Head Cases, please welcome Vogg Kiełtyka and Matt Alston to the Machine Head family! Machine Head are proud to announce the two new full-time members who will be performing the first set of the upcoming 3 hours “Evening With” / ‘Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary tour, with the 2nd set will be performed by original BME-alumni Chris Kontos and Logan Mader.
Band visionary and mastermind Robb Flynn states, “it is an honor to perform alongside Matt and Vogg, these two are straight up “elite-level” players, and fucking Beasts on-stage, I cannot wait for the Head Cases of the world get crushed by the heaviness that they will bring! Let’s do this!”.
New guitarist Vogg Kiełtyka (Decapitated) adds: “It’s a huge honour to be able to play at the same stage with the mighty Machine Head . I grew up on their music and when I heard I will join them on this tour, I was literally stoked! As a thirteen years old I was learning songs from “Burn My Eyes” which is still one of my favorite albums ever, that album had also a big influence on my playing and my guitar skills.” He continues, “Machine Head is not just a band, it’s an institution who has still a big influence on how all metal scene looks like, so for me as a musician and also a metal fan it’s something special to be able to be a small part of it. That will be definitely a huge lesson and experience for me to be a part of such a professional team. Adventure begins, I cannot wait!”
Vogg will continue to perform double-duty with his band Decapitated adding: To all Decapitated fans: I will see with you also during Decapitated shows in 2020. We do plan also to compose new music for next Decapitated album so keep an eye on more news!
New drummer Matt Alston adds, “I’m honoured to announce that I will be playing drums for Machine Head for the next world tour cycle alongside Chris Kontos on their ‘Burn My Eyes’ 25th Anniversary tour. It was a pleasure working for MH over last years world tour, but now having the opportunity to be playing their songs is something I never would have imagined while growing up & listening to their music. Pre-production for the upcoming European tour starts on Monday, needless to say I can’t fucking wait to get on the road! A huge, HUGE thanks to my brother Steve Lagudi for getting me the opportunity to audition, and of course to Robb, Jared, & the whole MH team for welcoming me into this new position.”
About the “Burn My Eyes’ 25th Anniversary Tour:
Building on their wildly popular ‘Evening With…’ format, these not-to-be-missed shows will be a three-hour musical extravaganza, comprised of two parts:
Part I – will feature a battery of Machine Head’s modern classics, such as ‘Imperium,’ ‘Halo,’ ‘Ten Ton Hammer’ and, ‘The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears,’ featuring frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern performing alongside two, soon-to-be-announced ragers on guitar and drums.
Part II – will feature the Bay Area titan’s classic debut album, “Burn My Eyes” played in its entirety for the first time ever. And if somehow this historical event could not be monumental enough, taking the stage for this part of the set will be “Burn My Eyes”-era alumni and Machine Head’s original drummer Chris Kontos and original guitarist, Logan Mader.
BURN MY EYES 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR EU-2019 TOUR DATES
OCTOBER 05.10 D FREIBURG Sick Arena Musikclub 07.10 NL Netherlands, TILBURG 013 SOLD-OUT 09.10 DK COPENHAGEN Amager Bio SOLD-OUT 11.10 D WUERZBURG Posthalle SOLD-OUT 12.10 D LEIPZIG Haus Auensee 14.10 D BOCHUM Ruhr Congress 15.10 D MUNICH Zenith 16.10 A VIENNA Gasometer 18.10 P GDANSK B90 19.10 P WARSAW Progressja SOLD-OUT 20.10 HU BUDAPEST Baba Negra SOLD-OUT 22.10 CH ZURICH Komplex 23.10 F LYON Le Radiant ** 25.10 I MILAN Live Club 26.10 I PADOVA Hall 27.10 L Lux Expo 29.10 F PARIS Le Trianon SOLD-OUT 30.10 F PARIS Le Trianon SOLD-OUT 31.10 B BRUSSELS Forest National
NOVEMBER 02.11 UK LONDON O2 Academy Brixton SOLD-OUT 04.11 UK MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD-OUT 05.11 UK GLASGOW O2 Academy SOLD-OUT 07.11 UK BELFAST Telegraph Building 08.11 IRL DUBLIN Olympia Theatre SOLD-OUT
DECEMBER 20.12 CA HOLLYWOOD, The Hollywood Palladium
BURN MY EYES 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR EU-2020 TOUR DATES
APRIL 19.04 E ZARAGOZA, Teatro de las Esquinas 21.04 E SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Capitol 23.04 P OPORTO, Coliseu de Porto 24.04 P LISBON, Coliseu de Lisboa 25.04 E MADRID, La Riviera 27.04 E MALAGA, Paris 15 28.04 E MURCIA, Gamma 29.04 E VALENCIA, Republicca
MAY 01.05 E BARCELONA, Razzmatazz 02.05 F TOULOUSE, Le Bikini 05.05 D LUDWIGSBURG, MHP Arena 06.05 D WIESBADEN, Schlachthof 08.05 D HANNOVER, Swiss Life Hall 09.05 CZ PRAGUE, Forum Karlin 10.05 SK BRATISLAVA, Refinery Gallery 12.05 RO BUCHAREST, Quantic Club 13.05 BG SOFIA, Universiada Hall 15.05 GR THESSALONIKI, Fix Factory Of Sound 16.05 GR ATHENS, Piraeus Academy 20.05 UA KIEV, Stereoplaza 22.05 RUS MOSCOW, 1930 Moscow 23.05 RUS ST PETERSBURG, A2 25.05 FIN HELSINKI, The Circus 28.05 S STOCKHOLM, Fryhuset Arenan 29.05 N OSLO, Sentrum Scene 30.05 DK AARHUS, Train
JUNE 01.06 D HAMBURG, Grosse Freiheit 36 02.06 NL UTRECHT, Tivoli Vredenburg 03.06 F LILLE, Aeronef 05.06 GB LONDON, Alexandra Palace 06.06 GB BIRMINGHAM Academy