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Devin Townsend Debuts Animated “Why?” Music Video


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Devin Townsend has premiered an animated music video for his song “Why?” below. Director D C Turner oversaw the clip with the song available on Townsend‘s latest release, “Empath“. Townsend is currently gearing up to resume to full-band touring on his upcoming European/UK run and had the following to say of his immediate touring plans:

“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

You can catch him live at the following stops:

09/18 Singapore, CHI – Gateway Black Box Theatre (acoustic)
09/21 London, UK – The Guitar Show

With Haken:

11/15 Paris, FRA – Salle Pleyel
11/16 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
11/17 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/18 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/20 Turku, FIN – Logomo
11/21 Helsinki, FIN – Cirkus
11/23 Stockholm, SWE – Munchenbryggeriet
11/24 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
11/25 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
11/27 Berlin, GER – Astra
11/28 Prague, CZE – Roxy
11/29 Wroclaw, POL – A2
11/30 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
12/02 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
12/03 Zurich, SWI – X-Tra
12/06 Dublin, IRE – Academy
12/07 Belfast, IRE – Limelight
12/09 Glasgow, UK – SWG3 Galvanisers
12/10 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
12/12 London, UK – Roundhouse
12/13 Nottingham, UK – Rock City

Townsend also has plans to release an ultimate edition of “Empath” in the coming months, complete with a new 5.1 surround sound mix, a live acoustic show recorded in Leeds, UK and more.

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