Published Sep 15, 2009It's been announced that quintessential new wave punks Devo will make their first Toronto appearance in two and a half decades.
What's more, the helmet-wearing lads will play back-to-back shows at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, an 18,000-square-foot venue in Toronto's downtown core, on November 23 and 24.
But, wait, that's not all. Devo will treat the first night's crowd to a live rendition of their classic 1978 album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo, in its entirety; then should leave nerdy jaws agape again on the second night when they take on their 1980 album, Freedom of Choice, also in its entirety.
And, as if the pot needed to be sweetened any more, every online Ticketmaster purchase for the shows will include a downloadable link to three never-before-heard demo tracks of "Turn Around," "Red Shark" and, arguably the band's most infamous song, "Whip It!"
Tickets are $50 for each show and a limited amount of premium tickets have been made available, which include a meet-and-greet with the band, at the ripe price of $99.75. Tickets go on sale this Friday (September 18) at 10 a.m. and are available in Toronto at the Horsehoe Tavern, Rotate This!, Soundscape and through Ticketmaster.
So far this year, Devo have only played four shows - two in the UK and two in Texas. No word yet on any other North American dates on the Devo itinerary, but we bet more than a few of the helmet-headed minions will be making the trek up to Toronto to catch these two shows.