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Machine Head to tour, probably without cancelling

Posted by on November 10, 2014

With Bloodstone & Diamonds out now, Machine Head is going to be going on tour next year. And unlike their previously announced, but then cancelled tour with Children of Bodom, Epica and Battlecreoss, none of the opening acts will be able to bitch about it if they postpone the tour. That’s because there won’t be any opening acts. It’ll be ‘an evening with’ Machine Head. That it’ll be for and by the fans is kind of in keeping with the declaration Robb Flynn made that they won’t be playing any festivals for the touring cycle. Here’s what the press release says, via the band’s Facebook:

“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 the idea, playing longer sets, throwing in some deep cuts, and just having our own world. Promoters in the US seem really stoked about it, some have said it feels like ‘an event’.”

In regards to the band’s decision to only headline for this touring cycle as well as no longer play festivals, 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 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.”

There you go. The month and a half long tour will get the fans out to see them, they won’t have to pay any support acts, and everyone at the show will be hard core machine head fans. You’ll be able to purchase a VIP package if you’re interested here, and this is where the tour will be hitting:

1/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
1/18 Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
1/20 Austin, TX @ Red 7
1/21 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
1/22 Houston,TX @ Fitzgeralds
1/23 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/25 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
1/26 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
1/28 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
1/29 Philadelphia. PA @ Underground Arts
1/30 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
1/31 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
2/03 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater
2/04 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
2/05 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/07 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
2/08 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
2/09 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
2/10 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
2/11 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
2/12 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
2/13 Minneapolis/St Paul, MN @ Mill City Nights
2/14 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
2/15 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
2/17 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/19 Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
2/21 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center Grand Ballroom
2/24 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
2/25 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
2/27 Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
2/28 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
3/01 Saskatoon, SK @ Obrian’s Event Centre
3/02 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
3/04 Minot, ND – The Original
3/06 Missoula, MT – Stage 112
3/07 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

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