Machine Head Postpone Second European/UK Leg Of “Burn My Eyes” 25th Anniversary Tour Due To Coronavirus

Machine Head have postponed the second European/UK leg of their “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary tour due to the coronavirus. The band are hoping to reschedule the dates for the fall.

Robb Flynn issued the following statement:

“It is with heavy heart that we must announce the postponement of our upcoming EU/UK tour in support of the 25th anniversary of Burn My Eyes.

As residents of the Bay Area, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand what has been going on. Public gatherings of more than 1000 have been banned in San Jose, and events in downtown San Francisco including major concerts and conferences have been shut down.

We have been watching the situation overseas on a daily basis, in contact with all promoters, and local governments for the status of our concert there. As of a week ago, we had 6 concert cancelled until the 2nd week of April, due the banning of public gathering over 1,000 people (or in some cases 100 people). Even at that point, we still held out hope that things would be contained, and that the public gathering ordinances would be lifted by the time our tour started.

As of today, we now have 14 shows cancelled until the 2nd week of April, with 7 cancelled indefinitely. And it appears as of an hour ago, another 3 have been cancelled.

15 minutes ago the World Health Organization just declared the Coronavirus a pandemic.

Of paramount importance to us is the heath and safety of the Head Cases. We’ve worked hard with all our management, booking agents, and business associates to find other solutions or options, but the levels of risk to our audience and their communities is simply too high for our comfort level. In addition to that, we also have a unique group of extraordinarily passionate fans who travel from all over the continent to watch our shows. We are eternally humbled by the dedication and devotion of the Head Cases, however in this case, travel is something not recommended.

So it is with deep frustration and regret that we are forced to make this announcements. The Burn My Eyes 25th anniversary tour is to be postponed and shows rescheduled for a later date, hopefully in the Fall, but possibly later.

We look forward to our next concerts with you all, and the ability to publicly gather together and play raging heavy metal for you and vent all of our collective frustration, as a result of this insane moment in history, out in the circle pit.

Stay safe, stay calm, and be well friends.

– Robb and Machine Head“

Machine Head Announce Australian/New Zealand Leg Of “Burn My Eyes” 25th Anniversary Tour

Machine Head have added an Australian/New Zealand leg to their “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary tour. Here’s the dates:

09/12 Perth, AUS – Metropolis
09/14 Adelaide, AUS – Thebarton Theater
09/16 Melbourne, AUS – Forum Theater
09/18 Sydney, AUS – Enmore Theater
09/19 Brisbane, AUS – Eatons Hill Hotel
09/22 Auckland, NZ – Powerstation

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MACHINE HEAD ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES! FINALLY! AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE, OI, OI, OI!⁠⠀ SEPTEMBER⁠⠀ 12th – PERTH, Metropolis, Fremantle⁠⠀ 14th – ADELAIDE, Thebarton Theater⁠⠀ 16th – MELBOURNE, Forum Theater⁠⠀ 18th – SYDNEY, Enmore Theater⁠⠀ 19th – BRISBANE, Eatons Hill Hotel⁠⠀ 22nd – AUCKLAND, Powerstation⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ TICKETS link in bio 👉🏻@machine_head⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ SWIPE OUR STORY FOR LINKS⁠⠀ Pre-sale begins at Noon!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ VIP "UPGRADE" PACKAGES will also be available at noon at WWW.MACHINEHEAD.VIP⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ CONTEST!! ⁠⠀ Aussie and Kiwi Head Cases! Help spread the word on socials to win $500 worth of MH Swag!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 1) Tag as many "AUSTRALIAN-based" or "NEW ZEALAND-based" friends @ in comments. ⁠⠀ 2) In comments add "Done"⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Feel free to Share, Re-Gram or Re-Tweet⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ** Contest open to Australia and New Zealand residents ONLY. ⁠⠀ ** Please do not tag friends outside of Australia or New Zealand⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ** Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday 17th March 2020 (California Time)⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE⁠⠀ Oakland, CA. March 9th, 2020⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Aussie, Aussie, Aussie… Oi, Oi, Oi!! Head Cases of Australia and New Zealand, starting September 12th, join MACHINE HEAD for 3 hours of metal mayhem, beers, good times, life-affirming sing-a-longs, and raging circle pits. Building on their wildly popular ‘An Evening With…’ format, these not-to-be-missed Machine Fuckin' Head shows will be a three-hour musical extravaganza, comprised of two parts: ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Part I – will feature a battery of MACHINE HEAD’s modern classics, such as ‘Imperium,’ ‘Halo,’ and, ‘The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears,’ featuring frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern performing alongside Vogg (Decapitated) and Matt Alston on guitar and drums.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Part II – will feature the Bay Area band’s classic debut album, ‘Burn My Eyes’ played in its entirety for the first time ever with ‘Burn My Eyes’-era alumni and MACHINE HEAD’s original drummer Chris Kontos and original guitarist, Logan Mader.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Come celebrate this momentous occasion with us!!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ TICKETS link in bio 👉🏻@machine_head⁠⠀ ⁠

