Machine Head have announced an 18-date spring U.S. tour, dubbed "Electric Happy Hour (Live)." The trek is set to kick off on May 15th in Ventura, California, and will make its way to Des Moines, Fort Wayne and Detroit before wrapping up in L.A. on June 9th.
"Really stoked to be heading out in America again," Machine Head bandleader Robb Flynn commented. "The last tour had so many moments that were so strong and just beyond life affirming! It makes me super proud that we have stayed the path playing these intimate venues doing two-and-a-half-to-three-hour 'Evening With'-style shows for the last eight years. These shows are incredibly rewarding for us as musicians and to people who come out to just go fucking nuts with us.
"Eight years ago the idea was to provide OUR PEOPLE with an experience no other metal band was/is doing right now, and somehow this crazy idea stuck! Me personally ... I'm getting really bored of going to see a band headline for one hour and five minutes, or trudge 50 miles down to the amphitheater to pay $40 for parking and $15 bucks for beer to see a show, so being able to offer something unique in this day and age feels really good."
He added: "We're especially looking forward to the 'Electric Happy Hour' format with Sir Vogg [a.k.a. Machine Head and Decapitated guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka] joining us on this upcoming tour. In reality, I see it becoming even a bit more free form; you might get five songs off of The Blackening, you might get five songs off of Burn My Eyes, you might get five cover songs! The setlist has changed a little from day to day, and the beer always flows, so come down a bang with us for 'Electric Happy Hour (Live)'!"
Check out the full itinerary below. General on-sale is scheduled to launch Friday, March 17th at 10 a.m. local via Ticketmaster.
Machine Head spring 2023 U.S. tour dates:
May 15 - Majestic Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA
May 17 - Virginia St Brewhouse - Reno, NV
May 19 - Pub Station - Billings, MT
May 21 - Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
May 22 - The Art Theater - Hobart, IN
May 24 - The Signal -Chattanooga, TN
May 25 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
May 27 - Piere's - Ft. Wayne, IN
May 28 - ML Metal Fest - Milwaukee, WI
May 30 - Elevation - Grand Rapids, MI
May 31 - Spiral Hall - Pittsburgh, PA
Jun. 01 - Majestic - Detroit, MI
Jun. 03 - Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
Jun. 04 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE
Jun. 06 - Summit -Denver, CO
Jun. 07 - Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, CO
Jun. 08 - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ
Jun. 09 - The Belasco - Los Angeles, CA