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MACHINE HEAD Announce 2018 North American Tour For Upcoming Album

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 10:21 AM


Catharsis Expected Out In January 2018

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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
Head to the link below
www.machinehead.vip

Confirmed tour dates are as follows.

North American "Catharsis” World Tour 2018

  • 1.25 - Phoenix, AZ - Nile Theater
  • 1.27 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
  • 1.29 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater
  • 1.30 - Dallas, TX - Gas Moneky Live!
  • 1.31 - Houston,TX - HOB
  • 2.02 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
  • 2.03 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl MH
  • 2.05 - Orlando, FL - Plaza Live
  • 2.06 - Atlanta, GA - Centerstage
  • 2.08 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
  • 2.09 - New York, NY - Playstation
  • 2.10 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
  • 2.11 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
  • 2.13 - Toronto, ON - Danforth MH
  • 2.14 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
  • 2.15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
  • 2.16 - Cleveland, OH - Agora
  • 2.17 - Detroit, MI - Majestic
  • 2.20 - Des Moines, IA - Woolys
  • 2.21 - Madison, WI - Majestic
  • 2.22 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
  • 2.23 - Chicago, IL - Concord MH
  • 2.24 - Saint Louis, MO - Pops
  • 2.27 - Denver, CO - Summit MH
  • 3.01 - Las Vegas, NV - HOB
  • 3.02 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda
  • 3.03 - Oakland, CA - The Fox Theater
  • 3.05 - Portland, OR - Roseland
  • 3.06 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
  • 3.07 - 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.


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