Three-Fourths of Machine Head’s Original Line-Up Reuniting for Burn My Eyes Anniversary Shows

  • Axl Rosenberg

Update, 1:07 p.m.: This tour is now officially official! All the dates are below!!!

Oct. 05 – Germany, Freiburg Sick Arena Musikclub
Oct. 07 – Holland, Tilburg 013
Oct. 09 – Denmark, Copenhagen Amager Bio
Oct. 11 – Germany, Wuerzburg Posthalle
Oct. 12 – Germany, Leipzig Haus Auensee
Oct. 14 – Germany, Bochum Ruhr Congress
Oct. 15 – Germany, Munich Zenith
Oct. 16 – Austria, Vienna Gasometer
Oct. 18 – Poland, Gdansk B90
Oct. 19 – Poland, Warsaw Progressja
Oct. 20 – Hungary, Budapest Baba Negra
Oct. 22 – Switzerland, Zurich Komplex
Oct. 23 – France, Lyon Le Radiant
Oct. 25 – Italy, Milan Live Club
Oct. 26 – Italy, Padova Hall
Oct. 27 – Luxembourg, Lux Expo
Oct. 29 – France, Paris Le Trianon
Oct. 31 – Belgium, Brussels Forest National
Nov. 02 – UK, London O2 Academy Brixton
Nov. 04 – UK, Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
Nov. 05 – UK, Glasgow O2 Academy
Nov. 07 – UK, Belfast Telegraph Building
Nov. 08 – Ireland, Dublin Olympia Theatre

Just this morning, we learned that Machine Head have finished auditioning potential new members to replace Phil Demmel and Dave McClain. Now it looks like they’ll actually be getting back together with some different former members, at least for a little while.

Lambgoat reports that two dates have leaked for an upcoming European Machine Head tour meant to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band’s seminal debut, Burn My Eyes. That would be exciting news on its own, but to sweeten the deal, an admat for those dates promises the return of 75% of the band’s Burn My Eyes lineup, with guitarist Logan Mader (Once Human) and drummer Chris Kontos (Attitude Adjustment) re-joining guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn. Jared MacEachern, the band’s current bassist, will remain in the band, presumably because the relationship Flynn and MacEachern’s predecessor, Adam Duce, didn’t end on a great note. 

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Fans, of course, will immediately have three questions regarding these shows:

  1. What are the other European dates?
  2. Will there be any North American dates?
  3. Does this mean Mader and Kontos are coming back to the band full time?

With regards to number one, I assume we’ll get an answer soon. With regards to number two, I have no idea, but that would be swell. With regards to number three, I also have no idea, but I do know that the band wasn’t pulling legs when they said they’ve been auditioning other guys… so maybe Mader and Kontos come back for good, maybe not. Honestly, I don’t even know if that would be a positive thing in the long term! But I have faith in Robb Flynn to make whatever decision is best for the band.

Stay tuned for updates…

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