In a divine gift from the ’90s alt-rock mixtape gods, Helmet and Local H are touring together this fall. So if you once put “Milquetoast” next to “Bound For The Floor” on a cassette mix back in ’96 or so, you might want to sit down.
The bands will hit the road in November and December, closing out the year with a coast-to-coast trek in support of Helmet’s new album, Dead To The World. The Helmet record, the band’s first in six years, is out October 28, and the tour rolls through Boston on November 10 with a show at Brighton Music Hall in Allston. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time, with a special fan pre-sale opening Thursday at 10 a.m. via Music Glue.
To celebrate the album and tour, Page Hamilton has relayed the following message.
“Catch phrases, punchlines, guns, bluster, ammo, incivility, impatience, murder. You, me, us, them, life, liberty and the pursuit of property.
We disagree, we disrespect, discourse disappears in the age of access. When in doubt GET LOUD! It’s my way or the highway, thank you Lawrence Tierney!
Religious tchotchkes nailed to the walls of homes above razor-scarred mirrors. Do you meditate, levitate, pray? Live in LA! I’m a huge fan, got a perfume line, smell nice, plan my next move. Threats loom, the bad news network blooms, fear sells. Just get em out, the spying neighbors, suspects, terrorists our forefathers intent. ‘If you don’t like it, leave’ and call it democracy.”
Word. Full dates are below.
— HELMET (@Helmetmusic) September 7, 2016
HELMET + LOCAL H 2016 Tour Dates:
Nov 3 / The Castle Theatre / Bloomington, IL (All Ages)
Nov 4 / Saint Andrew’s Hall / Detroit, MI (All Ages)
Nov 5 / Lee’s Palace / Toronto, CA (19+)
Nov 6 / The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern / Cleveland, OH (All Ages)
Nov 7 / Baltimore Soundstage / Baltimore, MD (All Ages)
Nov 9 / World Cafe Live / Philadelphia, PA (All Ages)
Nov 10 / Brighton Music Hall / Boston, MA (18+)
Nov 11 / THE MET / Pawtucket, RI (All Ages)
Nov 12 / Highline Ballroom / New York, NY
Nov 13 / Music Hall of Williamsburg / Brooklyn, NY (18+)
Nov 15 / Black Cat DC / Washington DC (All Ages)
Nov 16 / Visulite Theatre / Charlotte, NC (16+)
Nov 17 / Motorco / Durham, NC (All Ages)
Nov 18 / The Masquerade / Atlanta, GA (All Ages)
Nov 19 / Jack Rabbits / Jacksonville, FL (All Ages)
Nov 20 / State Theatre / Saint Petersburg, FL (All Ages)
Nov 22 / Revolution Live / Fort Lauderdale, FL (All Ages)
Nov 23 / The Social / Orlando, FL (All Ages)
Nov 25 / The White Oak Tavern / Houston, TX (All Ages)
Nov 26 / Mohawk Austin / Austin, TX (All Ages)
Nov 27 / Gas Monkey Live / Dallas, TX
Nov 29 / Crescent Ballroom / Phoenix, AZ
Dec 1 / The Roxy Theatre / Hollywood, CA (All Ages)
Dec 2 / Casbah San Diego / San Diego, CA (21+)
Dec 3 / Discovery Ventura / Ventura, CA
Dec 4 / The Independent / San Francisco, CA (21+)
Dec 6 / Dante’s / Portland, OR (21+)
Dec 7 / The Crocodile / Seattle, WA
Dec 9 / The Pub Station / Billings, MT
Dec 10 / Marquis Theatre / Denver, CO (All Ages)
Dec 11 / Slowdown / Omaha, NE (All Ages)
Dec 13 / recordBar / Kansas City, MO (18+)
Dec 14 / Fine Line Music Cafe / Minneapolis, MN (18+)
Dec 15 / High Noon Saloon / Madison, WI (21+0
Dec 16 / Metro Chicago / Chicago, IL (18+)
Dec 17 / Delmar Hall / St Louis, MO (All Ages)