DEVO Live Guide - 1978
1978


01/06/78 - Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Other Performers
    Tuxedomoon


01/07/78 - Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Other Performers
    Tuxedomoon


01/11/78 - Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, WA

01/12/78 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada

01/27/78 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Don Young Production

03/09/78 - Eric's, Liverpool, United Kingdom

03/10/78 - Leeds University, Leeds, United Kingdom

03/11/78 - Free Trade Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom
Other Performers
    Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias • The Smirks


03/12/78 - Roundhouse, London, United Kingdom
Other Performers
    Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias • The Smirks

05/27/78 - Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Notes
  • Scenes for Neil Young's movie Human Highway were shot at this show.


06/24/78 - Knebworth Park (Knebworth Festival), Stevenage, United Kingdom
Set
    DEVO Corporate Anthem • Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / 7.0
    • "Mr. DNA" is cut.

Other Performers
    Genesis • Jefferson Airplane • Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers • Brand X • Atlanta Rhythm Section


08/28/78 - Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA
Notes
  • I believe this to be the shooting date for the Come Back Jonee music video. (see scan)


10/09/78 - Starwood, West Hollywood, CA

10/10/78 - Starwood, West Hollywood, CA
Set
    Wiggly World • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Words Get Stuck In My Throat • Red Eye Express

Circulating Recordings
  • PRO #1 - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: Official VHS [The Men Who Make The Music]
    • Length / Quality: 15 min / 9.0
    • "Jocko Homo" & "Words Get Stuck In My Throat" are cut.

Other Performers
    The Visitors


10/14/78 - NBC Studios (Saturday Night Live), New York, NY
Set
    Jocko Homo • Satisfaction

Circulating Recordings
  • PRO #1 - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 10 min / 9.0


10/17/78 - The Bottom Line, New York, NY
Set
    EARLY SET: Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Sloppy • Shrivel Up • Come Back Jonee • DEVO Corporate Anthem

    LATE SET: Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee • Red Eye Express • Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 80 min / 7.5


10/18/78 - The Bottom Line, New York, NY
Set
    EARLY SET: Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Sloppy • Red Eye Express • Words Get Stuck In My Throat

    LATE SET: Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee Devo • DEVO Corporate Anthem

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / 7.5
    • "Jocko Homo" cuts out in the early set. "Satisfaction" & "DEVO Corporate Anthem" cut out in the late set.


10/19/78 - Showplace, Dover, NJ
Set
    Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee • DEVO Corporate Anthem • Red Eye Express • Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / 7.0
    • Missing "DEVO Corporate Anthem," "Red Eye Express," & "Words Get Stuck In My Throat."
    • The audio from this source may actually be taken from the video listed below.

  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Video - Sound Quality: 50 min / 7.5 - 7.5
    • Footage is black and white.


10/21/78 - Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Other Performers
    Razz


10/22/78 - The Paradise, Boston, MA

10/24/78 - El Casino, Metro Place des Arts, Montrιal, QC, Canada
Set
    EARLY SET: Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem

    LATE SET: Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Clockout

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: XX min / 6.5


10/25/78 - El Mocambo, Toronto, ON, Canada
Set
    Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (FM broadcast)
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: XX min / 8.5

Other Performers
    Nash The Slash


10/27/78 - Punch And Judy Theatre, Grosse Pointe, MI
Set
    Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee • Red Eye Express • Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Notes
  • According to an attendee, Devo performed 2 sets on this date. It is unclear whether the circulating recording is from the early or late set.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Teac M-100 > Sony TC-153SD
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / 7.5
    • "Sloppy" is cut.


10/28/78 - Punch And Judy Theatre, Grosse Pointe, MI

10/29/78 - Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH

10/30/78 - Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Willie Alexander And The Boom Boom Band • Chi Pig


10/31/78 - Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH
Set
    Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / 6.5
    • "Sloppy" is cut.

