DEVO Live Guide - 1979
1979


01/03/79 - Mary Seaton Room, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

01/04/79 - 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 / 7.5

01/05/79 - Music Hall, Detroit, MI

01/06/79 - Park West, Chicago, IL
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(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / 6.5

  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Video - Sound Quality: 60 min / 7.5 - 7.5


01/10/79 - Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR

01/11/79 - Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, WA

01/12/79 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada

05/22/79 - Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan

05/23/79 - Shi Kokaido Hall, Nagoya, Japan

05/24/79 - Ohtemon Hall, Fukuoka, Japan
Set
    Wiggly World • Secret Agent Man • 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


05/28/79 - Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Set
    Secret Agent Man • Satisfaction • Too Much Paranoias • 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 #1 - soundboard audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: XX min / 7.0
    • Missing "Uncontrollable Urge" to "Jocko Homo."

  • PRO #1 - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Video - Sound Quality: 20 min / 8.5 - 8.5
    • Only includes "Secret Agent Man" to "Jocko Homo."


06/01/79 - Andrews Amphitheater, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

06/21/79 - Max Bell Arena, Calgary, AB, Canada
Notes
  • This show was originally booked for the MacEwan Hall Ballroom at the University Of Calgary.


06/22/79 - S.U.B. Theatre, University Of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

06/24/79 - Pacific National Exhibition Gardens, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Other Performers
    Pointed Sticks


06/25/79 - The Place, Seattle, WA

06/27/79 - Warner Theatre, Fresno, CA

06/28/79 - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
Set
    Going Under • Timing X • Soo Bawls • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Penetration In The Centerfold • Strange Pursuit • Those Darn Girls • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • In Heaven Everything Is Fine • The One That Gets Away

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / 7.5


06/29/79 - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA

07/01/79 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
Set
    EARLY SET: Going Under • Timing X • Soo Bawls • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Penetration In The Centerfold • Strange Pursuit • Those Darn Girls • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Satisfaction • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • In Heaven Everything Is Fine • The One That Gets Away

Notes
  • Devo played two shows on this date.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1a - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 80 min / 7.0
    • "Satisfaction" is cut.

  • AUD #1b - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / 7.0
    • "Satisfaction" & "Mongoloid" are cut.


07/04/79 - Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, CO

07/06/79 - Lawrence Opera House, Lawrence, KS

07/07/79 - The Music Box, Omaha, NE
Other Performers
    Charlie Burton And Rock Therapy


07/08/79 - Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Set
    Going Under • Timing X • Soo Bawls • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Penetration In The Centerfold • Strange Pursuit • Those Darn Girls • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Satisfaction • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • In Heaven Everything Is Fine • The One That Gets Away

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1a - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / 6.5

  • AUD #1b - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 20 min / 6.0
    • This version was previously mislabelled as ??/??/79 Akron, OH.
    • Only includes the General Boy intro, "Going Under," a General Boy speech from an unknown date, "Those Darn Girls," "In Heaven Everything Is Fine," & "The One That Gets Away."


07/11/79 - Uptown Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

07/13/79 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Set
    Going Under • Timing X • Soo Bawls • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Penetration In The Centerfold • Strange Pursuit • Those Darn Girls • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Satisfaction • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • In Heaven Everything Is Fine • The One That Gets Away

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / 6.5
    • "Going Under," "Timing X," "Those Darn Girls," "S.I.B.," & "Come Back Jonee" are cut. "DEVO Corporate Anthem" cuts out.


07/14/79 - Masonic Auditorium, Detroit, MI
Other Performers
    Flirt


07/15/79 - Shea's Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, NY

07/16/79 - Rex Danforth Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada

07/18/79 - Triangle Theater, Rochester, NY
Other Performers
    The Flashcubes


07/19/79 - Walsh Center, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

07/20/79 - Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA

07/21/79 - The Palladium, New York, NY
Set
    Going Under • Timing X • Soo Bawls • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Penetration In The Centerfold • Strange Pursuit • Those Darn Girls • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Satisfaction • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • In Heaven Everything Is Fine • The One That Gets Away

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / 7.0

  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / 7.0


07/23/79 - Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA

07/24/79 - unknown venue, Washington, DC

07/25/79 - The Mosque, Richmond, VA

07/26/79 - Aycock Auditorium, University Of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Set
    Going Under • Timing X • Soo Bawls • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Penetration In The Centerfold • Strange Pursuit • Those Darn Girls • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Satisfaction • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • In Heaven Everything Is Fine • The One That Gets Away

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 95 min / 8.0
    • This recording also contains audio from video projections of "General Boy," "Jocko Homo," "Come Back Jonee," "Satisfaction," "The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize," & "Rod's Big Reamer."
    • "The One That Gets Away" is cut.


