THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: European Tour Dates Announced

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT — the band led by Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) — will embark on a European headlining tour in March. The dates are as follows:

March 03 - The Brook, Southampton, United Kingdom
March 04 - The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom
March 05 - Rock City, Nottingham, United Kingdom
March 06 - Academy 2, Manchester, United Kingdom
March 07 - Garage, Glasgow, United Kingdom
March 09 - Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany
March 10 - Voxhall, Århus, Denmark
March 11 - Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden
March 12 - Betong, Oslo, Norway
March 13 - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
March 15 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 16 - Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands
March 17 - Matrix, Bochum, Germany
March 18 - Moshpit Music Club, Naters, Switzerland
March 19 - Magazzini Generale, Milan, Italy
March 21 - Szene Wien, Vienna, Austria
March 22 - Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
March 23 - Colos-saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
March 24 - Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium
March 25 - Elysee Montmatre, Paris, France
March 26 - O2 Islington Academy, London, United Kingdom
March 28 - De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
March 29 - De Kade, Zaandam, Netherlands
March 30 - Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
March 31 - Club Teatria, Oulu, Finland

Townsend is currently working on THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's third and fourth CDs, "Deconstruction" and "Ghost".

Even though "Ghost" is the fourth album to be made available under THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker, Devin recorded it third, because "Deconstruction" (the third album) is "a nightmare technically and I wanted to make something lovely before diving into that," Devin previously said.

According to Devin, "'Ghost' is the mellowest (by far) and prettiest record I've done so far" with a "very wonderful vibe." It will be released with "the shitstorm that is 'Deconstruction' simultaneously" — possibly in early April 2011.

Songtitles set to appear on "Ghost" include:

* Feather
* Radial Highway
* Fly
* Monsoon
* Infinite Ocean
* Moonshine
* Texada
* Blackberry

Townsend performed his "Ziltoid The Omniscient" concept album in its entirety on July 2 at Tuska as a special one-off world-exclusive show. His DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT also played a set the following day at the festival, which featured additional appearances by TESTAMENT and OBITUARY, among many others.

"Addicted", the second in a series of albums from Townsend to be made available under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker, came out in November 2009 and has become the fastest-selling solo record in Devin's career.

Video footage of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's October 30, 2010 concert at the Oneonta Theatre in Oneonta, New York can be viewed below.

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