11/01/78 - B'ginnings, Schaumburg, IL
Notes
  • Commonly labelled as being in Chicago.
  • An unofficial CD named "Future Of Rock Or Total Crock?" claims to feature this show, but it's actually a recording of 11/03/78.

Other Performers
    Wazmo Nariz


11/03/78 - Walker Art Center Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
Set
    Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • Red Eye Express • Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1a - soundboard audio (Pre-FM broadcast)
    • Lowest Generation: REEL(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / 9.5

  • SBD #1b - soundboard audio
    • Lowest Generation: Official CD [Recombo DNA]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 6 min / 10.0
    • Only includes "Words Get Stuck In My Throat."
    • Higher quality than SBD #1a.


11/06/78 - Dooley's, Tempe, AZ

11/08/78 - Coffee House, University of California, Davis, CA
Notes
  • Devo played two shows on this date.


11/10/78 - Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA
Set
    Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • Red Eye Express • Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1a - soundboard audio (Pre-FM broadcast)
    • Lowest Generation: REEL(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / 9.5
    • "Come Back Jonee" cuts out.

  • SBD #1b - soundboard audio (FM broadcast)
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / 8.0
    • Complete, but lower quality than SBD #1a.


11/11/78 - Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA

11/15/78 - Kant Kino, Berlin, Germany
Set
    Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • Words Get Stuck In My Throat • I Need A Chick

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / 7.5


11/16/78 - Volksbildungsheim, Frankfurt, Germany

11/17/78 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany

11/19/78 - Theatre Le Palace, Paris, France
Set
    Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • Red Eye Express • Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: XX min / 8.0


11/21/78 - Congresgebouw, The Hague, The Netherlands

11/22/78 - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

11/26/78 - Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Other Performers
    Doll By Doll


11/27/78 - Glasgow Apollo, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Other Performers
    Doll By Doll


11/29/78 - Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, United Kingdom

11/30/78 - Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, United Kingdom

12/01/78 - Odeon Theatre, Birmingham, United Kingdom

12/02/78 - Hammersmith Odeon, London, United Kingdom
Other Performers
    The Members


12/03/78 - Hammersmith Odeon, London, United Kingdom
Other Performers
    The Members


12/04/78 - Free Trade Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom

12/05/78 - BBC TV Studios (Old Grey Whistle Test), London, United Kingdom
Notes
  • To my knowledge, this performance was cancelled due to a BBC strike.

12/06/78 - Empire Theatre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Other Performers
    The Members


12/07/78 - Colston Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom

12/09/78 - Thιβtre de L'Empire (Chorus), Paris, France
Set
    Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee • DEVO Corporate Anthem • Red Eye Express • Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Notes
  • Broadcast on the French TV station Antenne 2.

Circulating Recordings
  • PRO #1a - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Video - Sound Quality: 30 min / 8.0 - 8.0
    • "Satisfaction" & "Words Get Stuck In My Throat" are cut.
    • Missing "Smart Patrol," "Mr. DNA," "Gut Feeling," "Slap Your Mammy," & "DEVO Corporate Anthem."

  • PRO #1b - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Video - Sound Quality: 20 min / 7.5 - 7.5
    • Only includes "Smart Patrol," "Mr. DNA," "Gut Feeling," "Slap Your Mammy," "DEVO Corporate Anthem," & "Words Get Stuck In My Throat."


12/17/78 - Music Hall, Detroit, MI
Notes
  • Multiple attendees have said this show took place at the Detroit Music Hall, although newspaper listings say it was at the Masonic Auditorium.


12/27/78 - Agora Ballroom, Atlanta, GA
Set
    Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • Red Eye Express • Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: XX min / 7.0

Other Performers
    The Swimming Pool Q's


12/29/78 - Painters Mill Music Fair, Owings Mills, MD
Set
    Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Sloppy • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • In Heaven Everything Fine • Red Eye Express

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: XX min / 7.5


12/30/78 - Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA

12/31/78 - Avery Fisher Hall, New York, NY
Set
    Wiggly World • Pink Pussycat • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • Red Eye Express • Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / 7.5


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