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Helmet played Bowery Ballroom w/ Skeleton Key (pics, setlist), Metal Suckfest completes lineup (tix)

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, words by BBG

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Without the mega-firepower of the Metalliance lineup with Saint Vitus, Crowbar, Kylesa (who play NYC on 10/22), Red Fang (who support Mastodon), Howl (who plays the Metal Suckfest) and The Atlas Moth (who recently played NYC) backing them, Helmet headlined a different kind of show at Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday (10/11), with support from Skeleton Key. This time the focus was NOT on their classic LP Meantime but quite the opposite; Helmet pretty much avoided the LP entirely save for a performance of “Give It”. Full set-list is below along with more pictures from the show.

In semi-related news, the Metal Suckfest has completed its lineup for the the two-day festival (and pre-game with Mayhem), adding appearances from All Pigs Must Die, This is Hell, 3, and Last Chance to Reason. Tickets are still available.

For Bowery Ballroom, this Helmet show came right after a two-night run by the Lemonheads and before the Rosebuds headlined the stage.

More Helmet pictures and all tour dates are below.

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HELMET – 2011 TOUR DATES
13 Oct 2011 The Black Cat Washington DC
14 Oct 2011 Neighborhood Charlotte, NC
15 Oct 2011 Sickboyz Lounge Daytona Beach, FL
16 Oct 2011 Brewster’s Pit Jacksonville, FL
18 Oct 2011 Double Down Gainsville, FL
19 Oct 2011 Smithe’s Old Bar Atlanta, GA
20 Oct 2011 Zydeco Birmingham, AL
21 Oct 2011 Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL
22 Oct 2011 One Eyed Jack’s New Orleans, LA
23 Oct 2011 Juanita’s Little Rock, AR
25 Oct 2011 Riot Room Kansas City, MO
26 Oct 2011 MoJo’s Columbia, MO
27 Oct 2011 The End Nashville, TN
28 Oct 2011 Phoenix Hill Tavern Louisville, KY
29 Oct 2011 Frankie’s Toledo, OH

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