HELMET, SAINT VITUS, CROWBAR: 'Metalliance Tour' Dates Announced

The inaugural Metalliance Tour — featuring HELMET, SAINT VITUS and CROWBAR — will run through the U.S. from March 17 through April 5.

Legendary alternative metal band HELMET will perform their 1992 platinum-selling release of "Meantime" in its entirety. The Interscope Records release gave the band mainstream attention with songs like "Unsung" and "In The Meantime". With the band's renewed success after getting back together in 2004, this tour will be one of the most anticipated of 2011.

One of the most highly influential doom metal bands in America, SAINT VITUS are regarded as one of the first bands of the genre starting out as early as the 1970s. The band featuring Scott "Wino" Weinrich, bassist Mark Adams, guitarist Dave Chandler and drummer Henry Vasquez have influenced so many bands in doom and metal . "SAINT VITUS is more than ready to infect the Metalliance Tour! We've been wanting to do something like this for some time now...so prepare for destruction!!" says lead guitarist Dave Chandler. The band has done a handful of shows and some European festivals but this will be their first full U.S. tour in over a decade.

CROWBAR front man Kirk Windstein concludes, "Wow! This tour is gonna rule! I've loved HELMET since the beginning and loved ST. VITUS even longer. With the new CROWBAR record having hit the streets by then, look out! This bill will bring just what we need to crush each city with an avalanche of stylistic thunder!"

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Metalliance Tour dates:

Mar. 17 - Dallas, TX - Southside Music Hall
Mar. 18 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog / SXSW
Mar. 19 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
Mar. 20 - St Petersburg, FL - State Theater
Mar. 21 - Orlando, FL - Firestone Live
Mar. 22 - Greensboro, NC - Greene Street
Mar. 23 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Mar. 24 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Mar. 25 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Mar. 26 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Mar. 27 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Mar. 29 - Denver, CO - The Summit
Mar. 31 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Apr. 01 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Apr. 03 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
Apr. 05 - Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues

$50 VIP tickets will be available courtesy of Artist Arena. This package will include:

* A general admission ticket.
* Access to a meet-and-greet with the Metalliance lineup.
* A Metalliance hot sauce bottle.
* A commemorative VIP show laminate.
* An autographed poster.

One grand prize winner will be randomly selected for a dinner with the bands, an autographed "Mosh Potatoes Cookbook" and one t-shirt from each of the bands.

One second-place winner will randomly be selected for a one-on-one guitar lesson with CROWBAR guitarist Kirk Windstein and an autographed "Mosh Potatoes Cookbook".

These tickets go on sale tomorrow, January 19 at 3 p.m. CST.

For more information, go to this location.

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