Canadian multi-instrumentalist Devin Townsend will be doing The Retinal Circus at London’s historic Roundhouse venue on October 27th. However, the event has been sold out for over a year but fans internationally will be able to watch the event online live.
Thanks to the efforts by Northern Music Company and his record label Inside Out Music, as well as Live Music Stage, they have made a special viewing package available to watch via online.
Tickets are available at www.livemusicstage.com/retinal-circus to witness Devin Townsend’s Retinal Circus. Tickets can be bought now for £7.99, which is roughly $13 US and €10; paypal and all major credit cards are also taken. Then on October 27th at 7PM GMT (8PM CET//2PM EST//11AM PST//2AM Perth//3AM Tokyo//5AM Melbourne time, etc.) head back over to www.livemusicstage.com/retinal-circus, log in with your ticket number and watch the folly unfold.
Townsend describes the Retinal Circus experience:
“A retrospective of my career in music to date, with the central theme being a metaphor of how life and the adventures therein are a ‘circus’ of sorts. The show involves a cast of characters and guests that support this theme through carnival type performances. A story about how a troubled young man dreams of fantastic scenarios, (illustrated through the music of my back catalogue), which ultimately crests in the characters realization that life is all about the relationships we have with each other. This is the first opportunity I have been given to make theatrical representations of my music.”
The show is reportedly a retrospective of Townsend’s entire career, with a full choir and theatrical cast, visuals and enhancements unlike previous shows he has done. Various guests are scheduled to appear throughout the show, as well as circus, carnival performances and a cast for those segments. An art exhibit of Townsend’s albums, with full explanations of each album is also slated to be part of the experience.