The latest news on concert information, new music and events in the prog community


November 23, 2019
Apocalyptica at the MTelus Metropolis
Heavy MTL presents Apocalyptica on
Saturday, May 23, 2020 at MTelus Metropolis (59 Sainte-Catherine Street East, Montreal) with special guest Lacuna Coil.

The Finnish symphonic metal band will present music from their latest album
Cell-O, which will be released in January 2020.

All ages general admission show. Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $49 to $131, available through evenko.

November 23, 2019
Devin Townsend at the Corona - New added show
Canadian Metal hero Devin Townsend will be at the Corona Theatre (2490 Notre-Dame Street West) on
Friday, February 28, 2020, accompanied by british prog band Haken and american prog metal band The Contortionist.

Update: The Friday show is sold out, and due to popular demand, a second show has been added on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Tickets available through evenko!

Devin will present new music from his latest album Empath, as well as many of his classic tracks and fan favorites.

Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM. General admission tickets are $49, available through evenko.

December 3, 2019
Huis at Petit Campus - Contest winner!
Don't miss Huis at the Petit Campus (57 Prince-Arthur East, Montreal) on
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 8 PM.

The contest for the pair of tickets for the show at the Petit Campus has ended and we have a winner!

Congrats to Richard Dubé of Ste-Julie!

Thanks to Huis for the great prize and a big thanks to all who have participated!

Montreal progressive rock band Huis is back at the Petit Campus in Montreal to present their latest album,
Abandoned, as well as other pieces from their repertoire.

Tickets are $22.25, available through

March 29, 2019
The Pineapple Thief with Gavin Harrison,
at the Corona Theatre
British progressive rock band Pineapple Thief is coming to America and will be joined by famed drummer Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), the band will be at the Corona Theatre (2490 Notre-Dame West). This show has been moved from L'astral, all tickets will be honored) on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

Bruce Soord, Jon Sykes and Steve Kitch will present music from their new album, Dissolution, to be released in late August. Gavin Harrison returns on drums, this time taking a more active role in the songwriting, and accompanying the band on tour.

Show at 8:00 PM. Tickets on sale through evenko.

November 15, 2019
Musical Box back at Place des Arts
New show added!

The Musical Box announces their brand new Genesis Extravaganza tour, Volume 2, and will be at the Théâtre Maisonneuve of the Place des Arts, on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Just announced, a new show has been added at Place Des Arts on Sunday, January 5, 2020! Tickets for that show now available.

In a sequel to their worldwide acclaimed A Genesis Extravaganza, The Musical Box comes back with Volume 2 to offer even more of its live visual signature stunts, a museum-worthy array of vintage instruments and a dizzying pace of iconic tracks and stage rarities. The ultimate journey into the mythic world of Genesis, from 1970 to 1978.

From its unique perspective as only the band ever licenced and supported by Genesis and Peter Gabriel, The Musical Box presents a new, never performed show featuring the music of Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England, Trick of the Tail, Wind & Wuthering, And Then There were Three.

Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $56 to $86, available through the Place des Arts website.

29 octobre 2019
Pendragon à Montréal
Legendary neo-progressive rock band Pendragon will be in Montreal for the very first time on
Friday, May 8, 2020 at the Théâtre Plaza (6505 St-Hubert Street, Montreal).

In addition to an overview of their vast repertoire, Pendragon will take this opportunity to present new music from their latest album Love Over Fear, which will be released in February 2020.

Tickets for this show are available through La Métropole du Prog.

October 16, 2019
Dweezil Zappa in Montreal
Dweezil Zappa will be in Montreal to present his “Hot Rats Live! + Other Hot Stuff 1969” tour, on
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Théâtre Corona (2490 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal)

Dweezil announces: "Hot Rats Live is kicking into High Gear! We are getting ready for reharsals to begin! We are playing the entire Hot Rats album in sequence and a bunch of other cool stuff too. Songs we've never played!"

Doors at 7:00 PM, show at 8:00 PM. Tickets on sale Friday, Oct. 18th at 10 AM through evenko.

October 8, 2019
Heilung at the Olympia
Heavy Montreal presents Heilung on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Olympia de Montréal (1004 Ste-Catherine East, Montreal).

The Danish experimental metal folk group is made up of members from Denmark, Norway and Germany. Their music is based on texts from artifacts of the Iron Age originated by the Northern European peoples of the Celtic and Viking Age. They describe their music as "amplified history from early medieval northern Europe".

