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Local H playing two Chicago shows after tour with Helmet & Filter (dates)

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Local H at Double Door (more by Kevin Osterhout)
Local H

Chicago’s longstanding purveyors of the grungier vein of 90s alt-rock Local H will be going out on tour this summer in support of 90s juggernauts (to varying degrees) Helmet and Filter. Though that tour will seemingly take the local two-piece everywhere but their hometown, not to worry. Local H will play a couple of headlining shows in Chicago upon their return from the road. The first of these will be at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom on August 16, where they will be headlining the musical portion of the Great American Lobster Fest. Don’t tell the ghost of David Foster Wallace, but tickets are still on sale here in various packages that may or may not include an order of lobster. For those of you who love local hard rock but don’t love seafood, Local H will play a show a couple weeks later at First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre at Tinley Park on August 29, where they will join a butt-rock bill par excellence with Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI. Tickets for that thing are on sale now.

UPDATE: Helmet also play a headlining show in Chicago after the Local H tour.

Below, check out the full list of dates for Local H, most of which are with Helmet and Filter.

Local H — 2014 Tour Dates
Jul 04, Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH
Jul 05 Frankies, Toledo, OH
Jul 12 Pepsi Amphitheatre, Flagstaff, AZ*
Jul 13 House of Blues Anaheim, Anaheim, CA*
Jul 15 The Independent, San Francisco, CA*
Jul 16 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR*
Jul 17 El Corazon, Seattle, WA*
Jul 21 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT*
Jul 22 Mesa Theater, Grand Junction, CO*
Jul 24 The Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO*
Jul 25 Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE*
Jul 26 Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester, MN*
Jul 30 The International, Knoxville, TN*
Jul 31 Club La Vela/Gulfside Ampithitheatre, Panama City, FL* Aug 01 House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC*
Aug 02 State Theatre, St Petersburg, FL*
Aug 03 House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, FL*
Aug 06 Iron City, Birmingham, AL*
Aug 07 Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom, Monroe, LA*
Aug 08 The Station, Lafayette, LA*
Aug 09 Gas Monkey Bar and Grill, Dallas, TX*
Aug 10 Sam Houston Park, Houston, TX*
Aug 14 Rally On The River, Ironton, OH*
Aug 16 Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Aug 29 Tinley Park, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
Aug 30 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV

*with Helmet and Filter

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