Canadian progressive metal riffmasters Protest The Hero have announced a tour in which they will play the entirety of their 2008 album Fortress. The album was their second full-length release, and was released on January 29, 2008.
As a special bonus, VIP ticket-holders will receive an advance copy of an as of yet not titled new (sixth) studio album scheduled for release in the fall or winter months of 2018
The Fortress anniversary tour will take up two months in early spring 2018. Protest The Hero will play in cities across Canada, the northern United States, and the US west coast.
March 22 — Detroit, MI — Shelter
March 23 — Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge
March 24 — Milwaukee, WI — Rave II
March 27 — Winnipeg, MB — The Garrick
March 28 — Saskatoon, SK — Louis’
March 29 — Edmonton, AB — Union Hall
March 30 — Calgary, AB — The Palace
April 1 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw
April 2 — Seattle, WA — The Crocodile
April 3 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre
April 5 — San Francisco, CA — Slim’s
April 6 — Los Angeles, CA — The Roxy
April 7 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
April 8 — San Diego, CA — SOMA
April 19 — Montreal, QC — La Tulipe
April 20 — Ottawa, ON — Brass Monkey
April 22 — Quebec City, QC — Salle Multi
April 24 — Halifax, NB — Marquee
April 25 — Moncton, NB — Tide & Boar Ballroom
April 26 — Boston, MA — Middle East
April 27 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
April 28 — Asbury Park, NJ — House of Independents
April 29 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
May 1 — Washington, DC — Rock & Roll Hotel
May 2 — Pittsburgh, PA — Diesel
May 3 — Cleveland, OH — Agora
May 4 — Toronto, The Danforth Music Hall
No supporting bands have been announced at this time of writing.
Protest The Hero aimed for a more progressive and more metallic sound than on their debut (2005’s Kezia) when they made Fortress. A critical and commercial success, Fortress peaked at a #1 position during its two weeks on the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) charts in 2008 (it debuted on the US Billboard charts at #95). Many bands have taken to anniversary tours of landmark albums in their careers as a means to keep active between tours in support of major releases. Nonetheless, this tour gives an opportunity for fans to celebrate an important work in the annals of progressive metal.
Both regular and VIP tickets are available for the PTH Fortress anniversary tour. Protest The Hero have a web page and a US merch page. A number of their albums can be streamed on Bandcamp. The band maintains a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.