Machine Head recently wrapped up recording their ninth full-length album with Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland CA. Catharsis, the follow-up to 2014’s Bloodstone & Diamonds will be released sometime in January 2018. To celebrate its arrival, the group announced a North American tour. The journey begins on January 25th in Phoenix, AZ and concludes on March 7th in Seattle, WA. Tickets go on sale this Friday (22) at 10 AM local time.

The group shared the following announcement:

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 2 1/2 to 3 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 Head CAN 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 45 minute slots, no supporting some stupid DJ, no parking lots in a rain storm, The Head will only be “Headlining”, so come on down and rage!!”

Tour Dates:

1/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
1/27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
1/29 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
1/30 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
1/31 – Houston,TX @ HOB
2/02 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
2/03 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl MH
2/05 – Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
2/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Centerstage
2/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
2/09 – New York, NY @ Playstation
2/10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
2/11 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
2/13 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth MH
2/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
2/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora
2/17 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic
2/20 – Des Moines, IA @ Woolys
2/21 – Madison, WI @ Majestic
2/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
2/23 – Chicago, IL @ Concord MH
2/24 – Saint Louis, MO @ Pops
2/ 27 – Denver, CO @ Summit MH
3/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ HOB
3/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
3/03 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater
3/05 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
3/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
3/07 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market