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


March 17, 2018
Black Label Society back in Montreal!
American heavy metal band Black Label Society will be at the MTelus Metropolis (59 Ste-Catherine St. East) on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, accompanied by Corrosion of Conformity and EyeHateGod.

Zakk Wilde's band is touring to support the release of the latest compilation Grimmest Hits. Tickets are $48 in advance, $52 on the day of the show, available through evenko and at the MTelus Metropolis boxoffice.

March 17, 2018
Nightwish at the Metropolis
Finnish metal legend Nightwish will be at the MTelus Metropolis (59 Ste-Catherine East, Montreal) this Tuesday, March 20, 2018, as part of their Decades North America 2018 tour.

Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $88.50 to $94, available through evenko. VIP packages available. To accompany the tour, Nuclear Blast Records will release a 2CD compilation "
Decades" on the 9th of March 2018. On the night of the show, every ticket purchaser will receive a copy of the 2CD as a memento of this unique tour!

January 2, 2018
Huis back at Petit Campus!
Montreal prog band Huis will be in Montreal on
Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur Street East, Montreal) with opening act Julien Vachon. Tickets are $22.40, now available through
Huis is a prog rock group from Montreal formed in 2010 by Michel Joncas (bass, keyboards) and Pascal Lapierre (keyboards) as they were writing what would become their first album,
Despite Guardian Angels. During the creative process, they enlisted the services of William Regnier (drums and percussion), Sylvain Descôteaux (vocals and keyboards) and Michel St-Père (guitars), the renowned leader of the band Mystery. Their first effort was acclaimed both by critics and fans worldwide.
After the release of the first album, Pascal Lapierre had to leave the group for family reasons and would ultimately be replaced by Johnny Maz in the fall of 2015. On May 1st 2016, the group launched its second album,
Neither in Heaven. This is a concept album featuring over 60 minutes of music that explored new musical horizons while maintaining the classical sound of the group. For this album, the group called upon some famous guest musicians including Gerben Klazinga, keyboardist of the Dutch group Knight Area. Huis delivered its first European performance at Progdreams festival in Zoetermeer on March 4 2017 in the company of Frost*, Karnataka and Barock Project. Following that tour, the band started recording its 3rd album, to be released during 2018.
Opening act Julien Vachon (formerly of HERE & Wireless Blue) is a singer-songwriter from Montreal. Having a strong appreciation for progressive rock, he writes music reminiscent of artists such as Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Riverside, while avoiding the infectious cynicism of these influences. Visit for excerpts!
Quebec City:
Huis will also be playing at LaScène Lebourgneuf (815 Lebourgneuf, Quebec City) on
Friday, March 30, 2018, with opening act Julien Vachon. Doors at 7:00 PM, show begins at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $21.14, available through (tickets for the defunct club Le Cercle will be honored).

February 15, 2018
New World Men in Brossard
The Rush tribute band New World Men will be at the Club Dix30 in Brossard on
Friday, April 6, 2018. Show at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $39.75, available through Admission and at the Club Dix30 boxoffice.

The objective of New World Men is to recreate the studio sound of Rush live in front of you!

Every effort is made to accurately achieve the sonic perfection of the tunes you've heard a thousands of times on your record player! A faithful reproduction combined with the raw talent of the trio. Rush fans will be delighted! With François Larouche on guitars, Mathieu Groulx on drums and vocals, and Marc Girard on bass.

March 17, 2018
Kamelot & Delain at the MTelus Metropolis
American power metal band Kamelot will be at the MTelus Metropolis (59 Ste-Catherine St. East) on Sunday, April 22, 2018, accompanied by Delain & Battle Beast.

The band is touring to support the release of their new album Shadow Theory, watch their new video Ravenlight on Youtube. Tickets are $48 to $139, available through Ticketmaster and at the MTelus Metropolis boxoffice.

March 15, 2018
The Residents in Montreal!
Blue Skies Turn Black presents american avant-garde/multimedia legends The Residents at the Fairmount Theatre (5240, Avenue du Parc, Montreal) on Friday, April 20 2018.

Doors at 8:00 PM, show at 9:00 PM. General admission tickets are $27 in advance, $30 at the door. 18+.

February 15, 2018
An Evening with Steven Wilson at the Olympia:
Win tickets!

Steven Wilson will be back in Montreal on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Olympia (1004 Ste-Catherine East, Montreal).

Thanks to Rubin Fogel productions in association with ProgMontréal, here's your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Olympia show!

Visit our Contests page and participate!

"I'm happy to announce a return to the USA & Canada in April and May of next year with my band, and with a new show based on the current album To The Bone. As well as featuring songs from that album there will be favourites from previous tours, as well as some of my older songs that haven't been played by the solo band before. The visual aspects of the show are planned to be on an even higher level than previous tours, and as always the sound will be in quadrophonic." - Steven Wilson

Tickets are $50 to $69.50, available through the Olympia boxoffice.

