Machine Head announce second leg of North American ‘Catharsis’ tour

Posted by on July 10, 2018

Machine Head have announced the second leg of their North American Catharsis Tour. The trek is in support of their latest effort Catharsis, which was released in January via Nuclear Blast. This run will also include the six rescheduled dates from the first leg after frontman Robb Flynn was forced to cancel due to having a severe viral bronchitis lung infection that lasted for 7 weeks. This run will also be “an evening with,” as the group will play over 2.5 hours of material throughout their catalog. Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages are on sale here. Tickets go on sale this Friday (13th) at 10 AM local time at this location.

Flynn expressed his excitement:

“We’re really stoked to be hitting the road in the states and our cannabis legalizing brothers up in Canada again. After the first tour in support of Catharsis hitting typical Machine Head strongholds like Chicago, Denver and Oakland, we’ve been really looking forward to doing a 2nd North American run that hits all the nooks and crannies of America, places that a lot of time get left off a traditional tour routing as they are smaller markets, and maybe route way off the the main highways that run through the states.  

I’m excited as fuck to get back to places like Missoula, Montana, Minot, North Dakota, Ft Wayne, Nashville, Lubbock Texas, Asheville, North Carolina…we were blown away by theses cities on the last ‘Evening With’ cycle…these places were INSANE, the fans are hungry for aggressive music, they come out and go crazy, get loose, get free, and that’s what we’re all about!

Central Canada will be a rager! Can’t wait to get back there and I’m actually bringing the gloves and lube for the Canadian border this time, free of charge!

And as a sense of pride I’m definitely looking forward to making up the 6 shows we had to cancel back in February.  

“I tell you what man… that last show in Pittsburgh… it was one of the roughest shows of my life. It’s one of the most helpless feelings in the world, losing your voice onstage. There’s no ‘powering through it’, there no ‘manning up’, and while I hardly consider myself the most manly-man out there, I hold myself to an impossibly high standard when it comes to performing.  I want to fucking crush it every night, I want to blow people away every night. And when I can’t, it really is a feeling of complete powerlessness.

That goddamn viral bronchitis lasted 7 weeks! It kicked my ass! But that shit is gone now, and we’re ready to kick ass again, so Head Cases of North America, I ask you…are you ready? ARE YOU READY?! Cause we’re ready to rage!!!”

Tour Dates:

10/04 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades

10/06 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma

10/08 Calgary, AB @ Palace Theatre

10/09 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

10/10 Saskatoon, SK @ Louis

10/12 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick

10/13 Minot, ND @ The Original

10/15 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *make-up date*

10/17 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre *make-up date*

10/18 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s *make-up date*

10/19 Kansas City, MO @ Truman

10/20 Joliet, IL @ The Forge

10/22 Cleveland, OH @ Agora *make-up date*

10/23 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

10/24 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *make-up date*

10/26 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Clyde Theatre

10/27 Columbus, OH @ Newport

10/29 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *make-up date*

10/30 Hartford, CT @ The Webster

10/31 Huntington, NY @ Paramount

11/02 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland

11/03 Richmond, VA @ National

11/04 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

11/07 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel

11/09 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom

11/10 Nashville, KY @ Exit In

11/11 Charlotte, NC @ Underground

11/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/14 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz

11/16 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues

11/17 Austin, TX @ Emos

11/18 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s

11/20 Tuscon, AZ @ Club X

11/21 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues

11/23 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues

11/24 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst


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