Canadian metal favorites Protest The Hero released their debut full-length album, Kezia, 10 years ago as of yesterday, August 30. The album, which contains such fan favorites as “Heretics & Killers” and “Blindfolds Aside,” will be getting the anniversary treatement this November as the band will tour around Canada for 12 initial shows to celebrate Kezia's decade of existence. Even better yet, the band will be performing the album with their original lineup. That means bassist Arif Mirabdolbagh and drummer Moe Carlson will be re-joining the band for the run. You can view a statement from the band's website below.
“We have been waiting to announce this little gem for a while now! Ever since we put up our “portal” for people to submit their Kezia memories / experiences for our scrap book, we noticed a huge demand for us to do a run of shows where we play this bad boy front to back. So we thought to ourselves…. “Why the frig not?”
Very proud to announce our first Kezia 10th Anniversary shows across Canada!
Even prouder to announce that we will be doing this thing with our original lineup! Yes, that means that Moe and Arif will be returning to the stage to indulge in a little bit of nostalgic magic.
We hope you can make it out to one of these because given all of our busy schedules, this isn't going to be an ordinary occurrence… Tickets go on sale shortly so keep an eye out this coming week. We just wanted you to hear it from us first.
Now, we get down to remembering all these notes!”
It seems plausible that more shows will be announced down the line as the band referred to this outing as “the first [dates] of” the celebratory tour. Tickets will be on sale soon.
11/06 Calgary, AB
11/07 Edmonton, AB
11/13 Saskatoon, SK
11/14 Whitehorse, YK
11/15 Vancouver, BC
11/19 Quebec City, QC
11/20 Ottawa, ON
11/21 Montreal, QC
11/27 St. John’s, NL
11/28 Halifax, NS
12/03 London, ON
12/04 Toronto, ON