DEVIN TOWNSEND Gearing Up For Work On Four New Albums - "Empath, The Moth, A Complicated One, A Beautiful One..."
November 2, 2017, 2 years ago
Canadian vocalist / guitarist / producer Devin Townsend recently took to Twitter revealing that he has ideas for four separate albums in the works. Check out his posts below.
Condensing all these ideas, I have themes for 4 albums I think...— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) 31 October 2017
Empath, The Moth, a complicated one (untitled), a beautiful one (untitled) though there are some Casualties songs and heavy songs too...— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) 31 October 2017
First release will be Empath.— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) 31 October 2017
Empath is a dtp album...— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) 31 October 2017
Devin Townsend Project - Devin Townsend (vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming), Ryan Van Poederooyen (drums), Dave Young (guitar, keyboards), Brian 'Beav' Waddell (bass), Mike St-Jean (keyboards, synths, programming) - is gearing up for shows with Clutch as part of their Psychic Warfare tour, along with The Obsessed, in support of his 17th studio album and the band’s seventh studio album, Transcendence. The trek - which also includes a few headlining shows - starts November 29th in Greensboro, NC at The Cone Denim Entertainment Center and concludes December 31st in Columbus, OH at Express Live.
“After a long and successful year that has been nearly 200 shows already, we are finishing up our touring year with another run of the United States in which we get to some new markets and a new crowd,” says Devin Townsend. “Since their first album, I have been an avid fan of Clutch. In certain frames of mind, there is no finer band. The aesthetic of the style of music they play juxtaposes perfectly with their forward thinking and inspiring lyrical content. I love Clutch. Although on the surface it may seem like an odd pairing, but we met recently after a show in Ireland and I found we were on the same page about a lot of things. I think the best tours typically include several different vibes, and this one with Clutch and The Obsessed Is really exciting for us.
“We wanted to get back to the States before this year concluded, and to be invited to be part of this bill is really flattering. We look forward to playing again and with a new set.”
Devin Townsend isn’t going to be taking time off once the tour is over, and 2018 is already looking to be a busy year for him. As he explains, “After this tour, I have five projects I've been working on, and I can't wait to get started on them, I feel so fortunate to be able to do this for a living. Thank you for the support and faith. Let's do this.”
Check out Devin Townsend Project at any of the following tour stops.
29 - Greensboro, NC - Cone Denim Entertainment Center
30 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage *
1 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
2 - St Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
3 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
5 - Saint Augustine, FL - Backyard Stage @ St Augustine Amphitheatre
6 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
7 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre *
8 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre
9 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre
10 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
12 - Springfield, MO - Gillioz Theatre
13 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
14 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave II *
15 - Peoria, IL - Limelight Eventplex
16 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
27 - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
28 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
29 - Richmond, VA - The National
30 - Knoxville, TN - The International
31 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
* Devin Townsend Project headline dates