(Originally written for the Ticketmaster Blog)
Here at Ticketmaster, we’re gearing up for the An Evening with Machine Head dates which kick off later this week.
There are no support acts, and they’ll be playing for over two hours.
Whilst we’re always excited to hear the likes of Davidian and Imperium tearing up venues, on these particular dates we’re most pumped about some of the deeper cuts from their eight-album back-catalogue, and moshing hard to some songs they haven’t played for a long time, and some they’ve barely played at all, ever.
*Possible setlist spoiler alert. There are some of those songs they’ve been playing on this tour overseas.*
1. From This Day
If, like me, you don’t subscribe to the idea that Machine Head’s ‘nu-metal’ period was necessarily that bad, and that their third album The Burning Red is massively underrated, you’ll be as stoked as me to hear that they’ll be playing From This Day on these dates, especially as they haven’t for the best part of 15 years. Get ready for the ‘F**k the rest of you’ line, it might catch you off guard.
Whilst even the most hardcore Machine Head fan would struggle to argue that the fourth album Supercharger is not a hit and miss affair, it’s impossible to deny the sheer force of album opener Bulldozer. Enormous circle pits await.
3. Ten Ton Hammer
It doesn’t quite match Imperium’s level of ferocity but it will give you a the same amount confidence to take on your adversaries and win at life. (And shout Machine F’n Head at deafening volume) From The More Things Change…
Standout track from 1994 debut Burn My Eyes (aside from Davidian obviously that’s been floating in and out of their sets ever since. We’re supremely excited to know it’ll be on this run of dates.
5. Descend The Shades of Night
Epic album closer from return to form release (and my personal favourite) Through The Ashes of Empires. It’s testament to how many amazing songs Machine Head have in their arsenal, that they’ve barely touched it since 2007.
An Evening with Machine Head… kicks off tomorrow:
2 – Norwich Open
3 – Nottingham Rock City
5 – Belfast Limelight
6 – Dublin Olympia
8 – Manchester Academy
10 – Cardiff Great Hall
11 – London Hammersmith Apollo
12 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Check availability and book remaining Machine Head tickets now at Ticketmaster.co.uk.