MACHINE HEAD announce World Tour for upcoming album “CATHARSIS”!

By Robb Flynn

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 ½ 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.

Watch Robb talk about the tour announcement:

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

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Confirmed tour dates are as follows.

North American “Catharsis” World Tour 2018

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

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 ½ 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.

Bloodstone & Diamonds debuted at #21 on the U.S. Billboard charts and has gone on to sell 285,000 copies worldwide.

MACHINE HEAD’s latest track “Is There Anybody Out There?” released as a stand-alone, digital-only, non-album release became their #2 most streamed song ever on Spotify with 9 million streams in less than a year, and cracked the Top 40 on the Active Rock chart in the United States. It marks the first time for any Nuclear Blast artist to enter what is widely considered to be the “official rock chart” for the United States, and is significant considering there was no physical track sent to retail.  

The controversial video for MACHINE HEAD’S track “NOW WE DIE” can be see below.