Now that New York Comic Con has ended and I can safely close my eyes without seeing a Harley Quinn or Deadpool cosplay in my mind, its time to get on down to some crushing Heavy Metal news. For instance, the guys in Machine Head have just announced a series of shows that will make you slaver for some time in the circle pit. Take a look down below and I will see you at the close.
The Press Release:
Let Freedom Ring! After what seemed like an eternity, MACHINE HEAD are thrilled to announce the much anticipated North American tour, celebrating the Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary on the heels of what is already shaping up to be one of the monster European/UK tours of 2019!!!
It seems as though Monday no longer only means tour announcement day but also means “one night only” appearance announcement day and this is the case to be found in the recent press from the folks sounding the alarm for Machine Head. Take a look down below.
The Press Release:
Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD are proud to announce their Burn My Eyes 25th anniversary tour is heading to the Hollywood Palladium on December 20th! The crushing night will feature singer and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern joined by original BME alulmni Chris Kontos and Logan Mader. Don’t miss your chance to witness this memorable night! Building on their wildly popular ‘An Evening With…’ format, these not-to-be-missed shows will be a three-hour musical extravaganza, comprised of two parts: Continue reading Machine Head Announce Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary Show @ Hollywood Palladium→
Nothing like a Tuesday Tour Announcement to share with you fine Metal loving Republic. If you’ve been lamenting the fact that you missed the first leg of Machine Head’s “Catharsis” tour then the news about this albums second leg will surely appease. Check out the full press release below. I’ll close with some additional editorial.
The Press Release:
San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD, have announced the second leg of their North American tour in support of their new album, Catharsis.The upcoming dates also include the 6 rescheduled dates from the first leg were vocalist Robb Flynn contracted a severe viral bronchitis lung infection that lasted for 7 weeks. The band will once again will be giving fans “an evening with” MACHINE HEAD, playing over 2 1/2 hours of classic and new material!
“We’re really stoked to be hitting the road in the states and our cannabis legalizing brothers up in Canada again. After the first tour in support of Catharsis hitting typical MACHINE HEAD strongholds like Chicago, Denver and Oakland, we’ve been really looking forward to doing a 2nd North American run that hits all the nooks and crannies of America, places that a lot of time get left off a traditional tour routing as they are smaller markets, and maybe route way off the the main highways that run through the states. Continue reading Machine Head Announces 2nd Leg “Catharsis” North American Tour→
Since we’ve been doing some tour announcements for the late Fall and Winter, why not continue the process and get those events that will be launching in the new 2018 year. We recently received some news about the mighty Machine Head who will be doing a headlining tour for the “Catharsis” album so check it out below. I’ll close with some added editorial of course.
The Press Release:
MACHINE HEAD announce North American tour for upcoming album! 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 (FALLUJAH, ALL 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 and 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 and Early Entry
The Tour Dates:
25-Jan: Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
27-Jan: Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
29-Jan: San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
30-Jan: Dallas, TX – Gas Moneky Live!
31-Jan: Houston,TX – HOB
02-Feb: Birmingham, AL – Saturn
03-Feb: Pensacola, FL – Vinyl MH
05-Feb: Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
06-Feb: Atlanta, GA – Centerstage
08-Feb: Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
09-Feb: New York, NY – Playstation Theater
10-Feb: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
11-Feb: Montreal, QC – Club Soda
13-Feb: Toronto, ON – Danforth MH
14-Feb: Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
15-Feb: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
16-Feb: Cleveland, OH – Agora
17-Feb: Detroit, MI – Majestic
20-Feb: Des Moines, IA – Woolys
21-Feb: Madison, WI – Majestic
22-Feb: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
23-Feb: Chicago, IL – Concord MH
24-Feb: Saint Louis, MO – Pops
27-Feb: Denver, CO – Summit MH
01-Mar: Las Vegas, NV – HOB
02-Mar: Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
03-Mar: Oakland, CA – The Fox Theater
05-Mar: Portland, OR – Roseland
06-Mar: Vancouver, BC – Commodore
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 below: *** end of transmission ***
PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s been far too long since we’ve gotten to see the band Machine Head here at the Metal Command HQ and it’s not a matter of disinterest and instead more of a scheduling thing. With a city like NYC you cannot be everywhere so I am making down our own regional show at the PST so I can hopefully be a part of the mayhem. Times Square doesn’t know what its in for with this one. What about you readers? What do you think of this returning headlining tour? Will you participate? Tell me down in the comments section below.
While I hate to be the bearer of bad news, I fear that I must do so again as I share with you the knowledge that Machine Head has canceled their upcoming 2014 US Tour. The run would have found them joined by Children of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross which would have been an “interesting” blend of Metal flavors for sure. The reason they are citing is based on their new album taking longer to complete. The bands statement follows the planned tour poster.