DEVO Are Playing Their Final Tour Dates, Confirms Mark Mothersbaugh

DEVO have confirmed that their ongoing world tour will indeed mark their final run of shows together.

Speaking to the Guardian in a new interview, DEVO’s Mark Mothersbaugh explained the band’s decision to wrap up 50 years of touring as such: “Are you married? Imagine you had four wives and you worked together. It’s tricky being in a band.” Added Gerald Casale, “You’ve got a body of work informed by a whole manifesto and philosophy. Do you let go and move on to the next thing? You want change, otherwise you’re stale, but you don’t want to be contrived.”

DEVO recently wrapped up a series of gigs in the UK and Europe. Come November, they’ll embark on a run of west coast shows that includes stops in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, as well as an appearance at Darker Waves Festival in Huntington Beach. Many of the dates are sold out, but tickets can still be purchased here.

It’s unclear how long DEVO’s farewell tour will actually run, as more shows are still to be announced. Mothersbaugh joked to the Guardian that they may end up playing another 50 years together. “I’m looking forward to 2073,” he quipped. “We’ll play 100th anniversary DEVO shows and then maybe retire.”

In the near future, fans of DEVO can also look forward to the first-ever fully authorized documentary on the band.

Check out DEVO’s currently announced tour dates below, and revisit Casale’s recent appearance on The Story Behind the Song, where he discussed the origins of the band’s seminal synth-rock classic, “Whip It.”

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DEVO 2023 Tour Dates:
11/03 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
11/07 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
11/08 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
11/09 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
11/11 – Del Mar, CA @ The Sound
11/12 – Del Mar, CA @ The Sound
11/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Golden Gate Theater
11/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ YouTube Theater
11/18 – Huntington Beach, CA @ Darker Waves Festival
12/01-03 – Melbourne, AU @ Good Things Festival