March 5, 2018
Terra Incognita 2018!
The Terra Incognita Progressive Rock Festival will be back for its 14th edition at the Centre d'art La Chapelle (620 Avenue Plante, Quebec City) on Friday, May 18, Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018, and will feature Wobbler and Moon Safari!

Here is the detailed programming:
Friday, May 18, 2018
Time for Pink Floyd (Québec)

Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Cirkus (Trois Rivières)
Hamadryad (Québec)
Wobbler (Norway)

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Cellar Noise (Italy)
Aerostation (Italy)
Moon Safari (Sweden)

Tickets are on sale right now through billetech, as well as at the Centre d'art La Chapelle box office at 418-641-6032, and cost $44 for the Friday evening with Time for Pink Floyd, $94 for Saturday and $94 for Sunday.

March 11, 2018
Abigail at Bar Piranha!
Legendary japanese black/trash metal band Abigail will be at Bar Piranha on
Thursday, September 20, 2018, accompanied by Warsenal plus special guests.

Tickets are $20, available through 13Media.

February 22, 2018
Radiohead back in Montreal!
Radiohead are playing Montreal’s Bell Centre on Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17, 2018 as part of their 2018 North American tour.

The British group are touring in support of their latest record, 2016’s A Moon Shaped Pool. The tour also includes two stops at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Radiohead were last in Montreal for their headlining spot at the 2016 Osheaga Music and Arts Festival.

Tickets for the Montreal shows go on sale Feb. 24 are $90.50 to $112.50, available through evenko and at the Bell Centre boxoffice.

February 15, 2018
The Wall Live Extravaganza at Place des Arts
The Wall Live Extravaganza will be at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Place des Arts on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 8:00 pm

The Wall Live Extravaganza returns to Montreal with a brand new show! After more than 75 performances in Canada and the U.S., this production is has received a massive makeover… Bigger and better, this breathtaking show will unveil new sets, costumes and visual effects with an oversized deployment. Plunging you into the wide universe of Pink Floyd's masterpiece, with an amalgam of songs from The Wall and Final Cut albums, Alan Parker's film and the original show, The Wall Live Extravaganza promises to impress. Produced by Rubin Fogel Productions and Viking Productions.

Tickets: $64.50, $54.50, $39.50, $29.50 Taxes included / Service charges extra available online and at the Place des Arts box office (514) 842-2112.

February 11, 2018
TesseracT at Club Soda!
UK prog metal band TesseracT will be at the Club Soda in Montreal on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, with guests yet to be announced. The band will present brand new music from their upcoming album Sonder.

The world is changing. As a species, we’ve never been more conscious of who we are or where we are going – our minds circling with questions that are no longer exclusive to the more philosophical among us. It’s a revelation that inspired much behind TesseracT’s latest full-length, Sonder. The UK-based progressive metal pioneers, who were instrumental in paving a new wave of exciting and heavy sounds the world over, purposefully chose a title that had no orthodox meaning whatsoever. When you think about it, this is something that marries perfectly with their non-conformist approach to music...

Doors: 6:00 pm, show: 7:00 pm. General admission tickets are $31.75 to $36.75, available online and at the Club Soda box office.

February 6, 2018
MSGF at Studio Rouen
The MSGF quintet will be at Studio Rouen (3935 De Rouen, corner Charlemagne, Montreal) on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 20h (admission $ 20).

MSGF is a quintet featuring Michel Sergi, François Fournier, Réjean Arsenault, Steve Gagné and Pierre Malenfant, that offers a musical evening with a repertoire of the '60s,' 70s and '80s , performed cheerfully and dynamically. The show, presented in two parts, will appeal to music lovers of all genres and all ages.

MSGF is also the funny acronym for "Musiciens Sans Groupe Fixe", given the multitude of projects that group members have participated in over the years.

January 29, 2018
Slayer Farewell tour
Slayer will be at Place Bell in Laval on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 as part of their farewell tour! Anthrax, Behemoth, Lamb of God and Testament will also be part of this metallic evening.
Doors: 4:00 PM / Show: 5:00 PM. Tickets are $61.25 to $92.50, available through evenko or at the Place Bell boxoffice.

January 21, 2018
Satriani in Montréal!
Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani be at the MTelus Metropolis (59 Ste-Catherine East, Montréal) on Friday, May 25, 2018, to present the music of his new album What Happens Next.

Doors at 6:30 PM, show begins at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $53 to $68, available through evenko or at the MTelus Metropolis boxoffice.

January 10, 2018
Protest The Hero in Montreal
Protest The Hero will be in Montreal at La Tulipe (4530 avenue Papineau, Montreal) on
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM.
The canadian prog-metal band will be touring for the 10th anniversary of the release of their critically acclaimed album
Tickets are $29.75, available through Admission and at La Tulipe boxoffice.

