Zeal & Ardor announce first UK headlining tour

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Zeal & Ardor have announced their first UK headlining tour.

The Swiss-American avant-garde metallers kick off the seven-date tour in Bristol on November 30 and end it in Glasgow on December 7.

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday, 15th June, via www.myticket.co.uk and all venue box offices. 

Zeal & Ardor released their second album, Strange Fruit, on June 8. It’s the follow-up to last year’s debut album, the acclaimed black metal/gospel mash-up Devil Is Fine.

"I am really happy with the results of this record," says Zeal & Ardor mainman Manuel Gagneux of the new album,. "I feel like there are plenty more places to mine for this as a stylistic entity. But I'm also aware that it is finite as an idea. I feel like I'm closer to what I want Zeal & Ardor to be at this point, though."

Zeal & Ardor UK tour dates

Nov 30: The Fleece, Bristol
Dec 1: The Haunt, Brighton
Dec 1: Electric Ballroom, London
Dec 4: O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
Dec 5: Gorilla, Manchester
Dec 6: Church, Leeds
Dec 7: King Tuts, Glasgow

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