Machine Head is set for a world tour, and the first set of U.S. dates has just been announced this week. January through March of 2018 marks the time frame for the North American run supporting Catharsis, Machine Head’s ninth full-length album out on Nuclear Blast in early 2018. Further details on the record, including an official release date, have yet to be announced, but are expected to be available soon. Meanwhile, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has plenty to say about the upcoming tour run:
“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 1/2 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!!”
For the full listing of tour dates, head to Machine Head’s official website: http://www.machinehead1.com/.