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Protest the Hero

  • Ages 19+
  • Bridgeworks Presents

Protest the Hero with Ready the Prince and Conversation — Live at Bridgeworks! SOLD OUT!

By Sonic Unyon

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Saturday, April 15 · 8pm EDT.


Bridgeworks 200 Caroline St. N. (off Barton St. W.) Hamilton, ON L8R 0A6 Canada



  • Protest The Hero

More Performers

  • Ready the Prince
  • Conversation

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 hours 55 minutes
  • Ages 19+
  • Mobile eTicket

SOLD OUT. If you missed out on a ticket, or can no longer make the gig, head to Tixel for waitlists and safe, authenticated resale.


Combining technical metal and post-hardcore instincts, Whitby, Ontario's Protest the Hero have carved an identity for themselves that is so revolutionary within heavy music that to call them "unique" would be like calling the classic Star Trek television series "influential sci-fi." The band effortlessly balances high-minded artistry with wit and whimsy, substantive viewpoints with wanton tomfoolery and masterful musicianship with true songcraft. Protest the Hero's hyper-charged bombast is as urgent as their spiritual forefathers in Canadian agitators Propaghandi and they are as skilled as any of the musical shamans who fill the pages of guitar and bass blogs. Metromix once wrote that guitarists Luke Hoskin and Tim Millar are "deserving of their own Guitar Hero game." Bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi displays a dexterity and fluidity that sends fans furiously searching online for tips and tabs. The entire sound is all buoyed by frontman Rody Walker's recognizable and charismatic wail, as distinctive as the voice that leads fellow Canadians Rush. It's no surprise that Protest The Hero made a fan out of Dream Theater co-founder Mike Portnoy or that subcultural tastemaker Decibel described them as "phenomenally talented, intense and heavy." They are just as given to taking a page from the noisecore movement of the late '90s spearheaded by bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan and Botch as they are to wander into the esoteric but bizarrely radio-friendly territory of a band like Faith No More. Protest The Hero expertly mine the most head-scratching strains of progressive minded metal music, excavating the melodic truths at the heart of the style.

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Ready the Prince is a visceral, emotive rock outfit from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2012, the band is lead by Steve DeCiantis (vocals, bass) and Daniel Prada (guitar), and topped with a live drummer to complete their classic power trio form.

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Conversation is an emerging post hardcore band from Toronto, Ontario. The group's sound contains the echoes of early Underoath and Deftones, while still carving out its own punk rock attitude with pop sensibility. Produced by Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, We Were Sharks, Rarity), Honesty displays soaring guitars, emotive and gripping vocal hooks flirting with a sombre and melancholy undertone. Conversation strike a balance of thoughtful post-hardcore and melodically measured alternative rock. Their ravenously energetic live show is a force to be reckoned with, resulting in anyone seeing them for the first time leaving as new fans. This level of performance has been the reason they've shared the stage with acts such as Bullet For My Valentine, Hands Like Houses, Enter Shikari, Silent Planet, and Our Last Night.

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About the organizer

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Sonic Unyon

Sonic Unyon is a Canadian indie record label, festival promoter, venue operator, and community partner in Hamilton, Ontario.