26049ProgDay 2014: TRAVIS LARSON BAND and ZOMBIE FROGS perform, LUZ DE RIADA withdraw
- Aug 9, 2014Travelers applying for an US visas worldwide have been having difficulty completing visa requests due to a global system failure at the US Department of State. The problem, which began back in July, has unfortunately left Luz de Riada without the required documentation to enter the US, with no guarantee that they will have them in hand by the date of ProgDay. For that reason, Luz de Riada has sadly been forced to cancel their participation at this year's festival. Both the band and ProgDay are very disappointed at this turn of events, but under the circumstances we felt it was the best course of action.
However, ProgDay is pleased to present two great bands as our final lineup announcements for the 20th anniversary show.
TRAVIS LARSON BAND:
With over a decade of recording and live performances under its belt, as well as a string of studio and live releases, the TRAVIS LARSON BAND has a long-established history on the fusion/instrumental rock scene. While unquestionably a guitar-lover's dream, the dynamic power-trio offers more than just the expected display of technique. Larson's fierce ensemble of chops is as focused on the melodical quality and soulfulness of the music as in the requisite skill necessary to perform the music.
"anyone who appreciates exceptionally composed rock instrumentals with a touch of jazz, informed by progressive ideals will find plenty to enjoy in TLBs latest offering. And if you get a chance to see them play live, absolutely don’t miss it." - Peter Thelen, EXPOSE
Based out of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, ZOMBIE FROGS is an instrumental quintet that has been compared to bands like DREAM THEATER and SCALE THE SUMMIT. However the band's use of piano and keys adds an almost romantic classicism at times that sets them apart from bands usually working this area of music. With a mix of progressive metal, symphonic rock and fusion, ZOMBIE FROGS opening set will definitely be a wake up call for ProgDay's 20th edition.
TRAVIS LARSON BAND (US) and ZOMBIE FROGS (US) will join ALEX CARPANI BAND (Italy) with DAVID JACKSON, BACKHAND (Venezuela), SENSATIONS' FIX (Italy), NECROMONKEY (Sweden), THE GALACTIC COWBOY ORCHESTRA (US), and KOTEBEL (Spain) at ProgDay 2014, the 20th Anniversary of the longest running progressive rock festival in the world. ProgDay 2014 will take place on Saturday, August 30th, and Sunday, August 31st, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. To hear music and for more information about this year's bands, please visit us at www.progday.net.