Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD are set to headline a tour in February 2016, billed as ‘An Evening With Machine Head’.  The tour will span across mainland Europe and the UK.  No support bands, no local acts, just 2 hours of bone-crunching metal anthems, deep album cuts, sing-a-longs, haunting atmospheric pieces, and pure fucking MACHINE HEAD!!!

“We’re doing ‘An Evening With’ MACHINE HEAD.  Meaning: it’ll just be us, folks,” commented guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn.  “We are really excited about playing longer sets, throwing in some deep cuts, and just having it be our own world.  We did this in the US and eastern Europe recently and it’s worked amazingly well.  Fans seem to really love the ‘Evening With…’ format for a band like us who has a long-standing and diverse catalogue.  While the sets vary from night to night, there were a couple nights on the last run where we reached the 2 hour and 40 minute mark.  It was crazy!  We could have played
all night, the crowd was so insane!!”

In regards to the band’s decision to only headline their own shows throughout the ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’ touring cycle, as well as no longer play festival slots, Flynn elaborates: “We’re not trying to have a good time with a bunch of people who don’t know who we are.  If MACHINE HEAD throws a party, big or small, we don’t want a bunch of ‘strangers’ there.  This is about us and you guys, the die-hards, the Head Cases, The Fucking Undesirables!  We don’t care about the others out there. We’re here and we’re not going anywhere.
If those people want to be a part of this, they know where to find us.  So for the time being, and maybe ‘forever’, we’re done reaching out for them.”

Full dates run as follows:

Tue 2nd Feb – GENEVA L’Usine
Thu 4th Feb – NIMES Paloma
Sat 6th Feb – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – Sala Capitol
Sun 7th Feb – PORTO Coliseu do Porto
Mon 8th Feb – LISBON Coliseu dos Recrois
Wed 10th Feb – GRANADA Industrial Copera
Thu 11th Feb – MADRID Riviera
Fri 12th Feb – BARCELONA Razzmatazz
Sun 14th Feb – BORDEAUX – Rocher de Palmer
Mon 15th Feb – CLERMONT FERRAND – Coop De Mai
Tue 16th Feb – PARIS Bataclan
Fri 19th Feb – REIMS Cartonnerie
Sat 20th Feb – LILLE Aeronef
Sun 21st Feb – DORTMUND FZW
Mon 22nd Feb – STUTTGART Longhorn LKA
Wed 24th Feb – FRANKFURT Batschkapp
Thu 25th Feb – DRESDEN Alter Schlachthof
Fri 26th Feb – HANNOVER Capitol
Sat 27th Feb – BERLIN Huxley’s Neue Welt
Mon 29th Feb – TILBURG 013
Wed 2nd Mar – NORWICH Open

Thu 3rd Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sat 5th Mar – BELFAST Limelight

Sun 6th Mar – DUBLIN Olympia

Tue 8th Mar – MANCHESTER Academy

Thu 10th Mar – CARDIFF Great Hall

Fri 11th Mar – LONDON Hammersmith Apollo

Sat 12th Mar – GLASGOW O2 Academy

 
Tickets go on general sale this Friday 16th Oct at 10am and are available from www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.  VIP packages are available at https://soundrink.com/app#/tour/machine-head.  Options include VIP Meet & Greet ‘upgrades’ and the ‘Ultimate VIP Package’ (where 1 person-per-show can own a ‘stage played’ Bloodstone & Diamonds guitar played by either Phil or Robb).
MACHINE HEAD’s current album, ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’ is available on iTunes, Amazon and in-stores now, via the band’s new record label home, Nuclear Blast.  Check out special editions of the album available from www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/.