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Helmet Announce Two New Zealand Shows

Helmet Announce Two New Zealand Shows

Thursday 9th February, 2017 7:30AM

New York alt-rock icons Helmet are making their way back to New Zealand for two shows in April. The upcoming visit will see founder Page Hamilton and his band, which is currently comprised of Dan Beeman (guitar), Kyle Stevenson (drums) and Dave Case (bass), bringing the crunching riffs and pounding drums of their landmark 1994 album Betty to life on stage from start to finish. Then, for the second half of the show, the band will dip into their back catalogue to deliver a raft of fan favourites as well as material from their most recent record, Dead To The World. Last time Helmet performed on New Zealand soil was in 2013, but this time round their included their first ever date in Christchurch. Here are the tour details...


UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...

Helmet

Friday 21st April, The Bedford, Christchurch
Saturday 22nd April, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland

We will be offering a 24-hour presale from midday Tuesday 14th Feb till Wednesday 15th Feb (unless sold out prior) - sign up here to be emailed the presale links and be first to get your mitts on tickets!


Tickets available publicly from 12pm noon on Friday 17th February.


Here's Betty single 'Milquetoast', which was made famous by cult film The Crow...


Here's is 'Biscuits For Smut' also lifted from Betty...


And here's 'Bad News' from the band's recently released eighth studio album Dead To The World...


PRESS RELEASE:

Helmet announce two 
New Zealand shows
+ the hard rock legends to play their classic album BETTY from start to finish

New York’s legendary riff lords Helmet are set to make a triumphant return to the stage, with two New Zealand shows in which they will play their iconic album BETTY in its entirety, alongside their other well-known tunes.

Presented by Brent Eccles Entertainment, Under the Radar, 95bFM's Hard, Fast & Heavy show and RDU, the alt-metal rockers will play The Bedford in Christchurch on April 21 and the Kings Arms in Auckland on April 22. This is Helmet’s first ever performance in Christchurch.

With no opening act, the first half of the show will be dedicated to the 1994 classic, critically acclaimed album, BETTY. Tracks like ‘Wilma’s Rainbow’, ‘Milquetoast’ and ‘Biscuits For Smut’ will be brought to life in recognition of one of the most exciting hard rock records of the 90s.

The second half of the show will include a selection of all-time, back catalogue favourites, and tracks from their new record DEAD TO THE WORLD.

Across 27 years and eight studio albums, Page Hamilton and his band Helmet have set the standard for uncompromising and sonically brutal guitar driven rock. Established in 1989, Helmet took the hard rock blueprint of forbearers like Zeppelin, AC/DC and Wire and set it aflame, bringing raw power, volume and an almost mathematical sense of swing to the well-worn form, igniting an all-consuming firestorm that continues to burn incandescent to this day.

Helmet’s albums, including BETTY, MEANTIME and AFTERTASTE, rewrote the rulebook for guitar bands in the 90s.

Kiwi hard rock fans get in quick - these shows will be once in a lifetime, must-see events!

General Public tickets on sale Friday February 17 at 12pm noon.
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.co.nz and www.undertheradar.co.nz





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