Guitarist Luke Hoskin will no longer perform live, but will continue to write and record with the band
Posted on November 24, 2021
Protest the Hero has announced its first live performances in over three years. The Ontario metal band will perform five dates between Ontario and Quebec in March 2022, all of which will include new touring lineup.
Long Protest the Hero update notes guitarist Luke Hoskin will no longer perform live with the band, starting with the five dates behind the stunning fifth album of 2020 Palimpsest.
Hoskin writes in a respective statement: “As the band took a break from live music (as we all did when the pandemic hit), it gave me some time to gain clarity. my heart turned to other artists who felt the ill effects of not being able to tour, I found myself feeling the opposite: somewhat relieved that the tour was not on the agenda . “
“I always thought the stress associated with touring was worth it at the end of it. A day filled with challenges and tension was always relieved by the hour (or so) we were playing at night,” Hoskin continues. “And while that rings true for most of my touring career, at one point my love of performing live started to wane, which made it harder for me to justify all the other challenges that took him on. I found myself trying to “get through” rather than soaking up and enjoying the process. Knowing that, I’m sure it’s time for me to take a step back from the living side things.”
Hoskin clarified that he will continue to write and record with Protest the Hero, sharing, “Writing, arranging and recording have always been my favorite parts in a band, and I consider it to be. a privilege to continue writing riffs for PTH. “
Protest the Hero has announced that guitarist Ben Davis and bassist Henry Selva will join the group for upcoming concerts, completing the lineup which also includes vocalist Rody Walker, guitarist Tim Millar and drummer Michael Ieradi.
Selva is best known as the bassist for Los Angeles band The Human Abstract, while guitarist Davis previously performed alongside drummer Ieradi in Ottawa progressive band The Kindred.
Protest the Hero will perform in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, London and Toronto on their five-date tour. Tickets go on sale Friday (November 26) at 10 a.m. ET, and you can find the group’s itinerary below along with their full lineup update.
Read the review of Exclaim! Palimpsest.
Protest Hero 2022 Tour Dates:
01/03 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Center
02/03 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theater
03/03 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
05/03 London, ON – London Music Hall
03/11 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall