Caligula’s Horse, one of the country’s most exciting and innovative progressive bands, will hit the road for a national tour in November and December for the Hands Shape Stone Australian Tour!
The tour has just gotten a lot bigger with the news that Caligula’s Horse will be headlining this year’s Progfest taking place at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Saturday, December 3. This will be the band’s final show of the year and is bound to be absolutely epic!
The Hands Shape Stone tour is a follow up to their hugely successful Turntail Australian Tour in April, of which several shows sold out. Caligula’s Horse are currently deep in writing mode, and they plan to escape from the studio to exclusively unleash some new material live on this tour!
Australia is currently leading the way worldwide in progressive music, with a multitude of talented bands on the rise, and Caligula’s Horse are excited to announce the addition of the following acts to the tour.
Brisbane: Osaka Punch; turning heads nationwide right now, the genre fusing masters will bring their stage melting live show to the fore!
Dyssidia; Adelaide’s foremost prog metal act craft unique, breathtaking soundscapes and intricate rhythms that are leaving crowds mesmerised.
Kodiak Empire intelligently fuse flavours to create a dramatic blend of alternative/progressive rock.
Perth: Tempest Rising are one of the west’s hardest working metal bands. Equally at home sharing stages with heavy metal bands as they are with rock and prog, their blistering songs command attention.
Dyssidia will again mesmerise, and three piece local instrumental outfit Bury The Heard will bring their best crushing guitar riffs and beautiful melodies to the occasion.
Adelaide: Local heavyweights Dyssidia will have their home town crowd primed for the evening’s headliners,
Canephora take audiences on a wild journey of ethereal highs and darkest lows via their metal/jazz hybrid style and I, Icarus will deliver a set of metalcore madness.
Canberra: Despite Eviction are crowd pleasers. Delivering catchy sing alongs and heavy hitters in equal measure.
Tundrel deliver their heaviness via emotion, not riffage. With Floyd and Zeppelin-esque interludes tugging at your soul.
Newcastle: The Loom Of Time will bring their crushing Hunter Valley blend of black/death/doom metal to the coast.
Sydney: Hemina deliver four part vocal harmonies, that blend organically with their prog-rock proficiency & crushing djent groove to create something truly unique.
Sevsons have upped their game after shifting from post hardcore to their true calling of prog rock and are the perfect openers for the night!
Friday, November 4: The Triffid, Brisbane
Friday, November 11: Amplifier, Perth
Saturday, November 12: Fowler’s Live, Adelaide
Friday, November 18: The Basement, Canberra
Saturday, November 19: The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Sunday, November 20: Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Saturday, December 3: Progfest, Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets on sale NOW via wildthingpresents.com, Oztix and the venues.