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Helmet Cancel Previously Postponed Shows


Long-running alternative metal band Helmet was forced to make an unfortunate announcement yesterday, as they’ve been forced to cancel a slate of previously postponed shows due to continued logistical problems.

In a post on their Facebook page, the band said the cancellations were “disappointing,” stating that current ticket holders should seek refunds from their ticket vendor.

“This post is in regards to the POSTPONED JUNE HEADLINE DATES ONLY

“Disappointing news…..We’ve been trying for a while to re-schedule the US shows cancelled in June due to Covid but it’s still proving logistically impossible. Regrettably we have to cancel the run outright and we ask that any ticket buyers direct requests for refunds to your point of purchase.

“Apologies for this, hopefully at some point in 2023 we might make it back into some of these places.

As always, thanks to everybody for your support and patience.”

This isn’t the first tour to be hit with the dreaded “logistical problems” that lead to cancellations. Earlier this month, Moonspell had to cancel their planned North American tour with Swallow the Sun and Witherfall.

Though they never say what actually constitutes logistical problems, you can probably guess that high fuel costs, expensive shipping fees, and the overall state of the economy and inflation have to play a huge role in these cancellations. Hopefully things begin to level out, because if they don’t, we could see more problems crop up with touring bands.

The list of postponed-turned-cancelled dates are as follows:

06/08 Harrisburg, VA – XL Live
06/09 Washington, DC – Black Cat
06/10 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
06/11 Kill Devil Hills, NC – OBX
06/12 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
06/14 Huntington, WV – The Loud
06/16 Cincinnati, OH – Taft
06/17 Columbus, OH – Basement
06/18 Saginaw, MI – The Vault
06/19 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
06/21 Indianapolis, IN – HiFi
06/22 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood
06/23 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
06/24 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
06/25 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line

Helmet is currently scheduled to go on tour with Quicksand and headliners Clutch. Those dates don’t start until September 13 in Toronto, Ontatio, Canada. You can try to catch the band at one of the following dates:

Sep 13 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
Sep 15 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sep 16 – New York, NY @ Palladium Times Square
Sep 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Hammerjacks
Sep 18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Sep 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sep 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
Sep 23 – Louisville, KY @ Louder than Life*
Sep 24 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
Sep 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
Sep 27 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Sep 29 – Houston TX @ Warehouse Live
Sep 30 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
Oct 01 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Oct 02 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Oct 04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
Oct 05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
Oct 07 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock*
Oct 08 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct 09 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Oct 10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
Oct 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ the Depot
Oct 13 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Oct 15 – West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Oct 16 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
*Clutch only

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