Mink DeVille

San Francisco
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Mink DeVille was a rock band known for its association with early punk rock bands at New York’s CBGB nightclub and for being a showcase for the music of Willy DeVille. The band recorded six albums in the years 1977 to 1985. Except for frontman Willy DeVille, the original members of the band played only on the first two albums (Cabretta and Return to Magenta). For the remaining albums and for tours, Willy DeVille assembled musicians to play under the name Mink DeVille. After 1985, when Willy DeVille began recording and touring under his own name, his backup bands were sometimes called “The Mink DeVille Band,” an allusion to the earlier Mink DeVille.


Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Elvis Costello & the Attractions 04/22/1978 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak Michigan USA
Mink DeVille 10/08/1981 Nitro Redford Michigan USA
Mink DeVille 03/12/1982 Traxx Detroit Michigan USA
Mink DeVille 03/11/1984 Main Act Roseville Michigan USA