by Bill Pearis

Helmet at Irving Plaza, March 2012 (more by BBG)
Helmet Irving Plaza

'90s alt-rockers The Toadies and Helmet are hitting the road this summer for a co-headlining tour, stopping in NYC on August 2 for a show at Webster Hall. Tickets to that show go on sale TODAY (5/18) at noon.

While the good times vibes of The Toadies and the math-rock blast of Helmet probably didn't cross paths a lot back in the day, it makes a little sense through the haze of '90s nostalgia. Hair-flying Austin trio Ume open on all dates and are absolutely worth showing up early to see.

The Toadies have a new album, Play.Rock.Music, that will be out July 31. Helmet most recent album is 2010's Seeing Eye Dog. As for openers Ume, the band (who played Hotel Vegan during SXSW) will go on a co-headlining tour with The Life and Times before hooking up with the Toadies and Helmet.

All Toadies/Helmet and Ume dates are listed below...


Toadies/Helmet - 2012 Tour Dates
07/20 - Houston - HOB
07/21 - Pensacola - Cptn Fun Beach Club
07/22 - New Orleans - Tipitinas
07/24 - Jacksonville - Jack Rabbits
07/25 - Ft. Lauderdale - Revolution
07/26 - St Petersburgh - State Theatre
07/27 - Orlando - HOB
07/28 - Atlanta - Masquerade
07/29 - Charlotte - Fillmore
07/31 - Silver Spring - Fillmore
08/01 - Philadelphia - Trocadero
08/02 - New York - Webster Hall
08/03 - Boston - Paradise
08/04 - Rochester - Waterstreet Music Hall
08/05 - Lansing - Michigan Rock and Brew Fest
08/05 - Pittsburgh - Altar Bar
08/07 - Cleveland - HOB
08/08 - Detroit - The Crofoot
08/09 - Chicago - HOB
08/10 - Indianapolis - Vogue Theater
08/11 - St. Louis - Pop's
08/12 - Kansas City - Beaumont
08/14 - Denver - Bluebird

UME - 2012 Tour Dates
JUNE 2nd-3rd Houston, TX Free Press Houston Summerfeset*
JUNE 8th Austin, TX Red 7*
JUNE 11th Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room*
JUNE 12th Los Angeles, CA The Satellite*
JUNE 13th San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill*
JUNE 15th Portland, OR Bunk Bar
JUNE 16th Seattle, WA Barboza*
JUNE 18th Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge*
JUNE 19th Denver, CO The Walnut Room*
JULY 15th Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Festival^
JULY 21st Pensacola Beach, FL Capt'n Fun Beach Club^
JULY 22nd New Orleans, LA Tipitina's^
JULY 24th Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits^
JULY 25th Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution^
JULY 26th St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre^
JULY 27th Orlando, FL House of Blues^
JULY 28th Atlanta, GA The Masquerade^
JULY 29th Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte^
JULY 31st Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore^
AUGUST 1st Philadelphia, PA Trocadero^
AUGUST 2nd New York, NY Webster Hall^
AUGUST 3rd Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club^
AUGUST 4th Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall^
AUGUST 5th Lansing, MI Michigan Rock N Brew @ Adado^
AUGUST 7th Cleveland, OH House Of Blues^
AUGUST 8th Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom^
AUGUST 9th Chicago, IL House Of Blues^
AUGUST 10th Indianapolis, IN The Vogue^
AUGUST 11th Sauget, IL Pop's^
AUGUST 12th Kansas City, MO The Beaumount Club^
* Co-headlining dates with The Life and Times.
^ with Helmet/The Toadies

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