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Devin Townsend Announces New Album 'Empath', Confirms Winter UK And European Tour

Monday, 28 January 2019 Written by Laura Johnson

Devin Townsend has announced the Empath Europe - Volume 1 tour.

With the release of his new album 'Empath' set for March 29, he has lined up winter shows in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria and Switzerland between November 15 and December 3.

Following this he will head to Cardiff, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, and London, where he'll play the Roundhouse, between December 5 and 13. Tickets for all dates go on sale at 10am local time on February 1. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

In a Facebook post, Townsend said:

“After a year of intensive recording, mixing, and reflection, I have decided where I want to take the next level of my career as a live performer. I have had success and great memories from both the Devin Townsend Project as well as Strapping Young Lad, but now I am fortunate enough to be able to follow the muse where it currently leads. I am proud to announce that for the first 'band' tour of the Empath cycle, I am going to stretch my wings in ways I have not had the opportunity to do before and tour with a 'backing band' that can shift and morph as the music dictates instead of adhering to a click track. 'Empath Europe Volume 1' will be the first example of this, and the first tour will be in Europe (other territories to follow).

I have spent considerable effort think about the things I wanted to do for these shows, and one thing I came out of DTP with was the awareness that I wanted to incorporate a more improvisational element to what I do. With the best players I can find, my plan is to interpret my back catalogue, as well as the Empath material, in ways that may change nightly. less computers, and less of a rigid structure. I want to use Volume 1 as a way to bring my music to people in a potentially new way. People playing music...

I hope you will consider joining me at these concerts. As a performer, it’s important to be able to be willing to react, and my hope is that each of these shows will be a unique experience.

Thank you for allowing me to do what I do. See you there?

Devin Townsend”

Townsend will also embark on a solo acoustic tour this spring. Check below for dates.

Devin Townsend Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed April 24 2019 - LONDON Bush Hall
Thu April 25 2019 - LONDON Bush Hall
Fri April 26 2019 - BRISTOL St Georges
Sat April 27 2019 - LEEDS City Varieties
Mon April 29 2019 - EDINBURGH Jam House
Tue April 30 2019 - BIRMINGHAM Glee Club
Thu December 05 2019 - CARDIFF Great Hall
Fri December 06 2019 - DUBLIN Academy
Sat December 07 2019 - BELFAST Limelight
Mon December 09 2019 - GLASGOW SWG3 Galvanisers
Tue December 10 2019 - MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Thu December 12 2019 - LONDON Roundhouse
Fri December 13 2019 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Fri November 15 2019 - PARIS Salle Pleyel (France)
Sat November 16 2019 - ANTWERP Trix (Belgium)
Sun November 17 2019 - TILBURG 13 (Netherlands)
Mon November 18 2019 - HAMBURG Gruenspan (Germany)
Wed November 20 2019 - TURKU Logomo (Finland)
Thu November 21 2019 - HELSINKI Cirkus (Finland)
Sat November 23 2019 - STOCKHOLM Münchenbryggeriet (Sweden)
Sun November 24 2019 - OSLO Sentrum Scene (Norway)
Mon November 25 2019 - COPENHAGEN Amager Bio (Denmark)
Wed November 27 2019 - BERLIN Astra (Germany)
Thu November 28 2019 - PRAGUE Roxy (Czech Republic)
Fri November 29 2019 - WROCLAW A2 (Poland)
Sat November 30 2019 - BUDAPEST Barba Negra (Hungary)
Mon December 02 2019 - VIENNA Simm City (Austria)
Tue December 03 2019 - ZURICH X Tra (Switzerland)

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