now, the hour’s getting late, as Bob Dylan said 50 years or so ago.”

I’ll keep my DEVO costume handy just in case..  Yes.  I have one..  Don’t judge me.


Of COURSE he does…


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