With last week's more than highly successful The Devin Townsend Project album shows in London over, it's time for Devin & co to focus on bigger things. In fact, it's the biggest show he's ever done, and it will take place on 27th October 2012. The man himself explains:
"This last week was probably THE defining moment in my life, let alone my career in many ways. I've had some intense gigs and experiences in music before, but all pale in comparison to the four sold-out shows in London where we played all four DTP records, with four different bands, night after night.
"Everyone worked incredibly hard, and each of us gave 100% to pull it off, bands, players, management, label, and audience. It was awesome!
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"So here's the next big gig: next October 27th, at the amazing Roundhouse in London. We're putting on the most definitive 'Devin' show to date, a culmination of my ENTIRE career with a star line up and full supporting cast.
"The show is being called 'The Retinal Circus' (named after an old Vancouver club in the sixtiess, famous for psychedelic rock shows) and will be more than just a musical performance... There will be an art exhibition, actors, Ziltoid, stilt walkers, fire breathers, you name it. My goal has always been to make SHOWS, and this is the first opportunity I have been given to do a high-end production that puts it all together! It's the closest Saturday to Hallowe'en, and the goal is to make something amazing that we can all enjoy...etails to come...psychedelic!
"My career has been full of amazing musicians, and there will be plenty of them present at this show, and I'll be playing music that has never been attempted due to the size of the songs and the need for certain things.
"It will be recorded for a DVD, of course, and it's going to be a pretty intense experience... We have a year to make it perfect, so I just wanted to give you some hints! The VIP package will be available with special goodies among other exclusive things.
"Anyways, I'm back to work here... I hope to see you there, I'm beyond excited to have this opportunity, we're not taking it lightly!
General admission tickets go on sale TODAY, Friday 18th November, via the HevyDevy.com website, where also fifty very exclusive VIP tickets will be made available. The content for these VIP packages may change slightly leading up to the date, but confirmed for now are:
Meet'n'greet with the full band
Early entry to the show to get the best seats (might change to reserved seating, TBC)
Tour of the venue showing the production and everything else that goes with it
Have your picture taken with Devin and/or band by a professional photographer
High quality Devin Townsend bag containing:
VIP laminate & lanyard
Exclusive VIP T-shirt
Exclusive VIP tour poster printed on canvas
Additional goodies confirmed though exact specs TBC
More details on the show will be made available along the way.