Prepare yourselves for the subjugation! Devin Townsend is heading to Australia for a series of exclusive guitar masterclasses in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, right ahead of the release of his next opus, Z2, which comprises two discs: Dark Matters (Ziltoid) and Sky Blue (Devin Townsend Project). There will be two levels of ticket pricing: a standard general admission ticket and a limited VIP package which will include exclusives such as a meet-and-greet with Devy and a seat in the first three rows. And during the clinics there will be a Q&A session so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to pick Devin’s seemingly massive brain. Merchandise and music will be available on the day too (cash sales only). Tickets available now here! Here’s the press release, including tour dates:

Devin Townsend / Thump Music Announce Australian Guitar Clinics

The eccentric and musical mastermind that is Devin Townsend will be making his way to Australia this October to take part in a series of Guitar Clinics in association with Thump Music.

Devin Townsend, now 30 records into an astonishing career has just raised the stakes, in the form of a new double album, Z2, to be released worldwide in the week of October 27th this year. The two discs will be individually titled ‘Sky Blue’ (DTP) and ‘Dark Matters’ (Ziltoid).

Devin TownsendReflecting on the upcoming release Devin states: “I really enjoy my job and I really want to continue being able to be creative. This project offers me an opportunity to present myself in ways that I haven’t before: as a writer, as an orchestrator, as somebody who’s able to provide soundtrack stuff, as a puppeteer, as a multimedia artist, dubious comedy, all these things. I’m hoping that ‘Z2’ really provides an outlet for people to see that I’m capable of a lot of things, but even more so, I hope it will inspire other artists to reach for things that maybe seem a bit out of reach.”

In light of wanting to inspire other artists and preceding the highly anticipated release of Z2, Devin will head to Australia to offer guitar fanatics from across the country the opportunity to learn from an artist who has built a successful career on musical diversity.

There will be two bands of ticket pricing available for those guitarists looking to pick up some essential guitar knowledge straight from Devin himself; general admission and a limited number of VIP packages, which will include exclusives such as a meet and greet plus a guaranteed seat in the first three rows.

The clinics will offer guitar enthusiasts the opportunity to learn the techniques and styles Devin has developed throughout his varied career. Alongside this, there will be plenty of opportunity for fans to ask any questions they have, as each clinic will end with a Q&A session. There will also be the chance to buy Devin Townsend music and merchandise at each clinic (please bring cash as this will be cash sales only).

Thump Music will be hosting these clinics in the following states:

Brisbane – 20th October – evening clinic 7pm for a 7:30pm start
Venue: Princess Theatre – 8 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba, Queensland

Sydney – 21st October – evening clinic 7pm for a 7:30pm start
Venue: Paddington Town Hall – 249 Oxford Street, Paddington, New South Wales

Melbourne – 22nd October – evening clinic 7pm for a 7:30pm start
Venue: St Kilda Town Hall – 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, Victoria

Adelaide – 23rd October – evening clinic 7pm for a 7:30pm start
Venue: The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel “The Gov” – 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia

Perth – 25th October – midday clinic 11:30am for a 12:00pm start
Venue: John Inverarity Music & Drama Theatre, Hale School – 160 Hale Road, Wembley Downs, Western Australia

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