HELMET will celebrate its 30th anniversary by embarking on a European tour this fall. That 30-city trek will see the band perform a 30-song set each night with no openers.
Band leader Page Hamilton said: "The day John, Peter and I auditioned Henry is the day I consider to be the beginning of HELMET. The year was 1989 and I think the month was May. I love playing this music more than ever with my current bandmates Kyle, Dan and Dave. To celebrate 30 years of recording and touring, we decided to play 30 songs a night in 30 cities in Europe and 30 more cities in the USA. We hope to see you all there."
Sep. 03 - Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar
Sep. 05 - Berlin, DE - SO36
Sep. 06 - Aarhus, DK - VoxHall
Sep. 07 - Copenhagen, DK - VEGA
Sep. 09 - Stockholm, SE - Kraken STHLM
Sep. 10 - Oslo, NO - Rockefeller
Sep. 12 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan
Sep. 13 - Düsseldorf, DE - JAB im Haus der Jugend
Sep. 14 - Coesfeld, DE - Fabrik Coesfeld
Sep. 15 - Den Bosch, NL - Willem Twee poppodium
Sep. 17 - Antwerp, BE - Trix
Sep. 18 - Hasselt, BE - Muziekodroom
Sep. 19 - Kortrijk, BE - Concertzaal De Kreun
Sep. 20 - Frankfurt, DE - Zoom Club
Sep. 21 - Munich, DE - Strom
Sep. 22 - Vienna, AT - Szene Wein
Sep. 24 - Budapest, HU - Dürer Kert
Sep. 25 - Heidelberg, DE - halle02
Sep. 26 - Schweinfurt, DE - Stattbahnhof
Sep. 27 - Zürich, CD - Plaza Klub
Sep. 28 - Mezzago, IT - Bloom
Sep. 29 - Bologna, IT - Locomotiv Club
Oct. 01 - Paris, FR - La Boule Noire
Oct. 02 - Nantes, FR - Le Ferrailleur
Oct. 04 - Nottingham, GB - Rock City
Oct. 05 - Leeds, GB - The Key Club
Oct. 07 - Dublin, IE - Button Factory
Oct. 08 - Glasgow, GB - The Garage
Oct. 09 - Manchester, GB - Gorilla
Oct. 10 - London, GB - O2 Academy Islington
Having cut his teeth playing with avant-garde guitar icon Glenn Branca and indie stalwarts BAND OF SUSANS, Page Hamilton launched HELMET in 1989, and the band released its debut album, "Strap It On", on the independent Amphetamine Reptile label the following year. HELMET soon became the subject of an unprecedented major-label bidding war, ultimately signing with Interscope and releasing "Meantime" in June 1992.
Although HELMET disbanded in 1997, Hamilton revived the band in 2004, and the group has continued to tour and record.
Even while he band was absent from the spotlight, HELMET continued to exercise considerable influence on multiple generations of bands. Their songs have been covered by the likes of CHEVELLE, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, PIG DESTROYER and SOULFLY, and the band inspired a 2016 HELMET tribute album titled "Meantime Redux". HELMET has also been cited as a key influence on such bands as GODSMACK, KORN, MARILYN MANSON, MASTODON, PANTERA, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SEPULTURA, SLIPKNOT, STAIND, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and TOOL.
HELMET's latest album, "Dead To The World", was released in October 2016 via earMUSIC.