NEWS: Devin Townsend unstoppable live juggernaut means death for us all

Have you heard Devin Townsend’s killer new CD Addicted yet? I’ve given it more than a few spins – in fact I think I listened to it at least once a day for almost a month. Anyway, Devin is about to embark on a tour to promote the album and, if you will, launch his post-Strapping Young Lad career, finally giving his awesome solo work the attention and focus it deserves. You can catch him on tour with Scale The Summit, Cynic and Between The Buried And Me playing short little sets, but after that Devy is heading to Australia to play full headlining shows that are going to be freaking huge. Want an idea of how huge? Then check out this rehearsal footage of Devy and crew playing ‘By Your Command’ from Ziltoid The Omniscient!

Check out that sweet-ass signature Peavey baritone 7-string V, won’t ya!

If you go to the actual YouTube page for the video you’ll see this message:

Here’s a short clip of a DTP rehearsal, no overdubs, no fixes. We plan to have a choir for the tours coming up after January to cover the background vocals. My plan was ALWAYS to make the live experience tight, and like the record (with a few surprises…) This was our first take of By Your Command that day.

I am thrilled to be able to come play for you, thank you for allowing me to continue doing whatever it is I do. I believe now is the start of it all, What I want to do is pretty epic in terms of live concerts, I think my dissatisfaction with shows in the past is that I want to see and provide people with an EVENT, a spectacle… and the music is the soundtrack to the experience. First things first is getting the new band tight and disciplined, we’re ready to play this first tour (our first one) with BTBAM, Cynic, and Scale The Summit. When I complete ‘Deconstruction’ I believe we’ll have every musical base covered to make a heck of a statement.

Have a great new year folks, keep it strong, keep it brutal. Keep it quiet, keep it gentle.


Devin will be appearing at NAMM at the following times:

EMG booth: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Peavey booth: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Alvarez booth: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (40-minute solo acoustic set)

I’ll be checking out the Alvarez set and probably the Peavey appearance too.

Tour Dates
8 Jan 2010 6:00PM Rocketown Nashville, Tennessee
9 Jan 2010 7:00PM The Masquerade Atalnta, Georgia
10 Jan 2010 5:00PM House Of Blues – New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana
11 Jan 2010 7:00PM Meridian Hoston, Texas
12 Jan 2010 8:00PM The Prophet Bar (Big Room) Dallas, Texas
13 Jan 2010 7:00PM White Rabbit San Antonio, Texas
15 Jan 2010 7:00PM The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, Arizona
16 Jan 2010 7:00PM House Of Blues – San Diego San Diego, California
17 Jan 2010 7:00PM House Of Blues – LA West Hollywood, California
18 Jan 2010 6:30PM Slim’s San Francisco, California
20 Jan 2010 7:00PM Cervantes Denver, Colorado
22 Jan 2010 7:00PM Headliners Music Hall Louisville, Kentucky
23 Jan 2010 7:00PM Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
24 Jan 2010 5:00PM House Of Blues – Chicago Chicago, Illinois
25 Jan 2010 6:30PM Peabody’s Downunder Cleveland, Ohio
26 Jan 2010 7:00PM Opera House Toronto, Ontario
27 Jan 2010 7:00PM Club Soda Montreal, Quebec
28 Jan 2010 7:00PM House Of Blues – Boston Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 2010 7:00PM Northern Lights CLIFTON PARK, New York
30 Jan 2010 7:00PM The Fillmore NY @ Irving New York, New York
31 Jan 2010 7:00PM Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 Feb 2010 7:00PM Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
4 Feb 2010 8:00PM Music Farm West Columbia, South Carolina
5 Feb 2010 7:30PM Bijou Theater Knoxville, Tennessee
6 Feb 2010 7:00PM The Fillmore (Charlotte) Charlotte, North Carolina

12 Mar 2010 8:00PM The Tivoli (18+) Brisbane, Queensland
13 Mar 2010 8:00PM The Enmore Sydney, New South Wales
14 Mar 2010 8:00PM Billboard (18+) Melbourne, Victoria
16 Mar 2010 8:00PM Fowlers (18+) Adelaide, South Australia
18 Mar 2010 8:00PM Metro Fremantle (18+) Perth, Western Australia

(Keep an eye out for New Zealand dates too!)