MACHINE HEAD Will Have Two Lineups On Coming Burn My Eyes Tour
Machine Head seems to have a lot going on right now. The band recently re-recorded their 1994 Burn My Eyes record with mostly the original lineup that played on it, the exception being the absence of bassist Adam Duce. Machine Head will head to Europe this October to play the record in full and will take the trek to North America this November and December.
Now in a new interview with Kerrang!, frontman and guitarist Robb Flynn reveals there's actually going to be two lineups for the tours – the 1994 lineup playing Burn My Eyes and a new lineup playing the recent stuff. Maybe the guys they were auditioning will be the secondary lineup?
"As I was figuring it out with Logan, Chris and Jared, I explained that I can't even imagine playing a Machine Head show and not playing 'Halo'; 'Imperium'; 'Aesthetics Of Hate'; 'From This Day'; 'The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears…', 'Now We Die' — or even 'Catharsis'. 'Darkness Within' is a show-stopping moment, every time. We had to think about how we were going to pull this off. I wanted to honor Chris and Logan and not have them needing to learn 40 other fucking songs to be able to pull it off.
"It's kind of weird. We're gonna have a lot of motherfuckers on tour. But it's gonna be fucking awesome. I think it's gonna be a bit of a goddamn circus. I really want to pay tribute to the guys that were there and built it with me. I think it's gonna break the fucking Internet!"
This sounds like a pretty expensive tour. When asked in the interview with drummer Chris Kontos and guitarist Logan Mader will rejoin the band, Flynn says "Nothing is certain right now."