Protest the Hero's album Fortress was a landmark for metalcore as a genre, combining metallic heaviness with forward thinking progressiveness. Ten years later, it holds up excellently, and the group will be celebrating it with a ten year North American Tour.

The tour will start in Detroit March 22 and it runs throughout North America, hitting both coasts in the U.S.A. and Canada, before ending its run in Toronto on May 4. As of yet, there are no announced support acts for the tour, but they will be revealed in January of next year.

Former Protest the Hero bassist and lyricist Arif Mirabdolbaghi described the album, "If I had to reduce it to its simplest form, the concept is about the re-emerging of goddess worship and the erosion of faith in scientific process."

Added lead vocalist Rody Walker, "This album is nothing to be intellectualized. All talk of wonder, pathos and optimism aside. I feel it's a very natural progression for us. A natural progression into further obscurity."

Check out tour dates below, and look out for tickets to go on sale Friday, Dec. 1 at 10AM ET via the band's website.

Protest the Hero Fortress 10 Year Anniversary Tour Poster

Mar 22 - Detroit, Mich. @ Shelter
Mar 23 - Chicago, Ill. @ Bottom Lounge
Mar 24 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Rave II
Mar 27 - Winnipeg, Manitoba @ The Garrick
Mar 28 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Louis'
Mar 29 - Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall
Mar 30 - Calgary, Alberta @ The Palace
Apr 01 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw
Apr 02 - Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
Apr 03 - Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre
Apr 05 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim's
Apr 06 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Roxy
Apr 07 - Anaheim, Calif. @ Chain Reaction
Apr 08 - San Diego, Calif. @ SOMA
Apr 19 - Montreal, Quebec @ La Tulipe
Apr 20 - Ottawa, Ontario @ Brass Monkey
Apr 22 - Quebec City, Quebec @ Salle Multi
Apr 24 - Halifax, New Brunswick @ Marquee
Apr 25 - Moncton, New Brunswick @ Tide & Boar Ballroom
Apr 26 - Boston, Mass. @ Middle East
Apr 27 - New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theatre
Apr 28 - Asbury Park, N.J. @ House of Independents
Apr 29 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts
May 01 - Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
May 02 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Diesel
May 03 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora
May 04 - Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth

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