Helix continuing not to feel the love from hometown of London, Ontario, Canada
Helix frontman Brian Vollmer has been pretty vocal about the band not seemingly getting the love that he thinks it should be getting from its own hometown of London, Ontario, Canada. Helix even included the song “Even Jesus (Wasn’t Loved In His Hometown)” on the group’s 2014 Bastard Of The Blues album.
The following message was posted on Vollmer‘s Facebook page earlier yesterday:
“Now that the summer festivals are over, Helix has decided to do a few club dates running up to Christmas. Can’t announce them yet, but we have two dates that we’ll be announcing shortly.
These will be the first club dates the band will play this year, so don ‘t miss ’em! Unfortunately, once again we won’t be playing London, our home town. We did get an offer from a local club-it almost covered the wages I pay my guys. LOL. Maybe I should be throwing my own annual event here…What’s everyone think?
I was going to say more but I’ll bite my tongue and let our music say it instead….”
Helix‘s “Even Jesus (Wasn’t Love In His Hometown)” video:
From the Bastard of the Blues CD. planethelix.com
Helix have already announced two Canadian club shows as Vollmer indicated on his Facebook page yesterday:
We are now booked to play MAXWELL’S in Waterloo on November 16th, followed by THE BRASS MONKEY the next night in Ottawa.
Maxwell’s in a beautiful big club with concert lights & staging so we’ll be able to rip it up that night as we always look better on a big stage. The gear is also top notch. This is our first date in Southern Ontario in quite some time so we’re expecting a great turn out; especially seeing as Chris & Fritz are from Cambridge and Kaleb is from Kitchener. Our last date in Kitchener was actually Rock n’ Roar (on King Street in front of City Hall) and we drew a couple of thousand people.
The very next night we’ll be in Ottawa at The Brass Monkey, another great bar for recording acts. (my friends from Uriah Heep just played there last spring). Last time in was also a couple of years ago and we packed out, so it looks like it’s going to be one hellva weekend!
Note: Seeing as we never play our home town of London anymore, are there any fans out there who would want to carpool (vanpool) to get fans to the Kitchener show? Just throwing that out there-might be a good time!”