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!!!”
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