An Evening With Devin Townsend Tour
 

Devin Townsend is pleased to announce a very special European ‘An Evening With’ solo acoustic tour, beginning at the end of March 2019 and running through April. The intimate evenings will feature Devin performing tracks from across his catalogue, as well as taking part in a Q&A where fans will get to know more about what Devin is up to at this stage in his career and the forthcoming new album ‘Empath’. This will prove to be a unique & special experience for all in attendance.

Devin comments:

Hello everyone, Devin here. I have been busy making my newest recording, EMPATH over the past year. It has been a complicated and enlightening experience in that I have gone back to my roots in terms of what my motivations are for making music, in hopes that I am able to move forward as a musician being as true as I possibly can to my motivations. The result is an album that I am exceptionally proud of, one that is uncompromised and diverse in ways that accurately represent where I’m at now at the age of 46. The past decade of relentless touring with DTP had been something that caught up with me in a big way, and as a result I felt I needed to step back from that world and analyse myself and make this music before stepping onto a stage again. The time has come however for me to take the next step in my career, and when asked about how I would like to do so, I decided the first thing I would do was a very intimate run of shows that allows me to play my music stripped back to just me and a guitar. The shows are at nice venues, and includes a spoken word element with questions from the audience as well as aspects of my entire career represented in this one show.

Before I tour with a band again, I wanted to have the opportunity to play for you, and meet up with the people who not only have made my work possible, but inspire me to continue. In a world of computers and social media, to be stripped of all the bells and whistles is a very important step for my reintroduction to the live concert world. I truly hope you’ll join me and I look forward to being the most honest I can be with you at these special shows.
Thank you to Andy Farrow and Northern Music, Thomas Waber and Inside Out records, as well as all who have supported me during this period. I have not been as proud of an album as I am of Empath in many years, and I really needed to get this out of my system.
See you at the shows.
Love
Devin Townsend

Check out Devin’s video announcement here:

The full list of dates are as follows:
7th March – Piano Man Jazz Club, Delhi, India
8th March – Levi’s Lounge, Mumbai, India
30th March – Savoy-teatteri, Helsinki, Finland
31st March – Sodra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden
1st April – Edderkoppen, Oslo, Norway
2nd April – Bremen Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark
4th April – PassionsKirche, Berlin, Germany
5th April – Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
6th April – La Fabrica, Prague, Czech Republic
7th April – Freiheiz, Munich, Germany
9th April – Kulturkirche, Cologne, Germany
10th April – Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany
11th April – St-Bavokerk, Haarlem, The Netherlands
13th April – Reading 3, Tel Aviv, Israel
24th April – Bush Hall, London, UK
25th April – Bush Hall, London, UK
26th April – St George’s, Bristol, UK
27th April – City Varieties, Leeds, UK
29th April – Jam House, Edinburgh, UK
30th April – Glee Club, Birmingham, UK

Devin recently announced that he had signed a brand new contract with InsideOutMusic on the eve of their 20 year anniversary of working together, for the release of new albums including the forthcoming ‘Empath’ in 2019.

Devin comments:
“In an Industry that is tenuous at best, we need to make alliances. In opposition to the old ideas of; us against them; when the discussions turn to art vs commerce, we need allies. I have been an independent artist for many years, and 20 of those years have been with INSIDE OUT MUSIC. When others were afraid to really put effort into packaging, product, and the actual recordings, due in large part to a dwindling industry, INSIDE OUT has championed my work since the turn of the century.
Because throughout it all, more than anything, I want the art and the music to be done correctly. I want to learn from my missteps and I want a group of business partners I can rely on to go to bat for unconventional music in ways I simply could not do on my own. I’m proud to say I’ve been with INSIDE OUT for many of those years that have defined me as an artist.
It’s a pleasure to re-sign with them for my newest works. Thank you.”

Comments.

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    Lars

    November 14, 2018 (12:31) Reply

    Hey! Will there be an oppertunity to meet and greet Devin during this solo tour?

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    Markus

    November 16, 2018 (13:39) Reply

    Hi devin ! It would be nice to see you in austria too when you come to europe !(Austria not Australia !!!)

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    Jim Luigi Schrodinger

    November 21, 2018 (20:54) Reply

    Awesome that you’ll be in India, but don’t go all George Harrison on us.

    And please do some of these shows North America too! Lots of love from the midwest.

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    Stefan

    December 5, 2018 (15:36) Reply

    awesome. im from austria. saw you 2017 in graz and ill never forget that unique experience. just bought a ticket to catch you in munich. much love from austria.

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    Aman

    December 10, 2018 (08:12) Reply

    So stoked! I’ll be there March 8!

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    Kwan

    December 14, 2018 (04:19) Reply

    Hey Bud. I adore you. I appreciate your journey and where you are at, always.
    I just wanted to raise a hand and a vote for a Devin show in Australia please. “The Forum” in Melbourne, is a perfect venue for you and your intimate and band shows alike. Just saying. I’ve never seen you live before as Devin, only SLY. I’m actually dying to swim in your musical work, sonically and loud. Transcendence has swooned my soul.
    I appreciate you so much. Strength, power, stamina, and sweet sleep and recovery to you on your journey my friend. Till I see you on stage. Peace.

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    Eduard

    December 25, 2018 (17:53) Reply

    Please come to Barcelona!!!!

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    Steve

    December 31, 2018 (09:51) Reply

    We do not see AUSTRALIA on that list mate. The Aussie fans understand this was not intentional and dates will be added and an announcement of an “Evening with Devin Townsend” in all the major capital cities will follow. After all what is a tour if you don’t come down here? It aint a tour. Good on ya mate we know you have not forgotten us. Happy new year and all the best for 2019 and what is to come. I am sure all the other Aussie fans who read this will add their two bob’s worth in support of a visit.

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    Denis Flomin

    March 31, 2019 (08:48) Reply

    hey
    Denis from Israel here.
    Is it going to be an acoustic show only?
    What about the heavy stuff?:(

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