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Machine Head Reveal New Album Title And Early 2018 North American Tour


Machine Head have set “Catharsis” as the title to their new album which they intend to release in January through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band have been tracking the effort in recent weeks with Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Suffocation) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. An exact release date is still pending.

In the meantime, the band have announced a headlining tour in support of the album, which will once again take on the ‘an evening with’ format, offering an extended set with no opening acts. Frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn commented:

“It’s been far too long since we’ve demolished venues in America, 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 America were nothing short of incredible, so once again these dates will be “Evening With” and will see us performing 2 1/2 to 3 hours every night with no opening bands.

We LOVED performing as an Evening With for you Head Cases, and you guys loved it as well, the freedom to do whatever the fuck we wanted for as long as we wanted every night was liberating. It’s 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 45 minute slots, no supporting some stupid DJ, no parking lots in a rain storm, The Head will only be “Headlining”, so come on down and rage!!”

01/25 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
01/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
01/29 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
01/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
01/31 Houston,TX – House Of Blues
02/02 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
02/03 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl MH
02/05 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
02/06 Atlanta, GA – Centerstage
02/08 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
02/09 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
02/10 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
02/11 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
02/13 Toronto, ON – Danforth MH
02/14 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
02/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
02/16 Cleveland, OH – Agora
02/17 Detroit, MI – Majestic
02/20 Des Moines, IA – Woolys
02/21 Madison, WI – Majestic
02/22 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
02/23 Chicago, IL – Concord MH
02/24 Saint Louis, MO – Pops
02/27 Denver, CO – Summit MH
03/01 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
03/02 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
03/03 Oakland, CA – The Fox Theater
03/05 Portland, OR – Roseland
03/06 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
03/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market