07/27/79 - Agora Ballroom, Atlanta, GA

07/31/79 - Texas Opry House, Houston, TX

08/02/79 - Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX

08/03/79 - The Palladium, Dallas, TX
Set
    Going Under • Timing X • Soo Bawls • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Penetration In The Centerfold • Strange Pursuit • Those Darn Girls • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Satisfaction • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • In Heaven Everything Is Fine • The One That Gets Away

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 95 min / 8.0
    • This recording also contains audio from video projections of "General Boy," "Jocko Homo," "Come Back Jonee," "Satisfaction," "The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize," & "Rod's Big Reamer."
    • "Those Darn Girls" & "Smart Patrol" are cut.


08/04/79 - The Palladium, Dallas, TX
Set
    Going Under • Timing X • Soo Bawls • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Penetration In The Centerfold • Strange Pursuit • Those Darn Girls • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Satisfaction • Praying Hands • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Sloppy • Come Back Jonee • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • In Heaven Everything Is Fine • The One That Gets Away

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 85 min / 8.5
    • This recording also contains audio from video projections of "Satisfaction," "The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize," & "Rod's Big Reamer."


08/25/79 - San Diego State University Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA

08/26/79 - Campbell Hall, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

09/22/79 - ROTC Building, University Of Minnesota (New-No-Now-Wave Festival), Minneapolis, MN
Set
    Worried Man • Praying Hands • Shrivel Up • Gotta Serve Somebody

Notes
  • This was the first of 3 DOVE performances.
  • I'm not sure if they performed as DEVO as well on this date.
  • This festival was also know as "The M-80 Project."

Circulating Recordings
  • PRO #1 - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: Official DVD [The Complete Truth About De-Evolution]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 3 min / 9.5
    • Only includes "Worried Man."

  • PRO #2 - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: Official DVD [Live 1980]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 10 min / 9.0
    • Only includes "Praying Hands" & "Shrivel Up."
    • Footage is black and white.

Other Performers
    Suicide Commandos • The Suburbs • Monchrome Set • Tuxedomoon • Fleshtones • NNB • Curtiss A • James Chances & The Contortions • Dark Day • Judy Nylon • Richard Lloyd • Gary Valentine • The Know


10/02/79 - Aquarius Theater (Don Kirshner's Rock Concert), Hollywood, CA
Set
    Secret Agent Man • Blockhead • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid

Notes
  • It is unclear whether the date provided is the original recording date or broadcast date.

Circulating Recordings
  • PRO #1 - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Video - Sound Quality: 15 min / 9.0 - 8.5


10/05/79 - Gaumont Theatre, Southampton, United Kingdom

10/07/79 - Odeon, Manchester, United Kingdom

10/08/79 - Odeon, Birmingham, United Kingdom

10/09/79 - Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom

10/13/79 - ZDF Studios (Rockpop), Unterfφhring, Germany
Set
    The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprise

Notes
  • This performance was a lip synced pre-recorded music track.
  • It is unclear whether the date provided is the original recording date or broadcast date.

Circulating Recordings
  • PRO #1 - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 5 min / 9.0

12/28/79 - Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA
Notes
  • This was the second of 3 DOVE performances.

Other Performers
    Dove • The Beat


12/29/79 - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Girl U Want • Penetration In The Centerfold • Timing X • Wiggly World • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Be Stiff • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Come Back Jonee • Satisfaction • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • DEVO Corporate Anthem • U Got Me Bugged • Fountain Of Filth

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / 7.5
    • "Satisfaction" is cut.

Other Performers
    The Beat


12/31/79 - Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
Set
    DOVE: Worried Man • Praying Hands • Shrivel Up • Gates Of Steel • Beulah • Gotta Serve Somebody

    DEVO: Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Girl U Want • Penetration In The Centerfold • Timing X • Wiggly World • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Be Stiff • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Come Back Jonee • Satisfaction • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • U Got Me Bugged • Fountain Of Filth • DEVO Corporate Anthem • Gates Of Steel

Notes
  • This was the last of 3 DOVE performances.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 115 min / 6.5
    • This recording also contains audio from a video projection of "Rod's Big Reamer."
    • "Worried Man" & "Come Back Jonee" are cut.

  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Superscope > Sony
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 105 min / 7.5
    • "Shrivel Up," "Gates Of Steel," & "Satisfaction" are cut.

Other Performers
    Dove • X


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