Devin Townsend Announces “The Retinal Circus” Show For Fall 2012
Yes, if you can believe that, Devin Townsend already has a show booked for October 27, 2012, in London — a show I may just have to go to London to fucking see.
Devin has announced “the biggest show he’s ever done.”
Commented Hevy Devy: “This last week was probably THE defining moment in my life, let alone my career, in many ways.” He is, of course, referring to a series of shows he played in London, playing all four of his albums with The Devin Townsend Project.
“I’ve had some intense gigs and experiences in music before, but all pale in comparison to the four sold-out shows in London where we played all four Devin Townsend Project records, with four different bands, night after night. Everyone worked incredibly hard, and each of us gave 100-percent to pull it off, bands, players, management, label, and audience. It was awesome!
“So here’s the next big gig: Next October 27th, at the amazing Roundhouse in London, We’re putting on the most definitive ‘Devin’ show to date. A culmination of my ENTIRE career with a star lineup and full supporting cast.”
I just came in my boxers. Oh great — now it’s dripping down my thigh. Anyone have a tissue? Or a Jizzle?
“The show is being called ‘The Retinal Circus’, (named after an old Vancouver club in the ’60s, famous for psychedelic rock shows) and will be more than just a musical performance… there will be an art exhibition, actors, Ziltoid, stilt walkers, fire breathers… you name it.”
Oh man. There goes another load. I just used my dog’s tail to wipe it up.
“My goal has always been to make SHOWS, and this is the first opportunity I have been given to do a high-end production that puts it all together! It’s the closest Saturday to Halloween, and the goal is to make something amazing that we can all enjoy… details to come… psychedelic!
“My career has been full of amazing musicians, and there will be plenty of them present at this show, and I’ll be playing music that has never been attempted due to the size of the songs and the need for certain things. It will be recorded for a DVD, of course, and it’s going to be a pretty intense experience… We have a year to make it perfect, so I just wanted to give you some hints! The VIP package will be available with special goodies among other exclusive things.
“Anyways, I’m back to work here… I hope to see you there. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity; we’re not taking it lightly!”
General admission tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Friday, November 18) through the HevyDevy.com Web site.