In a message to their social networks, as well as an email message to their fans, Machine Head has clarified their earlier announcement about their future. Along with the previous message that Phil Demmel and Dave Mcclain are departing the band after long tenures, the band is officially continuing on with founder Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern and eventually, new members. The upcoming “Farewell tour” is more of a farewell of the current lineup.
After 23 years with Dave McClain pounding the skins at the drum throne, and 15 years with Phil Demmel shredding the guitar on stage right, both members have decided to move on from Machine Head and open a new chapter in their lives.
Watch Robb’s emotional announcement that happened Friday on Facebook Live.
The upcoming Freaks & Zeroes Tour of North America (that starts this Thursday in Sacramento, CA) is still happening, and will be a celebration of the music that the line-up have created throughout the years. The split is amicable, and the guys are looking forward to playing these very special shows for the Head Cases of North America and ending this era on a positive and classy note.
To clarify: this is the Farewell Tour of this line-up of Machine Head, not the Farewell Tour of Machine Head, as has been reported in the media.
Machine Head wish to thank Phil and Dave for their significant contributions to the band, both musically and lyrically, as well for the spirit, genuine passion they infused into the music, and legendary live performances brought along the way.
Machine Head ask that you, the Head Cases, the Freaks & Zeroes, the Lion Hearts of America, come down and have a drink (or 5), a joint (or 2), rage at the shows, let your freak-flag-fly, and celebrate this unique moment in history with us.
The band will once again will be giving fans “An Evening With” MACHINE HEAD, no openers, no B.S., just 2 1/2 hours of classic and new material!
Thank you friends,
– Machine Head
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Freaks & Zeroes Tour 2018
10/4/2018 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades https://bit.ly/2zo9GiS
10/6/2018 Missoula, MO Wilma Theatre https://ticketf.ly/2yDPsRD
10/8/2018 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre https://ticketf.ly/2zs4Wsi
10/9/2018 Edmonton, AB Union Hall https://ticketf.ly/2u40dYW
10/10/2018 Saskatoon, SK Louis’ https://ticketf.ly/2ueNTV6
10/12/2018 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick https://ticketf.ly/2zhcoqe
10/13/2018 Minot, ND The Original https://bit.ly/2KDY8Nw
10/15/2018 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue https://bit.ly/2zkLHkn
10/17/2018 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre https://bit.ly/2NvfIRP
10/18/2018 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s https://ticketf.ly/2ND9D5A
10/19/2018 Kansas City, MO The Truman https://ticketf.ly/2MZRw8X
10/20/2018 Joliet, IL The Forge https://bit.ly/2N0Xwyv
10/22/2018 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre https://bit.ly/2MWr93I
10/23/2018 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection https://bit.ly/2J31owo
10/24/2018 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre https://bit.ly/2u4kTA7
10/26/2018 FT. Wayne, IN The Clyde Theatre https://bit.ly/2KHMSzX
10/27/2018 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall https://bit.ly/2NDalzM
10/29/2018 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE https://bit.ly/2KZF74k
10/30/2018 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre https://ticketf.ly/2NA3hUF
10/31/2018 Huntington, NY The Paramount https://bit.ly/2N1KvV1
11/2/2018 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom https://bit.ly/2uflfTP
11/3/2018 Richmond, VA The National https://bit.ly/2McBr2T
11/4/2018 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage https://bit.ly/2KUIg8I
11/7/2018 Asheville, NC Orange Peel https://bit.ly/2u2SXwm
11/9/2018 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom https://bit.ly/2KDTXS1
11/10/2018 Nashville, TN Exit/In https://ticketf.ly/2zs6oLg
11/11/2018 Charlotte, NC The Underground https://bit.ly/2Nzq17i
11/13/2018 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution https://bit.ly/2u8NgMF
11/14/2018 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor https://bit.ly/2J5YyGL
11/16/2018 New Orleans, LA House of Blues https://bit.ly/2KZxDhM
11/17/2018 Austin, TX Emo’s https://fgtix.to/2lvidqm
11/18/2018 Lubbock, TX Jake’s https://ticketf.ly/2KHRhTu
11/20/2018 Tucson, AZ Club XS https://ticketf.ly/2KHPbmj
11/21/2018 San Diego, CA House of Blues https://bit.ly/2KVpHRP
11/23/2018 Anaheim, CA House of Blues https://bit.ly/2N2phqq
11/24/2018 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst https://ticketf.ly/2zmmuWN