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  HELMET ANNOUNCE 'BETTY' 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF EUROPE FOR AUTUMN 2014
23 June 2014





Helmet are pleased to announce a European 'Betty' 20th Anniversary tour in September/October 2014. The band will be playing their critically lauded 1994 'Betty' album in full, along with a set spanning the entirety of Helmet's catalogue.

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. 'Betty' came on the trails of the band's first mainstream success, 1992's 'Meantime'. The cut 'Milquetoast' became a music video staple on MTV and the album was critically praised for its genre-defying exploration into jazz, blues and improvisation.

As music writer Darrell Bassett wrote upon the album's release, "The thump and grind of 'Betty' fully reflects the seemingly meaningless forces that shape our hi-tech existences, the inner pressure that waxes and wanes as life's pace explodes exponentially and its occasional moments of grace. 'Betty' is a surprising album, one which grows as it unfolds its subtleties." A prophetic statement if ever there was one.

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"Helmet made rhythmically complex steely-riffed alterna-metal that punished your body from weird angles..." - Rolling Stone Magazine

"Helmet have carved - or, rather, bludgeoned - a niche as primary exponents of pummeling, monolithic, heavy guitar-rock. The sheer size and power of their sound dwarfs all but the most extreme of hardcore bands, but there's a precision to Helmet's sound that sets them apart." - Time Off Magazine (1994 'Betty' album review)

European dates are:
11-Sep- CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE LUCERNA MUSIC BAR
12-Sep- POLAND KRAKOW FABRYKA
13-Sep- POLAND WARSAW HYDROZAGADKA
15-Sep- GERMANY BERLIN SO36
16-Sep- GERMANY LEIPZIG Ei
17-Sep- GERMANY MUNICH FEIERWERIK
19-Sep- GERMANY FRANKFURT BATSCHKAPP
20-Sep- GERMANY COLOGNE UNDERGROUND
21-Sep- GERMANY HAMBURG KNUST
22-Sep- DENMARK COPENHAGEN VEGA JR
23-Sep- NORWAY SANDINES TRIBUTE
24-Sep- NORWAY OSLO BLA
25-Sep- SWEDEN STOCKHOLM DEBASER
27-Sep- FINLAND HELSINKI NOSTURI
29-Sep- GERMANY BIELFIELD FORUM
30-Sep- NETHERLANDS GRONINGEN VERA
1-Oct- NETHERLANDS EINDHOVEN EFFENAAR KZ
2-Oct- BELGIUM BRUSSELS AB
4-Oct- FRANCE MONTBELIARD ATELIERS DES MOLES
5-Oct- FRANCE PARIS LA MAROUINERIE
6-Oct- FRANCE VENNES L'ECHONOVA
7-Oct- FRANCE BORDEAUX LE KRAKATOA
9-Oct- SPAIN BARCELONA APOLO 2
10-Oct- SPAIN MADRID COPERNICO
11-Oct- SPAIN HONDARRIBIA PSILOCYBENEA
13-Oct- SWITZERLAND ZURICH PLAZA
14-Oct- SWITZERLAND GENEVA USINE
16-Oct- ITALY ROME CIRCOLO DEGLI ARTISTI
17-Oct- ITALY RAVENNA BRONSON
18-Oct- ITALY ROMAGNANO RNR ARENA
19-Oct- ITALY CAGLIARI FABRIK
21-Oct- AUSTRIA DORNBIRN CONRAD SOHM
22-Oct- AUSTRIA SALZBURG ROCKHOUSE
23-Oct- AUSTRIA VIENNA SZENE
24-Oct- SLOVENIA LJUBLJANA KINO SISKA
25-Oct- HUNGARY BUDAPEST DURER KERT
27-Oct- GREECE ATHENS AN CLUB
29-Oct- UK GLASGOW CATHOUSE
30-Oct- UK MANCHESTER SOUND CONTROL
31-Oct- UK LONDON ISLINGTON ACADEMY

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