Devin Townsend has released an animated video for his track Why?.
The striking promo has been created by DC Turner, with the song taken from Townsend’s latest album Empath, which launched in March this year through InsideOut Music on CD, 2LP/CD, on digital and streaming platforms and as a limited edition 2CD featuring bonus material.
Townsend will head out on the road on the Empath European Tour Vol. 1 in November, with the Canadian musician explaining: “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 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.”
Townsend adds: “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.”
He’ll perform at the event and host A Little Bit Of Everything, where he’ll cover all things guitar related and also look at how he records, mixes and lays down vocals in the studio. Townsend will also take part in a Q&A session at 12.30pm on September 22.
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- Devin Townsend - Synchestra - Brown Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £49.99, $61.99, €56.99 (New Item) (arrived 12-Jan-2023 09:38)on January 28, 2023 at 8:33 pm
THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Synchestra (2010 UK 13-track vinyl double vinyl LP, pressed on brown coloured vinyl and limited to just 1000 copies, with gatefold picture sleeve. Eigth solo album from the metal mastermind, originally released in 2006. It was the second and final album to be recorded with The Devin Townsend Band, and features a guest guitar solo from Steve Vai. Both the sleeve and vinyl on this copy are in spectacular, near 'as new' condition BOBV246LP)
- Devin Townsend - Snuggles (Beautiful Dream) - Orange and Blue Swirl Vinyl - US - vinyl LP - £39.99, $49.59, €45.59 (New Item) (arrived 12-Jan-2023 09:32)on January 28, 2023 at 8:33 pm
DEVIN TOWNSEND Snuggles (Beautiful Dream) (2021 US 12-track double LP, with gatefold picture sleeve and pressed on Orange and Blue Swirl Vinyl. Second of a two part release by the Canadian guitar virtuoso, as a more reserved companion to the chaos of The Puzzle. Although not sealed, both the sleeve and vinyl remain in near mint condition)
- Devin Townsend - The Puzzle - Red and Black Splatter Vinyl - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £39.99, $49.59, €45.59 (New Item) (arrived 12-Jan-2023 09:21)on January 28, 2023 at 8:33 pm
DEVIN TOWNSEND The Puzzle (Limited edition 2021 US Online Exclusive 20-track double LP, with gatefold picture sleeve and 12-page booklet, pressed on Red with Black Splatter Vinyl. First of a two part release by the Canadian guitar virtuoso, as a chaotic companion to the more reserved Snuggles album. Features guest musicians Mike Keneally, Steve Vai, Plini, and more. Although not sealed, both the sleeve and vinyl remain in near mint condition)
- Devin Townsend - Galactic Quarantine - Light Blue Vinyl + CD - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $43.39, €39.89 (New Item) (arrived 12-Jan-2023 09:13)on January 28, 2023 at 8:33 pm
DEVIN TOWNSEND Galactic Quarantine (Limited edition 2021 UK/EU 15-track double LP, with gatefold picture sleeve and pressed on Transparent light blue vinyl. Live compilation from the guitar virtuoso, recorded during lockdown in place ofhis cancelled 2020 touring plans. Although not sealed, both the sleeve and vinyl remain in near mint condition. This copy comes with a CD of the entire concert)
- Devin Townsend - Lightwork - Multi Format Box Set - US - vinyl box set - £95.00, $117.80, €108.30 (New Item) (arrived 12-Jan-2023 09:06)on January 28, 2023 at 8:33 pm
DEVIN TOWNSEND Lightwork (Limited edition 2022 UK/EU box set edition of the thirteenth studio album from Devin Townsend made up of material assembled during the pandemic. Comprised of an Orange Vinyl Triple LP of Lightwork and Nightwork[exclusive to this set] as well as both albums on CD, the Lightwork Blu-ray featuring 5.1 surround sound mix and album commentary, 36-page perfect bound book, 2 x artcards, and a postcard SIGNED by Devin Townsend, all contained insidea sturdy lift-off lid box. Produced by Garth Richardson [Biffy Clyro, Rage Against The Machine] and includes a guest appearance from Nile Rodgers of Chic on HoneyBunch, as well as a host of other musicians. Although not sealed, this copy remains in near mint condition. Recommended)