Our favorite Canadian prog-metallers Protest the Hero will return to the US for a three-week headlining tour, which will run from Nov. 28 through Dec. 22. So the band will be going right up until the holidays. What a good way to pass the time, right? They'll be supported by Scale the Summit and Last Chance to Reason on these dates. Local bands will open most dates, so it'll be a deafening evening with quality metal bands filling the bill.

Protest the Hero will be out in support of 'Scurrilous,' their 2011 album. "I don't really have any idea what people are going to think of it," joked vocalist Rody Walker around the time of the album's March release date. "In my mind, it seems like such a departure, but when I sit and listen it seems like such a natural progression."

The band's run of tour dates are below:

Nov 28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

Nov 29 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose

Nov 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

Dec 02 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

Dec 03 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater

Dec 05 – Reno, NV @ The Alley

Dec 06 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater

Dec 07 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

Dec 08 – Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's

Dec 09 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

Dec 11 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

Dec 13 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

Dec 14 – Tampa, FL @ State Theater

Dec 15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

Dec 16 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club

Dec 17 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm

Dec 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos South End

Dec 19 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium

Dec 21 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

Dec 22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls