With the 2017 edition of ProgPower USA in the books (Metal Underground.com reports/photos forthcoming), promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block announced the Days 1-2 and 3-4 lineup just after Orphaned Land’s performance on Wednesday, September 6th and Myrath’s performance on Friday, September 8th, respectfully.
The event will take place on September 5-8, 2018 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets for Days 3-4 will go on sale on October 7th via Ticketmaster. Days 1-2 will go on sale November 11th.
In the roster video for Days 3-4, California progressive metal act Redemption announced that vocalist Ray Alder (Fates Warning) has departed the band and the new vocalist is Evergrey’s Tom Englund. The forthcoming new album also features guitar appearances from Simone Mularoni (DGM) and Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth).
The featured headliners are Voyager (Australia), Angra (Brazil), James Labrie (USA) and Tarja (Finland). The complete lineup is as follows:
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 – DAY 1:
Voyager (Australia) (Headliner)
Nocturnal Rites (Sweden)
Ross The Boss Band (Special Manowar set) (USA)
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 – DAY 2:
Angra – 25th Anniversary “fans pick the set list” Show (Brazil) (Headliner)
Dream Evil (Sweden)
Cellar Darling (Switzerland)
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 – DAY 3:
James Labrie (Canada) (Headliner)
Redemption (USA) with new vocalist, Tom Englund
Labyrinth (Italy) “Return to Heaven Denied” part I in its entirety
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 – DAY 4:
Tarja Turunen (Finland) (Headliner)
VUUR (The Netherlands)
Eclipse (Sweden) *US Exclusive
The reveal video for Days 1-2 can be viewed here:
ProgPower USA XIX – Days 1&2 Roster from ProgPower USA on Vimeo.
The reveal video for Days 3-4 can be viewed here:
ProgPower USA XIX Roster Video from ProgPower USA on Vimeo.