Devin Townsend Project
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- Mar 17 , 2017
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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – to play ‘Ocean Machine’ in full at London’s Hammersmith Apollo
Devin Townsend Project have announced that their show at London’s legendary Eventim Hammersmith Apollo on the 17th March will feature the first full live airing of the album ‘Ocean Machine’, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as a UK exclusive.
Watch Devin reveal the news in this sort clip: https://youtu.be/56l8PTwXicw
Devin comments: “UK exclusive guys, are you ready for this? 17th March 2017, ‘Ocean Machine’ in its entirety in London. You’re coming to that aren’t you? I would…or would I?”
Devin recently visited the iconic London venue to give fans a tour of what they might expect: https://youtu.be/hY8paRYTfFw
Devin Townsend Project announce UK tour in support of new album ‘Transcendence’
Following on from the recent announcement of studio album ‘Transcendence’, due for worldwide release on 9th September, Devin Townsend Project has confirmed a much anticipated UK tour which kicks off in Bristol in March 2017. The tour will also see the band visit Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, London and Nottingham.
‘Transcendence’, the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Z2’ double-album (half of which was made up of the full-length ‘Sky Blue’), sees the award-winning Townsend exploring a relatively new way of working, collaborating with the entire DTP band during the writing stages of the record. “The result of this process is a record that I truly think the intention of is special” he says of the album. “I am very proud of it and everyone involved.”
The last 2 years since the release of ‘Z2’ have seen Townsend busier and more ambitious than ever, culminating last November in the release of ‘Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall’, a brilliant document of the sold-out show at the famous London venue that saw them bring the Ziltoid story to life on stage in his most impressive production yet.
Across all his bands and projects, since being discovered in 1993, the Canadian multi instrumentalist has released 23 studio albums and 3 live albums. Townsend’s trademark production style and versatile vocal delivery are rooted in metal and his albums are written to express different aspects of his personality.
The Canadian isn’t too interested in keeping an even musical keel. “Music, in my opinion, is ideally the exhaust for whatever you’re going through in life,” Townsend explains. “Rather than the focus, it should be the outcome. As such, each record just naturally leads to the next, and if they’re done correctly they become an accurate representation, like a snapshot of a particular frame of mind”.
Townsend will be joined on stage by Dave Young (guitar), Mike St-Jean (keyboards), Ryan Van Poederooyen (Drums) and Brian Waddel (drums).
- Mar 17, 2017 - 06:00 PM
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