Melvins & Helmet Team Up For Australian Tour Dates This December

Experimental sludge lords Melvins will be keeping active while in town for Meredith Music Festival this year, announcing a run of national tour dates with Meredith co-conspirators and captains of the hard rock movement Helmet.

The combination might seem a little left of centre – and it totally is – but that doesn’t mean it’s not going to work. They’ve done it before, in fact. Back in 1991/92, the bands took the plunge for the first time, all loading into a van and hitting the road for the first-ever Melvins/Helmet tour. Of course, these days the van’s been replaced by a tour bus, and the hard, cold floors have been replaced by hotel rooms, but the shows are sure to be just as untamed as ever.

2013 will be the 30th year in the game for Melvins who have spent much of the time releasing what they describe as a ‘shitload’ of albums, the freshest of which would be the cover-fest Everybody Loves Sausages. Helmet have laid claim to a respectable 7 full-length albums since bursting in the doors of the scene back in ’89, filling in their spare time with constant world touring.

This Australian first is sure to leave our ears ringing and head pounding for days. Tickets go on sale 9am next Thursday, 12th September. Get keen.

Melvins & Helmet Australian Tour 2013

*Melvins Only **Helmet Only

Friday, 6th December

Metropolis, Fremantle*


Sunday, 8th December

The Hi Fi, BrisbaneE


Monday, 9th December

Northern Hotel, Byron Bay


Wednesday, 11th December

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle


Thursday, 12th December

ANU Bar, Canberra


Friday, 13th December

Meredith Music Festival*


Saturday, 14th December – SOLD OUT

Meredith Music Festival**

Sunday, 15th December

The Hi-Fi, Sydney


Monday, 16th December

The Gov, Adelaide


Tuesday, 17th December

The Hi Fi, Melbourne*


Wednesday, 18th December

The Hi Fi, Melbourne**


Wednesday, 18th December

Brisbane Hotel, Hobart*


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