Fireworks

Concert Reviews

An Evening With Devin Townsend http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/bd/1e/df/An-Evening-With-Devin-Townsend-Live-Thumb-68-1559499395.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     June 02, 2019    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
2987   0   1   0   0   0

An Evening With Devin Townsend - City Varieties Theatre, Leeds (UK) - 27 March 2019

This theatre in Leeds is not very big, and rather "Olde Worlde", which is not something you would associate with Devin Townsend. But this wasn't a normal show; "An Evening With", where armed with acoustic guitar, effects and microphone, Devin would strip songs down to the bone to demonstrate how they started out, with the intention that, as shows progressed, he would get better at it until, at the end, he would play all of the new album with his band, perfectly. And this format actually worked really well.


An Evening With Devin Townsend Live 1

The night was split onto two, starting with Devin tuning the guitar whilst cracking jokes with the crowd in a very relaxed manner, and flinging his hat off before starting with 'Heart Baby.' And this was how the night would continue, with Devin playing the basic songs (I say basic, but there was quite a bit of echo and other effects doing their bit to enhance), interaction with the audience (most OK, but sometimes not from this side of the curtains), some really good music which, in the environment we were, sounded so right. It was like watching a variety show with comedy, like Devin playing new song 'Why', getting it wrong, and just going "I don't care", and at the end of the song stating, "I'm trying, I'll get it right for future audiences".

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


We also had a questions from the audience session, with Devin reading the questions, although I don't know how these were collected as I didn't notice any facility where these could be submitted. Quite a few were just requests for certain songs, but one member of the audience requested 'Grace' as it was his daughter's birthday, which Devin played, and which the requester recorded on his mobile phone to play back to his daughter later.


An Evening With Devin Townsend Live 2

After the twenty minute or so break, he returned with requests from the audience for songs that Devin had not rehearsed and consequently couldn't remember, starting with 'Borderlands', going into 'Shit Storm', failed, tried 'I Come Undone', failed and kept returning to 'Borderlands'. He then went way back in time to do 'In My Dreams With You' from Steve Vai's 'Sex And Religion' album back in 1993. All with good humour (after 'Bring Him Home' he tried 'Almost', failsed, said "Nope" and moved on).

Apart from showing how good a musician he is, and with the whole set-up being quieter, how strong a voice he has, it also illustrated how funny he can be. The Devin Townsend variety show. Well worth a series.

Set list

Pt 1: Heart Baby, Let It Roll, Funeral, Deadhead, Ih-Ah!, Love? Why? Hyperdrive, Terminal, Coast, Solar Winds, Thing Beyond Things, (First part of 1st Q&A), Grace, (second part of 1st Q&A)
Pt 2: Detox / Borderlands / Shitstorm / Kingdom / Two Weeks / In My Dreams With You, Bring Him Home, (2nd Q&A), Almost, (part only), Deep Peace, Divine, Life,

Review and photos by Andy Brailsford

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  September 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
   1  2  3  4  5  6
  7  8  910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 9 hours, 17 minutes ago
  • Berny : @zom414: Your mail was forwarded to the Fireworks team yesterday, I am going to ask them again. Sorry for the delay!
  • Berny : @Mitch Perry: Your order was received at 4AM local time. As stated on the order page, all payments have to be processed manually. Your copy of Fireworks 92 was added to your download section, many thanks for the purchase.
  • Berny : @RobC68: I sent you two emails explaining the situation. There's not much more I can do for you at the moment, so I'd suggest you stop buying the magazine. Thanks.
  • zom414 : Still not received the latest issue by post, I've emailed as well but not heard anything. Can you let me know what's happening please?
  • Mitch Perry : Can I have my download link, please? Issue 92 22 Sep 2020 07:57:11 BST Paypal Transaction ID: 1BS38875MX3700248
  • RobC68 : purchased issue 92 in download version. been waiting more than a day....PATHETIC SERVICE as it happens with every purchase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Berny : @rgilman: Please check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • rgilman : Hello I bought the Deep Purple issue how do I download it? Thanks
  • Berny : @jharper36: Please check your e - mail.
  • jharper36 : Hi, i purchased the download of issue #92. How do I download it?
  • Berny : @loudjlopez: Sorry for the troubles, pls. check your mail. Many thanks!
  • loudjlopez@m : Any word on my digital download of issue 91. Paid on Saturday. It is Tuesday. Thanks
  • loudjlopez@m : Paid for Fireworks #91 for digital download. No word since Saturday and it is Monday.
  • Berny : @fdr: Magazines were sent on Monday. Thanks for your purchase and best regards, B. :)
  • fdr : Hi, yesterday (august 12th) I sent you a payment for 21GBP for the purchase of issues 91 and 82 of Fireworks magazine. (code 7D3182072X778721A) but still haven't received a word od confirmation. Can you please check?
  • Rocktopia Te : @kbm1983: Currently, all orders have to be be processed manually. This could take a few hours. Sorry for the delay, you shoulkd have received a mail containing download instructions by now. @ all: Pls. do not worry in case you see a PayPal transaction error message. Your order was received, pls. do not order the magazine twice. Many thanks for your understanding!
  • kbm1983 : Hi, I bought #91 earlier today but its still not in my downloads. Can you check it out please. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @ Man Shaped Wolf: You should have received a mail containing download instructions yesterday. Sorry for the delay!
  • Man Shaped W : Hey, same as defron but for 91 :) excited to read our review
  • Berny : @Defron: Can you pls. check your mail? Many thanks, B. :)
  • Defron : Hi guys. Bought #90 couples of hours ago but still not in my downloads . Can you check pls regards Ro
  • Berny : @SoCal Rocker: Welcome back! There are 50 free issues of Fireworks Magazine for you (and of course all other Rocktopians) to download. Check out the news on the frontpage. Stay happy, safe & healthy. Best wishes to California!
  • SoCal Rocker : Hello from Burbank CA, I had to change my name and PW. How's anyone doing?
  • Rocktopia Te : @davidputnam: Could you please check your email? Many thanks & best regards, RT
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90 and received paypal receipt, but cant find in downloads. Please advise.
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90, but cant find in Downloads. i have the paypal receipt.
  • Berny : @rarock: Glad we were able to sort this out. Thanks for your purchase!
  • rarock : Hi there. I have similar problem with Issue 90, payed by Paypal, but doesnt show in Orders or in Downloads. Thanks for help
  • KI2000 : Thanks Fireworks Magazine and Rocktopia!
  • Hysteria : WOW! Thanks to the Fireworks Team for this AMAZING offer. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! \m/ \m/

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site