Devo will offer fans what it’s calling “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” this summer when the band performs the early experimental music it created between 1974 and 1977 during a 10-date North American tour that’s dedicated to the memory or the late Robert “Bob 2” Casale — whose family will receive a portion of all proceeds from the trek.
The tour opens June 18 in Baltimore and runs through July 2 in Austin, Texas, hitting New York, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver, B.C., Oakland, Calif., Los Angeles and Solana Beach, Calif.
Casale died unexpectedly last month of heart failure, and Devo has backed efforts to raise money for Casale’s family. Casale’s brother and bandmate, Gerald Casale, noted that the 61-year-old “had no will or insurance.” Friends are trying to raise $100,000 to support the late musician’s wife and children
For this summer’s Hardcore Devo tour, the band will sell VIP tickets that allow fans to meet the band and “exclusively view/ purchase rare, limited edition photo prints by noted photographers shot during the band’s pre-label days.”
The music that will be played on the tour is available on the recent Hardcore reissues.
Devo tour dates:
June 18: Ramshead, Baltimore, MD
June 19: Best Buy Theatre, New York, NY
June 21: Arcada Theatre, Chicago, IL
June 23: Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
June 25: Neptune, Seattle, WA
June 26: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
June 28: Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
June 29: Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
June 30: Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
July 2: ACL/Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
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