Alan Myers, former drummer of Devo, has passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer. Jazz musician Ralph Carney, fellow Akron, Ohio resident and uncle of Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, broke the news on […]
Devo will spend this month on the road alongside Blondie, playing “Whip It,” “Girl U Want” and other new wave classics to the nostalgic masses. But they also have a brand new song that’s likely to make the setlist, one that finds its inspiration in an unlikely place – Mitt Romney’s dog.
Mitt Romney has been hard-pressed to live down a now-infamous road trip to Canada in 1983, in which he strapped his dog Seamus to the roof of his station wagon in a kennel for what he thought was a suitable transportation method for 12 hours. But eccentric new-wavers Devo, like the political left, are not letting the Republican presidential candidate forget about the debacle any time soon.
New wave may have peaked in the mainstream 30 years ago, but Blondie and Devo are hoping to bring it back with a new tour together. The ’80s mainstays, both with the majority of their original lineups intact, will hit the road September 7 in for a 13-date, co-headlining tour affectionately dubbed Whip It To Shreds.