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Picking Up Steam… With Our Bare Hands.

The One Last Summer Tour 2012 has come to a close, and we’ve all been crying happy and sad tears for the entire week that we’ve been back. I’ll go out on a limb and say it was by far the most fun and successful tour we’ve had so far, and it’s all thanks to everyone who came out to rock and roll with us. However, as fun as it may have been, it’s great to be home.

Now that we’re back, you may be wondering what we’re going to be doing for the rest of the year. Well, for one, we’re already in the studio trying to finish off this covers album. After that… it’s right back into the studio to work on something else…

In the mean time, we decided it was time to shake things up on our website with a quick front page redesign, and also the addition of some fancy new features. For instance, people have been asking about high quality/uncompressed digital downloads of our albums for a while now. We figured it would probably make the most sense to just go ahead and offer them from our own site. So… Available now on Protomen.com are high quality versions of our albums in MP3 (320 kbps) and FLAC format (NOTE – these digital formats do not contain the liner notes/story and artwork). As always, we are much in favor of everyone having physical versions of our albums, but we also realize that there are those in this world who prefer the intangible. They’re such a mysterious bunch.

Check it out:      PROTOMEN.COM

While you were checking things out on the new site (you did look at it, right?), you may have noticed the tour poster we made for this past tour. We sold out of them,  but when we got home, there were fifty more unexpectedly waiting for us. We didn’t plan to sell these online, but since they exist… maybe some of you that couldn’t make it to the shows can snatch them up. Hop on it. Also available now on the store is the limited edition screen printed El Corazon poster that was a joint venture between us and Supercommuter. These are also in very short supply.

Some of you Twitter and Facebook types may have noticed the rumblings and rumors of shows that have been popping up recently for the end of the year. Well, it’s for reals.  Come on, now…. you had to see this coming, right? You didn’t actually think we could stay off the road for that long, did you? We will be jumping on the I Fight DragonsMC Lars, and SkyFox tour for three shows at the beginning of December. Get ready Chicago, Grand Rapids, and the greater Cincinnati area… Three days of pure excitement and wonder are headed your way. Tickets available below.

12th – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
13th – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
14th – Chicago, IL – The Metro

I think that about wraps it up for now. It’s time to get back to recording things.

We’ve still got work to do,