Machine Head are proud to announce 3 headline shows as part of "The Road To Mayhem Tour", and will be the only headline shows MH are playing in all of 2013. The dates listed are specifically catered to not conflict with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest summer tour where Machine Head are headlining the Jägermeister USA stage.
Says Robb Flynn "We love playing in these markets, the fans in these places don't have the luxury of a hundred shows a month, they're starving for Metal, and they f**king lose their marbles and go BANANAS when Machine Head come there!!"
Phil Demmel added, "All right Summer '13, whatcha got?!?! West Coast Machine Head headlining shows before The Mayhem Fest, that's what!!!!! Look out Spokane, Portland and Fresno, prepare to be F**KED UP!! We'll see you there!!"
Machine Head are asking you, the Head Cases, to do whatever you can to spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, Text or good ol' fashioned flyering about the headline shows and will have a digital downloadable flyer available later this week.
Machine Head will also be playing 4 post-Mayhem Festival support dates with Rob Zombie including this years Sturgis Bike Rally and Montreal Canada's premier Metal festival Heavy MTL 2013, Dave McClain added his thoughts on sharing the stage with Zombie, "Our summer just got even better! Pretty excited to be doing a few Rob Zombie shows after Mayhem and also Heavy MTL in Montreal!"
HEADLINE DATES: (Tix on sale this Friday)
JUNE 24 - Spokane WA. Knitting Factory [Spokane]
JUNE 26 - Portland OR. - Hawthorne Theatre
JUNE 28 - Fresno, CA - Fulton 55
ROB ZOMBIE / HEAVY MTL DATES: (Tix on sale now)
AUG 5 - Bonner Springs, KS - Sandstone Amphitheater
AUG 7 - Sturgis. SD - Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Buffalo Chip
AUG 9 - Columbus. OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
AUG ? - Montreal, CAN - Heavy MTL
As previously reported, MACHINE HEAD has begun jamming some NEW music, and the recording sessions are going very smoothly according to Robb Flynn. Here is what he recently posted on The General Journals (sign up HERE):
"We've been really productive writing-wise. As of last night we have 4 songs pretty much done musically, another 5 jams / half songs. The song we finished last night felt like it could be something really special. Phil has been on a riff roll, bringing some really unique sounding riffage and Dave McClain (our secret weapon) has brought some damn cool riffs to the table as well."
Don't forget that MACHINE HEAD are holding auditions for a fill in bassist as they partake at these years Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. HERE are all the details you need!
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour dates for 2013 are as follows:
- 06/29/13: San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA
- 06/30/13: Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA
- 07/02/13: Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa, ID
- 07/03/13: White River Amphitheater in Auburn, WA
- 07/05/13: Desert Sky Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ
- 07/06/13: Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM
- 07/07/13: Fiddler's Green Amphitheater in Englewood, CO
- 07/10/13: Molson Canadian Amphitheater in Toronto, ON– CANADA
- 07/12/13: First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA
- 07/13/13: Susquehana Bank Center in Camden, NJ
- 07/14/13: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY
- 07/16/13: Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA
- 07/17/13: Bangor Waterfront in Bangor, ME
- 07/19/13: Toyota Pavilion in Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA
- 07/20/13: Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY
- 07/21/13: The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT
- 07/23/13: PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ
- 07/24/13: Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA
- 07/26/13: Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN
- 07/27/13: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL
- 07/28/13: DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkson, MI
- 07/30/13: Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA
- 07/31/13: 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater in Tampa, FL
- 08/02/13: Tower Amphitheater in Austin, TX
- 08/03/13: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX
- 08/04/13: Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, TX
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