Monday, 16th December 2013
Governor Hindmarsh (The Gov), 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh
For the first time on tour in Australia together, Melvins and Helmet! Lovers of hard rock and sludge rejoice! Two of America's finest are hitting our shores this December. Celebrating their 30 year anniversary, experimental sludge godfathers Melvins will be joined by alt metal virtuosi Helmet in a run of shows around the country.
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE & GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN! A COLLECTOR'S EDITION T-SHIRT & POSTER* Purchase one or more tickets online via moshtix to Melvins & Helmet at The Gov and go in the draw to win a collector's edition Melvins & Helmet tour t-shirt and poster. Hurry, competition closes 12noon Weds 4 Dec.
Melvins have released a veritable 'shitload' (their words) of albums over the past 30 years, the most recent being a covers collection called 'Everybody Loves Sausages'.
"Has it really only been 30 years?" asked singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne. "Dang! Thanks to everyone who's been there for us! It's been an exciting trip and I probably should have listened and learned more. I apologize for anything I've ever done wrong and for anything I'm going to do wrong... Ha!"
Meanwhile, Helmet, fronted by Page Hamilton, have been playing their own brand of heavy music around since 1989, putting their offbeat time signatures and dense chords to tape and releasing 7 studio albums and touring the world constantly. It's this intelligent musicality that also led Page to work on scores for numerous Hollywood films (including S.W.A.T, Titus, and Saw) as well as providing guest guitar for artists such as David Bowie, Joe Henry and Therapy?.
"The first Melvins/Helmet tour was in 1991 or '92; the 4 Helmet guys and 3 Melvins guys piled in one van with 2 bands worth of gear and braved massive snowstorms and overnight drives. Needless to say we are looking forward to our Australian tour with our long-time friends minus the overnight drives, blizzards and floor surfing." - Page Hamilton
This December, prepare to have your ear-holes pummeled as two legendary bands land at a venue near you.
Melvins & Helmet Australian Tour 2013
TICKETS ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
* COMPETITION TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Entrants must be Australian residents, over 18 years old, and purchase one or more valid tickets from www.moshtix.com.au to Melvins & Helmet on Monday 16 December 2013 at The Governor Hindmarsh in Adelaide. Employees (and their immediate families) of Principal Entertainment, agencies or companies associated with the conduct of this Promotion, are ineligible to enter the Promotion. Competition commences at 12:00PM AEDT 19/11/13 and concludes at 12:00PM AEDT 04/12/13. The prize winner will be drawn at random from all valid competition entries received. The draw will take place at 40 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006 at 17:00 AEDT 04/12/13. The winner will be determined by Principal Entertainment in its sole discretion and the decision is final. You will be contacted via phone and email in order to arrange the delivery of the prize, at the expense of Principal Entertainment. Total prize value is no less than AUD$250.00.