Protest The Hero Cancel Upcoming Tours Due To Vocal Issues

Protest The Hero have cancelled their UK, European and Japanese tours. The decision comes as a result of frontman Rody Walker suffering with vocal issues.

The band posted the following:

“UK, Europe and Japan:

We regret to inform you that we will be cancelling our summer tours in your wonderful countries due to unforeseen circumstances.

During the Fortress X North American tour, Rody started to develop issues with his voice which carried on for the duration of the tour. Near the end, we were almost forced to cancel our three shows in Toronto because of it.

Early last week, our producer flew to Toronto to begin tracking vocals for our new record (LP 5) – something we have been quietly working on for a couple years now. After only a few hours in the vocal booth, Rody’s vocal issues began to surface.
Rody and our producer were forced to stop tracking – worried that he may do irreparable damage to his vocal chords.

We have no other choice than to postpone our recording sessions, and cancel our tours this summer.

As of this moment, there are no plans to make up these shows. The next time we visit your countries will be on a headline tour in support of our new album.

You can read Rody’s personal statement below.

Sincerely,

Protest The Hero

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From Rody:

Dear European and Japanese friends,

You know when you’re hearing from Choady it’s bad news, and this time will be no different. Unfortunately, the rest of the Fortress tour is cancelled. I completely frigged myself on the North American portion of the tour. I assumed it would be like any other tour, a few days off and I’m good to go, however, I was mistaken.

I don’t know whether it’s my age or so many years of improperly using my voice, but it’s not snapping back the way it once did. At this point, I’m worried that heading back on tour would result in irreparable damage. So, I’m going back to the basics, I’m going to figure out what I’m doing wrong and learn how to sing properly, all while attempting to record the new album.

This sucks, and I’m very sorry. I hate disappointing people, but I have to put my health first.

Choadecency”

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Protest The Hero & Norma Jean To Combine Anniversary Tours For Upcoming European/UK Trek

Protest The Hero and Norma Jean have announced a co-headlining European/UK tour. Protest The Hero will be performing “Fortress” in full on the trek, while Norma Jean will be performing “Redeemer” in full. Loathe and Cyclamen will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/05 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
07/06 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
07/07 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
07/08 Newark, UK – Tech Fest
07/10 Glasgow, UK – Garage
07/11 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
07/12 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
07/13 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
07/14 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Pandora
07/16 Berlin, GER – Musik and Frieden
07/17 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
07/18 Prague, CZE – Futurum
07/19 Budapest, HUN – A38
07/20 Pinarella Di Cervia, ITA – Rockplanet
07/21 Munchen, GER – Free & Easy

Protest The Hero Reveal Supporting Acts For “Fortress” 10th Anniversary Tour

Protest The Hero have officially revealed the supporting acts for their “Fortress” 10th anniversary tour. Closure In Moscow (performing “First Temple” in full) and Thank You Scientist will join them from March 21 – April 8, while Good Tiger and Destrage will join them from April 19 – May 6.

Tour Dates:

03/22 Detroit, MI – Shelter
03/23 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
03/24 Milwaukee, WI – Rave II
03/27 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
03/28 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’
03/29 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/30 Calgary, AB – The Palace
04/01 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
04/02 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
04/03 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/05 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
04/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
04/07 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
04/08 San Diego, CA – SOMA
04/19 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
04/20 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
04/22 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
04/24 Halifax, NB – Marquee
04/25 Moncton, NB – Tide & Boar Ballroom
04/26 Boston, MA – Middle East
04/27 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
04/28 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
04/29 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
05/01 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
05/02 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
05/03 Cleveland, OH – Agora
05/04 Toronto, ON – Danforth

Protest The Hero Announce “Fortress” 10th Anniversary Tour

Protest The Hero will be commemorating the 10th anniversary of “Fortress” by heading out on a special tour next year. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

03/22 Detroit, MI – Shelter
03/23 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
03/24 Milwaukee, WI – Rave II
03/27 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
03/28 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’
03/29 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/30 Calgary, AB – The Palace
04/01 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
04/02 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
04/03 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/05 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
04/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
04/07 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
04/08 San Diego, CA – SOMA
04/19 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
04/20 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
04/22 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
04/24 Halifax, NB – Marquee
04/25 Moncton, NB – Tide & Boar Ballroom
04/26 Boston, MA – Middle East
04/27 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
04/28 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
04/29 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
05/01 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
05/02 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
05/03 Cleveland, OH – Agora
05/04 Toronto, ON – Danforth

Protest The Hero Announce New Bassist

Protest The Hero have announced that Eric Gonsalves (The Northern) has officially joined the band as their new bassist. He will be taking over for Cam McLellan who reportedly still works for the group as a roadie. The band posted the following:

Protest The Hero Announce 2017 Australian/New Zealand Tour

Protest The Hero have announced some Australian and New Zealand shows. Closure In Moscow will also join the band on select dates.

Tour Dates:

04/19 Auckland, NZ – Kings Arms
04/21 Melbourne, AUS – Corner Hotel (with Closure In Moscow)
04/22 Sydney, AUS – The Factory Theatre (with Closure In Moscow)
04/23 Newcastle, AUS – The Small Ballroom (with Closure In Moscow)
04/25 Brisbane, AUS – The Brightside
04/26 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Bar