Z²Alrighty, so we here in Australia are already giddy with excitement over the Devin Townsend Australian clinic tour announced yesterday. But wherever you are you can geek out over the news that Devin’s next album, ,  will be released next month! It’s double album which takes us deeper into the world of Ziltoid The Omniscient. Here’s the press release…

PRESS RELEASE: Devin Townsend is extremely pleased to announce the long-awaited new double-album on October 28 in the U.S. and October 27 in Europe.  The Z² project will also see him play a landmark show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall on April 13, 2015. Tickets are available for this enormous show from www.kililive.com and Devin had this to say: 

“Hey all! 

So it’s been years I’ve been trying to get the energies in line to do another Ziltoid record, and it’s finally happened! Z2 is my new record, and it’s a multimedia event that has taken a ton of people a ton of effort to bring to you! It’s a double album, (one side DTP, and one side Ziltoid) and the concept expands on Ziltoid the alien, and his sci-fi adventures in a way that kind of throws back to 50’s radio plays… but obviously with complicated, heavy music as its soundtrack. It has taken a great deal of energy to put this all together, and the music is just one of the aspects of it. It’s a dream come true in a lot of ways, and I’m excited and honoured to be able to finalize the project with a live version of the entire record at the famous Royal Albert Hall in London on April 13th of next year! (!!) Basically what we did with The Retinal Circus a few years back will be taken to the next level with Z2 live. 

At the end of this process, we reached for the stars, and hopefully got to the moon, and after this album cycle, I will be taking some time to recharge my batteries and see what the next chapter holds. I hope you enjoy this record and all its offshoots, as one of my goals is to hopefully inspire folks to reach for unconventional ways to express themselves as well. We couldn’t have done it without you! See you at the show?” 

-Devin

Devin Townsend Project have already confirmed US tour dates for later this year, co-headlining with Animals As Leaders and Monuments supporting.  

11/17 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/18 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom 
11/19 Kelowna, BC @ Level Nightclub 
11/21 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/22 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway 
11/23 Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
11/24 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre 
11/25 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/26 Chicago, IL @ Metro (Toontrack sponsored with show recording) 
11/28 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall 
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/30 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre 
12/1 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
12/3 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live 
12/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
12/5 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium 
12/6 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/8 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage 
12/10 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/11 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill 
12/13 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
12/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater 
12/15 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
12/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan 
12/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

Devin will also play a handful of special shows together with Ché Aimee Dorval in support of his latest release Casualties of Cool:

4.9.2014 Union Chapel, London – UK
6.9.2014 Savoy Teatteri, Helsinki – Finland

Look out for more information on Z² in the coming weeks!