Heavy Blog-sponsored tour The Proggest August Tour was sure to be one of the proggiest tours of the year, matching up against the Between the Buried and Me tour with Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist [photos] and even contesting the upcoming BTBAM tour with Enslaved, Intronaut, and Native Construct themselves or the equally proggy TesseracT tour with The Contortionist, ERRA, and Skyharbor.

Holy smokes, that’s a lot of prog! Still, The Proggest August Tour stands strong with Native Construct, who released the massive Quiet World earlier this year [review], as a headliner and Chicago’s own Outrun the Sunlight, whom we have covered extensively and are proud to call friends, out on their first tour ever. If you have yet to check out Terrapin, make sure to get in there with our review. To top it all off, our friends in Wings Denied worked very hard to make this tour happen and slayed the stages across the East and Midwest US! Native Construct played their last show on the 23rd, but Wings are continuing the tour as a headlining act with local openers, so catch ’em while you can! And listen to them, too! Mirrors for a Prince is a wildly progressive album that deserves your time [review].

All acts were joined by Chicago’s three-piece Sioum, who have a massive sound despite being only a guitarist, keyboardist, and drummer.

Please enjoy the pictures below! Yours truly even joined Wings on stage for a performance of “In Search of Sunrise”! Those pictures courtesy of personal friend Hasib Neaz!


Wings Denied

Outrun the Sunlight

Native Construct

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