Protest The Hero are Back on Tour Through Summer.

PROTEST THE HERO begins their latest North American tour today.  The band also announces the release of their sophomore Vagrant album, Fortress, on limited edition colored vinyl.  Chain stores will be offering black vinyl while independent retailers will stock a selection of black, purple and clear vinyl.  White vinyl will be exclusively available at Hot Topic stores.
 
Protest The Hero released Fortress, on 1/29/08 and the disc currently has the highest rating (90) on MetaCritic.com – a score significantly above current press darlings Bon Iver, The Raconteurs, Vampire Weekend, and F*ck Buttons.
 
When the band’s current tour with Chiodos wraps up, the Whitby, Ontario five-piece will be touring in Europe and Japan before coming back to the U.S. for the entire Vans Warped Tour ’08. For info on pre-sale tickets still available in certain markets, click here.
 
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.”
 
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).
 

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VAGRANT

PROTEST THE HERO on tour:
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 16 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater ^
Apr 17 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Kilroy’s ^
Apr 19 – North Bay, ON @ The Wall
Apr 20/21 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon ^
Apr 22 – Montreal, QU @ Metropolis ^
Apr 23 – Kitchener, ON @ Element ^
Apr 24 – London, ON @ Cowboy’s ^
Apr 25 – Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
^ – w/ Chiodos, MXPX, From First To Last, The Color Fred
 
Warped Tour:
Jun 20 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairgrounds
Jun 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Pier 30/32
Jun 22 – Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
Jun 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
Jun 26 – Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU
Jun 28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ venue tba
Jun 29 – Denver, CO @ Invesco Field
Jul 2 – Kansas City, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 3 – Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
Jul 5 – San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 6 – Houston, TX @ Sam Houston Race Park
Jul 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Jul 10 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 11 – Tampa, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 12 – Jacksonville, FL @ St. Johns Country Fairgrounds
Jul 14 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 15 – Virginia Beach, VA @ venue tba
Jul 16 – Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
Jul 18 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Point
Jul 19 – Toronto, ON @ venue tba
Jul 20 – Montreal, QU @ venue tba
Jul 23 – Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
Jul 24 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake
Jul 25 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 26 – Uniondale, NY @ venue tba
Jul 27 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul 28 – Englishtown, NJ @ Raceway Park
Jul 29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
Jul 30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 31 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 1 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
Aug 2 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ venue tba
Aug 5 – Saskatoon, SK @ venue tba
Aug 6 – Calgary, AB @ venue tba
Aug 8 – Boise, ID @ venue tba
Aug 9 – Seattle, WA @ venue tba
Aug 10 – Portland, OR @ venue tba
Aug 13 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Aug 14 – San Diego, CA @ venue tba
Aug 15 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Home Depot Center

Author: James McQuiston

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