STRANGER FRUIT TOUR 2019
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND
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 discovered Satanism instead of 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 to play Wellington, New Zealand.
Tickets on sale 9am Thursday December 13.
22.02 - Perth Festival, Perth (w/ Deafheaven)
23.02 - Stay Gold, Melbourne
25.02 - Valhalla, Wellington
27.02 - Crowbar, Sydney
28.02 - The Brightside, Brisbane