Machine Head have announced the dates and support acts for their February 2010 UK 'The Black Procession' tour.
Machine Head have also decided to do things a little differently for the fans this time around and will be playing intimate shows in 3,000 - 4,000 seat venues instead of the massive arena shows fans have grown accustomed to.
The Black Procession will mark the end of the touring cycle for "The Blackening", making it the last chance fans have to catch Machine Head live before they hunker down to write their next album!
The tour dates have been announced as:
Tue 16 February Plymouth Pavillion, Plymouth
Thu 18 February Brixton Academy, London
Sat 21 February O2 Academy, Birmingham
Mon 23 February O2 Academy, Glasgow
Thu 26 February O2 Apollo, Manchester
Support for the tour will come from Hatebreed, Bleeding Through, and All Shall Perish.
Machine Head's Rob Flynn has said, "After three years of touring we are beyond stoked to finish this tour cycle on our own terms, with our show, our stage, our production, our control, and we're lucky enough to bring three of our favorite bands along with us, it's going to be fucking massive!"
Flynn's bandmate Adam Duce added, "Having done arenas now since 'The Black Crusade' as well as the Metallica and Slipknot tours, we thought it would be killer to give the fans a chance to have a couple different setlists, and mix things up a bit. It's gonna be fun for us to see which gems we dig up!"
Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta said, "Machine Head and Hatebreed on the same stages across Europe?!?! This will be the heaviest and most pit-inducing tour of 2010. Make no mistake, if you miss this show, I feel sorry for you!"
Brandan Schieppati of Bleeding Through said, "Machine Head is a band we have all looked up to for years. We consider it an honor to share the stage with our friends in Machine Head. This will be amazing!"
And finally Eddie Shall Perish of All Shall Perish added, "This tour will be legendary! We are beyond honored to be a part of this epic event, these bands have all been huge influences to our music and our devotion to this scene. Machine Head are hometown heroes and Robb Flynn has been championing our new album all over the world and we couldnít be more thankful to Machine Head for wanting us to be on this insane tour! We also canít wait to destroy Europe with all our friends in Hatebreed and Bleeding Through! Fuck yeah, this tour kills!"
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday, 4th September, and eGigs will have links for you to buy them then.
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article by: Scott Williams
| published: 02/09/2009 10:35|