Just days before Devo was set to launch into their final trek of 2010, the legendary outfit has been forced postpone all upcoming tour dates due to a serious hand injury suffered by guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh. According to an issued press release, a glass shard sliced Mothersbaughs right thumb to the bone, severing a tendon. He underwent immediate emergency surgery and is expected to make a full recovery after proper care and therapy.
The band plans to reschedule most of the postponed dates for next Spring, though this will not be the case for the band’s scheduled performances at MoogFest in Asheville, NC and Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX. That said, Devo founding members Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale will still attend MoogFest to accept the Moog Innovation Award.
Update: According to MoogFest, Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale may still perform at the festival: “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.”
Devo 2010 Tour Dates:
10/29 Asheville, NC @ MoogFest
10/30 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
11/07 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/11 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Indian Casino
11/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
11/13 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater