1978-12-29 – Owings Mills, MD – Painters Mill Music Fair
- A one-off show for a festival after the first album tour, this may actually be the first instance of Booji Boy performing In Heaven from from David Lynch’s Eraserhead, in a bit of a different arrangement than would be heard on the 1979 tour.
1979-12-31 – Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Arena [source 1]
1979-12-31 – Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Arena [source 2]
- Here’s a longtime fan favorite, from the 3-show mini “Fountain of Filth ’80” tour. DEVO’s alter ego, DOVE, the Band of Love, performs their third and final show this night. The band tears through a very unique setlist that still lives on in legend.
1979-10-02 – Hollywood, CA – Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert taping session
- Raw taping session for DEVO’s first live performance on American TV after SNL.
1982-09-xx – Hollywood, CA – SIR Studios – Tour Rehearsal
- An in-studio rehearsal for the upcoming Oh, No! It’s DEVO! tour. It’s a short excerpt, but a very interesting insight.
1988-11-20b – New York City, NY – The Michael Todd Room – Three Dirty Tasteless Songs [xMMx]
- DEVO performed at their own afterparty and celebrated by playing three Hardcore-era songs in this very unique set.
1999-01-21 – Universal City, CA – Universal Amphitheatre
- Seemingly out-of-nowhere performance of Fountain of Filth at this show. At the time, this was purported to be the final appearance of Booji Boy.
2001-08-02 – West Hollywood, CA – Sunset Boulevard – Techno DEVO
- The band performs a private event for Klasky-Csupo, the production studio behind Rugrats. For whatever reason, the band played one-time-only “techno” renditions of a handful of DEVO classics, along with two Hardcore-era songs. Many DEVO fans were unaware of the existence of Beehive until this show began circulating. Gordon Peeke on electronic drums.
2002-02-24 – Hollywood, CA – Local 47 Musicians Union Hall
- Larry Dominello, friend and colleague of all at Mutato, needed to raise some funds while being treated for a terminal ailment. This benefit show was held for union members, their family, and friends. First performance of the acoustic Jocko Homo and Praying Hands since the Sundance show in 1996. Gordon Peeke plays drums on this short-notice show. This is truly DEVO in a rare, relaxed state.
2003-07-22 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre – Orange County Fair [soundboard – Bob 2 mix]
- This is actually the audio that would go onto to become the soundtrack for the Live in the Land of the Rising Sun DVD. It’s a great mix by Bob 2 and could be considered an unofficial live album, a very good document of the band at this time. David Kendrick on drums.
2004-07-22 – New York City, NY – Morningside Park – Nike Run Hit Wonder + afterparty [source 2]
- Includes this fun afterparty where MM and GVC sing a couple of classic DEVO songs in a “Bollywood” style arrangement.
2008-10-17 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre – Benefit for Summit County Democrats [hybrid]
- Fundraising event to support the presidential campaign of Barack Obama in 2008. DEVO’s first performance in Akron since 1979. Neil Taylor played drums at this show. Ends with a big all-star jam on Break up the Concrete by the Pretenders.
2009-03-18 – Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom [debut of new songs]
- For the first time since 1990, DEVO debuted NEW SONGS in the set! This recording features the first public performances of Don’t Shoot (I’m A Man), What We Do, and Fresh (which contains the original guitar solo).
2013-06-09 – Los Angeles, CA – Natural History Museum of Los Angeles 100th Anniversary
- Bob 2’s final show with the band before his untimely passing. Jerkin’ Back ‘n’ Forth makes a reappearance for the first time since 1996 (despite what Jerry says) at the behest of drummer Jeff Friedl.
2014-10-12 – New York City, NY – Times Square – CBGB Music & Film Festival
- Josh Hager’s third show with the band. He severely injured his knee at the beginning of Uncontrollable Urge, but finished the set without issue (though in much pain).
Tiny Bubbles with Jerry Casale – 2019-08-08 – Las Vegas, NV – Tiki Oasis 2019
- Jerry joins lounge group Tiny Bubbles as a guest frontman to perform special laid back versions of classic DEVO tunes at the Tiki Oasis 2019 festival.
TV Appearances [2019 Edition]
- A (hopefully) comprehensive collection of DEVO performing live on various television shows, 1978-2010.
Potatoes for Hire [A Collection of Devolved Collaborations]
- An original Basement compilation of as much “featuring” and remix work by members of the band that can be scraped together, 1978-2017.
KROQ DEVOtees (1979)
- The first DEVO tribute album there ever was, back in 1979. Bands submitted their covers to KROQ and the final track selection was made by DEVO. Released on Rhino Records. These still stand up today as some of the most unique DEVO covers ever recorded.
Babooshka demo (1988)
- And rounding this out is this little tidbit: Alan Myers’ post-Devo band, led by his wife at the time. A great curiosity, but ultimately rather boring.
1996-01-26 – Park City, UT – The Arena – Sundance Film Festival
- DEVO’s historic return to the stage, with unique one-off setlist. While we do distribute a sub-par audience recording through the Basement, you should really grab the official DVD of the show, or the vinyl LP of the show, with a much better recording.