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Music fans across the world are missing the thrill of going to live concerts, and Devin Townsend is here to help. Devin has been hosting live concerts in his home studio this month, each one raising money for healthcare workers around the world. The latest, which took place on 25th April sold 3420 tickets raising over $81,000 (£65,000) for the NHS in the UK.
For each show Devin has put together an impressive 4-camera rig, controlled using nothing more than an Xbox controller. Watch a recording of the NHS fundraiser show here:
The previous show in aid of Vancouver’s General Hospital sold close to 2000 tickets, and raised nearly $50,000.
Watch a teaser for the upcoming third show here:
The third will be in support of North Shore University Hospital in New York. Shows last around 50 minutes, with different setlists each time. The top donors for each show receive signed merchandise from Omerch, album goodies from InsideOut as well as several high-end products from a number of Devin’s gear companies such as Mooer, Fractal, Toontrack, Dunlop and |Fishman to name a few. All ticket buyers will also receive a (somewhat tidied-up) remixed version of the show’s audio recording.
Saturday May 2nd – Noon PDT / 20:00 BST / 05:00 AEST
Get your tickets here: www.stageit.com/Devin_Townsend
The release of ‘Empath – The Ultimate Edition’ was recently announced for the 5th June 2020. This comprehensive version of 2019’s acclaimed album contains the original record and bonus disc across 2 CD’s, plus 2 Blu-Ray discs. The first blu-ray contains the 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Devin, with visuals for the full record, plus a stereo visualiser. You will be familiar with some of the visuals including the stunning video for the uplifting single ‘Spirits Will Collide’:
The second blu-ray contains a raft of bonus material, including ‘Acoustically Inclined – Live in Leeds’, a recording from his April 2019 acoustic tour where he performed tracks including ‘Love?’, ‘Deadhead’, ‘Thing Beyond Things’ & more.
It also features the full Empath Documentary, a ‘Genesis 5.1 Mixing Lesson’, a full album commentary & more. The four discs sit inside a beautiful art-book that contains new liner notes and images from the making of the album.
Press release courtesy of Roie Avin