Luke Hoskin, 1/5 of Canadian Metal act Protest the Hero, has been detained at the Vancouver US border, preventing
him to continue on their current tour with Trivium and the Sword. In September, Luke (Guitarist) was caught with what
bassist Arif considers "dust in a bag", which translates to roughly 0.2g of marijuana. Despite having paid a fine, and
crossing the border several times since (this occurred during their September tour with Avenged Sevenfold), Hoskin
has been sent back home and is prevented from entering the United States for the time being.
The band has hired an immigration lawyer and plan to continue the tour as scheduled. Hopefully Luke will be back to
join them sooner rather than later.
On the issue, singer Rody Walker had this to say:
Originally Posted by www.myspace.com/protestthehero
So as a wise man once said we're "balls deep in an infected pussy" ... but worry not we are as christina... a fighter.
With that said we're going to end the tour without him, which should be interesting to say the least, as he plays a
pretty vital role. So those of you coming to the remaining shows be expecting a down-hearted, some-what empty
protest the hero.
Unfortunately we've had to pull out of tonight's show in Seatle to get our shit together, we're sorry.
The hatred coursing through my veins right now is electric enough to reanimate a small corpse... But in the true spirit
of Rock and Roll,
I fucking quit.
No, we venture on through the deep dark jungle in search of ancient mayan Treasure, while young Mr Ruthless takes
flight upon the wretched silver bird in search of his place of origin.
"Fly... fly high, mighty Ruthless... your name will always be remembered by the people of the enchanted lands... and
your memory will march with us forever against the hordes of the black lord for the salvation of the enchanted lands.
Goodbye, brother... goodbye...!!"
10.25.06 Seattle, WA - El Corazon (The band will not be playing this show)
10.27.06 San Francisco, CA - Slims
10.28.06 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
10.29.06 San Diego, CA - Soma
10.30.06 Pamona, CA - Glasshouse
11.01.06 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
11.03.06 Houston, TX - Meridian Theatre
11.04.06 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
11.05.06 Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre
I would have to agree with Thor. Kezia was incredible I'd absolutely love to see this band live
oh and very adequate post cocaine, stuff like this is definitely worth postingThis Message Edited On 10.25.06
man this made me realise something. I've been constantly talking down the imperial system and thinking i've been using the metric system 100% (im from canada) but ive been buying in denominations of ounces! what's a ounce in grams?