Devin Townsend Band Releases New Project
Devin Townsend Band Releases Ambitious 'Accelerated Evolution' Through InsideOut Music America
Manic. Eccentric. Energetic. Genius. Cat Lover. All these words can be used to identify with but a fraction of Canadian musician Devin Townsend's brilliance. Throughout the years, he has concocted scores of mind-twisting albums, both solo and with his alter ego Strapping Young Lad. The 21st Century brings a new element to the musical hydra that is Devin, namely The Devin Townsend Band and the new release 'Accelerated Evolution'.
The album, released through InsideOut Music America (consequently the first Devin Townsend 'solo' release made available in the US), continues Devin's masterful prowess as a songwriting technician, as well as a proficient producer. 'Accelerated Evolution' is packed with sweeping choruses, intense rhythmic mechanics, and enough tempo shifts & progressive craftiness to make your head spin - all unified in clockwork harmony and retaining Devin's own cardinal rule - HEAVY!
Guitar legend Steve Vai (who handpicked a 19-year old Townsend to perform vocals on his acclaimed 1993 'Sex & Religion' release, testifies to the immensity of 'Accelerated Evolution' : "Accelerated Evolution is another brilliant one. It's so deep and beautiful. I find myself falling into it and being mesmerized by the intensity and beauty."
Brave Words Magazine concurs, "Devin Townsend does not merely write songs, he creates complete musical environments that invite you to get lost within the layered walls of melody-infused noise."
As well as his own projects, Devin is making himself known as a world class Producer/Engineer by producing all of his own (solo & SYL) albums, as well as records by Soilwork (Natural Born Chaos ), December (The Lament Configuration ), Lamb Of God, Stuck Mojo, (Pigwalk ) and many unsigned up-and-coming acts. He has also worked with renowned metal guitarist James Murphy on the 'Convergence' project.
Not only a compelling musician & producer, Devin is an extraordinary frontman in the live setting, frequently instigating physical mania in his fans. Having recently pulled double-duty in Europe with both The Devin Townsend Band and Strapping Young Lad ON THE SAME TOUR, Devin is looking to bring the 'Accelerated Evolution' live show to American audiences this summer, following a romp with Meshuggah.
Current tour dates include:
Meshuggah with Strapping Young Lad
Friday, April 25th Seattle, WA Graceland
Saturday, April 26th Portland, OR Roseland
Sunday, April 27th Vancouver, BC, Can. Commodore Ballroom
Tuesday, April 29th San Francisco, CA Slim's
Wednesday, April 30th Palo Alto, CA The Edge
Thursday, May 1st Los Angeles, CA The Palace
Friday, May 2nd San Diego, CA The Scene
Saturday, May 3rd Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theater
Sunday, May 4th Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater
Tuesday, May 6th Austin, TX Stubb's B-B-Q
Wednesday, May 7th San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Thursday, May 8th Dallas, TX Canyon Club
Friday, May 9th Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Saturday, May 10th Tulsa, OK The Other Side
Sunday, May 11th Louisville, KY Headliner's
Monday, May 12th Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo's
Tuesday, May 13th Chicago, IL The Metro
Wednesday, May 14th Minneapolis, MN Quest Club
Thursday, May 15th Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Friday, May 16th Cleveland, OH Peabody's Down Under
Saturday, May 17th Worcester, MA The Palladium (New England Metal Fest)
Sunday, May 18th Old Bridge, NJ Birch Hill
Monday, May 19th West Springfield, VA Jaxx (w/ Hate Eternal)
Tuesday, May 20th Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
Wednesday, May 21st New York, NY BB King's
Thursday, May 22nd Brooklyn, NY North Six
Friday, May 23rd Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Strapping Young Lad only
Sunday, May 25th Montreal, QC, Can. Les Foufounes Electroniques
Monday, May 26th Toronto, ON, Can. Club Rocket
Wednesday, May 28th Winnipeg, MB, Can. Pyramid Cabaret
Thursday, May 29th Regina, SK Exchange
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