Machine Head Taps Havok’s Reece Alan Scruggs to Fill In During Current Tour


When Machine Head kicked off their fall tour this past Thursday, fans were met with a slightly different lineup on stage, as Havok guitarist Reece Alan Scruggs was suddenly filling in for Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka. While this may cause some fans to question about whether there was another shake up within the Machine Head ranks, it ends up not being as dramatic as that at all.

Apparently, Kiełtyka simply couldn’t join Machine Head on the fall tour because he already had touring commitments with his other band Decapitated. Looking at their itinerary, the soonest Kiełtyka could rejoining Machine Head for the “Electric Happy Hour” tour could be November 20 or 21, though Decapitated go back out on the road on December 4 for another small handful of dates. The question then becomes “is it worth it” to join for a short stint or do you just stay out of this tour and keep focusing on Decapitated.

After it was reported over at Blabbermouth, Scruggs confirmed his involvement with Machine Head via social media.

“Well man, it’s officially out there. Played the first show last night. My performance wasn’t close to perfect but the vibe was really awesome. I’m just here to help and I’m gonna ride this wave.”

If you’d like to see Scruggs in action with Machine Head, be sure to catch the band live at any of the following dates:

11/3 Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA
11/6 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City. UT
11/8 Knitting Factory – Spokane. WA
11/10 Revolution – Boise. ID
11/12 The Gaslight Social – Casper. WY
11/13 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs. CO
11/15 The Original – Minot, ND
11/16 The Hall at Fargo Brewing – Fargo, ND
11/18 Bigs Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
11/19 Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
11/20 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
11/21 Red Flag – St.Louis, MO
11/22 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
11/23 Deluxe @ Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN
11/25 The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/26 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/27 A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
11/28 Legends – Cincinnati, OH
11/30 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
12/1 Portland House of Music – Portland, ME
12/2 Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
12/3 Reverb – Reading, PA
12/4 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/6 Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, VA
12/7 The Loud – Huntington, WV
12/8 Underground – Charlotte, NC
12/9 Eastside Bowl – Nashville, TN
12/10 Music Farm – Charleston, SC
12/12 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
12/13 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
12/15 The Hall – Little Rock, AR
12/16 Whiskey Nights – Oklahoma City, OK
12/17 WAVE – Wichita, KS
12/18 Amplified Live Inside Stage – Dallas, TX
12/20 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
12/21 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
12/22 HOB – San Diego. CA
12/23 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA

Machine Head Taps Havok’s Reece Alan Scruggs to Fill In During Current Tour
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