MUMBAI: DEVO have signed a unique worldwide partnership with their original label home Warner Bros. Records that exhibits the band’s long-time commitment to innovation in all aspects of their career.
In the ’80s, the band put the "new" in the music revolution labeled "New Wave" with their synergistic mix of electronic rock, unparalleled theatrical live shows, and self-directed, groundbreaking music-videos — creating a multi-media art assault that resonates in contemporary pop culture. Now DEVO continues to pioneer new territory by exclusively teaming with Warner Bros. Records to internationally service all aspects of the band’s career, including recorded music, touring, merchandising, web services, promotion, ecommerce, sponsorships, licensing, and endorsements," says WBR SVP of touring and artist development Elyse Rogers.
Warner Bros. Records released six of DEVO’s classic albums between the years of 1978 and 1984. To mark the band’s new deal, the label will reissue deluxe CD and limited-edition colored vinyl versions of DEVO’s 1978’s gold debut Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and 1980’s platinum favorite Freedom of Choice, as well as a seven-inch vinyl single of "Jocko Homo/Mongoloid" on November 3rd.
The day the reissues are released, DEVO will launch a series of live performances in select markets (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, and Toronto), during which they will play back-to-back nights in each city. As a bonus, fans who purchase tickets online to any one of these concerts will receive three demos recently uncovered in the DEVO vaults.