Helmet Announce UK Dates As Part of Betty 20th Anniversary European Tour

Helmet have just announced the addition of a handful of UK dates to compliment their 20th Anniversary tour of the album Betty in September / October 2014. The band will be playing the critically lauded album in full, along with a set spanning the entirety of Helmet’s catalogue.

From the press release…

“Billed as the “thinking man’s metal band,” Helmet provided an alternative to the grunge bands coming out of the US at the time with their clean cut aesthetic and raw, unrelenting, propulsive sound. Betty came on the trails of the band’s first mainstream success, 1992’s Meantime. The cut “Milquetoast” became a music video staple on MTV and the album was critically praised for its genre-defying exploration into jazz, blues and improvisation. As music writer Darrell Bassett wrote upon the album’s release, “The thump and grind of Betty fully reflects the seemingly meaningless forces that shape our hi-tech existences, the inner pressure that waxes and wanes as life’s pace explodes exponentially and its occasional moments of grace. Betty is a surprising album, one which grows as it unfolds its subtleties.” A prophetic statement if ever there was one.”

Full European dates are below with UK dates at the end in bold.

  • 11-Sep- Czech Republic Prague Lucerna Music Bar
  • 12-Sep- Poland Krakow Fabryka
  • 13-Sep- Poland Warsaw Hydrozagadka
  • 15-Sep- Germany Berlin So36
  • 16-Sep- Germany Leipzig Ei
  • 17-Sep- Germany Munich Feierwerik
  • 19-Sep- Germany Frankfurt Batschkapp
  • 20-Sep- Germany Cologne Underground
  • 21-Sep- Germany Hamburg Knust
  • 22-Sep- Denmark Copenhagen Vega Jr
  • 23-Sep- Norway Sandines Tribute
  • 24-Sep- Norway Oslo Bla
  • 25-Sep- Sweden Stockholm Debaser
  • 27-Sep- Finland Helsinki Nosturi
  • 29-Sep- Germany Bielfield Forum
  • 30-Sep- Netherlands Groningen Vera
  • 1-Oct- Netherlands Eindhoven Effenaar Kz
  • 2-Oct- Belgium Brussels Ab
  • 4-Oct- France Montbeliard Ateliers Des Moles
  • 5-Oct- France Paris La Marouinerie
  • 6-Oct- France Vennes L’echonova
  • 7-Oct- France Bordeaux Le Krakatoa
  • 9-Oct- Spain Barcelona Apolo 2
  • 10-Oct- Spain Madrid Copernico
  • 11-Oct- Spain Hondarribia Psilocybenea
  • 13-Oct- Switzerland Zurich Plaza
  • 14-Oct- Switzerland Geneva Usine
  • 16-Oct- Italy Rome Circolo Degli Artisti
  • 17-Oct- Italy Ravenna Bronson
  • 18-Oct- Italy Romagnano Rnr Arena
  • 19-Oct- Italy Cagliari Fabrik
  • 21-Oct- Austria Dornbirn Conrad Sohm
  • 22-Oct- Austria Salzburg Rockhouse
  • 23-Oct- Austria Vienna Szene
  • 24-Oct- Slovenia Ljubljana Kino Siska
  • 25-Oct- Hungary Budapest Durer Kert
  • 27-Oct- Greece Athens An Club
  • 29-Oct- UK Glasgow Cathouse https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Helmet-tickets/artist/735266
  • 30-Oct- UK Manchester Sound Control https://www.soundcontrolmanchester.co.uk/events/helmet
  • 31-Oct- UK London Islington Academy https://www.kililive.com

Check out a full stream of Betty below:

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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