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Machine Head Extended UK/European Burn My Eyes Tour into 2020

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Six months ago, Machine Head announced a European Burn My Eyes anniversary tour, and the world went friggin’ nuts. Can you seriously say you’re surprised? The trek will feature two sets a night — one with three-fourths of the Burn My Eyes line-up reuniting to play that classic album in its entirety, one with the band’s new line-up jamming non-BME bangers. The chances of this tour being not awesome are roughly the same as the chances that Zakk Wylde will give up the use of guitar squeals.

Needless to say, the tour immediately became a hot ticket. And because success begets success, the band has announced that they’re extending the trek into 2020. Says frontman Robb Flynn:

“While we all expected the first round of dates to do well, no one could have predicted the frankly mind-boggling attendance numbers with Paris selling out in an hour and London selling out in eight hours! We want everyone to have the opportunity to take part in this very special, once-in-a-lifetime-event, and as promised, we are bringing this around the globe well into December 2020.

“So stoked to bring this event to so many territories that we can’t always get to, and ending at Alexandra Palace will be monu-MENTAL!”

The band is also expected to bring the tour to the U.S., although we still don’t know when that’s gonna happen (other than a Los Angeles show on December 20). There’s a window in early 2020 between the two legs of the UK/Europe run… hm…

Meanwhile, on top of all of that, Flynn has said that Machine Head will “consistently” release new individual tracks starting in the not-too-distant future, beginning with a song called “Do or Die” that reportedly features drums by Warbringer’s Carlos Cruz. So the next fifteen months are so are gonna be an exciting time for Head cases.

The first run of UK/Europe dates starts next month; the new dates are below. Get tickets here.

April
19 Zaragoza, Teatro de las Esquinas, Spain
21 Santiago De Compostela, Capitol, Spain
23 Oporto, Coliseu de Porto, Portugal
24 Lisbon, Coliseu de Lisboa, Portugal
25 Madrid, La Riviera, Spain
27 Malaga, Paris 15, Spain
28 Murcia, Gamma, Spain
29 Valencia, Republicca, Spain

May
1 Barcelona, Razzmatazz, Spain
2 Toulouse, Le Bikini, France
5 Ludwigsburg, MHP arena, Germany
6 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof, Germany
8 Hannover, Swiss Life Hall, Germany
9 Prague, Forum Karlin, Czech Republic
10 Bratislava, Refinery Gallery, Slovakia
12 Bucharest, Quantic Club, Romania
13 Sofia, Universiada Hall, Bulgaria
15 Thessaloniki, Fix Factory Of Sound, Greece
16 Athens, Piraeus Academy, Greece
20 Kiev, Stereoplaza, Ukraine
22 Moscow, 1930 Moscow, Russia
23 St Petersburg, A2, Russia
25 Helsinki, The Circus, Finland
28 Stockholm, Fryhuset Arenan, Sweden
29 Oslo, Sentrum Scene, Norway
30 Aarhus, Train, Denmark

June
1 Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36, Germany
2 Utrecht, Tivoliredenburg, Netherlands
3 Lille, L’Aeronef, France
5 London, Alexandra Palace, UK
6 Birmingham O2 Academy, UK

[via Kerrang!]

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