Architects Drop Off Protest The Hero Tour; The Contortionist To Fill In

Architects have announced they will be dropping off the remainder of the current Protest The Hero tour, citing fatigue. The Contortionist have been announced to fill in from the 30th to the 10th of December. Protest The Hero have announced they are working on a replacement for the last five dates of the tour.

Architects Statement

There’s no easy way to say this but we have decided to pull out of the remaining Protest the Hero shows in the US. In the interests of honesty, avoiding ambiguity and the standard ‘personal reasons’ line, we want to explain our reasons clearly.

A big factor in this was beginning this tour immediately after an extremely intense period recording our new album, which had already left us burnt out and mentally / physically exhausted. Simply said – we have nothing left in us after the extremely long year we have had thus far. We have hit a brick wall and desperately need a break to be home, get healthy and clear our minds for the remainder of the year.

We haven’t taken this decision lightly. We make it carrying a great deal of guilt for letting down the bands we’re on tour with and the fans that have bought tickets, and to them we are sorry. This is the first time in 8 years of touring that we’ve ever had to do anything like this and it makes us feel extremely uncomfortable. This is also a not a financially motivated decision, exiting this tour means we lose out on a good amount of money, but somethings are more important. Protest is of course going on with the tour and they will announce our replacement soon.

Again – we are deeply sorry to everyone we have let down. We will be back next year, revitalised and with a brand new album.

Protest The Hero statement

For all those coming out to the remainder of the shows on the US tour,

Our good friends in ARCHITECTS have had to drop off the remainder of the tour. Check out their page to get the full story but they will be greatly missed and the tour won’t be the same without their cheeky sense of humour that keep us constantly entertained.

That being said, we were able to convince The Contortionist to haul ass out to Texas and they will be jumping on the tour for the following dates.
SAT/NOV 30 – HOUSTON TX – WAREHOUSE LIVE
MON/DEC 02 – ATLANTA GA – MASQUERADE
TUE/DEC 03 – ORLANDO FL – THE BEACHAM
THU/DEC 05 – GREENSBORO NC – GREENE STREET CLUB
FRI/DEC 06 – CLEVELAND OH – AGORA BALLROOM
SAT/DEC 07 – CHICAGO IL – BOTTOM LOUNGE
SUN/DEC 08 – DETROIT MI – MAGIC STICK
TUE/DEC 10 – PITTSBURGH PA – MR SMALLS

We look forward to having them out and are appreciate them coming to the rescue to continue to have a tour with a solid line up. We have a couple ideas floating around for the last 5 days so keep an eye out for some more news.

Next stop Dallas!

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