August 31, 2009, posted by Crumbs
Since the release of "The Blackening" in March of 2007, Machine Head has toured incessantly, playing more than 300 shows in support of the Grammy-nominated album. And while this 3 year-long album cycle has seen Machine Head share U.S. and European stages as main support to Metallica, Slipknot, Slayer, Marilyn Manson and Megadeth, headline the Jägermeister stage on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, and headline the legendary Wacken festival to over 85,000 people, it hasn't seen them on a full-fledged headline tour, playing full-length sets. Until now.
Starting January 23rd, 2010, "The Black Procession" will tear through Europe and into the U.K., alongside brethren in heaviness Hatebreed, Bleeding Through, and All Shall Perish, for what promises to be night-after-night of unbridled power! Machine Head singer/guitarist Robb Flynn says, "After 3 years of touring we are beyond stoked to finish this tour cycle on our own terms, with our show, our stage, our production, our control, and we're lucky enough to bring three of our favorite bands along with us, it's going to be fucking massive!!!" Machine Head have also decided to do things a little differently for the fans this time around and will be playing 2 or more intimate shows in 3,000-4,000-seat venues instead of the massive arena shows fans have grown accustomed to. Adds bassist Adam Duce, "Having done arenas now since The Black Crusade as well as the Metallica and Slipknot tours, we thought it would be killer to give the fans a chance to have a couple different setlists, and mix things up a bit. It's gonna be fun for us to see which gems we dig up!!!"
Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta says, "Machine Head and Hatebreed on the same stages across Europe?!?! This will be the heaviest and most pit-inducing tour of 2010. Make no mistake, if you miss this show, I feel sorry for you!" Brandan Schieppati, vocalist for Bleeding Through says, "Machine Head is a band we have all looked up to for years. We consider it an honor to share the stage with our friends in Machine Head. This will be amazing!" And Eddie Shall Perish from heavy up-and-comers All Shall Perish adds "This tour will be legendary! We are beyond honored to be a part of this epic event, these bands have all been huge influences to our music and our devotion to this scene. Machine Head are hometown heroes and Robb Flynn has been championing our new album all over the world and we couldn't be more thankful to Machine Head for wanting us to be on this insane tour! We also can't wait to destroy Europe with all our friends in Hatebreed and Bleeding Through! Fuck yeah, this tour kills!!!"
The Black Procession will mark the end of the touring cycle for "The Blackening", making it the ABSOLUTE last chance you'll have to catch Machine Head live before they hunker down to write their next album! So grab your tickets early, because you KNOW you don't want to miss this show!
More dates, details and contests still have yet to be announced, so keep an eye on MachineHead1.com for the latest information!
Sat 23 Jan - Germany, Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle
Mon 25 Jan - Germany, Offenbach - Stadhalle
Tue 26 Jan - Germany, Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit
Fri 29 Jan - Norway, Oslo - Rockefeller
Sat 30 Jan - Sweden, Stockholm - Arenan
Wed 03 Feb - Denmark, Copenhagen - Tap 1
Thu 04 Feb - Holland, Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall
Fri 05 Feb - Belgium, Brussels - Forest National
Sat 06 Feb - France, Paris - Zenith
Mon 08 Feb - Switzerland, Zurich - Volkshaus / Sportznetrum
Tue 09 Feb - Italy, Milan - Alcatraz
Wed 10 Feb - Austria, Vienna - Gasometer
Fri 12 Feb - Germany, Munich - Zenith
Sat 13 Feb - Germany, Leipzig - Haus Avensee
Sun 14 Feb - Germany, Koln - Palladium
Tue 16 Feb - UK, Plymouth - Pavilion
Thu 18 Feb - UK, London - Academy Brixton
Sun 21 Feb - UK, Birmingham - Academy Birmingham
Tue 23 Feb - UK, Glasgow - Academy Glasgow
Fri 26 Feb - UK, Manchester - Manchester Apollo
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