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Worldwide Music Video Premiere: Protest the Hero, “Tilting Against Windmills”


Protest the Hero

Hearing the phrase “Tilting Against Windmills” in the same sentence as “Protest the Hero” and “music video” — given the band’s notorious sense of humor — might conjure up images of Canada’s finest metal export leaning up against each other and farting, or going out to a farm and cow-tipping, or one of any imaginable Jackass-style scenarios. That their new music video — their fourth from Volition — is just a collection of live clips, though, shouldn’t temper your enthusiasm: this is still Protest the Hero at their finest, being the absolutely lovable and huggable clowns we all know them to be, just on stage instead of out in the world.

The song’s title, of course, could just be a reference to “tilting at windmills,” which, according to the most reliable and infallible resource on earth, is an English turn of phrase that means fighting imaginary enemies, “where adversaries are incorrectly perceived, or to courses of action that are based on misinterpreted or misapplied heroic, romantic, or idealistic justifications.” So, ya know, that. We’ll stick with our farting theme because it’s funnier.

Check out the video below, filmed throughout the band’s most recent UK and European tour in January. Catch them with Battlecross, The Safety Fire, Intervals, and Night Verses throughout the U.S. and Canada starting TOMORROW; dates below. Order Volition here if for some reason you don’t already have it.

Sat/Mar 1 – Buffalo NY – The Waiting Room
Sun/Mar 2 – Cincinnati OH – Bogarts
Mon/Mar 3 – Grand Rapids MI – The Stache @ The Intersection
Tue/Mar 4 – Des Moines IA – Woolys
Wed/Mar 5 – Minneapolis MN – Garage Youth Center
Fri/Mar 7 – Milwaukee WI – The Eagles Hall @ Rave
Sat/Mar 8 – Joliet IL – Mojoes
Sun/Mar 9 – Lincoln NE – Bourbon Theater
Mon/Mar 10 – Ft. Collin CO – Aggie Theater
Tue/Mar 11 – Grand Junction CO – Mesa
Wed/Mar 12 – Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge
Fri/Mar 14 – Spokane WA – The Hop
Sat/Mar 15 – Boise ID – Knitting Factory
Sun/Mar 16 – Reno NV – Knitting Factory
Mon/Mar 17 – Sacramento CA – Assembly
Tue/Mar 18 – Anaheim CA – House Of Blues
Wed/Mar 19 – Tucson AZ – 191 Toole (Skrappys)
Fri/Mar 21 – Lubbock TX – Jakes Backroom
Sat/Mar 22 – Austin TX – Red 7
Sun/Mar 23 – Little Rock AR – Juanitas
Mon/Mar 24 – Baton Rouge LA – Varsity Theater
Wed/Mar 26 – Tampa FL – State Theater
Thu/Mar 27 – Ft Lauderdale FL – Culture Room
Fri/Mar 28 – Jacksonville FL – Jack Rabbits
Sat/Mar 29 – Wilmington NC – Ziggys By The Sea
Sun/Mar 30 – Raleigh NC – Lincoln Theater
Tue/Apr 1 – Charlotte NC – Tremont Music Hall
Wed/Apr 2 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Thu/Apr 3 – Hartford CT – Webster Theater
Fri/Apr 4 – Rochester NY – Montage Music Hall
Sat/Apr 5 – Cambridge MA – The Middle East (Downstairs)
Sun/Apr 6 – Amityville NY – Revolution
Tues/Apr 8 – Moncton, NB – The Oc Nightclub
Wed/ Apr 9- Halifax, NS- The Pavilion
Thu/ Apr 10- Halifax, NS- The Marquee
Fri/ Apr 11- Fredericton, NB- Lava Vodka Bar
Sat/ Apr 12- Quebec City, QC- Dagobert
Mon/ Apr 14- Laval, QC- Studio Theatre
Tues/ Apr 15- Cornwall, ON- Vu Night Spot
Wed/ Apr 16- St. Catharines, ON- Michun Nightclub
Thurs/ Apr 17- London, ON- London Music Hall
Fri/ Apr 18- Windsor, ON- The Dominion House
Sat/ Apr 19- Guelph, ON- Vinyl

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