HELMET Announce New Album and Tour

Posted by Michael Mueller on July 20, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Helmet guitar tabHelmet have just announced they will hit the road September 8—one day after the September 7 release of their new full-length album Seeing Eye Dong, which marks the band's first release since 2006's critically acclaimed Monochrome and their first on indie Work Song label. The new album is also being paired with a bonus disc of live material recorded at the Vans Warped Tour in San Francisco 2006.

Launching in Sacramento, CA September 8, the tour will take Helmet—vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Page Hamilton, drummer Kyle Stevenson, guitarist Dan Beeman, and bassist Dave Case—to the U.S. and Canada, wrapping up in Los Angeles, November 5. Immediately after, Helmet will head to Europe for a string of dates.

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On a limited availability basis, tickets for the North American dates go on sale today, Tuesday, July 20 at www.helmetmusic.com. The purchase of a U.S. show ticket will also include a free digital download (one download per order) of the new album for a flat price of $24, only when purchased via the band's website.

Also available now, Helmet fans can sign up for three free preview tracks: "Seeing Eye Dog" and live tracks "Milquetoast" and "Tic." Those who purchase any package of Seeing Eye Dog via the band's website before the September 7 release date will also receive the album's expansive song "LA Water" in advance.

With a body of work as varied as Helmet, Hamilton takes time to make sure each set list hits on all levels.  "Tempo, key and the groove in a song are things I think about in order to have the set flow," he explains. "It has always been important to me just as the sequence of an album is important. I grew up listening to albums, not single songs, so the entire experience is what I care about the most."

In an effort to offer fans multiple options, Seeing Eye Dog is available in five separate purchase options. Further information on these options can be found at www.helmetmusic.com.

U.S. Tour Dates:

DATE
9/8     Sacramento, CA
9/10    Oakland, CA
9/11    San Jose, CA
9/13    Portland, OR
9/15    Seattle, WA
9/16    Vancouver, BC
9/18    Edmonton, AB
9/19    Calgary, AB
9/21    Casper, WY
9/23    Tempe, AZ
9/24    Anaheim, CA
9/25    San Diego, CA
9/26    Redondo Beach, CA
10/8    Denver, CO
10/9    Fort Collins, CO
10/10   Omaha, NE
10/12   Chicago, IL
10/13   Cleveland, OH
10/15   Columbus, OH
10/16   Detroit, MI
10/17   Toronto, ON
10/19   Montreal, QU
10/20   Boston, MA
10/22   Baltimore, MD
10/23   New York, NY
10/24   West Chester, PA
10/30   Austin, TX
10/31   Dallas, TX
11/2    Albuquerque, NM
11/3    Tucson, AZ
11/5    Los Angeles, CA

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