HELMET has announced January and February 2009 European tour dates with Oakland's TOTIMOSHI, the Bay Area co-ed trio whose newest album "Milagrosa", produced by HELMET's Page Hamilton and recorded by Toshi Kasai (BIG BUSINESS, MELVINS), will be released physically throughout Europe on February 2 and digitally on January 20 via Volcom Entertainment.
Founded in 1989 by Page Hamilton, HELMET continues to tour the world and influence and inspire generations. Recording four albums over a nine-year period, including 1992's groundbreaking gold album "Meantime" and 1994's critically acclaimed "Betty", HELMET is currently writing an album for release in 2009.
Supporting act TOTIMOSHI, the gritty and raw Bay Area band, have pointed to their Latin heritage as playing a key role in the shaping of their sound; turning the two disparate parts of the band's personality into music that is undeniably their own and a flavor that's unique in the world of modern heavy music.
The dates are as follows:
Jan. 15 - Oberhausen, Germany - Zentrum Altenberg
Jan. 17 - Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
Jan. 18 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
Jan. 20 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Jan. 21 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Jr.
Jan. 22 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
Jan. 23 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
Jan. 24 - Wroclaw, Poland - Firlej
Jan. 26 - Erlangen, Germany - E-Werk
Jan. 27 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse
Jan. 28 - Vienna, Austria - Szene
Jan. 29 - Milan, Italy - Magnolia Club
Jan. 30 - Ravenna, Italy - Bronson Club
Jan. 31 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Club Schuur
Feb. 01 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl
Feb. 03 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo 2
Feb. 05 - Vigo, Spain - Sala A
Feb. 06 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Caracol
Feb. 07 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27
Feb. 09 - Strasbourg, France - La Laterie
Feb. 11 - Weinheim, Germany - Café Central
Feb. 12 - Stuttgart, Germany - Die Rohre
Feb. 13 - Bielefeld, Germany - Forum
Feb. 14 - Gent, Belgium - Minnemeers
Feb. 15 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar