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Melvins & Helmet Team Up For Australian Tour Dates This December

Written by Mike Hohnen on September 5, 2013

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 Of course, these days the van’s been replaced by a tour bus, and the hard, cold floors have been replaced by hotel rooms, but the shows are sure to be just as untamed as ever.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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