Helmet - New Zealand Tour

Wednesday 07 December 2022

Heavy riff lovers rejoice — initially announced to be visiting Aotearoa back in 2020, Page Hamilton's legendary Helmet have locked in April 2023 dates for their Best Of Helmet 1989-2023 New Zealand Tour. Hailed by Extreme Music author Michael Tau as "among the most impressive purveyors of viscerally loud music", Helmet forged their own cacophonous path over more than three decades to influence multiple generations of artists worldwide. Practically a genre unto themselves, the NYC unit's high decibel output includes such straight up classics as Meantime (1992), Betty (1994) and Aftertaste (1997). The long wait by local fans will be rewarded with "career defining songs and all-time fan favourites, a complete evening of essential music from one of heavy music’s most essential bands."

Honouring the patience of devoted fans all over the country, Helmet have confirmed their long-awaited return to deliver the very best of their celebrated catalogue.

In April 2023 Helmet will storm New Zealand stages delivering career defining songs and all-time fan favourites, a complete evening of essential music from one of heavy music’s most essential bands. Beginning at The Tuning Fork in Auckland on Friday 14 April, the band will then head south to play The Last Place in Hamilton on Saturday 15 April, San Fran in Wellington on Sunday 16 April before wrapping up at Loons in Christchurch on Monday 17 April.

For over three decades, Page Hamilton and Helmet have provided the foundation for modern guitar and heavy alternative music. Fusing the complexity of jazz, the extreme power of metal and a liberal dose of avant guard, Helmet continue to guide the way for a myriad of bands into the modern age. Led by Hamilton’s incendiary time-contorting riffs and molten liquid leads, Helmet are the epitome of extreme musicality.

From the devastating guitar riff of “Repetition” opening 1990’s Strap It On through to the pulsating bass and feedback of “Life Or Death” which closes their most recent album Dead To The World, Page Hamilton and his band continue to raise the bar for uncompromising, sonically brutal guitar driven rock.

Important Info: All tickets currently held by patrons for the previously scheduled 2020 Helmet New Zealand tour will be valid for these new dates, including shows where the venue has changed.

All ticket holders will receive an email from their ticketer notifying the new dates. If ticket holders are unable to attend the new dates, a full refund will be provided.