Protest The Hero, the Canadian five-piece whose quirky humour and virtuoso playing has gained them a fevered following worldwide, have just announced a full headline European tour for February/March 2012 in support of latest studio album, 'Scurrilous', released earlier this year via Spinefarm Records.
After a successful spring tour of the US and Canada followed by a one-off performance at the UK Sonisphere festival in July, where they featured on a bill that included the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, this tour will see PTH playing seven headline shows in the UK and Ireland, as well as dates in Germany, Austria, Holland and Belgium.
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The UK leg of the tour runs as follows:
02.03.12 UK Cardiff @ CF10, Cardiff University
03.03.12 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2
04.03.12 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
06.03.12 Ireland Dublin @ Whelans
07.03.12 UK Manchester @ Club Academy
08.03.12 UK Glasgow @ O2 ABC2
09.03.12 UK London @ O2 Academy Islington
Support on these dates comes from Long Distance Calling, Blood Command and Uneven Structure.
To coincide with the announcement of these dates, PTH will be unveiling the second video from 'Scurrilous'; titled 'Hair-Trigger' and featuring guest vocalist Jadea Kelly, this is the follow-up to the 'C'est La Vie' clip – although whereas 'C'est La Vie' was full of twisted imagery and dark humour, 'Hair-Trigger' sees the PTH crew doing what they do best exploring the off the wall side of their respective personalities with no boundaries of logic or restraint to get in the way! You have been warned!
The 'Hair-Trigger' video is all set for its UK premier on November 1st.