One of metal’s most intriguing, ominous and immensely talented figures, the mighty Devin Townsend, is extremely excited to announce that for the first time in his solo career he will be embarking on a headlining tour. This will be a special evening exploring a 15 year musical journey with Townsend performing songs spanning his entire vast catalog. Supporting acts will be announced soon along with East Coast shows, but see below or visit www.myspace.com/devintownsenddtb to view the initial headlining tour itinerary.
Special VIP Packages and Presale Tickets will be available for the tour. Please visit tixx1.artistarena.com/devintownsend for more information.
Addicted was released in Nov. 2009 and has become his fastest selling solo record in his career. Townsend is currently working on two new albums for 2011. The new, mind-blowing offering, Addicted, was met with worldwide critical praise and scored very impressive first week numbers debuting at #168 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #2 on the Billboard Heatseakers chart.
Townsend further states: “Sitting here at the airport after months of preparation for the European festivals, getting this material ready to be heard the way it’s meant to be heard has been a pretty mean task. Last night’s epic rehearsal was one of those moments when you realize the work put into making it right results in an awesome sound. I have been given the opportunity now to bring this music to North America in my first ever solo headlining tour. It’s not a huge tour, but I really would appreciate seeing some of the familiar faces and hopefully some new ones as well. It’s cheesy to announce your touring plans as ‘the biggest or best’ of anything, but I love this music, we’ve worked really hard to get it right. If you’re one of the folks that dig it, then this should be a great, heavy and fun time that sounds the way it should.
“I’m honored to be able to play for you after all these years. There’s a ton of great tours coming up, and here is my contribution. Rock the fuck out, stay positive.”
Check out some footage of Devin Townsend Project from their early 2010 tour with BTBAM/Cynic:
Devin Townsend Headlining
10/8/10 Vancouver, BC Richshaw Theater (www.rickshawtheatre.com/)
10/9/10 Seattle, WA Studio Seven (bit.ly/aO2Nvn)
10/10/10 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater (ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3aTWS%3aPHAW10:PHAW1010%3a&linkID=twspok)
10/12/10 San Francisco, CA Slim’s (www.slimstickets.com)
10/14/10 Hollywood, CA Key Club (www.keyclub.com/home/eventdetail/?tfly_event_id=11315)
10/15/10 San Diego, CA Ramona Mainstage (www.ramonamainstage.com)
For those of you in Europe, you can see Devin this summer. If you are lucky enough to be in Finland, you’ll get to see the first ever live performance of the entire Ziltoid The Omniscient album! Check out a sneak preview:
6/22/10 Switzerland, CH Z7 Pratteln
6/23/10 Munich, DE Backstage Halle
6/24/10 Stuttgart, DE Die Röhre
6/25/10 Dessel, BE Graspop Metal Meeting
6/26/10 Collegno, IT Gods Of Metal Festival
6/29/10 Cologne, DE Underground
6/30/10 Eindhoven, NL Dynamo
7/2/10 Kaisaniemi, FI Tuska Open Air Metal Festival (Ziltoid!)
7/3/10 Kaisaniemi, FI Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
8/13/10 Josefov, CZ Brutal Assault
8/14/10 Derbyshire, UK Bloodstock Open Air Metal Festival