Zeal & Ardor announce winter UK tour

Zeal & Ardor smoking
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Zeal & Ardor, Manuel Gagneux's avant-garde metal band, will play seven headline shows in the UK in the November.

The boundary-pushing Swiss metallers will be touring their acclaimed self-titled album, which was released in February.

Zeal & Ardor will visit:

Nov 06: Colchester Arts Centre
Nov 07: Brighton Concorde 2, UK
Nov 08: Bristol Trinity Centre
Nov 09: Manchester Academy 2
Nov 11: Glasgow Oran Mor
Nov 12: Wolverhampton KK’s Steel Mill
Nov 13: London Electric Brixton

The band will also play headline dates in Europe, starting in Paris on November 15. They are also scheduled to play a number of festivals this summer.

See zealandardor.com for full details.

Earlier this week, in news no-one anticipated, Gagneux revealed that he has started a Yacht Rock side-project, Soft Captain.

A duo featuring Gagneux alongside Basel, Switzerland-based experimental artist Samuel Tschudin, Soft Captain released the video for their debut single Too Long on June 10.

Announcing the project on social media, Gagneux wrote, "I have also a Yacht Rock band now. Make of that what you will."

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.