Halloween costumes are welcomed at The Greek Theatre for this concert, as long as they are not obstructive to other patrons. Masks will not be permitted inside the venue or costume props that could be harmful to others such as spikes or chains.
DEVO, one of new wave's most innovative & successful bands - & perhaps one of its most misunderstood – returns to Southern California for a special Halloween show on October 31 at The Greek Theatre as one out of only 6 U.S. dates the band will play in 2006. Devo will play with special guests A Flock of Seagulls, Bow Wow Wow & When in Rome.
Formed in Akron, OH, in 1972 by Kent State art students Jerry Casale & Mark Mothersbaugh, Devo took its name from their concept of "de-evolution" -- the idea that instead of evolving, mankind has actually regressed, as evidenced by the dysfunction & herd mentality of American society. Their music echoed this view of society as rigid, repressive, & mechanical, with appropriate touches -- jerky, robotic rhythms; an obsession with technology & electronics (the group was among the first non-prog rock bands to make the synthesizer a core element); often atonal melodies & chord progressions -- all of which were filtered through the perspectives of geeky misfits. Devo became a cult sensation, helped in part by their concurrent emphasis on highly stylized visuals, & briefly broke through to the mainstream with the smash single "Whip It," whose accompanying video was made a staple by the fledgling MTV network. Artist website: www.clubdevo.com
Official Website: http://www.greektheatrela.com/shows/shows_popup.asp?ShowID=29
Added by kiracle on October 14, 2006