Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD have announced the second leg of their North American tour in support of their new album, “Catharsis”. The upcoming dates also include the six rescheduled dates from the first leg where vocalist Robb Flynn contracted a severe viral bronchitis lung infection. The band will once again will be giving fans “An Evening With” MACHINE HEAD, playing over two and a half hours of classic and new material!
Robb writes: “We’re really stoked to be hitting the road in the States and our cannabis-legalizing brothers up in Canada again. After the first tour in support of ‘Catharsis’ hitting typical MACHINE HEAD strongholds like Chicago, Denver, New York and Oakland, we’ve been really looking forward to doing a secod North American run that hits all the nooks and crannies of America. Places that often get left off a traditional tour routing as they are smaller markets, and maybe route way off the the main highways that run through the States.
“We’re excited as fuck to get back to places like Missoula, Montana, Minot, North Dakota, Ft Wayne, Nashville, Lubbock Texas, Asheville, North Carolina … we were blown away by theses cities on the last ‘Evening With’ cycle… these places were INSANE, the fans are hungry for aggressive music, they come out and go crazy, get loose, get free, and that’s what we’re all about!
“Central Canada will be a rager!! Can’t wait to get back there and I’m actually bringing the gloves and lube for the Canadian border this time, free of charge!
“And as a sense of pride, I’m definitely looking forward to making up the six shows we had to cancel back in February.
“I tell you what man… that last show in Pittsburgh… it was one of the roughest shows of my life. It’s one of the most helpless feelings in the world, losing your voice onstage. Theres no ‘powering through it,’ there no ‘manning up,’ and while I hardly consider myself the most manly-man out there, I hold myself to an impossibly high standard when it comes to performing. I want to fucking crush it every night, I want to blow people away every night. And when I can’t, it really is a feeling of complete powerlessness.
“That goddamn viral bronchitis lasted seven weeks! It kicked my ass! But that shit is gone now, and we’re ready to kick ass again, so Head Cases of North America, I ask you… are you ready? ARE YOU READY!!?? Cause we’re ready to rage!!!”
General admission tickets are now available for purchase via www.machinehead.vip.
MACHINE HEAD “Freaks & Zeroes”
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018
04 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
06 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
08 – Calgary, AB @ Palace Theatre
09 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis
12 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
13 – Minot, ND @ The Original
15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *make-up-date*
17 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre *make-up-date*
18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s *make-up-date*
19 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman
20 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora *make-up-date*
23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
24 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *make-up-date*
26 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Clyde Theatre
27 – Columbus, OH @ Newport
29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *make-up-date*
30 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster
31 – Huntington, NY @- Paramount
02 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland
03 – Richmond, VA @ National
04 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
07 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
09 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
10 – Nashville, KY @ Exit In
11 – Charlotte, NC @ Underground
13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
14 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
16 – New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
17 – Austin, TX @ Emos
18 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
20 – Tuscon, AZ @ Club X
21 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
23 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
24 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst