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    Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:59:13

    Devo to Postpone Tour Dates For Rest of 2010 Due to Hand Injury - Guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh was sliced by a glass shard

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    • Devo - LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15:  Musician Mark Mothersbaugh (L) of Devo and actress Paz de la Huerta attend the 2011 Art Of Elysium 'Heaven' Gala held at the California Science Center on January 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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    Attack of the glass shards! Devo have to postpone all of their upcoming live dates for 2010 due to a serious hand injury sustained by guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh. Don't emit any groans, people! The guitarist fucked up his hand and had to have surgery. That's right! A glass shard sliced Mothersbaugh's 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. Ouch! I wish Bob a quick and full recovery. That shit sounds painful.

    Most of Devo's upcoming November tour dates, including Solana Beach's Belly Up, Los Angeles' Club Nokia, and San Francisco's Warfield Theater, will be rescheduled for next spring and the public will be informed once new dates have been confirmed.

    Devo founding members Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale will still attend Moogfest on October 29 in Asheville, North Carolina. As previously announced, the band was awarded the first-ever Moog Innovation Award by Moog Music. The Moog Innovation Award celebrates pioneering artists whose genre-defying work exemplifies the bold, innovative spirit of Bob Moog. Past recipients of the previously titled Moog Award include Keith Emerson, Herb Deutsch, Gershon Kingsley, Jan Hammer, and Bernie Worrell.

    Are you bummed to hear about Devo's tour postponement? I wonder what Bob Mothersbaugh was doing in order to sustain such a brutal injury.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.28.10




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