HELMET Forced To Revise Tour Schedule Due To Injury
Due to a broken collar bone injury sustained by band leader Page Hamilton while mountain biking, HELMET have been forced to revise their tour dates and will now launch their first tour in seven years in early October. This news also affects the release date of "Size Matters" (Interscope), which has been moved to October 5 from its original September 14 release. Stay tuned for full details about the rescheduled tour dates.
For the fall tour, Hamilton will be joined by bandmates Chris Traynor (guitars, ex-BUSH), John Tempesta (drums, ex-ROB ZOMBIE, TESTAMENT, EXODUS) and Frank Bello (bass, ex-ANTHRAX). Look for them to draw on songs from such memorable albums as "Strap It On", "Meantime", "Betty" and "Aftertaste" as well as "Size Matters". Produced by Hamilton with assistance from producer Jay Baumgardner and former NINE INCH NAILS associate Charlie Clouser, the album is already building a critical buzz via early reviews and nationwide airplay of the newly released first single "See You Dead". "The song is about a relationship that ended in a nasty way," reveals Hamilton, who adds that "the lyric was inspired by the line 'I'd rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man' from THE BEATLES song 'Run For Your Life' off the 'Rubber Soul' album."
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