Thursday, October 28, 2010

Devo cancels tour due to injury, plan special Asheville performance

Those heading to Asheville this weekend for the excellent MoogFest may be in for a little disappointment. The legendary quirky pop group Devo have had to cancel all of their upcoming shows due to an injury sustained by guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh. A shard of glass sliced the guitarist's right thumb to the bone. That's a photo of him to the right there after undergoing surgery.

The canceled shows includes the band's set at MoogFest that was scheduled for Friday night, but founding members Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale will still be on hand to receive the first ever Moog Innovation Award.

[UPDATE: Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale are still going to perform. It may be a collaboration with another band at the festival or in some other form, but the duo have promised something "immensely entertaining."]

Even though Devo won't be playing, there are still tons of great bands on the schedule. Check out more info on the line-up here.

1 comment:

DZell1982 said...

MoogFest 2010 We were on the phone yesterday with Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale from Devo. In spite of Bob's horrible accident, both of them are still coming to Moogfest and they are working on a couple of performance ideas, including a possible collaboration with another band/artist. We're all still discussing the possibilities but both Mark and Gerald have promised something immensely entertaining, at the very least.