After announcing an 11 date U.S. club tour specifically aimed at smaller markets, MACHINE HEAD is now proud to announce the first round of tour dates in 2014 for the U.K. and Europe.
The 15 date “Killers & Kings Tour” will serve as an album primer for more dates this Winter, but more importantly will hit numerous cities that Machine Head hasn’t headlined in for over a decade, or in several cases, never even played at all.
Says vocalist / guitarist Robb Flynn: “In keeping with the intimate club tour-vibe we are doing in the USA this summer, for our first time ever, we decided to blow off 90% of all Euro summer festivals, and hit the nooks and crannies of the UK and Europe as well. We will be doing no major cities in any territories throughout Europe and the UK for this first leg of 2014.
“No London, no Berlin, etc, and instead focusing on the die-hard Machine Head ans that who don’t often get the chance to see us because the travel is too far or too costly to get the big cities.
“I remember when we were out with Metallica doing festivals a few years ago, we played in a small out-of-the-way city in Denmark called Aarhus, we’d never played there let alone, ever even heard of the fucking place. We were all a bit grumbly before the show, and you know what? It ended up being one of the funnest shows we’ve ever done. Doing shows like this, it creates an energy, it creates a bond, something unbreakable, and it is really fucking fun. It’s Machine Head without all the big production, the bells and whistles, stripped down and raw.
“What will be really cool is that in the UK, we’ve never done a club tour, it happened so fast for us there that other than a handful of epically insane, wildly drunken Ten Ton Hammer club shows, we’ve only played bigger halls, so we are really looking forward to giving our fans something special there. Plus, we’ve been hearing from our Scottish fans for decades that we need to get to Edinburgh!!! So finally, 21 years into our existence, we’re coming, and we’re ready to fucking plunder Scotland!”
Tue 29-Jul UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
31-Jul UK, Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
2-Aug UK, Leeds, Stylus
3-Aug UK, Norwich, Waterfront
4-Aug UK, Brighton Concorde II
6-Aug Netherlands, Zwolle, Hedon
7-Aug Belgium, Antwerp, Trix
8-Aug Luxembourg – Den Atelier
9-Aug Switzerland, Winterthur, Salzhaus
11-Aug Austria, Dombin, Conrad Sohm
12-Aug Czech, Prague, Roxy
13-Aug Poland, Warsaw, Palladium
15-Aug Germany, Dinkelsbühl, Summerbreeze
16-Aug Germany, Hamburg, Elbriot
17-Aug Germany, Herford, X Festival
19-Aug Denmark, Aarhus, Train
21-Aug Norway, Stavanger, Folken
22-Aug Sweden, Gothenburg, Tradgarn