Originally little more than an 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. And when it came to the music being created, no one had ever heard anything like this before.
After being invited to play the illustrious Roadburn Festival, 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.
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.
Here are the full tour dates!
Friday 22 February – Perth Festival, Perth (With Deafheaven)
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+)
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