Tag: Devin Townsend
DEVIN TOWNSEND announces support tour for Children Of Bodom and the release of two new albums June 20th
DEVIN TOWNSEND took over the progressive metal movement last year. With the release of ‘Addicted‘ and subsequent touring across the globe, the former STRAPPING YOUNG LAD frontman has never had a higher profile – a point proven by the numerous sell-out performances on his most recent European tour. This continues to be the case in 2011, as DEVIN TOWNSEND gears up to release not one, but two brand new albums on June 20th via InsideOut Music. ‘Deconstruction‘ and ‘Ghost‘ are the final two chapters in Hevy Devy’s four-album concept series (along with ‘Ki‘ and ‘Addicted‘) and are sure to be two of the most talked about albums of the year!
Not only will TOWNSEND release two new albums, but he is also excited to announce that he will serve as direct support to Children of Bodom on their upcoming tour through North America. Additional support on the trek will come from Septicflesh and Obscura, who will alternate the opening slot each night. Presented by REVOLVER Magazine and Guitar World, the tour will be DEVIN TOWNSEND‘s first to promote the new albums and sees him joining forces with one of metal’s most respected acts, Children of Bodom, on their first North American tour since 2009.
DEVIN TOWNSEND dates:
June 24 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
June 25 San Francisco Slim’s
June 26 Portland, OR Roseland
June 27 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
June 28 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
June 30 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
July 2 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
July 3 Saskatoon, SK Odeon
July 4 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
July 5 St. Paul, MN Station Four
July 6 Chicago, IL House of Blues
July 8 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
July 9 Orlando, FL BeachamTheater
July 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
July 12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
July 13 Norfolk, VA The Norva
July 14 Springfield, VA Jaxx
July 15 Springfield, VA Jaxx
July 16 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
July 17 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
July 19 Worcester, PA Palladium
‘Praise The Lowered’
‘Planet Of The Apes’
‘The Mighty Masturbator’
‘As You Were’
For more DEVIN TOWNSEND click here.
On March 28th, Eagle Rock’s Armoury Records is releasing the truly unique SIN-atra album. This is another mind and genre-bending triumph from the team that brought you We Wish You A Metal Xmas and, put simply, is the world of heavy metal’s tribute to the genius of FRANK SINATRA.
Featuring a great line-up of artists, SIN-atra offers a set of totally original versions of classic Frank Sinatra songs. The album features twelve songs made famous by Ol’ Blue Eyes which are given a radical and individual new treatment from some of the finest voices in rock including members of ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, DEEP PURPLE, QUEENSRŸCHE, MR BIG, WARRANT and CHEAP TRICK with the backing of a superb band led by guitarist Bob Kulick (KISS/MEAT LOAF).
New York, New York (Devin Townsend)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Glenn Hughes)
Summerwind (Geoff Tate)
It Was A Very Good Year (Dee Snider)
Witchcraft (Tim “Ripper” Owens)
Fly Me To The Moon (Robin Zander)
Lady Is A Tramp (Eric Martin)
I’ve Got The World On A String (Dug Pinnick)
Love And Marriage (Elias Soriano)
Strangers In The Night (Joey Belladonna)
High Hopes (Franky Perez)
That’s Life (Jani Lane)
These classics are re-imagined musically by the SIN-atra house band which features Bob Kulick (guitar); Brett Chassen (drums); Billy Sheehan (bass); Doug Katsaros (keyboards and orchestrations); Richie Kotzen (lead guitar on That’s Life). The songs are known to everyone but you’ve never heard them quite like this before!
To pre-order your SIN-ATRA click here.
DEVIN TOWNSEND dates:
8 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
9 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
10 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
14 – Hollywood, CA – Key Club
15 – San Diego, CA – Ramona Mainstage
26 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx Nightclub
28 – New York, NY – Blender Theater at The Gramercy
29 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium Upstairs
For more DEVIN TOWNSEND click here.
Producer/ Performer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) will embark on his first-ever North American solo headlining tour in October. Each concert 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.
Townsend is currently working on two new albums for 2011 release.
Commented Devin: “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.”
Devin Townsend headlining dates:
Oct. 08 – Vancouver, BC – Richshaw Theater
Oct. 09 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Oct. 10 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 12 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Oct. 14 – Hollywood, CA – Key Club
Oct. 15 – San Diego, CA – Ramona Mainstage
More dates will be announced soon.