Europeans rejoice! Two of the biggest names in Progressive Metal will be visiting next year!

Devin Townsend and his troupe of traveling troubadours will be joined by no other than Periphery and Shining in their collective quest of juggernaut proportions (if you see what I did there). All the dates are available for your eyeballs. Also, here’s a lovely quote for Mr. Townsend himself…

“Now that the recording and mixing for Z2 is finished, it’s time to gear up for touring again! There’s a bunch of events coming up, and one of them that I’m extremely proud to announce is a European headlining tour with support from the incredible Periphery and the insane Shining! That’s a heck of a line -up I think, each band is doing something unique from each other, yet are really well defined. It will be an opportunity for us to explore our back catalog as well as the Z2 albums, Sky Blue and Dark Matters (from the upcoming double album, Z2).One of the greatest things about doing this for as long as I have is that we get to do these sorts of awesome events. I can’t even begin to express how honored I am to share the stage with these incredible bands, and to have such overwhelming support from the audience lately. It’s honestly just an absolute pleasure to do this. So it is with great pride I invite you to the show! Hopefully we come near you, let’s do this!”

Buckle in!

05/03 La Cigale, Paris, France
06/03 Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
07/03 Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
08/03 Live Club, Milan, Italy
10/03 Backstage Werk, Munchen, Germany
11/03 Arena, Vienna, Austria
12/03 A38, Budapest, Hungary
13/03 Majestic, Bratislava, Slovakia
14/03 Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
16/03 Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
17/03 Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
18/03 Voxhall, Århus, Denmark
19/03 Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
21/03 Rytmikorjamo, Seinajoki, Finland
22/03 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
24/03 Debaser Media, Stockholm, Sweden
25/03 Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
26/03 Matrix, Bochum, Germany
27/03 Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
29/03 O2 Academy, Bristol, England
30/03 O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland
31/03 Academy, Manchester, England

The Devin Townsend Project: Facebook // Twitter // iTunes

Periphery: Facebook // Twitter // iTunes