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Billed as ‘Viking and Lionhearts Tour’, Machine Head and Amon Amarth have joined forces for a co-headline jaunt across EU/UK from September 2022, including a stop in Ireland’s 3Arena with former In Flames members, The Halo Effect as special guests. 

Win pre-sale tickets for the most monumental metal tour of 2022 below. Entry is quick, simple, and FREE…

Two of the world’s most revered heavy bands, Bay Area metal icons MACHINE HEAD and Sweden’s Viking metal overlords AMON AMARTH are teaming up for the colossal “Vikings And Lionhearts” co-headline arena tour set to rampage across Europe in September & October 2022.

Joining the metallic pairing to open the show are THE HALO EFFECT, a new band featuring five luminaries of Swedish melodic death metal icons and pioneers of the genre; Peter Iwers, Daniel Svensson, Jesper Stromblad, Niclas Englin, and Mikael Stanne, formally of In Flames.

Tickets go on general sale via this link on Friday 5th November at 10 am, with artist & venue pre-sales available from 10 am Wednesday 3rd November and Live Nation’s pre-sale at 10 am on Thursday 4th.

MACHINE HEAD frontman, Robb Flynn tells us; “Head Cases and Lionhearts rejoice!  It is with great pleasure we announce our triumphant return to your land to crush skulls, pummel circle pits, and deplete your beer supply!!  Only this time we will not be alone.  That’s right!  For the first time in nearly a decade, MACHINE HEAD will be foregoing our usual “Evenings with…” to join forces with our battle-hardened brothers in the all-powerful AMON AMARTH, plus their fellow countrymen, THE HALO EFFECT

This absolute monster of a tour will kick off Autumn 2022 and will be the most devastating night of your metal lives. So get ready to raise your fists, raise your glasses, and bang your heads with us at the heaviest tour of the year!  No one can resist the pure power of this epic alliance. We are coming for you!

AMON AMARTH declares, “Vikings, we are called to raid again!  They said it couldn’t be done, but epic measures must be taken in these turbulent times.  AMON AMARTH is joining forces with our long-time lion-hearted friends in the almighty MACHINE HEAD to carve a path of destruction across Europe next Autumn. 

Your heathen souls must witness the full display of production by both bands, for what will be the most monumental metal event of the year.  Joining the plunder will be Sweden’s THE HALO EFFECT who absolutely embodies the spirit of the legendary Gothenburg sound. Keep an eye out for more news from us, as it’s almost time to grab your oars and row to victory.  Stay safe, stay strong and raise your horns!

Similarly thrilled are THE HALO EFFECT, who informs us, “We are incredibly excited to announce that we will present this new band of ours on stages throughout Europe supporting the amazing MACHINE HEAD and AMON AMARTH next fall. This band started with an idea between old friends about doing something cool together, to somehow recapture the creativity and energy we felt growing up with metal in Gothenburg. Teaming up with two of the most respected and seasoned bands in the world of metal will be the perfect way to show what we are all about. See you in the front row!

Full dates run as follows:

Thu 8th Sept – NOTTINGHAM – Motorpoint Arena

Fri 9th Sept – CARDIFF – Motorpoint Arena

Sat 10th Sept – LONDON – The SSE Wembley Arena

Mon 12th Sept – MANCHESTER – Arena

Tue 13th Sept – DUBLIN – 3Arena

Fri 16th Sept – ZURICH – Hallenstadion

Sat 17th Sept – VIENNA – Stadthalle

Sun 18th Sept – KRAKOW – Tauron Arena

Tue 20th Sept – TALLINN – Saku Arena

Wed 21st Sept – HELSINKI – Ice Hall

Fri 23rd Sept – OSLO – Spektrum

Sat 24th Sept – STOCKHOLM – Hovet

Mon 26th Sept – COPENHAGEN – Forum Black Box

Tue 27th Sept – HAMBURG – Barclays Arena

Wed 28th Sept – FRANKFURT – Festhalle

Fri 30th Sept – OBERHAUSEN – König Pilsener Arena

Sat 1st Oct – BERLIN – Velodrome

Sun 2nd Oct – AMSTERDAM – Afas Live

Tue 4th Oct – MILAN – Lorenzini District

Thu 6th Oct – BARCELONA – Sant Jordi

Fri 7th Oct – MADRID – Vistalegre

Sat 8th Oct – LA CORUNA – Coliseum

Sun 9th Oct – LISBON – Campo Pequeno

Wed 12th Oct – PARIS – Zenith

Fri 14th Oct – MUNICH – Olympiahalle

Sat 15th Oct – LEIPZIG – Arena

Sun 16th Oct – PRAGUE – Tipsport Arena

Tue 18th Oct – BUDAPEST – Barba Negra

Thu 20th Oct – ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE – Rockhal

Fri 21st Oct – BRUSSELS – Forest National

Sat 22nd Oct – STUTTGART – Schleyerhalle

Tickets for Vikings and Lionhearts Tour will be on pre-sale from Wednesday, November 3rd 2021 at 10 am and general sale on Friday, November 5th, 2021 at 10 am.

Overdrive has teamed up with MCD to give away pre-sale tickets for the show and all you have to do to enter is the following:

  1. Follow/Like OVERDRIVE on Facebook and Instagram [links here]
  2. Share on your socials as a PUBLIC post.
  3. Tag a friend you would like to bring to the show.

Winners will be chosen at random and contacted privately on Friday, November 5th. All winner’s details are GDPR protected. 18+ only.


Oran O’Beirne