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Gig Pick: Protest The Hero at The Brass Monkey—04.20.18 & 04.21.18

By Landon Entwistle on April 17, 2018



Progression and moving away from the status quo. Words that describe the album Fortress, which was released ten years ago by Protest the Hero, pushing the envelope of technical metal to brand new heights. Critically acclaimed, the landmark album pulls listeners in with its ability to change pace on the fly, going from smooth almost jazz-like sections, to heavy in-your-face breakdowns.

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On this tour, Protest the Hero is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the album by performing Fortress in its entirety. With 23 tour stops in the North American leg of the tour, the band will be performing five shows between Ottawa and Toronto, as an ode to the those who have helped their rise to fame from their beginnings in Whitby, Ontario, just a few hours down Highway 401.

What to expect at a Protest the Hero show? Energy, air guitar-ing, the occasional joke about how their hockey team is better than yours, and a lot of fun.

On April 20th and 21st, Protest the Hero will be in Ottawa at The Brass Monkey, playing back-to-back sold-out shows. Tickets were gone after only a few hours when the show was first announced, leading to a second show being added—which sold out again. There may be some hope to those looking for last minute tickets… be sure to check on the Facebook event page, as any tickets that open up will be mentioned there.

Protest The Hero is performing with special guests Good Tiger and DESTRAGE for two nights at The Brass Monkey (250 Greenbank Rd) on April 20 and 21. Doors open at 7pm. Though sold out, you may be able to score last minute tickets by checking the Facebook event discussion thread frequently.