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Helmet extend North American tour

Posted by on February 6, 2015

Helmet announced back in November that they’d be playing Betty in its entirety, with no opening band. At first it was just a 10-date run, but the tour has been expanded down south and even to Canada. There’s not a west-coast date to be found, but hopefully later this year Helmet makes the trip to the Pacific coast.

Said Page Hamilton, about Betty, to Metal Hammer:

“I think because Meantime was the biggest commercial success, with MTV and stuff like that, it had a much larger audience. But the real fans, the superfans that want to come and watch more than the one or two songs that had videos, they love Betty because it’s was such a 180. The music was so different. It wasn’t like ‘oh, we’re going to create this new trend in music with drop tuned riffs and short hair and angry lyrics’. So Betty had a bunch of weird shit on it. Then I did the album cover and it was deliberately as un-metal as you could be, the woman with a basket of flowers. And I think Helmet fans really appreciate that.”

In October, when asked about plans for 2015, Page Hamilton said, “I plan to finish writing and recording a new Helmet album.”

Helmet 2015 tour dates:

2/18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
2/19 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
2/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
2/21 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
2/22 – New York, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
2/24 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
2/25 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
2/26 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
2/27 – Charlotte, NC @ The Visulite Theatre
2/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/1 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
3/3 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
3/4 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
3/5 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
3/6 – Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
3/7 – Fayetteville, AR @ JR’s Lightbulb Club
3/8 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
3/9 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
3/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
3/12 – Madison, WI @ High Noon
3/13 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
3/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
3/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre
3/17 – Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
3/18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
3/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
3/20 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
3/21 – Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage

(via Brave Words)

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