The tour comes in support of their crushing new album, “Unto The Locust”, which is set to hit stores in late September. The dates see the Bay Area metal icons accompanied by very special guests, Bring Me The Horizon, as well as labelmates DevilDriver, and Darkest Hour, marking out “The Eighth Plague” tour as one of the most exciting, hard-hitting tours in recent memory.
“This will no doubt be the heaviest show you’re going to see this year” states MACHINE HEAD frontman and guitarist Robb Flynn. “A lot of the greatest shows of our last touring cycle were in Europe and the UK, so the prospect of this line-up combined with these crowds has us extremely stoked to get out there and tear it up! New material, great venues, killer fans… we absolutely cannot wait!”
Adds Bring Me The Horizon vocalist Oliver Sykes; “We’re proper excited for these dates with Machine Head! We were listening to them before we even started BMTH, so to be going on tour with them is blowin’ our minds! These will be our last UK/Euro dates before we take a break to record our next album as well, so it’s gonna be mental! We honestly can’t wait.”
Says DevilDriver vocalist Dez Fafara, “We always love touring in packages that offer a diversity of styles of metal. This is yet another one of those packages. I would like to personally thank Robb Flynn for inviting us to the party. See you in the fucking pit!”
“We are so excited to announce our upcoming winter European tour with Machine Head, Bring Me the Horizon, and Devildriver” exclaims Darkest Hour vocalist John Henry. “European audiences are true purists when it comes to their love for metal music and great metal concerts, so there’s no better place in a world for this tour to go down. It will take us to cities we haven’t been to in a decade, as well as a few new ones. Meeting new friends and exploring other cultures has always been something we enjoy as a band, and getting to explore some of these places with this great bill for the first time is both a great privilege and an honour. If you can make it out to one of these shows, please do, you won’t be let down.”
After over a year hiatus from touring, busy writing, recording and crafting their newest masterpiece, MACHINE HEAD cannot wait to be back in Europe and the UK on stage before some of the most diehard fans metal has to offer. A relationship forged with years of relentless touring is about to be reignited.
UK dates rack up as follows:
Sat 3rd December – LONDON Wembley Arena (0844 815 0815)
Sun 4th December – BIRMINGHAM NIA (0844 338 8000)
Mon 5th December – GLASGOW SECC (08444 999 990)
Tue 6th December – MANCHESTER Central (0844 847 1559)
Tickets are on pre-sale from 9am tomorrow 23rd June, with general sale from 9am on Friday 24th June and are available at the credit card hotlines above or via www.livenation.co.uk.