The Devin Townsend Project Returns to Australia in 2017

Brace yourself – HevyDevy is returning to Australia and New Zealand and he is bringing the Devin Townsend project!

The Devin Townsend Project is obviously the brainchild of frontman Devin Townsend - who released the new album Transcendence in September 2016. To celebrate the success of the album, they are returning to Australia and New Zealand in May 2017, presented by MJR Presents. The album was the first ARIA charting album for the Devin Townsend Project, coming in at #10 in its first week in the charts – all the more reason to celebrate!

Previously here in 2015 on a string of sold-out shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne – this time Perth and Auckland (NZ) are getting some HevyDevy love. The guitar virtuoso is one of the most celebrated singer/songwriter/guitarists in heavy music and Devin Townsend Projects’ live show never fails to satisfy and amaze.

The man himself is not shy about talking about his process and his varied, long and always-interesting career. This album was a different experience to most in the past and he is excited to bring the show to Australia. He muses about the album process this time around, “The Devin Townsend Project is still essentially a solo project,” he reminds. “One of several, but the difference is that I've had a dedicated team of talented folks here that really had great ideas. One of the ways I consciously stepped out of my comfort zone was to the solicit feedback from not only the band, but also to production and engineering. Opinions from people I trust at the management and label, and all with a sense of building a kind of archetype of the DTP sound that would not ostracize people who enjoy the style, but keeping it fresh for me as well. One of the things I did was present my vision—which I’ve always done—and within that framework, I’d massage it with the team. For this record, in those sections, I’d bring it to the band and say, ‘Look guys, here’s what it’s supposed to do. This is how it’s supposed to make me feel. And how the audience is supposed to feel. This is how it interacts with the parts prior and after. That’s why it exists. It’s not complicated because we’re trying to jerk off here. It’s complicated because, in my mind, the emotional component of the section is complicated.”

Tickets for Devin Townsend Project’s Australia/New Zealand Tour in May 2017 will go on fan pre-sale on 16th November at 10am and on general sale Friday 18th November at mjrpresents.com.

For more information, go to www.mjrpresents.com   

 

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT 2017
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR

 

Wednesday 17th May - Powerstation, Auckland

Saturday 20th May - The Triffid, Brisbane

Monday 22nd May - Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Wednesday 24th May - 170 Russell, Melbourne

Friday 26th May - Capitol, Perth