Two legendary New York metal bands will finally share the stage and deliver their signature sounds together for fans across the United States.
Prong and Helmet will hit the road together at the beginning of May starting in Atlanta and ending at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore.
“Finally! Helmet and Prong on tour together at last. The circle is now complete, the years of crafting groundbreaking riffage and rhythmical carnage on New York’s Lower East Side, to now, the entities still standing that drafted a generation of sonic assault are about to collide. And getting to share a stage with Helmet’s Page Hamilton, one of the most influential masters in existence, is an honor for me personally. Absolutely perfect,” said Prong’s Tommy Victor.
Prong was formed by Victor in 1986 and he remains as the bands only constant member. As pioneers of the urban or nu metal sound they have released 12 studio albums and have influenced bands such as Korn and Nine Inch Nails.
Helmet was formed in 1989 by guitarist and vocalist Page Hamilton who has been the bands only constant member. They have experienced numerous lineup changes and even disbanded in 1997. Hamilton revived the band in 2004 and they have been touring and recording ever since. The band has released eight studio albums and experienced commercial success with their 1992 album Meantime. Helmet’s music has inspired artists such as Tool, Snapcase and Queens of the Stoneage.
Helmet’s latest album, Dead To The World, was released in October 2016 via earMUSIC.
Prong’s latest album, Zero Days, was released last July via Steamhammer/SPV as a CD digipak, 2LP gatefold, digital download and as a stream.
Fan presale started Thursday, Feb 15 at https://www.musicglue.com/helmet/. All presale ticket purchasers will receive a poster signed by both bands.
5/3 Atlanta, GA – Masq Heaven
5/4 Pensacola, FL – VMH
5/5 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity
5/7 Corpus Christis, TX – House of Rock
5/9 Houston, TX – Warehouse Studio
5/10 Austin, TX – Mohawk
5/11 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
5/12 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
5/13 Kansas City, MO – Truman
5/15 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
5/16 Minneaplos, MN – Varsity
5/17 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
5/18 Madison, WI – The Majestic
5/19 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
5/20 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
5/22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
5/23 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
5/24 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
5/26 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest Soundstage (Helmet only)
Public on sale started Friday, Feb 16.
Photo Credit: Marv Watson