October 14, 2015, posted by Crumbs.
Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD will headline an exclusive tour starting this February, billed as “An Evening With MACHINE HEAD” spanning across mainland Europe and the U.K! No support bands, no locals, just 2 hours of bone-crunching metal anthems, deep album cuts, sing-a-longs, haunting atmospheric pieces, and pure fucking MACHINE HEAD!!!
"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 playing longer sets, throwing in some deep cuts, and just having it be our own world. We did this in the U.S. and eastern Europe recently and it’s done amazingly well. Fans seem to really love the "Evening With…" format for a band like us who has a long-standing and diverse catalog. While the sets vary from night to night, there were a couple nights on the last run where we reached the 2 hour and 40 minute mark. It was crazy! We could have played all night, the crowd was so insane!!”
In regards to the band’s decision to only headline their own shows throughout the Bloodstone & Diamonds touring cycle, as well as no longer play festival slots, 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 Head Cases, 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."
Tickets and VIP packages go on sale at 10am CEST this Friday October 16th.
Pick up standard tickets, VIP Meet & Greet ‘upgrades’ (for folks who already bought tickets or want to add on later), and the ‘Ultimate VIP Package’ (where 1 person-per-show can own a ‘stage played’ Bloodstone & Diamonds guitar played by either Phil or Robb), all at the link below.
Confirmed dates run as follows:
AN EVENING WITH MACHINE HEAD
2-Feb Geneva - L'usine (CH)
4-Feb Nimes - Paloma (FR)
6-Feb Santiago de Compostela - Sala Capitol (ES)
7-Feb Porto - Coliseu do Porto (PT)
8-Feb Lisbon - Coliseu dos Recrois (PT)
10-Feb Granada - Industrial Copera (ES)
11-Feb Madrid - Riviera (ES)
12-Feb Barcelona - Razzmatazz (ES)
14-Feb Bordeaux - Rocher de Palmer (FR)
15-Feb Clermont Ferrand - Coop de Mai (FR)
16-Feb Paris - Bataclan (FR)
19-Feb Reims - Cartonnerie (FR)
20-Feb Lille - Aeronef (FR)
21-Feb Dortmund - FZW (GER)
22-Feb Stuttgart - Longhorn LKA (GER)
24-Feb Frankfurt - Batschkapp (GER)
25-Feb Dresden - Alter Schlachthof (GER)
26-Feb Hannover - Capitol (GER)
27-Feb Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt (GER)
29-Feb Tilburg - 013 (NL)
2-Mar Norwich - Open (UK)
3-Mar Nottingham - Rock City (UK)
5-Mar Belfast - Limelight (UK)
6-Mar Dublin - Olympia (IR)
8-Mar Manchester - Academy (UK)
10-Mar Cardiff - Great Hall (UK)
11-Mar London - Hammersmith Apollo (UK)
12-Mar Glasgow – O2 Academy (UK)
Source: Machine Head Facebook
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