This is old news at this point, but yes — Machine head will be touring North American this summer.
Dates for the 11-gig “Killers & Kings Tour” follow.
The trek will serve as an album primer for more dates in the U.S., but more importantly will hit numerous cities that Machine Head hasn’t headlined in for over a decade, or in several cases, never headlined, or even played, at all.
Says frontman Robb Flynn:
“When we played the [Rockstar Energy Drink] Mayhem festival last year, we decided to do some warm up dates beforehand to shake off the rust. We decided to book them into extremely small, intimate venues where we could put on a really intense show without our usual bells and whistles. These venues were in (what is known in the touring industry as) ‘B and C markets’ (basically, not New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, etc…). We played in Spokane, Portland, and Fresno, and the shows were so fucking amazing, so fucking hot and sweaty, so fucking life-affirming, and just so much goddamn FUN, as soon as we were done, we vowed that we had to do it again and go on tour in America hitting all the places that we rarely ever get to.”
Here are those dates:
5/11: Boone, IA @ Central Iowa Expo (LazerFest)
5/17: Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater (Scion Music Fest)
7/8: Fresno, CA @ Strummers
7/10: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
7/11: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
7/13: Billings, MT @ The Carlin
7/15: Fargo, ND @ The Venue
7/17: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
7/19: Oshkosh, WI @ Ford Festival Park (Rock USA Fest)
7/21: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
7/23: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
7/24: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/25: Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
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