Devo has been forced to cancel or postpone its remaining 2010 tour dates due to a serious hand injury sustained by guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh, the band announced today. According to the statement, a glass shard “sliced Mothersbaugh’s right thumb to the bone,” after which he underwent emergency surgery. He’s expected to make a full recovery after therapy.
The band’s remaining 2010 dates included stops in New York and Austin, as well as California stops in Solana Beach, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They expect to reschedule most dates for spring 2011.
The iconic art rock band has been touring to support “Something For Everybody,” released in June and the group’s first new album since 1990. To promote the set, Devo embarked on a creative crowd-sourced marketing campaign designed to be as ultra-corporate as possible, despite the band’s historical anti-corporate image.
Devo founders Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh will still attend Moogfest in Asheville, NC on Oct. 29 to accept the inaugural Moog Innovation Award, which celebrates pioneering artists.