Bay Area metal icons MACHINE HEAD are thrilled to announce a UK headline tour for this December. Fans who missed the band on their recent super-intimate ‘Killers & Kings’ tour earlier this month can now get a hold of tickets for the winter run.
Frontman Robb Flynn is looking forward to the tour, commenting: “We’re really excited to announce the UK dates for our first full headline tour since 2011! We can’t fucking wait to play new music for all you HeadCases! We have some great support bands lined up, including Howard Jones’ (ex-Killswitch Engage) new band Devil You Know and one of the best bands around that happen to be some of the greatest dudes to hang with – our friends in Darkest Hour. So come out and rage with The Head, UK!!!” With a brand new album in the workings, set for release later this year via the band’s new label home, Nuclear Blast, expect MACHINE HEAD to treat fans to a few new tracks on this upcoming tour. This’ll be your first chance to catch those new songs live!
We’re also happy to announce that support comes via label mates DEVIL YOU KNOW. This will be the Golden Gods Best New Band winners’ first UK Tour. Frontman Howard Jones has commented: “We’re excited to hit the road in Europe with Machine Head. Robb has been a friend since doing the song “The Dagger” on the Roadrunner United record a few years back. Being hand-picked by Robb to do our first European tour is an honor.” The super group of sorts formed in Los Angeles in 2012 and released their debut album ‘The Beauty Of Destruction’ earlier this year on Nuclear Blast. They performed their UK live debut at Sonisphere Festival this summer with Metal Hammer hailing the band as “sending everyone into a frenzy, the calibre of these musicians and their ability to put on a great show is undoubtable.” Check out their video for ‘Seven Years Alone’ here http://youtu.be/amdg0g1E3bY Joining them will be D.C melodic death metallers DARKEST HOUR.
Sat 6th Dec – LONDON Roundhouse
Sun 7th Dec – LONDON Roundhouse
Tue 9th Dec – PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Wed 10th Dec – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 11th Dec – PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Sat 13th Dec – GLASGOW O2 Academy 2
Sun 14th Dec – LEEDS O2 Academy
Tue 16th Dec – MANCHESTER Apollo
Wed 17th Dec – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu 18th Dec – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 19th Dec – DUBLIN Academy