Devo postpone US tour after guitarist ‘severs a tendon’

Bob Mothersbaugh injured on eve of US dates

DEVO have been forced to postpone their US tour after guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh suffered a hand injury.

The band had been due to start the dates on October 30 in New York.

“A glass shard sliced Mothersbaugh’s right thumb to the bone, severing a tendon,” the band explained in a statement. “He underwent immediate emergency surgery and is expected to make a full recovery after proper care and therapy.”

According to, DEVO are currently looking at “performance ideas, including a possible collaboration with another band/artist” so they can fulfil their slot at Moogfest in Ashville on Friday (October 29).