Devin Townsend Project announces European Tour 2017

Devin Townsend Project European Tour 2017 poster
Devin Townsend Project recently announced the release of their eagerly awaited new studio album “Transcendence” for September 9th, 2016 worldwide.

Devin commented: “"Transcendence", like every record I've done prior, is an extension of what's been going on in my world, represented in a new batch of songs. I'm 44 years old now, and this is where I have been over the past two years since Z2”.

Following the announcement of US tour dates, DTP are pleased to reveal a European Tour for 2017 with main support from Between The Buried & Me and openers Leprous, followed by a UK Tour (all support bands TBC) Full list of dates can be found below.

European Tour Dates 2017:
28.01 - Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
30.01 - Rockhall, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
31.01 - Le Bataclan, Paris, France
1.02 - Roclschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
5.02 - Le Moulin, Marseille, France
7.02 - Live Club, Milan, Italy
8.02 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
9.02 - LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
10.02 - Backstage, Munich, Germany
12.02 - Tvornica Club, Zagreb, Croatia
13.02 - A38, Budapest, Hungary
14.02 - Arena, Vienna, Austria
16.02 - The Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
17.02 - Täubchenthal, Leipzig, Germany
18.02 - Kwadrat, Krakow, Poland
19.02 - Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
21.02 - Grünspan, Hamburg, Germany
22.02 - Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark
23.02 - Pustervik, Gothernburg, Sweden
25.02 - Blastfest, Bergen, Norway
26.02 - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
28.02 - The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
1.03 - Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland
3.03 - Berns, Stockholm, Sweden
4.03 - KB, Malmö, Sweden
5.03 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
7.03 - Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
8.03 - FZW, Dortmund, Germany
9.03 - 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
10.03 - De Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

UK Tour Dates 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

General Admission tickets and VIP Package Upgrades will be available Friday, July 8th, 10am BST / 11am CET: here.

“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: “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”.

Devin Townsend Project has also announced a USA & Canada “Transcending the Coma” tour to coincide with the album's release, which will see them co-headline with progressive metallers Between The Buried & Me with main support offered on all dates by Fallujah.

US Tour Dates 2016:
2nd Sep - Level Night Club - Hellraiser Festival, Kelowna, BC*
3rd Sep - The Gateway at SAIT, Calgary, AB*
4th Sep - Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB*
6th Sep - Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, MB*
7th Sep - Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN*
9th Sep - Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
10th Sep - Prog Power Fest, Atlanta, GA*
11th Sep - The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
12th Sep - Amos' Southend, Charlotte, NC
13th Sep - The Fillmore Silverspring, Silverspring, MD
15th Sep - Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
16th Sep - PlayStation Theatre, New York, NY
17th Sep - The Palladium, Worcester, MA
18th Sep - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, QC
20th Sep - The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
21st Sep - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
22nd Sep - St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
23rd Sep - House of Blues, Chicago, IL
24th Sep - The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
25th Sep - Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY
27th Sep - The Joy Theater, New Orleans, LA
29th Sep - Gas Monkey Live!, Dallas, TX
5th Oct - The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
6th Oct - The Novo, Los Angeles, CA
7th Oct - The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
8th Oct - Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NZ
9th Oct - Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
11th Oct - Knitting Factory, Boise, IH
12th Oct - Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
13th Oct - Chrystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
14th Oct - Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
15th Oct - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
*DTP only

VIP bundles for the DTP only dates here.

VIP Ticket Bundles with BTBAM are available here.

GA Tickets will go on-sale May 20th at 10am PST.

The last 2 years since the release of “Z2” have seen Devin busier and more ambitious than ever, culminating last November in the release of “Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall”, a brilliant document of their sold-out show at the famous London venue, that saw them bring the Ziltoid story to life on stage in his most impressive production yet.