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Machine Head’s Burn My Eyes Tour Will Feature Two Different Versions of the Band

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Well, this is interesting.

Everyone is understandably very excited about Machine Head’s upcoming Burn My Eyes anniversary tour, which will re-unite three-fourths of the line-up that recorded that seminal album. But it seems that this won’t be the only version of the band to appear on the tour! Kerrang! reports that these shows will “effectively split the set with new musicians playing the non-Burn My Eyes songs.” Says Machine Head mastermind Robb Flynn of the decision:

“As I was figuring it out with Logan [Mader], Chris [Kontos] and Jared [MacEachern], I explained that I can’t even imagine playing a Machine Head show and not playing ‘Halo;’ ‘Imperium;’ ‘Aesthetics of Hate;’ ‘From This Day;’ ‘The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears…,’ ‘Now We Die’ – or even ‘Catharsis.’ ‘Darkness Within’ is a show-stopping moment, every time. We had to think about how we were going to pull this off. I wanted to honour Chris and Logan and not have them needing to learn 40 other fucking songs to be able to pull it off. It’s kind of weird. We’re gonna have a lot of motherfuckers on tour. But it’s gonna be fucking awesome. I think it’s gonna be a bit of a goddamn circus. I really want to pay tribute to the guys that were there and built it with me. I think it’s gonna break the fucking internet!”

We know that Flynn and MacEachern recently finished auditioning new members to replace Phil Demmel and Dave McClain, who both left the band last year. But I think a lot of us assumed the new line-up wouldn’t be unveiled until after the Burn My Eyes tour. So this is exciting!

Expect more info soon…

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