June 2 — Devin Townsend will tentatively release another new live recording this summer.
Devolution #3: Empath Live in America is scheduled for release Aug. 4 through InsideOut Music. According to information provided about the forthcoming recording, it captures portions of the North American leg of Townsend’s tour in support of his latest album, Empath. The North American leg of the tour took place in 2020 but was cut short due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Townsend discussed the recording at length.
“This was a very unique tour for me, and one that was regrettably cut short by the pandemic,” Townsend said. “It was a stripped back version of the ‘Order of Magnitude’ band (without choir and a few other members…), but as I try to do with each tour, the goal was to make this a unique and special night. Therefore, this tour marked a ‘free form’ version of the material. There were no backing tracks, click tracks, or even a setlist, so every night was unique and different.
He continued, “The audience yelled out requests and we just rolled with it. The material was therefore interpreted in unique ways and the experience was a very special ‘fly by the seat of our pants’ musical night. It’s a raw and off kilter performance and I’m thrilled to have documented it. Until the next ‘real’ release, I hope you enjoy this rarity from a special, albeit ill-fated tour.”
Audiences can check out a clip of Townsend and company’s performance of ‘Evermore’ from the recording here.
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