Machine Head

Watch Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Discuss Exit Of Phil Demmel & Dave McClain During Sacramento, CA Show


With Machine Head currently out on the road as part of the final tour for their current lineup, there has no doubt been some curiosity as to if any tension will be flaring up. Both longtime guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain decided to exit the band shortly before the tour kicked off with frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn breaking the news last week. Flynn for his part blamed his own shortcomings for the pair’s decision to leave.

While kicking off the aforementioned tour at the Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, CA this past Thursday, October 04th, Flynn took to the stage to discuss the upcoming departures. You can watch him share praise for his soon to be former bandmates in the below video. The remaining dates for the aforementioned tour include:

10/06 Missoula, MT – The Wilma
10/08 Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
10/09 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
10/10 Saskatoon, SK – Louis
10/12 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
10/13 Minot, ND – The Original
10/15 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
10/18 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
10/19 Kansas City, MO – Truman
10/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/22 Cleveland, OH – Agora
10/23 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
10/24 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
10/26 Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
10/27 Columbus, OH – Newport
10/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/30 Hartford, CT – The Webster
10/31 Huntington, NY – Paramount
11/02 Sayreville, NJ – Starland
11/03 Richmond, VA – National
11/04 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
11/07 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
11/09 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
11/10 Nashville, KY – Exit In
11/11 Charlotte, NC – Underground
11/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11/14 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
11/16 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
11/17 Austin, TX – Emos
11/18 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
11/20 Tucson, AZ – Club X
11/21 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
11/23 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
11/24 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst