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Machine Head and Amon Amarth Announce U.K. / European Arena Tour

Machine Head and Amon Amarth Announce U.K. / European Arena Tour

Machine Head and Amon Amarth have both stayed off the road of late despite many bands returning to touring life in some parts of the world. But both bands’ comebacks will be massive, and they’re doing it together: a co-headline tour of the U.K. and Europe that will play in arenas.

For Machine Head, in particular, the announcement is notable: the band has toured exclusively in an “evening with” format with no other bands for nearly ten years.

But for both, the team-up is a momentous occasion that will see them headline some of the biggest venues of their careers.

Two of the biggest bands in metal will be joined by a brand new act, The Halo Effect, whose existence was just revealed last week. This tour is a helluva way to kick off their career, although the personnel are hardly green: all five of them are former members of In Flames and collectively have a ton of experience under their belts.

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn comments:

“Head Cases and Lionhearts rejoice!  It is with great pleasure we announce our triumphant return to your land to crush skulls, pummel circle pits, and deplete your beer supply!! Only this time we will not be alone. That’s right. For the first time in nearly a decade Machine Head will be forgoing our usual ‘evenings with…’ to join forces with our battle-hardened brothers in the all-powerful Amon Amarth, plus their fellow countrymen, Halo Effect. This absolute monster of a tour will kick off Autumn 2022 and will be the most devastating night of your metal lives.  So get ready to raise your fists, raise your glasses, and bang your heads with us at the heaviest tour of the year! No one can resist the pure power of this epic alliance. We are coming for you!”

Amon Amarth frontman Johan Hegg offered: 

“Vikings, we are called to raid again!  They said it couldn’t be done, but epic measures must be taken in these turbulent times. Amon Amarth is joining forces with our long-time lion-hearted friends in the almighty Machine Head to carve a path of destruction across Europe next Autumn. Your heathen souls must witness the full display of production by both bands for what will be the most monumental metal event of the year.  Joining the plunder will be Sweden’s The Halo Effect who absolutely embody the spirit of the legendary Gothenburg sound. Keep an eye out for more news from us, as it’s almost time to grab your oars and row to victory.  Stay safe, stay strong and raise your horns!”

Tickets are available here at 10am on Friday, November 5, local time. You can watch a tour trailer below.


September 08th NOTTINGHAM, Arena
September 09th CARDIFF, Arena
September 10th LONDON, Wembley Arena
September 12th MANCHESTER, Arena
September 13th DUBLIN, 3 Arena
September 16th ZURICH, Hallenstadion
September 17th VIENNA, Stadthalle
September 18th KRAKOW, Tauron Arena
September 20th TALLINN, Saku Arena
September 21st HELSINKI, Ice Hall
September 23rd OSLO, Spektrum
September 24th STOCKHOLM, Hovet
September 26th COPENHAGEN, Forum Black Box
September 27th HAMBURG, Barclays Arena
September 28th FRANKFURT, Festhalle
September 30th OBERHAUSEN, König Pilsener Arena
October 01st BERLIN, Velodrom
October 02nd AMSTERDAM, Afas Live
October 04th MILANO, Lorenzini District
October 06th BARCELONA, Sant Jordi
October 07th MADRID, Vistalegre
October 08th LA CORUNA, Coliseum
October 09th LISBON, Campo Pequeno
October 12th PARIS, Zenith
October 14th MUNICH, Olympiahalle
October 15th LEIPZIG, Arena
October 16th PRAGUE, Tipsport Arena
October 18th BUDAPEST, Barba Negra
October 20th ESCH SUR ALZETTE, Rockhal
October 21st BRUSSELS, Forest National
October 22nd STUTTGART, Schleyerhalle

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