Machine Head is back and is throwing it back to their debut album, Burn My Eyes. the band just announced its first leg of the 25th anniversary tour of that album and there's a big treat for longtime fans of the band.
Original drummer Chris Kontos and original guitarist Logan Mader will be rejoining the band for this celebration. Original Machine Head bassist Adam Duce will not be joining the party (he and Flynn don't get along) but current bassist Jared MacEachern will surely handle the low-end duties just fine.
So far, only European dates have been announced, but a U.S. leg will be announced soon with dates in November and December.
Robb Flynn commented:
Having started rehearsals with Chris and Logan several weeks ago, I'm literally giddy with excitement at the prospect of how much fun this is going to be. Both Logan and Chris are in phenomenal playing shape, the vibe between all four of us has been incredibly positive."
"Having run through deep cuts like 'Death Church' and 'I'm Your God Now' for the first time in well over a decade, has reminded me of how fucking heavy our older songs are! This tour is going to be MASSIVE!! The timing couldn't have been more perfect to share this milestone with the Head Cases! So just a head's up, DO NOT sleep on this! Tell your friends, spread the word, because tickets are going to disappear!"
Logan Mader comments:
"It's a huge honor for me to take part in celebrating 'Burn My Eyes' 25th birthday! It's hard to believe this is actually happening. I feel like I won the guitar player lottery…. again! The fact that 'Burn My Eyes' is still relevant today has a lot to do with the fact that Robb has kept the band alive and strong for two and a half decades. I'm very grateful for this!"
Chris Kontos, equally excited, comments:
"This is an absolute mind-blower! Playing these songs again after 23 years feels just amazing. The fact that it's 25 years later and the 'Burn My Eyes' record is still relevant and revered is humbling to say the least. Doing a huge world tour in celebration of the record is a great way to acknowledge the legacy of MACHINE HEAD's past and future. I'm so looking forward to sharing these songs with the MACHINE HEAD fans around the world. Can't wait to meet all you 'Head Cases' out there! You can be sure it is going to be a crushing night! See ya soon!”
Here are the dates:
Oct. 05 – Germany, Freiburg Sick Arena Musikclub
Oct. 07 – Holland, Tilburg 013
Oct. 09 – Denmark, Copenhagen Amager Bio
Oct. 11 – Germany, Wuerzburg Posthalle
Oct. 12 – Germany, Leipzig Haus Auensee
Oct. 14 – Germany, Bochum Ruhr Congress
Oct. 15 – Germany, Munich Zenith
Oct. 16 – Austria, Vienna Gasometer
Oct. 18 – Poland, Gdansk B90
Oct. 19 – Poland, Warsaw Progressja
Oct. 20 – Hungary, Budapest Baba Negra
Oct. 22 – Switzerland, Zurich Komplex
Oct. 23 – France, Lyon Le Radiant
Oct. 25 – Italy, Milan Live Club
Oct. 26 – Italy, Padova Hall
Oct. 27 – Luxembourg, Lux Expo
Oct. 29 – France, Paris Le Trianon
Oct. 31 – Belgium, Brussels Forest National
Nov. 02 – UK, London O2 Academy Brixton
Nov. 04 – UK, Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
Nov. 05 – UK, Glasgow O2 Academy
Nov. 07 – UK, Belfast Telegraph Building
Nov. 08 – Ireland, Dublin Olympia Theatre
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, March 29, with pre-sale going live at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 28.