Zeal & Ardor is truly a musical force like no other. A one-time experiment of Swiss-American mastermind Manuel Gagneux, the avant-garde combination of negro spirituals and black metal embraced on his 2015 album Devil Is Fine quickly connected with several previously unstruck chords – as though American slaves had found Satanism rather than Christianity. After being invited to play the illustrious Roadburn Festival while still a bedroom concoction, a full lineup was soon established, and the global rollout begun. 2018’s follow-up Stranger Fruit took the now-complete band to new heights of powerful weirdness and sharp social commentary, and has already seen their name emblazoned on several high profile end of year lists – including those of the revered Decibel and Revolver magazines. This experiment is emboldened and only just beginning.
Making their debut Australian appearance alongside Deafheaven at the Perth Festival in February 2019,Zeal & Ardor will then perform a string of exclusive headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, as well as jumping across for an exclusive appearance in Wellington, New Zealand.
Tickets on sale @ 9am on Thursday December 13
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ZEAL & ARDOR
STRANGER FRUIT TOUR 2019
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND
SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY – STAY GOLD, MELBOURNE (18+)
MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY – VALHALLA, WELLINGTON (NEW ZEALAND) (18+)
WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY – CROWBAR, SYDNEY (18+)
THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY – THE BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE (18+)