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Devin Townsend Posts Animated Video for “Why?”

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Devin Townsend’s new video for “Why?,” from his recent masterpiece, Empath, is fantastic. The animated clip follows the story of a vaguely Devin-like character who grows bored of his monotonous, unrewarding life aboard some kind of massive interstellar spaceship, decides to take a risk by stepping out (literally) into the great unknown, and is rewarded handsomely in ways you’ll need to watch the video to find out. Dc Turner directed the clip, and you’ll be riveted from start to finish.

Devin has an acoustic show lined up in Singapore later this week, will perform at The Guitar Show in London next weekend, and then will take some time off before embarking on a European tour in November and December that will see him reinterpreting work from throughout his entire career (even including Strapping Young Lad). Dates for all of that below the video.

18th September – Gateway Black Box Theatre, Singapore, China (acoustic)
21st September – The Guitar Show, London, UK
15th November – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
16th November – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
17th November – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
18th November – Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany
20th November – Logomo, Turku, Finland
21st November – Cirkus, Helsinki, Finland
23rd November – Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm, Sweden
24th November – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
25th November – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
27th November – Astra, Berlin, Germany
28th November – Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
29th November – A2, Wroclaw, Poland
30th November – Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
2nd December – Simm City, Vienna, Austria
3rd December – X Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
6th December – Academy, Dublin, Ireland
7th December – Limelight, Belfast, UK
9th December – SWG3 Galvanisers, Glasgow, UK
10th December – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
12th December – Roundhouse, London, UK
13th December – Rock City, Nottingham, UK

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