By Robb Flynn

Machine Head have announced a raft of EU and UK tour dates in support of their forthcoming ninth studio album, ‘Catharsis’, which is set for release via Nuclear Blast in early 2018.

Vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn tells us, “It’s been far too long since we’ve demolished venues in Europe and the UK! 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 the EU & UK was nothing short of incredible, so once again these dates will be 'Evening With’ shows and will see us performing 2 ½ to 3 hours every night, with no opening bands.”

He continues; "We LOVED performing as an 'Evening With’ for the EU and UK Head Cases and you guys loved it as well. The freedom to do whatever the fuck we want, for as long as we want every night was liberating. This is 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 supporting some stupid DJ! The Head will only be 'Headlining’, so come on down and rage!!”

Full EU and UK dates rack up as follows:
Thu 22-Mar France, Rouen, Le 106
Sat 24-Mar France, Paris, Bataclan
Mon 26-Mar France, La Rochelle, La Sirene
Tue 27-Mar France, Bordeaux, Rocher de Palmer
Thu 29-Mar Spain, Santiago de Compestalla, Sala Capital
Fri 30-Mar Portugal, Lisbon, Coliseum 
Sat 31-Mar Portugal, Oporto, Colisum 

Mon 02-Apr Spain, Madrid, Riviera
Tue 03-Apr Spain, Seville, Sala Custom
Wed 04-Apr Spain, Malaga, Sala Paris 15
Fri 06-Apr Spain, Valencia, Sala Republica
Sat 07-Apr Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
Sun 08-Apr France, Toulouse, Bikini
Mon 09-Apr France, Marseille, Caberet Auletoire
Wed 11-Apr Italy, Bologna, Zona Roveri 
Thu 12-Apr Italy, Rome, Orion 
Fri 13-Apr Italy, Milan, Live Club
Sun 15-Apr France, Lyon, Tansbordeur 
Mon 16-Apr Switzerland, Lausanne, Les Docks 
Tue 17-Apr Switzerland, Pratteln, Konzertfabrik Z7
Thu 19-Apr Austria, Vienna, Gasometer
Fri 20-Apr Hungary, Budapest, BNMC
Sat 21-Apr Germany, Munich, Tonhalle
Sun 22-Apr Germany, Stuttgart, Longhorn 
Tue 24-Apr France, Strasbourg, Laiterie
Wed 25-Apr Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Den Atelier
Fri 27-Apr Germany, Munster, Skaters Palace
Sat 28-Apr Germany, Cologne, Ewerk 
Sun 29-Apr Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle 

Tue 01-May Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega
Wed 02-May Sweden, Gothenburg, Pustervik 
Thu 03-May Norway, Oslo Rockefeller 
Sat 05-May Germany, Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit
Sun 06-May Holland, Gronigen, Oosterpoort 
Mon 07-May Holland, Tilburg, 013 
Wed 09-May Germany, Hannover, Capitol
Thu 10-May Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlacthof
Fri 11-May Belgium, Brussels, AB
Sun 13-May UK, Southampton Guildhall
Mon 14-May UK, Cardiff, University
Tue 15-May UK, Bristol Academy
Thu 17-May UK, Birmingham Academy
Fri 18-May UK, London, Roundhouse
Sat 19-May UK, London, Roundhouse
Mon 21-May UK, Nottingham Rock City
Tue 22-May UK, Newcastle, Academy
Wed 23-May Scotland, Glasgow Academy
Fri 25-May UK, Manchester Academy

MACHINE HEAD will also be offering an extremely limited number of VIP Packages in 2 tiers at

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 North American tour dates are as follows:

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