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PROTEST THE HERO! NEW ALBUM! MARCH 22nd!

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In yesterday’s post about 2011 being The Year Of The Prog Dork I somehow neglected to include one of the albums I’m most excited about: the follow-up to Protest the Hero’s jaw-dropping 2008 list-topper Fortress. Can ya feel me?

That album now has a name — Scurrilous — and a release date — March 22nd, via Vagrant Records. The album was one again produced by Julius Butty, and judging by the short clips we’ve heard so far in the very entertaining series of studio videos (#3 above) it’s gonna be all sorts of bonertastic.

But Protest the Hero aren’t stopping there. They’ve also announced a giant North American tour to coincide with the album release! Protest the Hero will begin their world tour with dates in Europe and the UK from January 26th through February 12th supporting Darkest Hour. Following an appearance at Australia’s 2011 Soundwave Festival, the band will begin an extensive Canadian and U.S tour March 23 with support acts Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and TesseracT.   Dates for the tour are as follows:

Mar 23 – Kingston, ON @ Stages

Mar 24 – Ottawa, ON @Capital Music Hall

Mar 25 – Montreal, PQ @ Le National

Mar 26 – Oshawa, ON @ The Green Bottle

Mar 27 – Barrie, ON @ The Mansion

Mar 29 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks

Mar 30 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC

Mar 31 – Yorkton, SK @ Agri Pavillion

Apr 01 – Edmonton, AB @ Avenue

Apr 02 – Calgary, AB @ The Gate / SAIT

Apr 04 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abby Arts Centre

Apr 05 – Seattle, WA @ Corazon

Apr 06 – Portland, OR @ Branx

Apr 08 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

Apr 09 – San Diego, CA @ Soma Side Stage

Apr 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour

Apr 11 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

Apr 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre

Apr 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702

Apr 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon

Apr 16 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

Apr 18 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside

Apr 19 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Apr 20 – Dallas, TX @ The Door

Apr 22 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

Apr 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Downstairs

Apr 24 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club

Apr 26 – Detroit, MI  @ Magic Stick

Apr 27 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

Apr 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

Apr 30 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

May 01 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs

May 03 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

May 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

May 06 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

May 07 – London, ON @ London Music Hall

May 08 – Chatham, ON @ Encore Bar

May 09 – Kitchener. ON @ Wax Nightclub

May 11 – Hamilton, ON @ Studio Theatre

May 12 – St. Catharines, ON @ L3 Nightclub

Pre-sale tickets for the headline tour will be available Wednesday, January 19.

For Canadian shows, tickets can be pre-ordered at www.getmusic.ca/pthtickets. For U.S. shows, tickets can be pre-ordered at: http://tixx1.artistarena.com/protestthehero/

Pre-orders for Scurrilous will be available the first week of February at www.protestthehero.com.  Multiple premium packages will be available with more details to be announced in the coming weeks.

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