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!
A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. local time and end on Wednesday, July 11 at 10 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “Volatile” to access tickets before the general public.
General admission tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. local time.
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!!!”
Tickets go on sale this Friday July, 13 at 10 am local time via www.machinehead.vip. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Oct. 04 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Oct. 06 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
Oct. 08 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
Oct. 09 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Oct. 10 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis
Oct. 12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
Oct. 13 – Minot, ND – The Original
Oct. 15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *make-up-date*
Oct. 17 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *make-up-date*
Oct. 18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s *make-up-date*
Oct. 19 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
Oct. 20 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Oct. 22 – Cleveland, OH – Agora *make-up-date*
Oct. 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
Oct. 24 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre *make-up-date*
Oct. 26 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
Oct. 27 – Columbus, OH – Newport
Oct. 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *make-up-date*
Oct. 30 – Hartford, CT – The Webster
Oct. 31 – Huntington, NY – Paramount
Nov. 02 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland
Nov. 03 – Richmond, VA – National
Nov. 04 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Nov. 07 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Nov. 09 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Nov. 10 – Nashville, KY 0 Exit In
Nov. 11 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
Nov. 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Nov. 14 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
Nov. 16 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
Nov. 17 – Austin, TX – Emos
Nov. 18 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
Nov. 20 – Tuscon, AZ – Club X
Nov. 21 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Nov. 23 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
Nov. 24 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst