By on June 23, 2011
Oakland, CA – Off on the distant horizon what appears to be a massive cloud can be seen blackening the sky. As it gets closer it becomes obvious that the “cloud” is no cloud at all, but a massive swarm preparing to descend on the shores of Europe and the U.K.. “The Eighth Plague” tour will make land on November 2nd and rip a swath across the landscape with a magnitude heretofore unseen.
MACHINE HEAD, in support of their newest crushing release “Unto The Locust” (out late September 2011) will collide with the land and lay waste to every city in their path. Accompanied by very special guests Bring Me The Horizon as well as DevilDriver and Darkest Hour, “The Eighth Plague” tour promises to be the most exciting, hard-hitting tour in recent memory.
“This will no doubt be the heaviest show you’re going to see this year” states Machine Head frontman and guitarist Robb Flynn. “A lot of the greatest shows of our last touring cycle were in Europe and the U.K., so the prospect of this lineup combined with these crowds has us extremely stoked to get out there and tear it up! New material, great venues, killer fans… we absolutely cannot wait!”
Adds Bring Me The Horizon vocalist Oliver Sykes, “We’re proper excited for these dates with Machine Head! We were listening to them before we even started BMTH, so to be going on tour with them is blowin’ our minds! These will be our last U.K./Euro dates before we take a break to record our next album as well, so it’s gonna be mental! We honestly can’t wait.”
Says DevilDriver vocalist Dez Fafara, “We always love touring in packages that offer a diversity of styles of metal. This is yet another one of those packages. I would like to personally thank Robb Flynn for inviting us to the party. See you in the fucking pit.”
“We are so excited to announce our upcoming winter European tour with Machine Head, Bring Me the Horizon, and Devildriver” exclaims Darkest Hour vocalist John Henry. “European audiences are true purists when it comes to their love for metal music and great metal concerts, so there’s no better place in a world for this tour to go down. It will take us to cities we haven’t been to in a decade, as well as a few new ones. Meeting new friends and exploring other cultures has always been something we enjoy as a band, and getting to explore some of these places with this great bill for the first time is both a great privilege and an honor. If you can make it out to one of these shows please do, you won’t be let down.”
After over a year hiatus from touring, busy writing, recording and crafting their newest masterpiece, Machine Head cannot wait to be back in Europe and the U.K. on stage before some of the most diehard fans metal has to offer. A relationship forged with years of relentless touring is about to be reignited. Tickets go on sale June 24th. Give yourself Unto The Locust or be left to wander aimlessly in the aftermath.
“The Eighth Plague” tour dates are as follows:
02-Nov Wed
03-Nov Thu
05-Nov Sat
06-Nov Sun
08-Nov Tue
09-Nov Wed
10-Nov Thu
12-Nov Sat
13-Nov Sun
15-Nov Tue
16-Nov Wed
17-Nov Thu
18-Nov Fri
19-Nov Sat
21-Nov Mon
23-Nov Wed
24-Nov Thu
25-Nov Fri
26-Nov Sat
28-Nov Mon
29-Nov Tue
30-Nov Wed
03-Dec Sat
04-Dec Sun
05-Dec Mon
06-Dec Tue
Norway, Oslo – Sentrum
Sweden, Stockholm – Aren
Finland, Tampere – Sorsapuisto-Sali
Finland, Helsinki – Circus
Denmark, Copenhagen – KB Halle
Germany, Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit 36
Germany, Dresden – Alter Schlachthof
Austria, Vienna – Gasomter
Italy, Milan – Alcatraz
Spain, Barcelona – Razzmatazz
Spain, Madrid – Riviera
Portugal, Lisbon – Coliseum
Portugal, Oporto – Coliseum
Spain, Bilbao – Rockitar
Switzerland, Zurich – Volkshaus
France, Paris – Zenith
Germany, Neu-Isenburg – Hugenottenhalle
Germany, Munich – Tonhalle
Germany, Ludwigsburg – Arena
Holland, Eindhoven – Klokgebown
Belgium, Brussels – Forest
Germany, Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
UK, London – Wembley Arena
UK, Birmingham – NIA
UK, Glasgow – SECC
UK, Manchester – Central
And Don’t miss MACHINE HEAD live on this summer’s main stage with DISTURBEDGODSMACK, and MEGADETH, along with a ferocious mix of the best hard rock and metal artists of today.  For the first time in festival history, through their success, MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES and TRIVIUM have grown through the ranks to now perform on the main stage in rotating slots throughout the tour. This year sees the return of festival veterans DISTURBEDMACHINE HEADTRIVIUM, and SUICIDE SILENCE. The JAGERMEISTER stage will feature UNEARTHKINGDOM OF SORROWRED FANG, and the winners of JAGERMEISTER Battle of the Bands. The Revolver Stage will spotlight SUICIDE SILENCEALL SHALL PERISH and STRAIGHT LINE STITCH.
The 4th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, the World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team. ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL attendees can enjoy a plethora of festival activities, including perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of other interactive activities that enhance

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.