Devin Townsend is extremely pleased to announce the release of long-awaited new double-album “Z²” on 27th October 2014 in Europe and 28th October 2014 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:
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"...
Devin has also put together a special video message announcing the Royal Albert Hall show which you can see below.
Devin Townsend Project have already confirmed US tour dates for later this year, co-headlining with Animals As Leaders.
The full list of dates are as follows:
11/17 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/18 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11/19 Kelowna, BC @ Level Nightclub
11/21 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/22 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
11/23 Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brians Event Centre
11/24 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
11/25 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/26 Chicago, IL @ Metro (Toontrack sponsored with show recording)
11/28 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/30 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/1 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
12/3 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
12/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
12/5 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/6 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/8 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
12/10 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/11 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
12/13 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
12/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
12/15 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
12/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
12/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
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!