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News : Devin Townsend Project – Second Melbourne Show Added!

By on March 15, 2017

It appears Melbourne fans love Hevy Devy!

After a sell-out Melbourne show at the 170 Russell for Wednesday 24 May, The Devin Townsend Project has added a brand new show for the night before. Taking place also at 170 Russell, Melbourne fans who missed out the first time (or just want to see Devin in all his glory again) will now be able to experience his live set on Tuesday 23 May, as well.

Tickets for the show are on sale now through

Sydney-based national support sleepmakeswaves will also be joining Devin Townsend Project for this show as well, so fans of the band need not fret.

Post-Rock/Prog legends sleepmakeswaves will be taking the stage with DTP on the whole tour – and they will have their new album “Made of Breath Only” out in time for the tour. New single Tundra is already a triple j favourite and the shows promise to be an epic one-two punch of prog goodness.

Devin Townsend Project is obviously the brainchild of frontman Devin Townsend – who released new album TRANSCENDENCE in September 2016. To celebrate the success of the album, they are returning to Australia and New Zealand in May 2017, presented by MJR Presents. The album was the first ARIA charting album for Devin Townsend Project, coming in at #10 in its first week in the charts – all the more reason to celebrate!

Previously here in 2015 on a string of sold-out shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne – this time Perth and Auckland (NZ) are getting some HevyDevy love. The guitar virtuoso is one of the most celebrated singer/songwriter/guitarists in heavy music and Devin Townsend Projects’ live show never fails to satisfy and amaze.

Over the course of Devin Townsend’s storied career, a single constant has persevered: change. As far back as Steve Vai’s Sex & Religion, which Townsend fronted, to 2001’s landmark full-length Terria to the multi-instrumentalist’s country rock outfit Casualties of Cool to his stunning new album Transcendence, the Canadian isn’t too interested in keeping an even musical keel. To stay the proverbial course is, well, anathema. For certain, he’s far too impatient to write the same Strapping Young Lad song over and over—which is why he folded the band in 2007—and it’s likely there will never be a fourth or fifth Ziltoid album (a third if we’re lucky) because by that point he’ll be in a totally different frame of mind for galactic puppets gone awry.

Wednesday 17th May – Powerstation, Auckland

Saturday 20th May – The Triffid, Brisbane

Monday 22nd May – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Tuesday 23rd May – 170 Russell, Melbourne

Wednesday 24th May – 170 Russell, Melbourne – SOLD OUT

Friday 26th May – Capitol, Perth



Jonathon is an aspiring fantasy/sci-fi novelist and music journalist. Thanks to the influence of the music he grew up with, he has always possessed a keen interest in metal and rock. He is also a huge fan of mythology, legend, and folklore from all across the world. You should follow him on Twitter.