DEVO Live Guide - 1980
1980


??/??/80 - ABC-TV Studios (American Bandstand), Hollywood, CA
Set
    Snowball

Notes
  • This performance was a lip synced pre-recorded music track.
  • This was recorded in April or early May of 1980 and broadcast on June 21st, 1980.

Circulating Recordings
  • PRO #1 - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 5 min / 8.0

05/08/80 - Ohtemon Hall, Fukuoka, Japan

05/09/80 - Mainichi Hall, Osaka, Japan

05/10/80 - Shibuya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan

05/11/80 - Nippon Seinenkan Hall, Toyko, Japan

05/12/80 - Tsubaki House, Tokyo, Japan
Notes
  • This was a secret show.


05/13/80 - Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Set
    Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Lowest Generation: FM > ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / 9.0
    • "Freedom Of Choice" is at the beginning of the broadcast, cut, and has DJ talking over it.


05/14/80 - Aichi-ken Kinro Hall, Nagoya, Japan

05/15/80 - Kyoto Education Culture Center, Kyoto, Japan
Notes
  • This date may have been originally scheduled at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall in Yokohama, Japan.


05/16/80 - Miyagi Kenmin Hall, Sendai, Japan

05/23/80 - ABC-TV Studios (Fridays), Los Angeles, CA
Set
    Girl U Want • Gates Of Steel

Notes
  • This was DEVO's first performance on the TV show Fridays.


06/01/80 - Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, United Kingdom

06/02/80 - Odeon Theatre, Birmingham, United Kingdom

06/03/80 - BBC TV Studios (Old Grey Whistle Test), London, United Kingdom
Notes
  • To my knowledge, this performance was cancelled due to the 1980 BBC musicians’ strike.

06/05/80 - Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, United Kingdom

06/06/80 - Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, United Kingdom

06/07/80 - Apollo Theatre, Manchester, United Kingdom

06/08/80 - Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom

06/09/80 - Gaumont Theatre, Southampton, United Kingdom

06/10/80 - The Venue, London, United Kingdom

06/12/80 - Le Collaro Show, Paris, France
Set
    Girl U Want

Circulating Recordings
  • PRO #1 - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 5 min / 8.5
    • This was a lip synced pre-recorded music track performed in the day time in the streets of Paris.
    • This was broadcast on June 18th, 1980.


06/12/80 - Metropol, Berlin, Germany

06/13/80 - Wartburg, Wiesbaden, Germany
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Penetration In The Centerfold • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee

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


06/14/80 - Circus Krone, Munich, Germany
Notes
  • This show was originally scheduled to be played at Schwabinger Brδu.


06/17/80 - Palalido, Milan, Italy
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Penetration In The Centerfold • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee • Tunnel Of Life • DEVO Corporate Anthem

Notes
  • This show was originally planned to happen at Velodromo Vigorelli, but due to rain, it was moved to Palalido.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 85 min / 6.0
    • "Pink Pussycat," "Gut Feeling," & "Come Back Jonee," are cut.

  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 85 min / 7.5
    • "It's Not Right," "Girl U Want," "Planet Earth," "Secret Agent Man," "Blockhead," "Satisfaction," "Uncontrollable Urge," "Mongoloid," "Be Stiff," & "Jocko Homo," are cut.
    • This recording also contains audio from video projections of "Satisfaction," "The Day My Baby Gave Me A Suprise," "Girl U Want," & "Freedom Of Choice."
    • Missing "Come Back Jonee," "Tunnel Of Life," & "DEVO Corporate Anthem."

  • AUD #3 - audience audio
    • Equipment: built-in > Philips
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 85 min / 8.0
    • "Be Stiff" cuts in.


06/19/80 - Stadio Comunale, Rimini, Italy
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Penetration In The Centerfold • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee • Tunnel Of Life • DEVO Corporate Anthem

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 85 min / 8.0
    • "Mongoloid" cuts out. "Be Stiff" cuts in. "Mr. DNA" is cut.


06/20/80 - Palasport, Bologna, Italy
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Penetration In The Centerfold • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee • Tunnel Of Life

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


06/??/80 - Quasar, Perugia, Italy

06/22/80 - Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Penetration In The Centerfold • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee

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

  • PRO #1 - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Video - Sound Quality: 35 min / 7.5 - 7.5
    • "Whip It" cuts out.
    • Missing "Snowball," "Girl U Want," "S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)," "Penetration In The Centerfold," "Secret Agent Man," "Jocko Homo," "Smart Patrol," "Mr. DNA," "Gut Feeling" & "Slap Your Mammy."


06/23/80 - Palasport, Udine, Italy
Other Performers
    Kaos Rock


06/24/80 - Palasport, Torino, Italy
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Penetration In The Centerfold • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee • Tunnel Of Life • DEVO Corporate Anthem

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


06/25/80 - Theatre De Verdure, Nice, France
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Penetration In The Centerfold • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee • Tunnel Of Life

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 80 min / 8.0
    • "Freedom Of Choice Theme," "Planet Earth," "Pink Pussycat," "Be Stiff," "Slap Your Mammy," & "Tunnel Of Life" are cut.


06/26/80 - Carre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

06/27/80 - Patinoire de Boulogne, Paris, France
Other Performers
    Richard Pinhas


07/10/80 - Oriental Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

07/11/80 - Great Northern Music Hall, Howard City, MI

07/12/80 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / 7.5
    • "Satisfaction," "Gates Of Steel," "Freedom Of Choice," & "Jocko Homo" are cut.
    • This recording was previously labelled as being from 12/14/80, but unlikely correct.

