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Devin Townsend Project Will Bring Transcendence To Australia In 2017

Devin Townsend Project

What he lacks in hair, Devin Townsend makes up for in being a sheer fucking genius. The prog-metal prodigy today announced his return to Australian shores, bringing with him the very aptly-named Devin Townsend Project. Townsend was last seen jamming out on our shores just over a year ago, when he took Z2 from the fictive world to some of the country’s biggest theatres.

This time around, he’s bringing a new DTP album – Transcendence. The record dropped back in September via Cooking Vinyl, to (shock and awe) near-unanimous acclaim. The tour will hit Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth towards the end of May (we know, that’s a crazy long wait), with a drop-in scheduled for our Kiwi friends before it all kicks off.

Speaking to BLUNT, Townsend rhapsodised on Transcendence saying, “I started to realise it’s not the things you thought you needed control over that you need control over. In fact, the things that define the vision, the things that define the music – are much less of the process than I had assumed.

“By letting go, it only gets better. There have been a lot of things that I’ve been trying to control for many years that I’m frankly just not very good at. So by saying ‘well, do you this, you do this, you do this’. Then all of a sudden, if everyone is respectful, and friends and on the same team – with is the operative word, it’s arguably a lot stronger. That’s where the strength of Transcendence comes from.”

Tickets on sale this Friday, November 18th via the links below!

Transcendence is out now via Cooking Vinyl
Grab a copy: JB HiFi | Webstore | iTunes


Devin Townsend Project
Tour Dates

Wednesday May 17th – Powerstation, Auckland
Tix: mjrpresents.com

Saturday May 20th – The Triffid, Brisbane
Tix: mjrpresents.com

Monday May 22nd – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tix: mjrpresents.com

Wednesday May 24th – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Tix: mjrpresents.com

Friday May 26th – Capitol, Perth
Tix: mjrpresents.com

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