HELMET, the iconic alternative rock band known for its groundbreaking sound and electrifying performances, will embark on a U.S. tour in September
Support on the trek, dubbed the “Look Left Tour”, will come from SOUL BLIND.
HELMET 2023 U.S. tour dates:
Sep. 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
Sep. 21 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Sep. 22 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Sep. 23 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Sep. 24 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
Sep. 26 – Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
Sep. 28 – Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
Sep. 30 – Portland, ME – Aura
Oct. 01 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
Oct. 03 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
Oct. 04 – Amityville, NY – Music Hall
Oct. 05 – Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
Oct. 06 – Lititz, PA – Mickey’s Black Box
Oct. 08 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Oct. 09 – Huntington, WV – The Loud
Oct. 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
Oct. 11 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Oct. 13 – Oklahoma City, OK – Beer City Music Hall
Oct. 14 – Fort Worth, TX – Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
Oct. 16 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
earMUSIC has exciting news for HELMET fans as the band is gearing up to release their new studio album, titled “Left,” in November. To celebrate the album’s launch, HELMET will be hitting the road for a European tour during the same month. The tour is scheduled to commence on November 8 in Prague, Czech Republic, and will take them through Germany, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, and France, before wrapping up on December 13 in London, United Kingdom. Get ready for an exhilarating musical journey with HELMET as they showcase their latest creations across the European continent.
HELMET is an influential alternative rock band that emerged in New York City during the late 1980s. The band was formed in 1989 by lead vocalist and guitarist Page Hamilton, who had previously been associated with various groups in the city’s underground music scene.
In 1990, HELMET released their debut album, “Strap It On,” which immediately gained attention for its heavy, aggressive sound, blending elements of punk, metal, and alternative rock. The album’s release laid the foundation for what would become known as the post-hardcore genre.
The band’s breakthrough came in 1992 with the release of their second album, “Meantime.” Produced by legendary noise rock musician Steve Albini, the album featured a more refined and accessible sound, which resonated with a broader audience. The lead single, “Unsung,” became a massive hit on alternative rock radio, propelling the band into mainstream success.
HELMET continued to build on their reputation as a powerful live act and further solidified their status as one of the leading bands in the ’90s alternative rock scene. Their 1994 album, “Betty,” showcased their versatility, incorporating elements of jazz and blues into their signature heavy sound.
Over the years, the band experienced several lineup changes, with Page Hamilton being the sole constant member. Despite these changes, Helmet remained known for their intricate and intricate songwriting, complemented by Hamilton‘s distinctive guitar style and introspective lyrics.
Throughout their career, HELMET released several more albums, including “Aftertaste” (1997), “Size Matters” (2004), “Monochrome” (2006), and “Seeing Eye Dog” (2010), among others. While they faced some commercial ups and downs, they maintained a devoted fan base and continued to receive critical acclaim.
HELMET‘s impact on the alternative and post-hardcore genres remains significant, influencing numerous bands in the heavy music scene. Their innovative and distinctive sound, characterized by intense guitar-driven riffs and Hamilton‘s distinctive vocal delivery, cemented their place as an essential and enduring force in the world of rock music.