December 13, 2017
Neal Morse acoustic show in Montreal
JLC Musik presents progressive rock icon Neal Morse in concert in Montréal. The singer, author, composer and multi-instrumentalist will present an acoustic show on
Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Café Campus (57 Prince-Arthur East, Montreal).

This will be a solo performance in which Neal Morse will present music from his new album
Life & Times to be released on February 16th.

Widely considered as one of the greatest progressive rock musicians in the world, this show will be a rare opportunity to see Neal Morse in a more intimate acoustic setting.

Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm, tickets are $38, available through

Neal will also be at Salle Jean-Paul Tardif in Quebec City on
Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

January 21, 2018
Tramp of the Century: New dates!
Montreal's Supertramp tribute band Tramp of the Century has announced more shows throughout 2018:

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Vieux Clocher de Magog, Magog

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Club Dix30, Brossard

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Casino du Lac Leamy, Gatineau

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Capitol de Québec, Quebec City

Tramp of the Century promises to enthrall the diehard fan as well as the simple amateur with their tribute to Supertramp. By the intense rendition of Supertramp's unforgettable music, the fans will rediscover the richness and brilliance of the classic Hodgson and Davies material. Focused on the main era of the two singers/songwriters, the repertoire includes songs from the legendary
Crime of the Century in 1974 to Famous Last Words, the last opus of the original formation: Hide in your Shell, School, Dreamer, Fool's Ouverture, Give a Little Bit, Rudy are only a few of the hits that the fans will witness in one of their concerts. Tramp of the Century unites 6 seasoned musicians, Nicolas Beaudoin on drums, Richard Guérard on vocals and guitar, Charles Bellerose on bass and vocals, Sylvain Auclair on keyboards and vocals, Bernard Baribeau on sax and vocals under the direction of Roger Leclerc on piano and vocals. They are dedicated in delivering Supertramp's music in all its authenticity and in sharing their passion for the sound of Supertramp.

December 3, 2017
Ian Anderson presents Jethro Tull in Montreal
One of the giants of progressive rock, Ian Anderson presents: Jethro Tull, 50th Anniversary Tour, at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of the Place des Arts, on
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

Rock might not be what it is today without a pioneer of that caliber: Ian Anderson, the voice and flute of Jethro Tull. With thirty albums and thousands of concerts over nearly 5 decades, the illustrious group is taking advantage of its 50th anniversary to offer the Montreal Jazz Fest its very first visit. A concert that promises to be legendary.

Tickets are $88.45 to $123.45, available online and at the Place des Arts box office.

January 21, 2018
SO - Projet Gabriel: 2018 dates
Fans of Peter Gabriel, the amazing SO - Projet Gabriel tribute band will be touring throughout Quebec during 2018:

Friday, April 6, 2018 : Lachine / L'Entrepôt

With a constant attention to detail and in the greatest respect for the work of Peter Gabriel, Marc Léveillé and five seasoned musicians on stage will share their passion for the music of the former member of Genesis, offering a selection of classics that will appeal equally to the biggest Gabriel fans as well as to the 80s music lovers. Check out their awesome promo video!

SO - Projet Gabriel is:
Marc Léveillé (vocals, piano, percussion, musical direction)
Marie-Claude Marchand (vocals, percussions)
Charles Bellerose (bass, Chapman Stick, vocals)
François Corriveau (drums, percussion)
Daniel Marsolais (guitar, vocals)
Guy Charbonneau (keyboards, programmation)

A festive evening high in rhythms and emotions, combining world music, rock and pop: this is what So - Projet Gabriel invites you to!

December 3, 2017
Dweezil Zappa in Montreal
Dweezil Zappa, son of the late great Frank Zappa, will be back in Montreal, and despite deep family turmoil, will be presenting an evening of the music of his father with 50 Years of Frank: Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the F@%K He Wants, at the Corona Theatre (2490 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal) on
Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Doors at 7:00 PM, show at 8:00 PM, tickets are $50.50 to $82.50, available through evenko or at the Corona Theatre boxoffice.

October 30, 2017
Arena in Quebec City!
Progressive rock band Arena will visit the Cegep Garneau Auditorium in Quebec City on
Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Founded in 1995 by keyboardist Clive Nolan (Pendragon), Arena was among the leaders in the neo prog comeback in the 90s. The band is comprised of drummer Mick Pointer (ex-Marillion), guitarist John Mitchell (Frost), singer Paul Manzi and Kylan Amos on bass. Arena's first studio album, Songs from The Lion's Cage, was well received by critics. There were some similarities with Marillion's music at the time. However, later, and especially with the arrival of singer Paul Manzi in 2007, the group has forged its own identity. Arena has eight studio albums. As part of its 2018 tour, the group will celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Visitor album and they will also take the opportunity to present their new album, Double Vision. Arena's last performance in Quebec City was in November 2012 at L'Impérial.

Tickets are $55, available through

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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