Other Performers
    Wazmo Nariz


07/14/80 - Motor City Roller Rink, Detroit, MI

07/15/80 - Danforth Music Hall Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada
Other Performers
    The Sharks


07/16/80 - Triangle Theater, Rochester, NY
Set
    Freedom of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Tunnel Of Life • DEVO Corporate Anthem

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: XX min / 8.5


07/17/80 - Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (FM broadcast)
    • Lowest Generation: FM > ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / 8.5


07/18/80 - Stage West, West Hartford, CT

07/19/80 - Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
Other Performers
    Utopia


07/21/80 - Wollman Skating Rink, Central Park, New York, NY
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1a - soundboard audio (FM broadcast)
    • Lowest Generation: FM > REEL(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / 9.5

  • SBD #1b - soundboard audio (FM broadcast)
    • Lowest Generation: FM > unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / 7.0
    • This version was previously mislabelled as 07/??/79 Cincinnati, OH. Despite what the announcer says during the broadcast, this is infact the 07/21/80 show.
    • Only includes "Satisfaction" to "Come Back Jonee," minus "Be Stiff."

Other Performers
    WKGB


07/23/80 - Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA

07/24/80 - Agricultural Hall, Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA

07/25/80 - Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, NY
Set
    Freedom of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee • Tunnel Of Life • DEVO Corporate Anthem

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 80 min / 7.5
    • "Gates Of Steel" is cut.


07/26/80 - Fitchburg Theater, Fitchburg, MA

07/27/80 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee • Tunnel Of Life • DEVO Corporate Anthem

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

Other Performers
    Urban Verbs


07/28/80 - Wells Theatre, Norfolk, VA
Notes
  • This show may have actually taken place at Premier Theater in Norfolk.

07/30/80 - Great Southern Music Hall, Orlando, FL

07/31/80 - Bayfront Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL

08/01/80 - Maurice Gusman Cultural Center, Miami, FL
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee • Tunnel Of Life • DEVO Corporate Anthem

Notes
  • Earlier in the day Devo did a meet and greet at Vibrations Records in North Miami Beach, FL.

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


08/02/80 - The Bandshell, University Of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Other Performers
    The Wrap • Live Bait


08/03/80 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Other Performers
    The Brains


08/05/80 - Brothers Music Hall, Birmingham, AL

08/06/80 - Cullen Auditorium, University Of Houston, Houston, TX

08/07/80 - Agora Theatre, Dallas, TX

08/08/80 - Zebra Records, Austin, TX
Notes
  • This was likely just an in-store "meet and greet" and not an actual performance.


08/08/80 - Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX

08/12/80 - The Showbox, Seattle, WA
Notes
  • Two shows were scheduled for this date.


08/13/80 - Kerrisdale Arena, Vancouver, BC, Canada

08/14/80 - Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR

08/16/80 - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / 7.5
    • "Freedom Of Choice Theme," "It's Not Right," & "Gates Of Steel" are cut.

  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Lowest Generation: Official CD [DEV-O Live]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / 10.0
    • Missing "Pink Pussycat," "Satisfaction," "Freedom Of Choice," & "Jocko Homo."


08/17/80 - Phoenix Theatre, Petaluma, CA
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee • Tunnel Of Love • DEVO Corporate Anthem

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Lowest Generation: Official CD [Live 1980]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / 9.0
    • Missing "Freedom Of Choice Theme," "Jocko Homo," "Tunnel Of Love," & "DEVO Corporate Anthem."
    • "Smart Patrol" cuts in. "S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)" cuts out.

  • PRO #1 - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: Official DVD [Live 1980]
    • Length / Video - Sound Quality: 75 min / 9.5 - 9.0


08/19/80 - Raincross Square, Riverside, CA
Notes
  • Two shows were scheduled for this date, but the band cancelled the second which caused a riot.


08/20/80 - California Theatre, San Diego, CA
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / 8.5
    • "Freedom Of Choice" & "Smart Patrol" are cut.


08/22/80 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA

08/23/80 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee • Tunnel Of Life

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 80 min / 7.5
    • "Satisfaction" & "Tunnel Of Life" are cut.
    • DEVO performed two shows on this date. It is not known whether the recording/setlist is from the early or late show.


08/24/80 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA

08/25/80 - Raincross Square, Riverside, CA
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • It's Not Right • Girl U Want • Planet Earth • S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) • Secret Agent Man • Pink Pussycat • Blockhead • Satisfaction • Uncontrollable Urge • Mongoloid • Be Stiff • Gates Of Steel • Freedom Of Choice • Jocko Homo • Smart Patrol • Mr. DNA • Gut Feeling • Slap Your Mammy • Come Back Jonee • Tunnel Of Life • DEVO Corporate Anthem

Notes
  • This was the bands make up date for the cancelled second show on 08/19/80.

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Video - Sound Quality: 75 min / 7.0 - 7.0
    • "Freedom Of Choice Theme" & "Pink Pussycat" cut in. "Secret Agent Man" cuts out.


09/03/80 - Aquarius Theater (Don Kirshner's Rock Concert), Hollywood, CA
Set
    Freedom Of Choice Theme • Whip It • Snowball • Gates Of Steel

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: 10 min / 9.0 - 8.5


10/16/80 - Tav Celebrity Theatre (The Merv Griffin Show), Hollywood, CA
Set
    Whip It • Snowball

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: 10 min / 8.5


11/07/80 - ABC-TV Studios (Fridays), Los Angeles, CA
Set
    Whip It • Uncontrollable Urge

Notes
  • This was DEVO's second performance on the TV show Fridays.

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


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