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
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

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:

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