Eventim Hammersmith Apollo London.
Devin Townsend Project have announced that their show at London’s legendary Eventim Hammersmith Apollo on the 17th March will feature the first full live airing of the album ‘Ocean Machine’, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as a UK exclusive.
Watch Devin reveal the news in this sort clip.
Devin comments: “UK exclusive guys, are you ready for this? 17th March 2017, ‘Ocean Machine’ in its entirety in London. You’re coming to that aren’t you? Devin recently visited the iconic London venue to give fans a tour of what they might expect.
The full Devin Townsend Project European tour dates can be found below. Main support comes from Between The Buried & Me (excl. UK & Belgium) & Tesseract (UK only) plus openers Leprous (all dates):
UK Tour 2017
12.03 – Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
13.03 – Academy, Manchester, UK
14.03 – Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
16.03 – Institute, Birmingham, UK
17.03 – Eventim Apollo, London, UK
18.03 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Tickets are on sale now, please visit Mytickets online.
Also V.I.P packages available at musicglue.
‘Transcendence’ received fantastic reactions upon release, even reaching number 26 in the UK album charts. Find a selection of those reactions below:
“a wholly absorbing, modern-day masterpiece” – Metal Hammer.
“the breadth and quality of the material is simply astonishing.” – Record Collector.
“life-affirmingly euphoric” – Total Guitar.
“this man can do no wrong” – Kerrang!
“a positively charged majestic album” – The Independent.
Now watch the epic video for the track ‘Stormbending’ by Devin Townsend Project.
‘Transcendence’, the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Z2’ double-album (half of which was made up of the DTP full-length ‘Sky Blue’), sees the award-winning Townsend exploring a relatively new way of working, collaborating with the entire DTP band during the writing stages of the record. “The result of this process is a record that I truly think the intention of is special” he says of the album. “I ‘found’ gas to put into the tank and am glad I did. I think the intention, the theme, and the participation of everyone involved allows this album to act like a fulcrum between the past few years and what I intend to do next with the symphony. I am very proud of it and everyone involved.”
The artwork was once again created by Anthony Clarkson, who Devin has been working with for several years now. Townsend comments of the cover (above): “He presented me the main image of the girl as a painted version, and I was intrigued and asked him to redo it with a girl he knew with photos. I liked the idea that it seemed like a mash up of religious and spiritual imagery, in a sense, representing the idea (to me) that these types of connections to the infinite are often more like identities we can cling to rather than what lies behind. In a sense, the character on the front almost seems like the ideologies she’s representing are more ‘brand names’ than anything else.”
Pick up a copy of the album on 2CD digipak, standard CD, 2LP + CD & digital download, visit DEVIN TOWNSEND.