Helmet are pleased to announce a European 'Meantime' 20th Anniversary tour in March/April 2012. The band will be playing their iconic 1992 'Meantime' album in full, plus a host of other Helmet classics, as well as songs from their latest album, 'Seeing Eye Dog'.
Billed as the 'thinking man's Metal band', Helmet provided an alternative to the grunge bands coming out of the US at the time with their clean cut aesthetic and raw, unrelenting, propulsive sound. 'Meantime' gave the band their first taste of mainstream success - debuting at 68 on the Billboards Top 200.
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Singles 'Unsung' and 'In The Meantime' went on to become hard rock radio classics and paved the way for many other alt rock bands to come. The album sold two million copies worldwide and remains a rock music staple.
Last year Helmet returned with their critically acclaimed 7th studio album 'Seeing Eye Dog'. The album's 10 tracks include the title cut, 'Welcome To Algiers', 'White City', the mostly instrumental 'Morphing' and a cover of the Beatles' 'And Your Bird Can Sing'.
European dates are:
5-Mar- PORTUGAL LISBON TMN ao VIVO
6-Mar- PORTUGAL PORTO HARD CLUB
8-Mar- SPAIN MADRID CARACOL
9-Mar- SPAIN BARCELONA APOLO 2
10-Mar- SPAIN HONDARRIBIA PSYLOCIBENEA
11-Mar- FRANCE ANGOULEME LA NEF
13-Mar- FRANCE LYON LE NINKASI KAO
14-Mar- SWITZERLAND ZURICH PLAZA
15-Mar- ITALY MILAN ARCI MAGNOLIA
16-Mar- ITALY ROME TRAFFIC CLUB
17-Mar- ITALY LIVORNO THE CAGE THEATER
19-Mar- GERMANY MUNICH FEIERWERK
20-Mar- GERMANY ASCHAFFENBURG COLOS SAAL
21-Mar- AUSTRIA VIENNA SZENE WIEN
23-Mar- GERMANY BERLIN SO36
24-Mar- DENMARK COPENHAGEN VEGA JR
25-Mar- GERMANY HAMBURG KNUST
27-Mar- GERMANY COLOGNE UNDERGROUND
28-Mar- HOLLAND NIJMEGEN DOORNROOSJE
29-Mar- BELGIUM ANTWERP TRIX
30-Mar- FRANCE PARIS NOUVEAU CASINO
31-Mar- FRANCE LA ROCHE SUR YON FUZZYON
2-Apr- UK LONDON ELECTRIC BALLROOM
3-Apr- UK MANCHESTER SOUND CONTROL
4-Apr- UK GLASGOW CATHOUSE
6-Apr- UK BRISTOL FLEECE & FIRKIN
7-Apr- UK BIRMINGHAM HMV INSTITUTE
8-Apr- UK READING SUB89