MACHINE HEAD To Release 'Catharsis' Album In January; North American Tour Announced

September 18, 2017

San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD have announced the first U.S. tour dates of their world tour in support of their upcoming album, "Catharsis".

A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. local time and end on Thursday, September 21 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code "CIRCLEPIT" to access tickets before the general public.

The general on-sale is Friday, September 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn states: "It's been far too long since we've demolished venues in America.

"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 America were nothing short of incredible, so once again these dates will be 'Evening With' and will see us performing two and a half to three hours every night with no opening bands.

"We loved performing as an 'Evening With' for you Head Cases, and you guys loved it as well, the freedom to do whatever the fuck we wanted for as long as we wanted every night was liberating. It's not what everyone else is doing, and frankly, there are not a lot of bands who could even pull it off, but MACHINE HEADcan 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 forty-five-minute slots, no supporting some stupid DJ, no parking lots in a rainstorm, The Head will only be 'headlining,' so come on down and rage!!"

MACHINE HEAD's ninth full-length album, "Catharsis" was recorded with Zack Ohren (FALLUJAH, ALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. A January 2018 release via Nuclear Blast is expected.

North American "Catharsis" tour dates:

Jan. 25 - Mesa, AZ - Nile Theater (buy tickets)
Jan. 27 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater (buy tickets)
Jan. 29 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater (buy tickets)
Jan. 30 - Dallas, TX - Gas Moneky Live! (buy tickets)
Jan. 31 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues (buy tickets)
Feb. 02 - Birmingham, AL – Saturn (buy tickets)
Feb. 03 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall (buy tickets)
Feb. 05 - Orlando, FL - Plaza Live (buy tickets)
Feb. 06 - Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (buy tickets)
Feb. 08 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts (buy tickets)
Feb. 09 - New York, NY - Playstation Theater (buy tickets)
Feb. 10 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club (buy tickets)
Feb. 11 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda (buy tickets)
Feb. 13 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall (buy tickets)
Feb. 14 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom (buy tickets)
Feb. 15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE (buy tickets)
Feb. 16 - Cleveland, OH – Agora (buy tickets)
Feb. 17 - Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre (buy tickets)
Feb. 20 - Des Moines, IA – Wooly's (buy tickets)
Feb. 21 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre (buy tickets)
Feb. 22 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue (buy tickets)
Feb. 23 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall (buy tickets)
Feb. 24 - Saint Louis, MO - Pop's (buy tickets)
Feb. 27 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall (buy tickets)
Mar. 01 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues (buy tickets)
Mar. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda (buy tickets)
Mar. 03 - Oakland, CA - The Fox Theater (buy tickets)
Mar. 05 - Portland, OR – Roseland (buy tickets)
Mar. 06 - Vancouver, BC – Commodore (buy tickets)
Mar. 07 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market (buy tickets)

MACHINE HEAD's latest track, "Is There Anybody Out There?", cracked the Top 40 on the Active Rock chart in the United States in August 2016. It marked the first time any Nuclear Blast artist has entered what is widely considered to be the "official rock chart" for the United States, and only the the third time the band had charted in the Top 40 in their illustrious career.

MACHINE HEAD last year wrapped up the tour cycle for its first Nuclear Blast Entertainment album, "Bloodstone & Diamonds", where the band toured for twenty months and performed a whopping two hundred and eighty-three concerts on five different continents around the world. Around two hundred and fifty of those shows were performed as "An Evening With MACHINE HEAD," with no support bands and performances often lasting two and a half to three hours. Three tours of the United States, three tours of Europe, (including multiple dates in Russia and Greece),shows in Mexico and South America, a completely sold-out run of nine Australian / New Zealand shows, sold-out dates in Japan,and their first-ever plays in Taiwan and Thailand, and all without any festival performances which the band publicly announced they would stop performing at in 2014.

"Bloodstone & Diamonds" debuted at No. 21 on The Billboard 200 chart with 19,000 sold its first week.

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