Devin Townsend has launched the first part of his new Quarantine Project.
He’s set it up to “provide some relief during these coming times” as the world continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic – and the first instalment features a video for Townsend’s new track Quarantine.
The project comes after Townsend was forced to postpone the remaining dates on his Empath Vol. 1 North American tour due to coronavirus, with the Canadian musician recently launching a GoFundMe page to help him financially due to the loss of earnings.
Townsend says: “People have been supportive of me in my time of need with the GoFundMe campaign, as we lost a lot of revenue due to the current and foreseeable touring cycle, and I want to make sure I can provide something that in some way begins to say thank you. In the ways I’m able, I will provide as much content as I can during this period as it’s what I feel I can offer.
“My company has a lot of people involved, and your support has saved us in so many ways. I know we are all affected by this and yes, I could look for another job during this period like so many others will have to, but I figure that the best thing I can do is focus on my work and hopefully provide some sort of relief doing what I’m best at.
“I want to give back as much as I can over the next while, and I hope that some of the work I can manage here will provide a bit of comfort during these troubled times for those who enjoy what I do.”
Townsend adds: “The idea with this is that it may be many different styles, Twitch streams, concerts, perhaps a podcast… I have been kept afloat by the audience and wish to help in any way I can. I am just learning how to do video and I will try to get more proficient at it as the time goes by.
“I will do everything I can to help in the ways that I’m able to. On behalf of myself, Northern Music, HevyDevy Records, and the entire team that makes up my professional world, thanks for supporting – saving – our business during this downturn.
“We realise the number of people that are suffering and don’t take this lightly. I figure the best way I can express this is to simply get to work. I will make sure I provide for the people who donated especially.
“I am working on lots of ideas to provide during this hard period. I truly can’t express my gratitude enough.”
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- Devin Townsend - Eras III - 180 Gram Clear Vinyl - UK - vinyl box set - £250.00, $315.00, €290.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Oct-2023 12:03)on December 2, 2023 at 1:35 am
DEVIN TOWNSEND Eras III (2018 Deluxe Limited Edition Five album, Ten LP box set pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight Clear Vinyl, manufactured in Germany for the US & European market. Includes the albums Accelerated Evolution (Etching on Side 4), Epicloud, Transcendence (Etching on Side 4), Sky Blue and Live At Royal Albert Hall, each in their own gatefold picture sleeve, with an LP booklet with liner notes and comments by Devin Townsend, all housed within a 13"square 2¼" wide pull-out box. Although not sealed, this example remains in a 'near as new' condition IOMLP511)