The buzzworthy Zeal and Ardor has just announced their debut tour is coming to NYC for the first time at Saint Vitus Bar on 8/23, tix on sale now. The act has already been selling out venues on their European spring tour. Tix on sale Friday.
Meshuggah, as previously speculated, will be opening for Megadeath this June. There is a Boston (6.25) and Philly (6.27) date, but no NYC yet, although there is clearly a hole for them to do so.
UK prog stars Haken are returning to NYC ahead of their ProgPower USA appearance. UK-based Sithu Aye, a solo tech metal instrumentalist opens. September 2nd at Highline Ballroom, tix on sale now.
Other long running UK progsters Anathema return to Gramercy Theater on August 17
Even more prog? Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress will be playing Dream Theaters 12 Step Suite on September 24th at Irving Plaza, which also follows his ProgPower USA appearance.