By Machine Head

Featuring Special Guests, THE HALO EFFECT
Tickets Available Here At 10am Friday 5th November

Prepare for the most monumental metal tour of 2022!!  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 a colossal co-headline 'Vikings And Lionhearts' 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 and pioneers of the genre; Peter Iwers, Daniel Svensson, Jesper Stromblad, Niclas Englin and Mikael Stanne.  

Tickets go on general sale here on Friday 5th November at 10am local time, with artist & venue pre-sales available from 10am Wednesday 3rd November and Live Nation’s pre-sale at 10am on Thursday 4th.  MACHINE HEAD will close the show on all UK dates.  Check out the trailer below.

MACHINE HEAD frontman, Robb Flynn declares; “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 forgoing our usual “evenings with…” to join forces with our battle-hardened brothers in the all-powerful Amon Amarth, plus their fellow countrymen, 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 frontman Johan Hegg is equally looking forward to it, stating: “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 embody 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 inform 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 this fall. 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!”


08th       NOTTINGHAM, Arena
09th       CARDIFF, Arena
10th       LONDON, Wembley Arena
12th       MANCHESTER, Arena
13th       DUBLIN, 3 Arena
16th       ZURICH, Hallenstadion
17th       VIENNA, Stadthalle
18th       KRAKOW, Tauron Arena
20th       TALLINN, Saku Arena
21st        HELSINKI, Ice Hall
23rd       OSLO, Spektrum
24th       STOCKHOLM, Hovet
26th       COPENHAGEN, Forum Black Box
27th       HAMBURG, Barclays Arena
28th       FRANKFURT, Festhalle
30th       OBERHAUSEN, König Pilsener Arena

01st       BERLIN, Velodrom
02nd      AMSTERDAM, Afas Live
04th       MILANO, Lorenzini District
06th       BARCELONA, Sant Jordi
07th       MADRID, Vistalegre
08th       LA CORUNA, Coliseum
09th       LISBON, Campo Pequeno
12th       PARIS, Zenith
14th       MUNICH, Olympiahalle
15th       LEIPZIG, Arena
16th       PRAGUE, Tipsport Arena
18th       BUDAPEST, Barba Negra
20th       ESCH SUR ALZETTE, Rockhal
21st       BRUSSELS, Forest National
22nd      STUTTGART, Schleyerhalle