Enlarge Devin Townsend 10/25/2011, Slim's, San Francisco. http://www.skaffari.fi

Devin Townsend’s Heavy Live Band Will Feature Members of Megadeth, ex-The Faceless, Bad Wolves


Devin Townsend is planning a number of different tours over the next couple of years, each with a different musical focus. As such, he’s pledged to tool each touring outfit appropriately, with different personnel on each run.

A few weeks ago Devin announced the lineup for his upcoming European tour, which he previously described as “a very selfish tour for me — a ton of people onstage, playing a bunch of stuff that I’ve wanted to play for years, a lot of improv, a lot of really interesting things.” The lineup for that run will be:

Guitar: Mike Keneally
Drums: Morgan Ågren
Bass: Nathan Navarro
Female Vocals: Che Aimee Dorval
Keyboard: Diego Tejeida
Auxiliary Guitar Loops: Markus Reuter

Earlier this week Devin unveiled the lineup for his “heavy” band, which he’ll trot out next year and will see him bringing Strapping Young Lad material back into the fold:

Guitars: Wes Hauch (Alluvial, ex-The Faceless, ex-Black Crown Initiate)
Bass: Kyle Konkiel (Bad Wolves)
Drums: Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, ex-Soilwork)

The above lineup will make its debut on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise this coming January, which will also host Emperor, Epica, Venom, Moonsorrow, Wintersun and others, with most of the 60 bands scheduled to perform yet to be announced.

All upcoming Devin dates are posted below. Get your tickets right here!

With Haken:

15th November – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France – SOLD OUT
16th November – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium – SOLD OUT
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 – SOLD OUT
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

With Haken and The Contortionist:

27-Feb Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
28-Feb Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
29-Feb Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
01-Mar Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
03-Mar Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
05-Mar The Underground – Charlotte, NC
06-Mar Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
07-Mar The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
09-Mar Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10-Mar Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
12-Mar Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
13-Mar The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
14-Mar Metro – Chicago, IL
15-Mar House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
16-Mar Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
19-Mar First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
20-Mar Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
21-Mar The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
23-Mar The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
24-Mar The Mayan – Los Angeles, CA
25-Mar The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

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