“Devin Townsend is extremely pleased to announce the release of long-awaited new double-album Z² on October 27 in Europe and October 28 in the US. The Z² project will also see him play a landmark show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall on 13th April 2015. Tickets are available for this enormous show from www.kililive.com and Devin had this to say:
“Hey all! So it’s been years I’ve been trying to get the energies in line to do another Ziltoid record, and it’s finally happened! Z2 is my new record, and it’s a multimedia event that has taken a ton of people a ton of effort to bring to you! It’s a double album, (one side DTP, and one side Ziltoid) and the concept expands on Ziltoid the alien, and his sci-fi adventures in a way that kind of throws back to 50’s radio plays… but obviously with complicated, heavy music as its soundtrack. It has taken a great deal of energy to put this all together, and the music is just one of the aspects of it. It’s a dream come true in a lot of ways, and I’m excited and honoured to be able to finalize the project with a live version of the entire record at the famous Royal Albert Hall in London on April 13th of next year! (!!) Basically what we did with The Retinal Circus a few years back will be taken to the next level with Z2 live.
At the end of this process, we reached for the stars, and hopefully got to the moon, and after this album cycle, I will be taking some time to recharge my batteries and see what the next chapter holds. I hope you enjoy this record and all its offshoots, as one of my goals is to hopefully inspire folks to reach for unconventional ways to express themselves as well. We couldn’t have done it without you! See you at the show?”
Devin has also put together a special video message announcing the Royal Albert Hall show which you can see here.
Devin Townsend Project have already confirmed US tour dates for later this year, co-headlining with Animals As Leaders.
Devin will also play a handful of special shows together with Ché Aimee Dorval in support of his latest release ‘Casualties of Cool’:
4.9.2014 Union Chapel, London – UK
6.9.2014 Savoy Teatteri, Helsinki – Finland
Look out for more information on Z² in the coming weeks!”
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