Saturday, November 14th, 2009
CONTEST – DEVO @ The Phoenix – November 24, 2009
WikipediaYes, they will be wearing the Energy Domes. And the jumpsuits. And yes, they’ll fill them out a little more snugly than they did when they last visited a quarter-century ago, but New Wave pioneers DEVO are coming back to Toronto. They’ve got two dates set for The Phoenix on November 23 and 24, where they’ll perform one of their classic albums each night in their entirety – their 1978 debut Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are DEVO! and their (relatively) hit-laden third record Freedom Of Choice for the Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Some might think it odd that an outfit so forward-looking and with a new album in Fresh due out next year would indulge in such overt nostalgia, but what you hear there is the sound of legions of DEVO fans not caring at all. They’re gonna hear “Whip It”.
And so could you. Tickets for these shows are a not-cheap $48.25 in advance, but courtesy Against The Grain, I’ve got a pair of passes to give away for the Freedom Of Choice show. No, you don’t get the freedom to choose which night you go. No, the irony is not lost on me. Move on. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to whip it! Into Shape!” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at midnight, November 19.