Devin Townsend has announced that he has begun work on his latest studio album, which will be called Lightwork.
Townsensd will release Lightwork in Spring 2022 and has announced a run of European tour dates to back up the album's release. Townsend is working on the follow-up to 2019's Empath with with GGGarth Richardson at his The Farm Studios in Vancouver BC.
Last year Townsend said that Lightwork was: "weird, alien sounding, effervescent, sunny load of oddness.
“I think I’m writing an album, unexpectedly, called Lightwork that is abstract and a stream of conscious. Still significantly far away from anything, but it’s determinedly taking shape. It’s been odd though, as every record is a reflection of the time it was conceived.
“And this is clearly a weird time. It’s strange, abstract, meandering and weird. If I try to curb it and write something more disciplined, it would be a dumb rehash of stuff I’m clearly bored of. So I follow this where it wants to go."
Townsend will headline the Friday night at Bloodstock Festival this year, which takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from August 11-15, 2021. (Tickets).
At the same time Townsend has announced the Lightwork Tour 2022. The following dates are currently scheduled with more shows to be announced in due time. Tickets will go on sale Monday, June 14, 10am GMT/11am CET.
The Lightwork Tour 2022 dates:
Apr 13: IRE Dublin, Olympia
Apr 19: FAR Lille, Le Splendid
Apr 20: BEL Brussels, AB
Apr 21: GER Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Apr 22: GER Cologne, Carlswerk Victoria
Apr 23: FRA Paris, L'Olympia
Apr 25: GER Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
Apr 26: FRA Clermont Ferrand, La Cooperative De Mai
Apr 27: FRA Toulouse, Le Bikini
Apr 29: POR Lisbon, Cineteatro
Apr 30: SPA Madrid, La Riviera
May 1: SPA Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1
May 3: FRA Marseille, Le Moulin
May 4: ITA Milan, Live Club
May 6: AUS Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm
May 7: GER Munich, Backstage Werk
May 8: SWI Zurich, X-Tra
May 10: GER Leipzig, Werk 2
May 12: DEN Copenhagen, Amager Bio
May 13: SWE Gothenburg, Pustervik
May 14: NOR Oslo, Sentrum Scene
May 16: SWE Stockholm, Cirkus