Dec 24

Devin Townsend discussed Z2, Casualties Of Cool, Touring, and what is next for him

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Describing a live performance by Devin Townsend is never a simple task, you could say that he was fantastic, charismatic, insane, or in the worst case scenario weird. But, the truth is, Devin Townsend live is a whole interactive energetic experience, it’s not like a regular concert. He gives himself every night, his shows are pure energy, and pure enjoyment. Last December 15th we had the chance to have it at the Nile Theater in Mesa, AZ along with Monuments and Animals As Leaders.

One thing that I must said, is that this show was not similar to the ones I seen from Devin Townsend in the past, He looked tired, and bit out of himself. But regardless of that he delivered an amazing show. This time around he delighted us with some of the songs out of his new album Z2 (which refers to the second Ziltoid album). Songs like; Rejoice, Midnight Sun, Z2, March of the Poozers, Ziltoidian Empire, & Ziltoid Goes Home stole the show for me personally. They were strange pieces of good music, filled with rock opera that just lifted up everyone’s mood. It was great to listen the new songs live and explore the ideas behind the Z2 album.

Before the show we had the chance to speak with Devin Townsend, we discussed the impact of Z2 & Casualties Of Cool, how he managed write, record, and release four albums in a single year (something that I have never seen any artists do), the tour with Animals As Leaders, and what is in storage for 2015.

Pictures: Devin Townsend at Nile Theater. Mesa, AZ (12/15/14)

The Abstract Reality North American Tour
Animals As Leaders/Devin Townsend/ Monuments

11/17 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/18 @ Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
11/19 @ Level Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
11/21 @ Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
11/22 @ The Gateway – Calgary, AB
11/23 @ O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
11/24 @ The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
11/25 @ First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
11/26 @ Metro – Chicago, IL
11/28 @ St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
11/29 @ House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
11/30 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
12/01 @ Club Soda – Montreal, QC
12/03 @ Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
12/04 @ Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
12/05 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/06 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
12/08 @ Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
12/10 @ Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
12/11 @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill – Dallas, TX
12/13 @ Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
12/14 @ Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
12/15 @ The Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
12/16 @ The Mayan – Los Angeles, CA
12/17 @ The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA


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