Attention Headcases! Machine Head are coming back to the UK!
Machine F***ing Head, as they are so affectionately known by their fans, will be heading back to UK shores for ten shows across the country in May, including two nights at London’s Camden Town Roundhouse where they played back-to-back amazing shows back in December 2014. The full list of dates is as follows:
Machine Head Catharsis UK Tour May 2018
Sun 13th – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Mon 14th – CARDIFF University
Tue 15th – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 17th – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 18th – LONDON Roundhouse
Sat 19th – LONDON Roundhouse
Mon 21st – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 22nd – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Wed 23rd – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Fri 25th – MANCHESTER Academy
Tickets for the tour went on general sale this morning (29th September 2017). The first London Roundhouse show is already sold out with many ticket providers. Tickets cost approximately £30 plus booking fees and postage costs.
Machine Head’s return to the UK will be in support of their upcoming new album Catharsis, due early next year via Nuclear Blast Records. Here’s The General himself, Mr Robb Flynn:
“It’s been far too long since we’ve demolished venues in the UK! 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 the UK was nothing short of incredible, so once again these dates will be ‘Evening With’ shows and will see us performing 2 ½ to 3 hours every night, with no opening bands.”
“We LOVED performing as an ‘Evening With’ for the UK Head Cases and you guys loved it as well. The freedom to do whatever the fuck we want, for as long as we want every night was liberating. Jamming ‘Desire To Fire’ live for the first time in aeons at the Ten Ton Hammersmith show in London was epic as fuck! This is 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 supporting some stupid DJ! The Head will only be ‘Headlining’, so come on down and rage!!”
There’s also the video trailer for the tour, which you can check out below:
Stay tuned for further updates on Catharsis and all things Machine Head.