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Machine Head Announces North American Tour Dates With Children Of Bodom, Epica, And Battlecross

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Machine Head will continue dominating North America with the announcement of a 21-show U.S. and Canadian trek in support of the band's debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, due out this Fall.

The devastating lineup will also feature Children of Bodom, Epica, and Battlecross. The tour launches on October 4th in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1st.

Machine Head front man & guitarist Robb Flynn checks in about the touring line-up and the upcoming shows:

"Machine Head raised the bar with concert production for 2012 ‘s 'Locust' tour, and now we plan to raise the bar again with our biggest US show yet, and the strongest line-up out there for 2014, PERIOD!!

"This is a MUST SEE event for any heavy metal fan in America! I am stoked that we were able to join up with our friends in Children Of Bodom, one of the premier power metal bands of our time, and our friends in Battlecross, who we toured with on Mayhem last year, and are going to bring the old-school thrash vibe. Epica’s symphonic metal will add a touch of much needed class to the drunken shenanigans that will surely take place on this raucous tour. Come out and be a part of history ladies and gentlemen!"

Children Of Bodom's Alexi Laiho adds: “We’ve rolled with Machine Head quite a few times in the past. My best memories are kick azz shows, parties, camaraderie and vocal coaching from Robb Flynn way back in 2008, so I think we’ll have a good time tearing it up all over North America! Not a bad way to end the long and non stop tour cycle for 'Halo Of Blood!'"

“With this killer line-up, this tour is bound to be a great success,” states Epica vocalist Simone Simons. “We will bring Epica to a whole new level and I can't wait to play the new songs along with the old material overseas.”

Epica founding member Mark Jansen shares: “Machine Head and Children of Bodom are bands I listened to as teenager, so it's really amazing to be on this tour with Epica."

Battlecross guitarist Tony Asta contributes the following: “What an honor to be asked to join a tour in support of Machine Head's first album release on their new label! We’re really excited to reunite with Robb and the guys, as well as Children Of Bodom - both legendary bands and friends from last summer’s Mayhem Fest. And we’ll get to see what Epicais all about. This is a tour with something for every metal head. We can’t wait to bring it brutal throughout the USA & Canada, banging heads and melting faces from coast-to-coast. See you in the pit!”

10/04/14 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
10/06/14 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
10/07/14 Houston, TX - House of Blues
10/09/14 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
10/10/14 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10/11/14 TBA
10/12/14 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
10/14/14 Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
10/15/14 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
10/16/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5
10/17/14 Worcester, MA - Palladium
10/18/14 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
10/20/14 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
10/21/14 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
10/22/14 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
10/24/14 Saskatoon, SK - O’Brians
10/26/14 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Center
10/28/14 Vancouver, B.C - The Vogue – Vancouver, B.C.
10/29/14 Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
10/31/14 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
11/01/14 Hollywood, CA - Palladium

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

:/ Wish there were more dates. WIll have to see if I can make the Oct. 6th show in Dallas. Monday shows usually don't work out well for me.

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2. Canadametalfan writes:

Looking forward to seeing Epica, right now I do not care for the rest... The fun part will be trying to make the Edmonton show, since I will be living in Red Deer Alberta by then.

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3. anon writes:

Since that 10/11 show is between GA and PA it only makes sense to stop in Baltimore or D.C. My girl's birthday is a week after that so saying "HEY HONEY MH AND CoB" would get her panties wet for sure.

Add in the fact that if they did it at Ram's Head Live we'd more than likely get in free. And if not, 9:30 Club is abso-f'n-lutely fine as well.

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