Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) played four shows in London in November 2011 dedicated to his tetralogy album concept — a great journey through Devin‘s different states of musical moods — which he started in 2009 with the albums “Addicted” (2009) and “Ki” (2009) and finished with last year’s “Deconstruction” and “Ghost”. The concerts were professionally recorded and filmed for a unique box-set release, which he has decided to call “By A Thread – Live in London 2011”.
Due on June 18 in Europe and June 19 in North America through HevyDevy Records/InsideOut Music, “By A Thread – Live in London 2011” will contain all four shows on four DVDs, plus a five-CD set (the four albums and one disc with all of the encores).
An official pre-release screening event will held on June 5 at the Prince Charles Cinema in London where, over the course of three to four hours, Devin himself will talk all attendees through a summary of all that the DVDs have to offer. Only a limited number of first-come-first-served tickets will be available to a lucky crowd of 250 people. Lucky, because besides being the first to see the DVD they will also have the exclusive opportunity to be the first to purchase the DVD box set two weeks before anyone else can have it. And it’ll be signed, no less!
A two-minute cinema-screening teaser for “By A Thread – Live in London 2011” can be seen below.
Commented Devin: “The amount of work and memory that went into that event has been captured by an even more herculean event by the folks making the DVDs, and finally I get to see what we did those nights! It’s another situation of releasing a product that we think is really cool, and have gone the extra distance to make it worth your while if you’re the type that supports by buying physical product… it’s great! So if you weren’t there, this is as close as you can get… please enjoy and maybe I’ll meet you at the screening!”
The screening will be held on Tuesday, June 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and tickets are £15 each. Tickets can be purchased at the Prince Charles Cinema via this link. The screening event will be followed up with two acoustic solo shows on June 6 and June 7, both held at London’s The Borderline. And then Devin is off to headline the third stage at the Download festival on Friday, June 8.