MACHINE HEAD – Chris Kontos on »Burn My Eyes« 25th anniversary

Let Freedom Ring! It is with great excitement that MACHINE HEAD announce the second EU leg of their 25 Year Anniversary tour for the band’s classic debut, “Burn My Eyes”.  

The 2nd massive round of tour dates kick off in Spain on 19th April in Zaragoza, and continue across Portugal, Eastern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, wrapping in Birmingham and London at the legendary Alexandra Palace on June 5th and 6th. 

Building on their wildly popular ‘Evening With…’ format, these not-to-be-missed shows will be a three-hour musical extravaganza, comprised of two parts: 

Part I – will feature a battery of MACHINE HEAD’s modern classics, such as ‘Imperium,’‘Halo,’ ‘Ten Ton Hammer’ and, ‘The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears,’ featuring frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern performing alongside two, soon-to-be-announced ragers on guitar and drums.

Part II – will feature the Bay Area titan’s classic debut album, “Burn My Eyes” played in its entirety for the first time ever.  And if somehow this historical event could not be monumental enough, taking the stage for this part of the set will be “Burn My Eyes”-era alumni and MACHINE HEAD’s original drummer Chris Kontos and original guitarist, Logan Mader.

Band founder and visionary, Robb Flynn tells us: “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 1 hour and London selling out in 8 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 Dec 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!

Jared MacEachern is equally looking forward to the run, saying “Lemme just say, you head cases are in for a massively heavy treat! These BME songs are sounding CRUSHING, and the vibe is great. OG head cases are gonna feel it’s like the first time, and all you other cats are gonna see where it all began!”.

Logan Mader adds, “Really looking forward to this tour and hitting all the markets we will miss on the first run. It’s gonna be amazing! I’ve never been to Greece or Russia and now I’ll have the chance to visit both!!”.

Chris Kontos echoes the sentiment, stating, “This is an absolute mind blower!  Playing these songs again after 23 years feels just amazing. The fact that it’s 25 years later and the BME record is still relevant and revered is humbling to say the least.  Doing a huge world tour in celebration of the record is a great way to acknowledge the legacy of MACHINE HEAD’s past and future.  I’m so looking forward to sharing these songs with the MACHINE HEAD fans around the world.  Can’t wait to meet all you ‘Head Cases’ out there!  You can be sure it is going to be a crushing night! See ya soon!

Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time, Friday 20th September, with VIP pre-sale going live at 10am on Wednesday 18th September

An extremely limited amount of VIP packages will be made available to 30 folks (per show) HERE

Bronze tier:  Exclusive Meet & Greet w/ commemorative Burn My Eyes t-shirt (unavailable at merch), commemorative Burn My Eyes flag, VIP laminate and lanyard, mini poster, and more (limited to 20 per show)

Gold “Soundcheck” Tier:  Soundcheck M&G w/ exclusive tee, flag, lanyard, mini poster, and more (limited to 19 per show)

Platinum “Stage-played guitar” Tier:  Stage played “Burn My Eyes” guitar from Dean Guitars autographed by the whole band, soundcheck, M&G w/ exclusive tee, flag, lanyard, mini poster, and more (limited to 1 per show)

BURN MY EYES 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR EU-2020 TOUR DATES

APRIL
19. 04   E   ZARAGOZA, Teatro de las Esquinas                                             
21.04    E   SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Capitol                                         
23.04    P   OPORTO, Coliseu de Porto                       
24.04    P   LISBON, Coliseu de Lisboa                         
25.04    E   MADRID, La Riviera                                           
27.04    E   MALAGA, Paris 15                                                              
28.04    E   MURCIA, Gamma                                               
29.04    E   VALENCIA, Republicca     

MAY                      
01.05    E        BARCELONA, Razzmatazz                               
02.05    F        TOULOUSE, Le Bikini                                                                                             
05.05    D       LUDWIGSBURG, MHP Arena                  
06.05    D       WIESBADEN, Schlachthof                        
08.05    D       HANNOVER, Swiss Life Hall                     
09.05    CZ     PRAGUE, Forum Karlin                  
10.05    SK      BRATISLAVA, Refinery Gallery                                 
12.05    RO      BUCHAREST, Quantic Club                       
13.05    BG     SOFIA, Universiada Hall                                              
15.05    GR      THESSALONIKI, Fix Factory Of Sound      
16.05    GR     ATHENS, Piraeus Academy                         
20.05    UA      KIEV, Stereoplaza                                                          
22.05    RUS   MOSCOW, 1930 Moscow                                              
23.05    RUS   ST PETERSBURG, A2                                        
25.05    FIN    HELSINKI, The Circus                                                     
28.05    S       STOCKHOLM, Fryhuset Arenan               
29.05    N       OSLO, Sentrum Scene                                 
30.05    DK     AARHUS, Train                             

JUNE                     
01.06    D   HAMBURG, Grosse Freiheit 36                                              
02.06    D   UTRECHT, Tivoliredenburg         
03.06    F    LILLE, Aeronef     

05.06  GB    LONDON, Alexandra Palace                                
06.06  GB    BIRMINGHAM Academy  

BURN MY EYES 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR EU-2019 TOUR DATES

Tickets sind hier erhältlich: HERE

OCTOBER
05.10   D    FREIBURG Sick Arena Musikclub
07.10   NL  Holland, TILBURG 013 *SOLD-OUT*
09.10   DK COPENHAGEN Amager Bio  *SOLD-OUT*
11.10   D    WUERZBURG Posthalle  *SOLD-OUT*
12.10   D    LEIPZIG Haus Auensee
14.10   D    BOCHUM Ruhr Congress
15.10   D    MUNICH Zenith
16.10   A    VIENNA Gasometer
18.10   P    GDANSK B90
19.10   P    WARSAW Progressja *SOLD-OUT*
20.10   HU  BUDAPEST Baba Negra *SOLD-OUT*
22.10   CH  ZURICH Komplex
23.10   F     LYON Le Radiant **
25.10   I     MILAN Live Club
26.10   I     PADOVA Hall
27.10   L     Lux Expo
29.10   F     PARIS Le Trianon *SOLD-OUT*
30.10   F     PARIS Le Trianon *SOLD-OUT*
31.10   B    BRUSSELS Forest National

NOVEMBER
02.11   UK    LONDON O2 Academy Brixton *SOLD-OUT*
04.11   UK    MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse *SOLD-OUT*
05.11   UK    GLASGOW O2 Academy *SOLD-OUT*
07.11   UK    BELFAST Telegraph Building
08.11   IRL   DUBLIN Olympia Theatre *SOLD-OUT*

DECEMBER
20.12   CA    HOLLYWOOD, The Hollywood Palladium

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