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Helmet playing 10 Betty shows in the US

Posted by on November 19, 2014

Helmet celebrated the 20th anniversary of Betty with a European tour. Now the celebration of the band’s third full-length is coming to the states, announced by the band via their Twitter account, stating, “10 new Betty shows in US. Playing album start to finish + full 2nd set. No openers.”

Page Hamilton talked about the Betty album with 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.”

Hamilton said new Helmet material could come out in 2015, which would be their first since the 2010 release of Seeing Eye Dog.

Helmet Betty tour dates:

02/19 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

02/20 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe

02/21 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom

02/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

02/24 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

02/25 Washington DC @ Black Cat

02/26 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

02/28 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater

03/01  Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

 

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