Protest The Hero Debut ‘Volition’ At #20 In The US & #7 In Canada + Release Music Video For “Underbite”


Protest the Hero has achieved their highest Billboard chart debut in their career with their fourth album Volition. The album debuted at #20 in the U.S and #7 in their home country of Canada. Volition also debuts at #1 on Billboard Independent chart in the U.S.

In celebration of Volition’s debut, the band today released their new video for the track “Underbite. Carrying on their tradition of being totally non traditional, the video features the band members as finger puppets. The band comments:

“We admit, we have had some pretty outlandish ideas for music videos in the past.  We may not have hit it out the park with all of those ideas – but something tells me we are close with this one. When we brought up the idea of a full blown puppet video to our friend / director Marc, he laughed in our faces.  He continued laughing for weeks until he remembered a friend of his knew how to make wonderful little paper puppets.  That’s when he got serious. He took on the idea with every bit of his creative being and this is the result.  You may not like the song, you may not agree with the lyrics, but if you don’t like the video, we don’t like you.”


The Volition world tour begins this evening in Ottawa, Canada. Appearing with Protest the Hero is Architects, The Kindred, and Affiance.

The dates for the Volition tour are:

Thu/Nov 07 –  Ottawa, ON – Ritual

Fri/Nov 08 –  Montreal, QC – Tulipe

Sat/Nov 09 –  Toronto, ON – Sound Academy

Tue/Nov 12 –  Thunder Bay, ON – Crock’s

Wed/Nov 13 –  Winnipeg, MB – Union Hall

Thu/Nov 14 –  Saskatoon, SK – Odeon

Fri/Nov 15 –  Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre

Sat/Nov 16 –  Calgary, AB – The Gateway

Mon/Nov 18 –  Vancouver, BC – Vogue

Tue/Nov 19 –  Portland OR – The Branx

Wed/Nov 20 –  Seattle WA – El Corazon

Fri/Nov 22 –  San Francisco CA – Slim’s

Sat/Nov 23 –  Los Angeles CA- The Roxy

Sun/Nov 24 –  San Diego CA – Soma Side Stage

Mon/Nov 25 –  Tempe AZ – Club Red

Tue/Nov 26 –  Albuquerque NM – Launchpad

Wed/Nov 27 –  Denver CO – Summit

Fri/Nov 29 –  Dallas TX  – The Door

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

Wed/Dec 11 –  Baltimore MD –Ottobar

Thur/Dec 12th- Poughkeepsie, NY- The Chance

Fri/Dec 13 –  New York NY – Gramercy

Sat/Dec 14 –  Worcester MA – The Palladium Upstairs

Sun/Dec 15 –  Philadelphia PA  – The Trocadero


Volition is available on iTunes here: