Devo believes the future has finally caught up with its visionary music and “de-evolution” message.
Thirty-five years after the group’s first album — and two decades since its last — Devo is back with new music and a look to replace their iconic energy dome hats.
Devo will have a world stage for the debut when it performs Monday night, February 22, at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia…
Devo’s comeback is fueled by what it says is the fulfillment of its prophecy of “de-evolution” — the idea that humans are regressing into a destructive herd mentality.
“When you think about 1980, if somebody would have showed you in a crystal ball 2010, you would have thought it was a bad joke,”
Casale said. “De-evolution happened and now everybody agrees. They don’t think we’re crazy. They know that it was true…”
Casale said Devo, for decades considered a band of the future, is “living in the present now.”
“We’re not trying to freak people out,” he said. “We’re here to be like the house band on the Titanic, to entertain everybody while we all go down together.”