Helmet Takes ‘Betty’ Across Europe

Helmet rocks Europe beginning in September on a trek that will feature start-to-finish performances of the band’s third studio album.  Launching in Prague, stops include Stockholm, Berlin, Paris, Vienna and other beautiful cities you’d love to visit.

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Helmet frontman Page Hamilton at the Verizon Wireless Music Center.

Formed in 1989, Helmet has often been described as the “thinking man’s heavy metal band.”  Forgoing that decade’s long hair and spandex trappings of the genre Helmet opted instead for t-shirts, jeans and short hair as the group immersed itself in unusual time signatures, mountainous feedback and tricky syncopation.

Betty became Helmet’s highest-charting long player.  Tracks on the 1994 long player included “Milkquetoast,” “Wilma’s Rainbow” and “Biscuits For Smut.”

Now Helmet plans on taking Betty out for a spin through clubs across Europe.  Here are the dates:

Sept. 11 – Prague, Czech Republic, Lucerna Music Bar
Sept. 12 – Krakow, Poland, Fabryka Schindlera
Sept. 13 – Warsaw, Poland, Hydrozagadka
Sept. 15 – Berlin, Germany, So36
Sept. 16 – Leipzig, Germany, Werk 2
Sept. 17 – Munich, Germany, Feierwerk
Sept. 19 – Frankfurt, Germany, Batschkapp
Sept. 20 – Cologne, Germany, Underground
Sept. 21 – Hamburg, Germany, Knust
Sept. 22 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Lille Vega
Sept. 23 – Sandnes, Norway, Tribute
Sept. 24 – Oslo, Norway, BLA
Sept. 25 – Stockholm, Sweden, Debaser Medis
Sept. 27 – Helsinki, Finland, Nosturi
Sept. 29 – Bielefeld, Germany, Forum Bielefeld
Sept. 30 – Eindhoven, Netherlands, Effenaar
Oct. 1 – Groningen, Netherlands, Vera
Oct. 2 – Brussels, Belgium, Ancienne Belgique
Oct. 4 – Montbeliard, France, Atelier Des Moles
Oct. 5 – Paris, France, La Maroquinerie
Oct. 6 – Vannes, France, L’Echonova
Oct. 7 – Bordeaux, France, Le Krakatoa
Oct. 9 – Barcelona, Spain, La [2] de Apolo
Oct. 10 – Madrid, Spain, Copernico
Oct. 11 – Hondarribia, Spain, Psilocybenea
Oct. 13 – Zurich, Switzerland, Plaza
Oct. 14 – Geneva, Switzerland, L’Usine / PTR
Oct. 16 – Rome, Italy, Circolo Degli Artisti
Oct. 17 – Ravenna, Italy, Charles Bronson
Oct. 18 – Romagnano Sesia, Italy, Rock ‘N Roll Arena
Oct. 19 – Cagliari, Italy, Fabrik
Oct. 21 – Dornbirn, Austria, Conrad Sohm
Oct. 22 – Salzburg, Austria, Rockhouse Salzburg
Oct. 23 – Vienna, Austria, Szene Vienna
Oct. 24 – Ljubljana, Slovenia, Kino Siska
Oct. 25 – Budapest, Hungary, Durer Kert
Oct. 27 – Athens, Greece, AN Club

For more information, including general onsales, visit HelmetMusic.com.