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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!!”

Machine Head has been doing primarily solo shows since cancelling a tour with Epica and Children of Bodom to finish new album “Bloodstone and Diamonds.” In regards to the band’s decision to not bring along support acts 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.”

2016-02-02 Geneva (L’Usine) CH
2016-02-04 Nimes (Paloma) FR
2016-02-06 Santiago de Compostela (Sala Capitol) ES
2016-02-07 Porto (Coliseu do Porto) PT
2016-02-08 Lisbon (Coliseu dos Recrois) PT
2016-02-10 Granada (Industrial Copera) ES
2016-02-11 Madrid (Riviera) ES
2016-02-12 Barcelona (Razzmatazz) ES
2016-02-14 Bordeaux (Rocher de Palmer) FR
2016-02-15 Clermont Ferrand (Coop de Mai) FR
2016-02-16 Paris (Bataclan) FR
2016-02-19 Reims (Cartonnerie) FR
2016-02-20 Lille (Aeronef) FR
2016-02-21 Dortmund (FZW) DE
2016-02-22 Stuttgart (Longhorn) DE
2016-02-24 Frankfurt (Batschkapp) DE
2016-02-25 Dresden (Alter Schlachthof) DE
2016-02-26 Hannover (Capitol) DE
2016-02-27 Berlin (Huxleys Neue Welt) DE
2016-02-29 Tilburg (013) NL
2016-03-02 Norwich (Open) GB
2016-03-03 Nottingham (Rock City) GB
2016-03-05 Belfast (Limelight) GB
2016-03-06 Dublin (Olympia) IE
2016-03-08 Manchester (Academy) GB
2016-03-10 Cardiff (Great Hall) GB
2016-03-11 London (Hammersmith Apollo) GB
2016-03-12 Glasgow (O2 Academy) GB

Source: metalunderground

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