Devo to perform at 2010 Winter Olympic Games; first new studio album since 1990 set to follow later this year.
DEVO, one of the world’s most visionary and influential bands, have been invited to perform live at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 22nd This performance will conclude a Victory Ceremony and will be broadcast live.
This exclusive appearance comes ahead of the release of the band’s first studio album in nearly twenty years. DEVO are expected to perform old favourites and new material to a global audience estimated to total 3 billion people.
The announcement of DEVO completes the lineup of fifteen headline acts for the Whistler Victory Ceremonies, which also includes Feist, Usher, Our Lady Peace, and The Fray. Each act will perform for one night from February 13th to 27th during the Games at Whistler Medals Plaza. For more information on the lineup, visit www.vancouver2010.com
This news follows the announcement last year that DEVO have signed a unique, ground-breaking worldwide partnership with their original label home Warner Bros. Records that exhibits the band’s long-time commitment to innovation in all aspects of their career.
"We are really excited to have the opportunity to let everyone know that De-evolution is real!" - Jerry Casale
“DEVO were collectively ready to relax in their matching LAZYBOY loungers, sipping drinks by the 19th hole, but the rate things have been falling apart, and the velocity of de-evolution these days left us with no choice but to get back out there and inform people that now, more than ever before, it is time to disobey the mob and think for ourselves! To remind people that biology is destiny, and de-evolution is real! We are back with inspirational tomes of truth and neuro-simpatico sonic nuggets for the entire world, not just our species!
From your inarticulate pal,”
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