DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT To Release “Transcendence” On September 2nd – North American Headlining Tour w/Between The Buried And Me

Devin Townsend Project have announced the release of their eagerly awaited new studio album, ‘Transcendence’ for September 9th, 2016. The upcoming record will be the seventh full-length for the Devin Townsend Project. Speaking about the new record, Devin comments:

“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.”

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. Devon offers his views on this change approach for the band, stating:

“The result of this process is a record that I truly think the intention of is special. 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 album artwork was once again created by Anthony Clarkson, who Devin has been working with for several years now. Townsend provides his comments on the cover (seen 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.”

In addition to the new album, the Devin Townsend Project has also announced a North American tour in support of the upcoming release, which will see them co-headline with progressive metallers Between The Buried & Me and direct support on all dates from Fallujah.

North American Headlining Tour w/Between The Buried & Me + Fallujah

Sep 2nd – Level Night Club (Kelowna, BC)*
Sep 3rd  – SAIT (Calgary, AB)*
Sep 4th – Starlite Room (Edmonton, AB)*
Sep 6th – Pyramid Cabaret (Winnipeg, MB)*
Sep 7th – Mill City Nights (Minneapolis, MN)*
Sep 9th – Marathon Music Works (Nashville, TN)
Sep 10th – Prog Power Fest (Atlanta, GA)#
Sep 11th – The Plaza Live (Orlando, FL)
Sep 12th – Amos’ Southend (Charlotte, NC)
Sep 13th – The Fillmore Silver Spring (Silver Spring, MD)
Sep 15th – Theatre Of Living Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
Sep 16th – PlayStation Theatre (New York, NY)
Sep 17th – The Palladium (Worcester, MA)
Sep 18th – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre (Montreal, QC)
Sep 19th – The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto, ON)
Sep 21st – Newport Music Hall (Columbus, OH)
Sep 22nd – St. Andrews Hall (Detroit, MI)
Sep 23rd – House of Blues (Chicago, IL)
Sep 24th – The Intersection (Grand Rapids, MI)
Sep 25th – Mercury Ballroom (Louisville, KY)
Sep 27th – The Joy Theater (New Orleans, LA)
Sep 28th – Warehouse Live (Houston, TX)
Sep 29th – Gas Monkey Live! (Dallas, TX)
Oct 5th – The Regency Ballroom (San Francisco, CA)
Oct 6th – The Novo (Los Angeles, CA)
Oct 7th – The Marquee (Tempe, AZ)
Oct 8th – Brooklyn Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
Oct 9th – Ace of Spades (Sacramento, CA)
Oct 11th – Knitting Factory (Boise, ID)
Oct 12th – Knitting Factory (Spokane, WA)
Oct 13th – Chrystal Ballroom (Portland, OR)
Oct 14th – Studio Seven (Seattle, WA)
Oct 15th – Vogue Theatre (Vancouver, BC)

* – No BTBAM
# – DTP only

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