An Evening With Machine Head

Machine Head is setting aside some quality time with fans in early 2015. You can forget about support acts or local bands on this tour. The “An Evening With” shows are devoted to “a crushing two-hour set” of nothing but pure Machine Head. That is, if you can handle it.

“We’re doing ‘An Evening With’ Machine Head. Meaning: it’ll just be us, folks,” guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn said. “We are really excited about the idea, playing longer sets, throwing in some deep cuts, and just having our own world. Promoters in the US seem really stoked about it, some have said it feels like ‘an event’.”

Photo: Dave Roberts /
Fillmore, Charlotte, N.C.

If you’re interested in seeing Machine Head during this touring cycle, don’t wait to catch the band at a festival – because it’s not going to happen. Don’t expect to see the heavy metal band supporting some other act either. Flynn commented on the band’s plan to play nothing but headline gigs in the immediate future.

“We’re not trying to have a good time with a bunch of people who don’t know who we are. If Machine Head throws a party, big or small, we don’t want a bunch of ‘strangers’ there. This is about us and you guys, the die-hards! The Fucking Undesirables! We don’t care about the others out there. We’re here and we’re not going anywhere, if those people want to be a part of this, they know where to find us. So for the time being, and maybe ‘forever’ we’re done reaching out for them.”

A few days ago Machine Head released its eighth LP, Bloodstone & Diamonds. SiriusXM Liquid Metal is celebrating the occasion with “Machine Head Week.” Tune in to hear tunes from the album all week long, through Nov. 17 at 3 a.m. EST.

You’ll also hear Flynn introduce select tracks the band’s debut, Burn My Eyes, to mark the 20th anniversary of the album. The guitarist/vocalist is also picking out some songs to broadcast from his favorite acts like Exodus, Metallica, Witchcraft and more.

Here’s the plan for the tour:

Jan. 16 – Mesa, Ariz., Club Red        
Jan. 18 – Farmington, N.M., The Top Deck 
Jan. 20 – Austin, Texas, Red 7          
Jan. 21 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Bar & Grill     
Jan. 22 – Houston, Texas, Fitzgerald’s          
Jan. 23 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues            
Jan. 25 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade        
Jan. 26 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel   
Jan. 28 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage  
Jan. 29 – Philadelphia, Pa., Underground Arts
Jan. 30 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza        
Jan. 31 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall          
Feb. 3 – Montreal, Quebec, Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre  
Feb. 4 – Toronto, Ontario, Phoenix Concert Theatre
Feb. 5 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom
Feb. 7 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre    
Feb. 8 – Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Ballroom   
Feb. 9 – Pontiac, Mich., The Crofoot            
Feb. 10 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues        
Feb. 11 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wooly’s          
Feb. 12 – Madison, Wis., High Noon Saloon
Feb. 13 – Minneapolis, Minn., Mill City Nights
Feb. 14 – St. Louis, Mo., Fubar
Feb. 15 – Kansas City, Mo., The Riot Room
Feb. 17 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall            
Feb. 19 – Las Vegas, Nev., Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel        
Feb. 21 – San Francisco, Calif., Regency Center      
Feb. 24 – Seattle, Wash., Neumos    
Feb. 25 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Rickshaw Theatre       
Feb. 27 – Calgary, Alberta, Flames Central   
Feb. 28 – Edmonton, Alberta, Union Hall    
March 1 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, O’Brian’s Event Centre
March 2 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Garrick Centre       
March 4 – Minot, N.D., Original Bar & Night Club
March 6 – Missoula, Mont., Stage 112          
March 7 – Boise, Idaho, Knitting Factory Concert House

VIP ticket packages are available now. VIP fans will get a meet & greet and group photo with the band along with a poster, flag, laminate and Machine Head koozie. Plus, you’ll be entered to win an autographed Bloodstone & Diamonds electric guitar.

Presales for select dates begin Thursday, Nov. 13, with general onsales Friday, Nov. 14. General onsales for some shows are scheduled Thursday.

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