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DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces Lightwork Release Date, Unveils Cover Art

Plus a handful of 2023 dates.

Devin Townsend 2022
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After discussing it quite a bit on social media, Devin Townsend has officially announced his new album Lightwork for October 28. The album was produced by Townsend and Gggarth Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Rage Against The Machine), and was given artwork by the legendary Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia, etc.). Lightwork will be accompanied by a companion record called Nightwork, available as part of the limited edition versions of the release. More details on the formats will follow in the coming months, along with pre-orders.

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Townsend has also announced a handful of 2023 dates, rescheduled from their original European Lightwork Tour plans. The new dates begin on March 28.

2/21 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NOR
2/27 – Cirkus – Stockholm, SWE
2/28 – Pustervik – Gothenburg, SWE
3/1 – Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DEN
3/3 – 013 — Tilburg, NET
3/4 – Carlswerk Victoria – Cologne, GER
3/5 – Le Splendid – Lille, FRA
3/7 – WERK 2 – Leipzig, GER
3/8 – Batschkapp – Frankfurt, GER
3/10 – X-tra – Zurich, SWI
3/11 – Backstage Werk – Munich, GER
3/13 – Conrad Sohm – Dornbirn, AUT
3/14 – Live Club – Milan, ITA
3/16– Razzmatazz – Barcelona, SPA
3/17 – La Riviera – Madrid, SPA
3/18 – Cineteatro Capitólio – Lisbon, POR
3/20 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, FRA
3/21 – Le Moulin – Marseille, FRA
3/22 – La Coopérative De Mai – Clermont Ferrand, FRA
3/24 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, BEL
3/25 – LKA Longhorn – Stuttgart, GER
3/26 – L’Olympia – Paris, FRA
3/28 – Bexhill-on-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion
3/29- Bristol, Academy
3/31 – Manchester, Academy
4/1 – Nottingham, Rock City
4/2 – Newcastle, University
4/4 – Wolves, KK's Steel Mill
4/5 – Norwich, UEA

You might wanna go see Townsend on one of his upcoming dates too, considering he recently stated he's planning on touring less in the future.

“Hey all. I’ve decided to not tour nearly as much anymore, as I want to focus on The Moth musical, my mental health, and my family, as well as many other creative ventures. I love making music so much and I have so much in line to create and I am going to focus on doing just that. However, I will still do the odd run here and there so I can see you all. Here’s the next run for the upcoming Lightwork album. Lightwork is essentially a ‘bridge’ between where I was and where I’m going. It’s simple, clean, and refreshing. Sounds like a diet soda when phrased like that… It’s more Tears For Fears than Metallica, if you know what I mean, and I like it a lot."

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