MACHINE HEAD Announce North American Tour for January!

American heavy metal unit MACHINE HEAD have just announced a huge North American tour that will kick off in January 2018. It will be an “evening with” Machine Head with no opening bands and they will play  2 1/2 – 3 hours! Get all the details below.

From The Press Release

San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD, have announced the first U.S. tour dates of their world tour in support of their upcoming album, Catharsis.

Vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn adds, “It’s been far too long since we’ve demolished venues in America, we have had an awesome and productive break writing our new album Catharsis, but now it’s time for MACHINE HEAD to go melt some faces! The reaction to our last “Evening With” tours in America were nothing short of incredible, so once again these dates will be “Evening With” and will see us performing 2 1/2 to 3 hours every night with no opening bands.

“We LOVED performing as an Evening With for you Head Cases, and you guys loved it as well, the freedom to do whatever the fuck we wanted for as long as we wanted every night was liberating. It’s not what everyone else is doing, and frankly, there are not a lot of bands who could even pull it off, but MACHINE HEAD CAN pull it off, and we are excited as fuck to do it again. We are carving our own path here, playing by our own rules, and as an artist, it’s the best feeling in the world!

“No festivals period, no 45 minute slots, no supporting some stupid DJ, no parking lots in a rain storm, The Head will only be “Headlining”, so come on down and rage!!”

MACHINE HEAD recently wrapped up recording their 9th full-length album with Zack Ohren (FALLUJAHALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. An official release date has yet to be confirmed, but a Jan. 2018 release is expected. More details to follow shortly.

MACHINE HEAD will also be offering an extremely limited number of VIP Packages in 2 tiers.

Gold VIP Tour Package:
One (1) General Admission Ticket
Meet and Greet w/ Machine Head
Group Photo w/ Machine Head
Exclusive Meet and Greet Shirt
Machine Head Flag
Souvenir Laminate w/ Lanyard
Early Entry


Platinum “Soundcheck” Package:
One (1) General Admission Ticket
Soundcheck Viewing
Meet and Greet w/ Machine Head
Group Photo w/ Machine Head
Exclusive Meet and Greet Shirt
Machine Head Flag
Souvenir Laminate w/ Lanyard
Early Entry

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Confirmed tour dates are as follows.

North American “Catharsis” World Tour 2018
Thu       25-Jan      Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
Sat        27-Jan      Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Mon      29-Jan       San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
Tue       30-Jan       Dallas, TX – Gas Moneky Live!
Wed      31-Jan       Houston,TX – HOB
Fri         02-Feb      Birmingham, AL – Saturn
Sat        03-Feb      Pensacola, FL – Vinyl MH
Mon      05-Feb       Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Tue       06-Feb       Atlanta, GA – Centerstage
Thu       08-Feb       Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Fri         09-Feb       New York, NY – Playstation
Sat        10-Feb       Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sun       11-Feb       Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Tue       13-Feb       Toronto, ON – Danforth MH
Wed      14-Feb       Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Thu       15-Feb       Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Fri         16-Feb      Cleveland, OH – Agora
Sat        17-Feb      Detroit, MI – Majestic
Tue       20-Feb       Des Moines, IA – Woolys
Wed      21-Feb       Madison, WI – Majestic
Thu       22-Feb       Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Fri         23-Feb       Chicago, IL – Concord MH
Sat        24-Feb       Saint Louis, MO – Pops
Tue       27-Feb       Denver, CO – Summit MH
Thu       01-Mar       Las Vegas, NV – HOB
Fri         02-Mar        Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
Sat        03-Mar        Oakland, CA – The Fox Theater
Mon      05-Mar         Portland, OR – Roseland
Tue       06-Mar         Vancouver, BC – Commodore
Wed      07-Mar         Seattle, WA – Showbox Market

MACHINE HEAD wrapped up the touring cycle for their first Nuclear Blast Entertainment album Bloodstone & Diamonds in March 2016 with a whopping 283 concerts on 5 different continents around the world. Around 250 of those shows were performed as “An Evening With MACHINE HEAD” with no support bands and performances often lasting 2 1/2 to 3 hours in duration, much to their fans (called “Head Cases”) delight.

Three tours of the United States (with many dates sold out in advance), three tours of The U.K. / Europe, (including multiple dates in Russia and Greece), shows in Mexico and South America, a completely sold out run of 9 Australian / New Zealand shows, sold out dates in Japan, plus their first ever plays in Taiwan and Thailand, and all without any festival performances which the band publicly announced they would stop performing at in 2014.

Bloodstone & Diamonds debuted at #21 on the U.S. Billboard charts and has gone on to sell 285,000 copies worldwide.

MACHINE HEAD‘s latest track “Is There Anybody Out There?” released as a stand-alone, digital-only, non-album release became their #2 most streamed song ever on Spotify with 9 million streams in less than a year, and cracked the Top 40 on the Active Rock chart in the United States. It marks the first time for any Nuclear Blast artist to enter what is widely considered to be the “official rock chart” for the United States, and is significant considering there was no physical track sent to retail.

Their controversial video for opening track “Now We Die” is at over 2 million views and can be seen here.

Photo credit: Travis Shinn
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I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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