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Machine Head announce May 2018 UK tour

They'll be celebrating their ninth studio album, Catharsis.

Metal veterans Machine Head have announced a string of UK dates in May 2018. The shows come in support of their forthcoming album Catharsis, due for release via Nuclear Blast in early 2018.

“It’s been far too long since we’ve demolished venues in the UK,” vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn announces. “We have had an awesome and productive break writing our new album Catharsis, but now it’s time for Machine Head to go melt some faces! The reaction to our last Evening With tours in the UK was nothing short of incredible, so once again these dates will be Evening With shows and will see us performing 2 ½ to 3 hours every night, with no opening bands.”

Machine Head burst onto the scene in 1994 with debut album Burn My Eyes, having since released seven more albums, including 2007’s The Blackening, 2011’s Unto The Locust, and their most recent, 2014’s Bloodstone & Diamonds.

As well as playing some of their biggest hits such as From This Day from Burning Red and Crashing Around You from Supercharger, the tour will also offer fans the live opportunity to catch new music.

Check out the video for Now We Die from their most recent album below:

 

“We LOVED performing as an Evening With for the UK Head Cases and you guys loved it as well,” Flynn continues. “The freedom to do whatever the fuck we want, for as long as we want every night was liberating. Jamming Desire To Fire live for the first time in aeons at the Ten Ton Hammersmith show in London was epic as fuck! This is not what everyone else is doing, and frankly, there are not a lot of bands who could even pull it off, but Machine Head CAN pull it off, and we are excited as fuck to do it again. We are carving our own path here, playing by our own rules, and as an artist, it’s the best feeling in the world! No festivals, period! No supporting some stupid DJ! The Head will only be ‘Headlining’, so come on down and rage!!

Here are those UK Machine Head dates:

13 May 2018 – Guildhall, Southampton
14 May 2018 – University, Cardiff
15 May 2018 – O2 Academy, Bristol
17 May 2018 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
18 May 2018 – Roundhouse, London
19 May 2018 – Roundhouse, London
21 May 2018 – Rock City, Nottingham
22 May 2018 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
23 May 2018 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
25 May 2018 – Academy, Manchester

Machine Head tickets go on sale at 10:00 on Friday 29 September 2017 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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