Devo Live Guide - 1981
1981


10/09/81 - ABC-TV Studios (Fridays), Los Angeles, CA
Set
    Nutra Theme Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth I Saw Jesus Through Being Cool Workin' In A Coal Mine

Notes
  • This was DEVO's third and final performance on the TV show Fridays.

Circulating Recordings
  • PRO #1 - professional video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 15 min / 9.0


10/13/81 - Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, MN

10/14/81 - Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS

10/16/81 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

10/17/81 - Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI

10/18/81 - Ohio Center, Columbus, OH

10/19/81 - Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
Set
    Nutra Theme Going Under Through Being Cool Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth Soft Things Pity You Girl U Want Planet Earth Whip It Race Of Doom Super Thing Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Jocko Homo Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Gates Of Steel Workin' In A Coal Mine DEVO Corporate Anthem

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / 8.0
    • "Nutra Theme," "Going Under," "Smart Patrol," & "Workin' In A Coal Mine" are cut.


10/20/81 - Stabler Arena, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

10/21/81 - Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ

10/23/81 - NBC Studios (The Tomorrow Show), New York, NY

10/23/81 - Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

10/24/81 - New Westchester Theatre, Tarrytown, NY

10/25/81 - Shea's Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, NY
Set
    Nutra Theme Going Under Through Being Cool Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth Soft Things Pity You Girl U Want Planet Earth Whip It Race Of Doom Super Thing Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Jocko Homo Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Gates Of Steel Beautiful World Workin' In A Coal Mine DEVO Corporate Anthem

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


10/26/81 - Massey Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada

10/27/81 - unknown venue, Detroit, MI

10/28/81 - Hill Auditorium, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

10/31/81 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Set
    Nutra Theme Going Under Through Being Cool Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth Soft Things Pity You Girl U Want Planet Earth Whip It Race Of Doom Super Thing Uncontrollable Urge Jocko Homo Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Gates Of Steel Beautiful World Workin' In A Coal Mine DEVO Corporate Anthem

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


11/01/81 - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

11/02/81 - Ritchie Coliseum, University Of Maryland, College Park, MD

11/05/81 - Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Set
    Nutra Theme Going Under Though Being Cool Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth Girl U Want Whip It Race Of Doom Super Thing Workin' In A Coal Mine

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (FM broadcast)
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / 8.5

11/06/81 - Ocean State Performance Arts Center, Providence, RI

11/07/81 - Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
Set
    Going Under Through Being Cool Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth Soft Things Pity You Girl U Want Planet Earth Whip It Race Of Doom Super Thing Unconttrollable Urge Mongoloid

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / 6.5
    • "Super Thing" & "Mongoloid" are cut.


11/08/81 - Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, NY

11/10/81 - unknown venue, Hampton Beach, VA

11/12/81 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

11/13/81 - O'Donnell Center, University Of Florida, Gainesville, FL

11/14/81 - Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL

11/15/81 - Jai-Alai Fronton, Tampa, FL

11/18/81 - Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA

11/19/81 - Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX

11/20/81 - Winter Garden Ballroom, Dallas, TX

11/21/81 - Austin City Auditorium, Austin, TX
Set
    Nutra Theme Going Under Through Being Cool Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth Soft Things Pity You Girl U Want Planet Earth Whip It Race Of Doom Super Thing Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Jocko Homo Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Gates Of Steel Beautiful World Workin' In A Coal Mine

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / 7.0


11/23/81 - Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OK

11/24/81 - Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO

11/27/81 - Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR

11/28/81 - Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
Set
    Nutra Theme Going Under Through Being Cool Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth Soft Things Pity You Girl U Want Planet Earth Whip It Race Of Doom Super Thing Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Jocko Homo Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Gates Of Steel Beautiful World Workin' In A Coal Mine DEVO Corporate Anthem

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Nakamichi CM-700 > Sony TC-D5M
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / 8.5

  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Lowest Generation: Official CD [New Traditionalists - Live 1981 Seattle]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / 9.5
    • Missing "Beautiful World," "Workin' In A Coal Mine," & "DEVO Corporate Anthem."


11/29/81 - Sam Carver Gymnasium, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

11/30/81 - Pacific Coliseum Concert Bowl, Vancouver, BC, Canada

12/03/81 - Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA

12/04/81 - San Francisco Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

12/05/81 - University Of Nevada Gym, Reno, NV

12/06/81 - Main Pavilion, Sonoma Beach Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA

12/08/81 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA

12/10/81 - The Forum, Englewood, CA

12/12/81 - Orange Pavilion, San Bernardino, CA

12/13/81 - unknown venue, Long Beach, CA

12/14/81 - Selland Arena, Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA

12/16/81 - Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix, AZ

12/17/81 - Tucson Community Center, Tucson, AZ

12/??/81 - unknown venue, Las Vegas, NV

12/19/81 - California Theatre, San Diego, CA

12/20/81 - Bakersfield Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, CA

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