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Devin Townsend - Announce First Ever Solo Headlining Tour

Official press release

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 [flyer]. 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 to view the initial headlining tour itinerary.

Special VIP Packages and Presale Tickets will be available for the tour. Please visit: 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 Between The Buried And Me/Cynic at this location.

Announced tour dates are as follows:

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

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 at this location.

Band profile: Devin Townsend Project
Event: Devin Townsend
Posted: 26.06.2010 by BudDa


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26.06.2010 - 20:21
Totemic Lust
My fingers are crossed that he will play somewhere within 400 miles of me... and I think Ziltoid may have lice.
26.06.2010 - 20:21
Got Mayhem?
This will be a special evening exploring a 15 year musical journey with Townsend performing songs spanning his entire vast catalog

S Y L !!!!!!! (please?)

Please come to the east coast! I don't care how much the tickets cost, if Devin comes within driving distance of me I shall be there.
26.06.2010 - 21:01
He says there will be an east coast run as well...cant wait to see him headlining!!!
26.06.2010 - 21:24
Fat & Sassy!
You do you, brozzio.
26.06.2010 - 21:27
Darkside Momo
For those of you in Europe, you can see Devin this summer.

Well I wouldn't mind seeing him headline in Europe too... A longer set than in festivals is always cool!

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
26.06.2010 - 23:06
Underpaid M.D.
Damn, I'd kill to see him at least once in my life , hehe It could be great to see the entire Ziltoid album played live
"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
27.06.2010 - 01:31
Abyssal Zebra
He was amazing at Hellfest, he is a real crazy man !
27.06.2010 - 08:32
I hope I can find some way to see him. It would be the greatest.
Still Life, Still Death
27.06.2010 - 17:46
Good news for Dev.

Im very excited about the two shows at Tuska. Can't wait... only one week...
"Reality is almost always wrong."
27.06.2010 - 22:04
LeChron James
GADDAMN, heavy devvy, cynic and BTBAM in the city? DOWN.
Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
28.06.2010 - 05:32
Sweet, if I have the day off I'll go. Hopefully this time I won't get kicked out >:[
30.06.2010 - 15:02
Ohhhh man I hope he hits the east coast for real. Come on Dev, Moncton NB is where it's at
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I'm not insane - I'm just smarter than you!
21.07.2010 - 18:50
Angel Of Rage
Angel Of Rage
I'm just trying to pray for Devin to be in Bogotá (Colombia) in the near future. We love his music. Hey, Dev, don't forget Colombia in your tour. We wanna see Ziltoid, because Colombia's got the best coffee in the universe
Now it's time to... rock!!!!!

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