In 2020, Protomartyr’s tour was cut short due to the pandemic. They have announced a fresh North American tour in support of Ultimate Success Today, their “eloquent, paranoid, and ultimately thrilling” (The FADER) album released last year on Domino.
Ultimate Success Today is Protomartyr’s fifth album. Following the release of Relatives In Descent, the band’s critically acclaimed headlong dive into the morass of American life in 2017, Ultimate Success Today continues to further expand the possibilities of what a Protomartyr album can sound like.
For this tour, they’ll be joined by Kelley Deal from the Breeders/R. Ring (some lucky fans got a sneak peek of this lineup prior to COVID lockdown). Additionally, Protomartyr are making their Ultimate Success Today visual album public. The visual album presents a video for each song, all made during quarantine except for “Processed By The Boys,” and edited together into a seamless short film. The filmmakers responsible for each song’s video are Dominic Ciccodicola, David Allen, Nathan Faustyn, Joseph Howard (with illustrations by drummer Alex Leonard), Trevor Naud, Ashley Armitage, Yoonha Park, and Jeremy Franchi.
PROTOMARTYR TOUR DATES:
Nov. 8 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Tue. Nov. 9 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Wed. Nov. 10 – Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel
Thu. Nov. 11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Fri. Nov. 12 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s
Sat. Nov. 13 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Sun. Nov. 14 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Tue. Nov. 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
Wed. Nov. 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Thu. Nov. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Fri. Nov. 19 – Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s
Sat. Nov. 20 – Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s
Sun. Nov. 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe