Protest The Hero has announced an extensive North American tour to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of their Gold-certified album Fortress. The tour kicks off in Detroit on March 22 with 11 dates across Canada, and wraps with a special show at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on May 4. Tickets for the shows are on sale as of Friday, December 1st at 10:00am ET via Limited VIP tickets will also be available to purchase HERE.

Recorded in 2007 at Silo Studios with producer Julius Butty (Alexisonfire, City and Colour), Fortress debuted at #1 in Canada and also nabbed the #10 spot on the U.S. Billboard Top Independent Album chart. Mike Portnoy, famed drummer and co-founder of Dream Theatre, named Fortress one of his favourite albums of 2008. Like its predecessor Kezia, the album achieved universal acclaim with high praise from several major publications, resulting in a score of 86 on Metacritic making it the 12th best reviewed album on the site for 2008.

Fortress features 10 tracks broken into three movements, separated by piano interludes. Describing the LP, former PTH bassist and lyricist Arif Mirabdolbaghi, “If I had to reduce it to its simplest form, the concept is about the re-emerging of goddess worship and the erosion of faith in scientific process.”

Added lead vocalist Rody Walker, “This album is nothing to be intellectualized. All talk of wonder, pathos and optimism aside. I feel it’s a very natural progression for us. A natural progression into further obscurity.”

Support for the tour will be announced in January 2018.

Protest the Hero – Fortress 10 Year Anniversary Tour 2018

Mar 22 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter

Mar 23 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

Mar 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave II

Mar 27 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick 

Mar 28 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ 

Mar 29 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall 

Mar 30 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace

Apr 01 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw 

Apr 02 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Apr 03 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

Apr 05 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

Apr 06 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

Apr 07 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

Apr 08 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA

Apr 19 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe

Apr 20 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey

Apr 22 – Quebec City, QC @ Salle Multi 

Apr 24 – Halifax, NB @ Marquee

Apr 25 – Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar Ballroom

Apr 26 – Boston, MA @ Middle East

Apr 27 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

Apr 28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents

Apr 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

May 01 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

May 02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel

May 03 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora

May 04 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth

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