MACHINE HEAD Announce Irish Return in March 2016… Posted: 14/10/2015 by John O'Brien

Machine_Head_bandMetal giants MACHINE HEAD have just announced details of their much anticipated return to Ireland with headline performances at the Limelight, Belfast on Saturday the 5th March and also at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Sunday the 6th March 2016.

Tickets for the Dublin date are priced €31 inclusive of booking fee go on sale this Friday, October 16th at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and


Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD will headline an exclusive tour starting this February, billed as “An Evening With Machine Head” spanning across Europe and the U.K!  No support bands, no locals, just 2 hours of bone-crunching metal anthems, deep album cuts, sing-a-longs, haunting atmospheric pieces, and pure fucking MACHINE HEAD!!!

“We’re doing ‘An Evening With’ MACHINE HEAD.  Meaning: it’ll just be us, folks,” commented guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn.  “We are really excited about playing longer sets, throwing in some deep cuts, and just having it be our own world.  We did this in the U.S. and eastern Europe recently and it’s done amazingly well.  Fans seem to really love the “Evening With…” format for a band like us who has a long-standing and diverse catalog.  While the sets vary from night to night, there were a couple nights on the last run where we reached the 2 hour and 40 minute mark.  It was crazy!  We could have played all night, the crowd was so insane!!”

In regards to the band’s decision to only headline their own shows throughout the “Bloodstone & Diamonds” touring cycle, as well as no longer play festival slots, Flynn elaborates:

“We’re not trying to have a good time with a bunch of people who don’t know who we are. If MACHINE HEAD throws a party, big or small, we don’t want a bunch of ‘strangers’ there. This is about us and you guys, the die-hards, the Head Cases, The Fucking Undesirables!  We don’t care about the others out there. We’re here and we’re not going anywhere. If those people want to be a part of this, they know where to find us. So for the time being, and maybe ‘forever’, we’re done reaching out for them.”

Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday October 16th.

5-Mar-2016      Belfast – Limelight
6-Mar-2016      Dublin – Olympia

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