Devo Reissue Classic Early Albums, Play Them Live on Fall Tour
Ohio nerd-rock legends Devo are taking the whole playing-a-classic-album-in-its-entirety trend to the next level. On their November tour, they will play two-night stands in every city, dedicating each night to one particular album.
The first night, Devo will play their 1978 debut Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! straight through. The next night, they'll run through 1980's Freedom of Choice. So you'll be able to choose between experimental weirdo Devo and early-MTV new wave Devo, or you could just buy tickets to both shows.
Speaking of those two albums, Devo plans to reissue both on the label that originally released them, Warner Bros. Are We Not Men? and Freedom of Choice will be reissued on November 3 on deluxe CD and limited edition colored vinyl. There will also be a "Jocko Homo"/"Mongoloid" vinyl-only 7". It's all part of Devo's new 360 deal with Warner that covers "recorded music, touring, merchandising, web services, promotion, e-commerce, sponsorships, licensing, and endorsements," according to a press release. Devo are currently working on a new album as well.