Doors at 6:00 PM, show at 8:00 PM. Tickets on sale on Oct. 10 via evenko.

October 8, 2019
In Flames at the Corona
Heavy Montreal presents the Swedish metal band In Flames on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Théâtre Corona (2490 Notre-Dame West, Montreal) with Red as the opening band.

Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $18, available through evenko.

October 8, 2019
Epica in Montréal
Heavy Montreal presents the Danish symphonic metal band Epica on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Théâtre Corona (2490 Notre-Dame West, Montreal) with special guests The Agonist and Blackguard.

Epica will present music from their classic album Design Your Universe as part of the album's 10th anniversary tour.

Doors at 7:00 PM, show at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $48, available through evenko.

October 8, 2019
High on Fire & Power trip in Montréal
Extensive Enterprise and Blue Skies Turn Black present High On Fire and Power Trip with Devil Master and Creeping Death, on
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the Club Soda (1225 boul. St-Laurent, Montreal).

Doors at 6:00 PM, show at 8:00 PM. General admission tickets are $29.75 à $37.50, available through

October 8, 2019
Pink Floyd Celebration: Space
Vikings and Ruben Fogel present Space: The Best of Pink Floyd Show on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Montreal Olympia (1004 Ste-Catherine East, Montreal)

The Wall Live Experience are back with Pink Floyd Celebration: SPACE. This time, the Montreal production will present you the most renowned Pink Floyd classics, including the complete album Dark Side Of the Moon.

Doors at 19h, show at 20h. Tickets cost $ 49.50 to $ 64.50, available at the Olympia Box Office.

October 3, 2019
Opeth in Montreal
Heavy Montréal presents Opeth, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Metropolis MTelus (59 Ste-Catherine Street East, Montreal) as part of the In Cauda Venenum North American Tour, with special guest Graveyard.

Doors at 6:30 pm, show at 8 pm, tickets on sale on Oct. 4 at 10 am through evenko.

September 29, 2019
The Flower Kings at Théâtre Plaza
JLC Musik Productions presents The Flower Kings at the Théâtre Plaza (6505 Saint-Hubert Street, Montreal) on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

The Flower Kings will be back in Montreal to support the release of their latest album Waiting for Miracles.

Doors at 7:00 PM, show at 8:00 PM. General admission tickets are $55, available through

August 21, 2019
Sons of Apollo back at the Corona
The prog supergroup The Sons of Apollo will be back at the Corona Theatre (2490 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal) on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM with their very special guest TonyMacAlpine.

In early 2017, rumors began circulating about a new secret project including former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian. Finally, on August 1st, the duo revealed the details to the rest of the world, introducing their new band, SONS OF APOLLO. Reuniting to form SONS OF APOLLO, Portnoy and Sherinian join forces with guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), bassist Billy Sheehan (Niacin, The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force). Their debut album, Psychotic Symphony, was released in October 2018 via InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. The band is working on their 2nd album, to be released early next year.

Psychotic Symphony was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater.

SONS OF APOLLO formed very organically, its seeds planted with a predecessor group, as Portnoy explains: “Derek and I reunited shortly after I left Dream Theater in 2010 and we put together an all-instrumental touring band with Billy Sheehan and Tony MacAlpine. That was my first time working with Derek since the ‘90s when he was in Dream Theater, and it was just great to be working with him again. Ever since that tour, which was really just a one-off live thing, he has been nudging me to start a real, original, full-time band. The timing just had never been right, because I had too many other things on my plate. Long story short, the time was finally right to take the bait and put together a band.”

Tickets are $48, available through evenko and at the Corona boxoffice. General Admission. A Heavy Montréal production.

August 7, 2016
Down memory lane: the FMPM archive page
From 2006 to 2014, a bunch of friends comprised of Stephen Takacsy, Sean McFee, Luc Maltais, Pascal Globensky, Michel St-Père, Glen Bourgeois, Nadine Benny, Gerald Laurion, Kim Zimmer and I had the pleasure of organizing wonderful musical events featuring some of the greatest prog artists of our times. Countless others made this decade-long adventure possible! You'll find on the FMPM archive page a chronological summary of all the events.

May 3, 2015
Prog rock on NOCK ROCK!
Don't miss every Wednesday at 8:00 PM the bilingual Montreal progressive music show PROG CORE LIVE with your hosts Denis Champagne and Pierre Lemoyne, where you'll find reviews and interviews with the latest and coolest prog music artists from all around the world. Catch 'em on MixCloud live, or later through their Podcasts and check out their Facebook page!


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