Eccentric metal genius Devin Townsend announces Australian tour
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06.07.2023

Eccentric metal genius Devin Townsend announces Australian tour

Devin Townsend
Words by Staff Writer

Strapping Young Lad, Ocean Machine, Devin Townsend Project, Casualties Of Cool and Ziltoid mastermind Devin Townsend is coming to Australia.

Devin Townsend remains one of the most eclectic figures in the music industry, ranging mainly from his work from Strapping Young Lad to the Devin Townsend Project and his solo work.

Devin Townsend Australian tour

Wed, Nov 8: Magnet House, Perth
Fri, Nov 10: The Forum, Melbourne
Sat, Nov 11: The Metro, Sydney
Sun, Nov 12: The Tivoli, Brisbane

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Devin Townsend was a music marvel and comedic goofball in one when he came to Thornbury Theatre

We reviewed one of his last Australian tours as follows:

“His voice, though having no doubt copped a testing on tour, wielded a booming strength that left even the most restless attendee in awe, and his face became a myriad of dynamic contortions. Hyperdrive and March Of The Poozers – tracks taken from the imaginative universe of his coffee-loving alien-invader character, Ziltoid – charged the room with an ecstatic, gleeful electricity.

“Amidst the theatricality, something perturbed Townsend. A lot was on his mind – a strange feeling bought on by the uncertainty of recent world events that he couldn’t seem to shake that day. Despite this, he never slowed – if anything, it provided him with drive and resolve to harness even more magic, tearing head-first into Deadhead.

“What separates Townsend from other performers in his field is a distinctly genuine and wholly unique presence; he’s both honest and amicable, with an incredible appreciation for his craft. He chatted with audience members between songs, and unfurled any thoughts on his mind at the time. He was an effortlessly-hilarious, poignant soul that also happens to be incredible at rocking out, and he’s earned a devoted legion of fans for it.”

The Devin Townsend Project left even the most restless attendee in awe when they came to Melbourne

Tickets on sale Thurs, July 13 at 9am local time via ThePhoenix.au.