Devin Townsend To Release ‘The Retinal Circus’ DVD/Blu-Ray (And He’s Streaming The Show Live, Too!)
Proggy, heavy, maddeningly brilliant heavy metal genius Devin Townsend will be filming his inevitably fantastic and batshit insane Retinal Circus show in London for a DVD and Blu-Ray release, as well as streaming it live online.
Devin has promised us a show the likes of which we’ve never seen when he invades the Camden Roundhouse on October 27 (so a nice warm-up for our Halloween show, right?), noting, “My goal has always been to make shows, and this is the first opportunity I have been given to do a high-end production that puts it all together! It’s the closest Saturday to Halloween, and the goal is to make something amazing that we can all enjoy… details to come… psychedelic!”
The gig will be streamed online exclusively on Live Music Stage, with tickets to watch it available for £7.99. Expect the show to feature the following:
- A retrospective of Devin Townsends entire career
– Full choir and theatrical cast
– Visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date
– Special guests
– Circus and carnival performances and cast
Devin adds that the Retinal Circus is “a retrospective of my career in music to date, with the central theme being a metaphor of how life and the adventures therein are a ‘circus’ of sorts. The show involves a cast of characters and guests that support this theme through carnival type performances. A story about how a troubled young man dreams of fantastic scenarios, (illustrated through the music of my back catalogue), which ultimately crests in the characters realization that life is all about the relationships we have with each other. This is the first opportunity I have been given to make theatrical representations of my music.”
So big. So. Big. Devin’s latest album Epicloud is out now via HevyDevy.