Interview With Mark Mothersbaugh And Devo Tour Information

Interview With Mark Mothersbaugh And Devo Tour Information

Back in 1978, Mark Mothersbaugh and Devo appeared on SNL. Meeting at Kent State in 1970, they’d eventually call themselve DEVO in 1973. Hitting pay dirt with “Whip It” in 1980, the band had its hands in many different projects.

Mark Mothersbaugh would go on to pen and score theme songs for TV shows Rugrats, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and more. From TV shows like “Eureka” (on the SyFy channel) to video games like The Sims 2 which was a collabo with his brother Bob (another Devo member) and Mutato Muzika. With all that, there’s movie scores and more.

Mothersbaugh went down the Danny Elfman path and made a great career for himself by showing his ability to create a variety of styles and earn a living as an ‘artist’. Kudos to Mark, he and Elfman should be beacons of light for any artist.

A few months ago, sadly, the band lost guitarist Bob Casale. Today, they finally announced that the tour they had planned with Bob will happen. They’ll perform music and songs they created before signing to WB in 1978. “The tour is dedicated to the memory of Robert Casale, (A.K.A. Bob 2), one of the 5 original Devo band members who is now touring the universe.”

To give you an idea of some of the pre-1978 material check it out below, very cool


6/18 Baltimore, MD – Ramshead
6/19 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
6/21 Chicago, IL – Arcada Theatre
6/23 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
6/25 Seattle, WA – Neptune
6/26 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
6/28 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
6/29 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
6/30 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
7/2 Austin, TX – ACL/Moody Theatre

Enjoy some of Devo’s videos below or listen to Devo and more classic new wave and 80’s retro on’s Classic New Wave channel by clicking here.

Source: Rolling Stone

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