Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend Reveals He Plans To Spend Less Time Playing Live, Announces Rescheduled Dates For European Tour


Devin Townsend has announced that he’ll be scaling back his touring plans for the foreseeable future to afford him more time to spend on the various projects he has in mind. He also cited his mental health and wanting to spend more time with his family as reasons for the decision.

He explained his current views on the matter below, while also announcing the rescheduled dates for a European tour in support of his next album “Lightwork“, which he had originally hoped to have out this past April.

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“Hey all :) I’ve decided to not tour nearly as much any more, as I want to focus on The Moth musical, my mental health and my family, as well as many other creative ventures. I love making music so much and I have so much in Line to create and I am going to focus on doing just that.

However I will still do the odd run here and there so I can see you all :) here’s the next run for the upcoming Lightwork album. Lightwork is essentially a ‘bridge’ between where I was and where I’m going. It’s simple, clean, and refreshing. (Sounds like a diet soda when phrased like that…:) it’s more ‘Tears For Fears’ than ‘Metallica’ if you know what I mean, and I like it a lot. these dates are for next year and I hope to see some of you there… more information soon ❤️”

As for the newly announced rescheduled tour dates, he confirmed that previously purchased tickets for the trek will remain valid at the new stops. he said of it yesterday, June 01st:

“Originally planned for April and May, I’m happy to see these shows being rescheduled for next year. The delay in mixing my upcoming album Lightwork meant I simply couldn’t tour the album anymore and we replaced the tour as Special Guests for Dream Theater which comes to an end today with the last show in Istanbul. I’m now going to focus on mixing the Lightwork 5.1 and catch up on some much-needed downtime with the family. More news on Lightwork is soon to come and I hope to see you all at the shows!”

02/21 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
02/27 Stockholm, SWE – Cirkus
02/28 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
03/01 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
03/03 Tilburg, NET – 013
03/04 Cologne, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
03/05 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid
03/07 Leipzig, GER- WERK 2
03/08 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
03/10 Zurich, SWI – X-tra
03/11 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
03/13 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
03/14 Milan, ITA – Live Club
03/16 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
03/17 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
03/18 Lisbon, POR – Cineteatro Capitólio
03/20 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
03/21 Marseille, FRA – Le Moulin
03/22 Clermont Ferrand, FRA – La Coopérative De Mai
03/24 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
03/25 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
03/26 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia

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