Helmet will launch its first tour in seven years Sept. 17 in Atlanta. The headlining tour will visit clubs, with 28 stops confirmed through an Oct. 30 show in Anaheim, Calif. More dates are expected.

Helmet will launch its first tour in seven years Sept. 17 in Atlanta. The headlining tour will visit clubs, with 28 stops confirmed through an Oct. 30 show in Anaheim, Calif. More dates are expected.

Following a five-year break, guitarist/vocalist Page Hamilton reformed the seminal hard rock act with guitarist Chris Traynor, former White Zombie drummer John Tempesta and former Anthrax bassist Frank Bello. A new album, "Size Matters," is due Sept. 14 via Interscope.

"There's nothing like playing your own songs, particularly Helmet songs," Hamilton told Billboard.com in June. "They're physical in a way that no other music I've ever played or heard is. I don't need to jump around like an idiot to inject excitement into the music. For me, there's something about spreading your legs apart and grabbing the guitar. I was really missing it."

Here are Helmet's upcoming tour dates:

Sept. 17: Atlanta (Cotton Club)
Sept. 22: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Sept. 24: Asbury Park, N.J. (Stone Pony)
Sept. 25: Hoboken, N.J. (Maxwell's)
Sept. 26: Fitchburg, Mass. (Locobazooka)
Sept. 27: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
Sept. 29: Philadelphia (North Star)
Sept. 30: Rochester, N.Y. (Water Street Music Hall)
Oct. 1: Buffalo, N.Y. (Showplace Theatre)
Oct. 2: Toronto (Lee's Palace)
Oct. 4: Cleveland (Grog Shop)
Oct. 5: Detroit (St. Andrew's Hall)
Oct. 6: Chicago (Empty Bottle)
Oct. 8: Minneapolis (Grumpy's)
Oct. 10: Lawrence, Kan. (The Bottleneck)
Oct. 12: Houston (Engine Room)
Oct. 13: Dallas (Gypsy Tea Room & Ballroom)
Oct. 14: Austin, Texas (Emo's)
Oct. 16: Denver (Larimer Lounge)
Oct. 17: Salt Lake City (Club Sound)
Oct. 20: Vancouver (Richards On Richards)
Oct. 21: Seattle (Graceland)
Oct. 22: Portland, Ore. (Doug Fir Lounge)
Oct. 24: San Francisco (Slim's)
Oct. 25: West Hollywood, Calif. (Troubadour)
Oct. 28: Phoenix (The Brick House)
Oct. 29: San Diego (The Casbah)
Oct. 30: Anaheim, Calif. (Chain Reaction)

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