Protest The Hero Sets Up Touring For The Rest of 2008

PROTEST THE HERO announces that they will be playing the Ernie Ball stage every day of this summer’s Vans Warped Tour.  The Whitby, Ontario five-piece is touring in support of FORTRESS (1/29/08), their sophomore Vagrant release that debuted at #1 in Canada and #95 in the U.S.

 

Protest The Hero just wrapped up a sold-out Canadian tour with Silverstein and as the tour moves south, their first U.S. date is tonight in Rhode Island.  The band is scheduled to play Bamboozle Left on April 6th,  and will now be joining Chiodos for an April North American tour, before heading off to Japan and Europe. PTH will return to the U.S. for the Vans Warped Tour that runs from June 20th to August 17th.

 

The press is raving about Protest The Hero and Fortress, with Revolver saying, “…like Metallica and Iron Maiden before them, they’re less interested in showing off than they are in squeezing their instrumental virtuosity and structural complexity into songs that move at the speed of pop. Imagine Muse for metalheads,” and Decibel adding that “PTH are phenomenally talented, intense, and heady.” MTV News sums up, “The songs (on Fortress) are rhythmically complex, technically proficient, fiercely metallic and strikingly melodic, sounding a bit like a hybrid of Coheed and Cambria, Slayer and the Dillinger Escape Plan.“ “Bloodmeat,” the first track and video from Fortress, is currently getting video play on MTV’s Headbangers Ball, and airplay at metal radio.

 

Protest The Hero is: Rody Walker (lead vocals), Luke Hoskin (lead guitar, vocals, piano), Tim Millar (guitar, vocals), Moe Carlson (drums), and Arif Mirabdolbaghi (bass, vocals).

 

www.protestthehero.com

www.myspace.com/protestthehero

www.vagrant.com

 PROTEST THE HERO on tour:

Feb 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *

Mar 1 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues *

Mar 2 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution *

Mar 4 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing *

Mar 6 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues *

Mar 7 – Houston, TX @ Meridian *

Mar 8 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *

Mar 9 – Dallas, TX @ The Door *

Mar 11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater *

Mar 23 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee *

Mar 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *

Mar 14 – San Diego, CA @ Soma *

Mar 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Avalon *

Mar 16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *

Mar 18 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre *

Mar 19 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox *

Mar 20 – Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House *

Mar 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater *

Mar 22 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater *

Mar 24 – Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theater *

Mar 25 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s *

Mar 26 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 *

Mar 27 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *

Mar 28 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall *

Mar 29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s *

Mar 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo *

Apr 1 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note ^

Apr 2 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion ^

Apr 3 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Riglea Theater ^

Apr 4 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos ^

Apr 5 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum ^

Apr 6 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre/Bamboozle Left

Apr 8 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater ^

Apr 9 – Eugene, OR @ Taboo ^

Apr 10 – Spokane, WA @ Big Easy ^

Apr 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Croatian Cultural Centre ^

Apr 13 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom ^

Apr 14 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre ^

Apr 15 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon ^

Apr 22 – Montreal, QU @ Metropolis ^

Apr 23 – Kitchener, ON @ Element ^

Apr 24 – London, ON @ Cowboy’s ^

Apr 25 – Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy

 

*- w/ Silverstein, A Day To Remember, The Devil Wears Prada

^ – w/ Chiodos, MXPX, From First To Last, The Color Fred

 

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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