In November 2018 Devin Townsend released some special tour dates for up, close and personal acoustic shows with Q&A’s for the fans afterwards.
So here we were at the Freiheiz in Munich in April 2019. The show was, as was to be expected, sold out. Like many acoustic shows there were seats in neat rows and some bar stools on the side walls. The stage set up was simple, a chair, two acoustic guitars, a laptop, two monitors and a small sound effect board.
But hey, you don’t need big amps, colorful lighting arrangements and loud music for a performance to be good. What you need is a musician who really loves what he’s doing and is an outstanding artist.
With Devin Townsend we got everything we needed. The show lasted for three hours with a 20-minute break in-between.
Devin performed songs like ‘Funeral’, ‘Sister’ and ‘Hyperdrive’, but also many from the Devin Townsend Project like ‘Bring Him Home’, ‘Ih-Ah!’ and ‘Let It Roll’. He also included one Strapping Young Lads song, ‘Love’.
Although he’s known to have issues with people, his interacting and communication with the audience seems effortless, fun and entertaining. He doesn’t take himself too seriously and between the songs he was always joking and fooling around which made an even closer connection to the audience.
Both halves of the show had extended Q&A-parts. People left their questions and he took them onstage and answered A LOT of them. He really took his time and was very honest and also charming in his answers.
To sum it up, it really was a special night, that showed once more, how special Devin Townsend is and how much he appreciates his fans and how much he loves what he’s doing. From what he told in one of the answers, he didn’t have a back-up-plan, if the music wouldn’t have turned out right for him. So thankfully he made the right career choice!
There are still some tour dates left, so if you’re up for something special and there’s still tickets left, catch him here:
- 10th April – Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany
- 11th April – St-Bavokerk, Haarlem, The Netherlands
- 13th April – Reading 3, Tel Aviv, Israel
- 24th April – Bush Hall, London, UK
- 25th April – Bush Hall, London, UK
- 26th April – St George’s, Bristol, UK
- 27th April – City Varieties, Leeds, UK
- 29th April – Jam House, Edinburgh, UK
- 30th April – Glee Club, Birmingham, UK
Devin Townsend will be back in Europe in November 2019 with Part 1 of the ‘Empath’ tour dates. Make sure to catch him live on several occasions.
Devin Townsends’ latest record ‘Empath’ just got released March 29th. Make sure to check it out.
Here are the first three song-releases:
‚Spirits Will Collide‘ –
For more information on Devin Townsend, visit his social media
Contributed by Alex Bock, https://twitter.com/abphotomjp