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Machine Head Release Live In-Studio Version Of “Burn My Eyes” On Vinyl

Machine Head’s “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary lineup, Robb Flynn, Logan Mader, Chris Kontos, and Jared MacEachern, previously re-recorded the album live at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA and have now released the session on red and black splatter vinyl (limited to 1500 copies). U.S. fans can purchase that HERE. The record will be released in Europe later this spring.

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Burn My Eyes (Live-In-The-Studio 2019) now available in the U.S. Online Store 👉🏻 👉🏻👉🏻@tentontradingco Details below!⁠⠀Swipe! ⁠⠀ ** Ships only within the United States⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Numbered, collector's edition, colored transparent red with black splatter, heavyweight 180 gram vinyl in an ultra-deluxe packaging. Double gate-fold with 2 printed sleeves, and 2 separate white poly-lined inner sleeves to protect printed gloss inner sleeve.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Numbered #1000-1500⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ** Items are NOT autographed⁠⠀ ** Not available in EU Online Store⁠⠀ **Will be available at all EU shows April-June 2020 for purchase⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ – Heavyweight 180 gram vinyl⁠⠀ – Transparent red and black splatter⁠⠀ – Double gate-fold⁠⠀ – Collectors edition: numbered 1000-15000⁠⠀ – Gloss printed inner sleeves⁠⠀ – White poly-lined protective sleeve⁠⠀ – Shrink wrapped⁠⠀

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Machine Head Premiere New Song “Circle The Drain”

Machine Head have premiered a new song titled “Circle The Drain.” You can stream that below:

Robb Flynn commented:

“The song is inspired by an acquaintance of mine who returned from Afghanistan only to have his relationship fall apart with his girl. She had messed around on him, then got paranoid about him messing around on her, and drove him crazy. We had a conversation on Valentine’s Day and he said to me ‘they were just circling the drain’… the phrase struck me. A few days later I incorporated it into the song I’d been working on.

It was a strange parallel with my life at the time, having recently had two band members quit, and even more bizarrely, two long-time couple friends of my wife and I, also divorce. It was break-up season, and it played out with friends taking sides, people not being invited to certain events anymore, social and emotional pressure, and all the typical stuff that happens when a relationship goes bad.

Watching this guy pull through it, helped me pull through my own upheaval. The lyrics to ‘Circle The Drain’ came out of that frustrating time. It’s a sad song about relationships gone bad, but accepting that it’s over, and making yourself move on. I wrote it in a more metaphorical tone, as I didn’t want it to be about my life, but to be about anybody’s life who may be going through a rough time like that. It may not be a song that connects with everyone, especially those in a solid relationship, but if the day ever comes when your life goes awry, this song will be a lifeline for you, something to help pull you up out of that dark place.

The irony that he and I had the original conversation on Valentine’s Day, and are now releasing it on Valentine’s Day isn’t lost on me, it really is the anti-Valentine’s Day song.”

Rob Dukes (Ex-Exodus) Joins Machine Head Onstage In Phoenix, Arizona

During their January 16 show in Phoenix, Arizona, Machine Head were joined onstage by former Exodus frontman Rob Dukes. You can see footage of him performing Exodus’ “A Lesson In Violence” with the band below: