Sweden’s The Hellacopters playing a NYC boat show after Psycho Las Vegas
Swedish hard rockers The Hellacopters were originally active from 1996 to 2008, and then reformed with the original lineup in 2016 and have been going since. (Bassist Sami Yaffa parted amicably from the band in April, however). If you’re never heard them, it’s a fun, over-the-top mix of loud-fast styles, pulling from The Stooges, The Damned, Kiss, Motorhead, AC/DC AC’80s glam-metal and other groups prone to leather and big riffs. The band are coming to the U.S. to play Psycho Las Vegas in August, and on their way home they’ll stop in NYC to play a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on August 20 aboard the Liberty Belle. It’s The Hellacopters’ first NYC show since 2006 and their only East Coast show of 2018. Tickets are on sale.
The Liberty Belle is docked at Pier 36 – 299 South Street and boarding begins at 7 PM, with the ship setting sail at 8 PM. All Hellacopters dates are listed, along with a few music videos, below.
THE HELLACOPTERS – 2018 TOUR DATES
JUN 20 Sticky Fingers Goteborg, Sweden
AUG 03 Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden
AUG 17-19 PSYCHO LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas, NV
AUG 20 The Liberty Belle – Rocks Off Concert Cruise New York, NY
AUG 24 Huskvarna Folkets Park Huskvarna, Sweden