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Devin Townsend Announces 2020 North American Tour Dates

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The Press Release:
Following a run of dates in Europe and the UK, Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend will bring his ‘Empath’ tour to North America in Feb 2020. Joining the tour are InsideOutMusic label mates Haken, who will be reprising their run as support on the European leg, along with American progressive metal band The Contortionist. The tour kicks off Feb 27th in Toronto and concludes March 25th in San Francisco. Haken and Contortionist will alternate as main support. Devin Townsend released his critically acclaimed album ‘EMPATH’ in March of this year.

The Tour Dates:
Feb 27 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Feb 28 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
Feb 29 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
Mar 01 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Mar 02 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 05 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC
Mar 06 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
Mar 07 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Mar 09 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Mar 10 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Mar 12 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
Mar 13 – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
Mar 14 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Mar 15 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Mar 16 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
Mar 19 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Mar 20 – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
Mar 21 – The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
Mar 23 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
Mar 24 – The Mayan – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 25 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

Tickets on sale Friday October 25 at 10am local time via: https://www.hevydevy.com/tourdates/

‘EMPATH’ is out now on Limited 2 CD Digipak in O-Card (including an entire disc of bonus material), Standard CD Jewelcase, Gatefold 180G 2LP Vinyl + CD + LP-booklet & as digital album. Order now here: https://devin-townsend.lnk.to/Empath

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve happily witnessed the musical mayhem that is a Devin Townsend tour, whether it be with his Strapping Young Lad era, the Devin Townsend Project era and now his solo stuff and its always a good time. Though it’s been a few years since my last go round I am excited about this news since I’ve not managed to catch either or these two opening acts yet. Despite our still having a few months left in 2019, it seems safe to say that 2020 is going to start off with a solid run of groups. What do you think about this tour news? Chime in down below in the comments. See you next time.

Official Websites:
http://www.hevydevy.com
http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend
http://www.insideoutmusic.com

Dream Theater Announce 2nd Leg For “Distance Over Time” Tour 2019

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Dream Theater is a band that knows that they have diehard fans everywhere and that is the reason that they are announcing a second leg for their “Distance Over Time” Tour. Take a look down below to the full press release, poster and the dates. See you at the close.

The Press Release:
Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater are currently in the middle of a successful European tour. With three weeks left on that run, the band is turning its attention back to North America with the announcement of the next leg of the acclaimed The Distance Over Time Tour – Celebrating 20 Years of Scenes From A Memory. The next leg of the tour will kick off at the end of September and run through mid-November. The 27-date trek will see the band making stops in Louisville, KY; Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Long Island, NY; and San Jose, CA to name a few. Information on tickets for all upcoming shows as well as VIP packages can be found at www.dreamtheater.net.

The first leg of tour gathered plenty of critical acclaim and fan praise due in large part to the diverse setlist the band created. Dream Theater featured tracks from their latest release Distance Over Time (InsideOutMusic /Sony Music) and selections from their 30-year career along with a nightly celebration of the 20th Anniversary of their seminal concept album Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory that the band performed in its entirety. The band will continue that trend on the Fall tour to create an evening of over 2 hours and 45 minutes of Dream Theater at their masterful best making this a concert event to not be missed.
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Voivod Announce North American Tour

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With the New Year in full sway and winter making the days and nights colder and colder, its nice to see a number of Spring tours being announced. Here is the latest adventures by Voivod who will be hitting the road with Yob and Amenra. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD continue to promote their newest and much acclaimed studio effort “The Wake”, which was released via Century Media Records worldwide last September and ranked high in various year-end polls by international media outlets. Currently underway for shows in Japan and Australia starting today, VOIVOD have recently announced a North American tour with YOB and Amenra for March/April and a return to Europe for a few selected Summer festival events. Here is a list of all upcoming VOIVOD shows announced so far:
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Devin Townsend Announces Solo Acoustic Tour For 2019

Fans of “Hevy Devi” might have to change that nickname to “Mello Devi” as the musician has recently announced his Solo Acoustic Tour. The only downside for the fans in the US and A as Borat would say, is that its happening in Europe. I’m sharing the details with you below in my constant effort to expand our readership. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
Devin Townsend is pleased to announce a very special European ‘An Evening With’ solo acoustic tour, beginning at the end of March 2019 and running through April. The intimate evenings will feature Devin performing tracks from across his catalogue, as well as taking part in a Q&A where fans will get to know more about what Devin is up to at this stage in his career and the forthcoming new album ‘Empath’. This will prove to be a unique & special experience for all in attendance.

He comments:

Hello everyone, Devin here. I have been busy making my newest recording, EMPATH over the past year. It has been a complicated and enlightening experience in that I have gone back to my roots in terms of what my motivations are for making music, in hopes that I am able to move forward as a musician being as true as I possibly can to my motivations. The result is an album that I am exceptionally proud of, one that is uncompromised and diverse in ways that accurately represent where I’m at now at the age of 46. The past decade of relentless touring with DTP had been something that caught up with me in a big way, and as a result I felt I needed to step back from that world and analyse myself and make this music before stepping onto a stage again. The time has come however for me to take the next step in my career, and when asked about how I would like to do so, I decided the first thing I would do was a very intimate run of shows that allows me to play my music stripped back to just me and a guitar. The shows are at nice venues, and includes a spoken word element with questions from the audience as well as aspects of my entire career represented in this one show.
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Dream Theater Announce New Album & “The Distance Over Time” Tour For 2019

Progressive Metal fans the world over are going to be stoked for the latest news from the legendary Dream Theater who have just announced their upcoming album and subsequent tour. Let’s take a look at the press release below. I’ll be back at the close for sure with some additional editorial.

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The Press Release:
Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater announce the forthcoming worldwide release of their 14th studio album, Distance Over Time on February 22, 2019. Distance Over Time showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOutMusic / Sony Music. The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). Distance Over Time was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker.

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“When I listen back to the album, I can distinctly recall every moment of the writing process; where I was standing in the room, what inspired us in that instant and the meaning behind each song. As a producer, my goal was to try and create the best-sounding Dream Theater record we’ve ever made so that listeners can just be enveloped in the music. I really wanted this recording to truly reflect the spirit, joy and passion that went into making the album and for people to walk away feeling some of the organic nature, personality and raw energy that the band captured while together in the studio. For me, I think it accomplishes that and I hope that other people will feel the same way,” explains John Petrucci.
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