Machine Head's Phil Demmel and Dave McClain Quit, Farewell Tour Announced | Revolver

Machine Head's Phil Demmel and Dave McClain Quit, Farewell Tour Announced

Robb Flynn: "I have held on too tight to the reigns of the band. I have suffocated those guys."

UPDATE: In a follow-up Instagram video, Robb Flynn has clarified that Machine Head's upcoming dates will serve as the farewell tour for the band's current lineup. The long-term future of the group has yet to be determined, he said. Watch the full clip below.

ORIGINAL STORY: In a Facebook live video earlier today, Machine Head frontman Rob Flynn announced the sudden departure of guitarist Phill Demmel and drummer Dave McClain on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Flynn also states in the clip that bassist Jared MacEachern "kind of quit" but he "wasn't sure if he's quitting for good," before going on to openly admit that his own controlling tendencies led to the rift. "I have held on too tight to the reigns of this band," says Flynn. "And I have suffocated those guys. I got some rough edges, I'm kind of a barnacle, and you know, those rough edges have given us the success we have, but they've also hurt the people around me."

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The current Machine Head Freaks & Zeroes tour, set to kick off next week on October 4th, will still happen, however, now as a celebratory farewell tour to the band's current lineup. Flynn invites fans to come out to give this iteration a proper sendoff with plenty of drinks and "white trash" fun.

Machine Head tour dates:
10/04: Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
10/06: Missoula, MT - The Wilma
10/08: Calgary, AB - Palace Theatre
10/09: Edmonton, AB - Union Hall 
10/10: Saskatoon, SK - Louis
10/12: Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
10/13: Minot, ND - The Original
10/15: Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10/17: Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre 
10/18: Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
10/19: Kansas City, MO - Truman
10/20: Joliet, IL - The Forge 
10/22: Cleveland, OH - Agora
10/23: Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
10/24: Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
10/26: Ft. Wayne, IN - Clyde Theatre
10/27: Columbus, OH - Newport
10/29: Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
10/30: Hartford, CT - The Webster
10/31: Huntington, NY - Paramount
11/02: Sayreville, NJ - Starland
11/03: Richmond, VA - National
11/04: Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
11/07: Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
11/09: Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
11/10: Nashville, KY - Exit In
11/11: Charlotte, NC - Underground
11/13: Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
11/14: Tampa, FL - The Ritz
11/16: New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
11/17: Austin, TX - Emos
11/18: Lubbock, TX - Jake's
11/20: Tuscon, AZ - Club X
11/21: San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
11/23: Anaheim, CA -  House Of Blues
11/24: Santa Cruzt, CA - Catalyst