Tickets priced €31 inclusive of booking fee go on sale this Friday, October 16th at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie
Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD will headline an exclusive tour starting this February, billed as “An Evening With Machine Head” spanning across Europe and the U.K! No support bands, no locals, 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 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.”
Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday October 16th.
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Confirmed dates run as follows:
AN EVENING WITH MACHINE HEAD
2-Feb Geneva – L’usine
4-Feb Nime – Paloma
6-Feb Santiago de Comostela – Sala Capital
7-Feb Porto – Collesium
8-Feb Lisbon – Collesium
10-Feb Granada – Industrial Copera
11-Feb Madrid – Riviera
12-Feb Barcelona – Razzmatazz
14-Feb Bordeaux – Rocher de Palmer
15-Feb Clermont Ferrand – Coop de Mai
16-Feb Paris – Bataclan
19-Feb Reims – Cartonnerie
20-Feb Lille – Aeronef
21-Feb Dortmund – FZW
22-Feb Stuttgart – Longhorn LKA
24-Feb Frankfurt – Batschkapp
25-Feb Dresden – Alter Schlachthof
26-Feb Hannover – Capital
27-Feb Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
29-Feb Tilburg – 013
2-Mar Norwich – Open
3-Mar Nottingham – Rock City
5-Mar Belfast – Limelight
6-Mar Dublin – Olympia
8-Mar Manchester – Academy
10-Mar Cardiff – Great Hall
11-Mar London – Hammersmith Apollo
12-Mar Glasgow – O2 Academy
Tickets go on general sale this Friday 16th Oct at 10am and are available from Ticketmaster.ie. VIP packages are available at on this link. 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/.
For more see: www.machinehead1.com/ www.mcd.ie