MUSIC NEWS: Devin Townsend Raises Over £65,000 For NHS In Live Stream Fundraiser Show
Devin Townsend‘s latest live stream show, which took place on 25th April 2020 and sold 3420 tickets, has raised over £65,000 ($81,000) for the NHS in the UK.
His previous show, which was in aid of Vancouver’s General Hospital, sold almost 2000 tickets and raised nearly $50,000.
Each show sees Townsend put together a four-camera rig, controlled using an Xbox controller. Shows last approximately fifty minutes with different set-lists for each time.
The third show will take place on Saturday 2nd May 2020 at 8pm BST (12pm PDT/5am AEST) and will be in support of hotspot hospitals in New York City.
The top donors for each show receive signed merchandise from Omerch, album goodies from InsideOut as well as several high-end products from a number of Townsend’s gear companies such as Mooer, Fractal, Toontrack, Dunlop and |Fishman to name a few. All ticket buyers will also receive a remixed version of the show’s audio recording.
Tickets for the next live stream are available HERE.
Devin Townsend recently announced Empath – The Ultimate Edition, due for release on 5th June via InsideOut Music.
The new version of the 2019 record contains the original album plus bonus discs across two CDs and two Blu-Ray discs. The first Blu-Ray contains the 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Townsend himself, with visuals for the full record, plus a stereo visualiser. The second features bonus material, including Acoustically Inclined – Live in Leeds, a recording from his April 2019 acoustic tour including Love?, Deadhead, Thing Beyond Things and more. It also features the Empath documentary, a ‘Genesis 5.1 Mixing Lesson’, a full album commentary and more, displayed inside an art-book which contains liner notes and images from the making of the record.
Empath – The Ultimate Edition is available for pre-order HERE.