MACHINE HEAD - Announce European Tour

Machine Head have announced a raft of EU and UK tour dates in support of their forthcoming ninth studio album, 'Catharsis', which is set for release via Nuclear Blast in early 2018.
Vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn tells us, "It’s been far too long since we’ve demolished venues in Europe and the UK! 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 EU & 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."

He continues; "We LOVED performing as an 'Evening With' for the EU and UK Head Cases and you guys loved it as well. 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!!"

Full EU and UK dates rack up as follows:

Thu 22-Mar France, Rouen, Le 106
Sat 24-Mar France, Paris, Bataclan
Mon 26-Mar France, La Rochelle, La Sirene
Tue 27-Mar France, Bordeaux, Rocher de Palmer
Thu 29-Mar Spain, Santiago de Compestalla, Sala Capital
Fri 30-Mar Portugal, Lisbon, Coliseum
Sat 31-Mar Portugal, Oporto, Colisum
Mon 02-Apr Spain, Madrid, Riviera
Tue 03-Apr Spain, Seville, Sala Custom
Wed 04-Apr Spain, Malaga, Sala Paris 15
Fri 06-Apr Spain, Valencia, Sala Republica
Sat 07-Apr Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
Sun 08-Apr France, Toulouse, Bikini
Mon 09-Apr France, Marseille, Caberet Auletoire
Wed 11-Apr Italy, Bologna, Zona Roveri
Thu 12-Apr Italy, Rome, Orion
Fri 13-Apr Italy, Milan, Live Club
Sun 15-Apr France, Lyon, Tansbordeur
Mon 16-Apr Switzerland, Lausanne, Les Docks
Tue 17-Apr Switzerland, Pratteln, Konzertfabrik Z7
Thu 19-Apr Austria, Vienna, Gasometer
Fri 20-Apr Hungary, Budapest, BNMC
Sat 21-Apr Germany, Munich, Tonhalle
Sun 22-Apr Germany, Stuttgart, Longhorn
Tue 24-Apr France, Strasbourg, Laiterie
Wed 25-Apr Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Den Atelier
Fri 27-Apr Germany, Munster, Skaters Palace
Sat 28-Apr Germany, Cologne, Ewerk
Sun 29-Apr Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle
Tue 01-May Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega
Wed 02-May Sweden, Gothenburg, Pustervik
Thu 03-May Norway, Oslo Rockefeller
Sat 05-May Germany, Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit
Sun 06-May Holland, Gronigen, Oosterpoort
Mon 07-May Holland, Tilburg, 013
Wed 09-May Germany, Hannover, Capitol
Thu 10-May Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlacthof
Fri 11-May Belgium, Brussels, AB
Sun 13-May UK, Southampton Guildhall
Mon 14-May UK, Cardiff, University
Tue 15-May UK, Bristol Academy
Thu 17-May UK, Birmingham Academy
Fri 18-May UK, London, Roundhouse
Sat 19-May UK, London, Roundhouse
Mon 21-May UK, Nottingham Rock City
Tue 22-May UK, Newcastle, Academy
Wed 23-May Scotland, Glasgow Academy
Fri 25-May UK, Manchester Academy