Local H to join Helmet on international tour this January
Laurie Fanelli

Local H had a busy 2016. Besides celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal sophomore album, As Good As Dead, with a national tour – featuring original drummer Joe Daniels – they also teamed-up with Helmet on the Dead To the World Tour. The new year brings even more rock and roll with Local H and Helmet once again joining forces, this time to melt some faces overseas.

The tour kicks-off on Jan. 21 with a show at the Lucerna Music Bar in Prague before making stops in Berlin, Dresden, Oslo and other great cities. It will conclude on March 12 when Local H and Helmet rock the Cathouse in Glasgow. Later this Spring, Scott Lucas and Ryan Harding will be playing a handful of shows Stateside, including a May 12 performance at Durty Nellie's in Palatine – just outside their hometown of Chicago.

Since forming in the late-1980s, Local H has gained a reputation for putting on no-nonsense, ear rattling rock shows as a two-man band. They have released eight albums to date including Pack Up the Cats, Here Comes the Zoo and Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?. Their 2015 release, Hey, Killer, was the first to feature Harding, as previous drummer Brian St. Clair – who held down the kit from 1999-2013 – left the group after Hallelujah! I'm a Bum.

Following the European Tour, Helmet will be heading to Australia for a string of shows in Perth, Hindmarsh, Melbourne and beyond. The epic conclusion of their Dead To the World Tour is currently slated to take place at Hellfest in France on June 18.

As always, Local H closed out this year with a New Year's Eve show in Chicagoland. They also took time out to share some perspective on 2016. “Happy New Year, folks. We know the prevailing wisdom is that 2016 sucked --but, really? Not entirely,” they stated on Facebook. “You guys gave us one of our best years ever and we wanna thank you for it. Thank you.”

Head over to Local H's website to stay-up-to-date on their latest news and click here to pick-up tickets to see them perform live in a city near you. Keep reading AXS for more music news, reviews and tour announcements.

Local H Tour Dates

Jan. 13 Lyric Room – Green Bay, WI
Jan. 14 Rock Island Brewing Company – Rock Island, IL
Jan. 21 Lucerna Music Bar – Prague, Czech Republic
Jan. 23 SO36 – Berlin, Germany
Jan. 24 Scheune – Dresden, Germany
Jan. 25 Musikzentrum – Hannover, Germany
Jan. 26 Knust – Hamburg, Germany
Jan. 28 Voxhall – Aarhus, Denmark
Jan. 30 Vulkan Arena – Oslo, Norway
Feb. 1 Babel – Malmo, Sweden
Feb. 2 Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden
Feb. 4 Klubi – Tampere, Finland
Feb. 6 Vega Jr – Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb. 7 Gebauede 9 – Cologne, Germany
Feb. 8 Doornroosje – Nijmegen, Netherlands
Feb. 9 De Casino – Sint-Niklass, Belgium
Feb. 11 La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Feb. 12 La Sirene – La Rochelle, France
Feb. 13 Barbey Theatre – Bordeaux, France
Feb. 14 Le Metronum – Tourlouse, France
Feb. 16 Razzmatazz2 – Barcelona, Spain
Feb. 17 Caracol – Madrid, Spain
Feb. 18 Jimmy Jazz – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Feb. 20 Le Moulin – Marseille, France
Feb. 21 Bienne – Bienne, Switzerland
Feb. 22 Legend Club – Milano, Italy
Feb. 23 Traffic Club – Rome, Italy
Feb. 25 Bronson Club – Ravenna Ra, Italy
Feb. 27 Szene – Wien, Austria
Feb. 28 Conrad Sohm – Dornbirn, Austria
March 1 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia
March 2 Durer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
March 3 Technikum – Munich, Germany
March 4 Universum – Stuttgart, Germany
March 6 Patronaat – Haarlem, Netherlands
March 7 Het Depot – Leuven, Belgium
March 8 De Kreun – Kortrijk, Belgium
March 10 O2 Academy – London, UK
March 11 Academy 3 – Manchester, UK
March 12 Cathouse – Glasgow, UK
April 7 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
April 9 The Shrine – Tulsa, OK
April 21 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
April 24 Jammin Java – Vienna, VA
May 2 The Ballroom at the Outer Space – Hamden, CT
May 12 Durty Nellie's – Palatine, IL