Devo to perform at 2010 Winter Olympic Games

Band head to Vancouver ahead of their first new album in two decades

DEVO are to perform at the official 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

The new wave band, who have recently been working on new material produced by Santigold, will play at the Whistler Medals Plaza venue on February 22, with the performance set to be broadcast on NBC.

Speaking about the gig, bandmember Jerry Casale said he was “really excited to have the opportunity to let everyone know that De-evolution is real!”


Singer Mark Mothersbaugh, writing under his alias Booji Boy Oxo, hinted that fans could expect to hear new material from the band at the gig.

“Now, more than ever before, it is time to disobey the mob and think for ourselves,” he explained, adding that the band are aiming “to remind people that biology is destiny, and De-evolution is real! We are back with inspirational tomes of truth and neuro-simpatico sonic nuggets for the entire world, not just our species!”

DEVO‘s performance is part of the Whistler Victory Ceremonies, which runs from February 13-27 and features the likes of Feist, Usher and The Fray. For more information, see

The 2010 Winter Olympic Games run from February 12–28.


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