Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD will kick off their exclusive headline tour tomorrow in Geneva, Switzerland.
Meanwhile a lot of the shows of the tour have SOLD OUT – see full list below!
The tour billed as “An Evening With MACHINE HEAD” spanning across mainland Europe and the U.K will feature no support bands, no locals, just 2 hours of bone-crunching metal anthems, deep album cuts, sing-a-longs, haunting atmospheric pieces, and pure fuckingMACHINE 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 U.S. and eastern Europe recently and it’s done amazingly well. Fans seem to really love the “Evening With…” format for a band like us who has a long-standing and diverse catalog. 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.”
Pick up standard tickets, VIP Meet & Greet ‘upgrades’ (for folks who already bought tickets or want to add on later), and the ‘Ultimate VIP Package’ (where 1 person-per-show can own a ‘stage played’ Bloodstone & Diamonds guitar played by either Phil or Robb), all at the link here.
Confirmed dates run as follows:
“An Evening With MACHINE HEAD”
2-Feb Geneva – L’usine (CH)
4-Feb Nimes – Paloma (FR)
6-Feb Santiago de Compostela – Sala Capitol (ES) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
7-Feb Porto – Coliseu do Porto (PT)
8-Feb Lisbon – Coliseu dos Recrois (PT)
10-Feb Granada – Industrial Copera (ES)
11-Feb Madrid – Riviera (ES)
12-Feb Barcelona – Razzmatazz (ES)
14-Feb Bordeaux – Rocher de Palmer (FR)
15-Feb Clermont Ferrand – Coop de Mai (FR)
17-Feb Den Atelier – Luxembourg (LUX) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
19-Feb Reims – Cartonnerie (FR) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
20-Feb Lille – Aeronef (FR) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
21-Feb Dortmund – FZW (GER) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
22-Feb Stuttgart – Longhorn LKA (GER) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
24-Feb Frankfurt – Batschkapp (GER) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
25-Feb Dresden – Alter Schlachthof (GER)
26-Feb Hannover – Capitol (GER) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
27-Feb Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt (GER)
29-Feb Tilburg – 013 (NL)
2-Mar Norwich – Open (UK)
3-Mar Nottingham – Rock City (UK) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
5-Mar Belfast – Limelight (UK) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
6-Mar Dublin – Olympia (IR)
8-Mar Manchester – Academy (UK)
10-Mar Cardiff – Great Hall (UK)
11-Mar London – Hammersmith Apollo (UK)
12-Mar Glasgow – O2 Academy (UK)