Machine Head announce ‘Burn My Eyes’ 25th anniversary tour

Oakland metal legends Machine Head have confirmed a North American tour for early 2020, which sees the band performing their 1994 debut album, Burn My Eyes, in full (for the first time ever) at every stop of the 25-city jaunt.

“The massive round of tour dates kick-off in Phoenix on Jan 16th in Arizona, and continue across Texas, Florida, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Denver wrapping up at the legendary Fox Theater in their hometown of Oakland, CA. on Feb 21st, and Anaheim, CA,” states a press release. “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.”

The first part of the set will feature Machine Head (Robb Flynn, Jared MacEachern + new guitarist Vogg Kiełtyka & new drummer Matt Alston) playing classic and favorite tunes, meanwhile act two will see Burn My Eyes dished out in its entirety with original guitarist Logan Mader and original drummer Chris Kontos.

Regarding the run, Flynn says: “North American Head Cases, you have been patiently waiting for what seems like for-goddamned-EVER, thank you for your patience, but we are now ready to CRUSH YOUR FUCKING SKULLS!! So ready to get back on the road in the US. Biggest production we have ever had, most insane line-up we have ever had, we have leveled-the-fuck-up for this run! Ready to bring you 3 hours of blood, sweat, tears, pain, rage, and life-affirming metal. Let’s fucking do this!!”

MacEachern adds: “North America! I promised you tour dates… well, your time has come!! Don’t you dare miss this special moment in musical history, as we pay 25 years of tribute to Burn My Eyes! The band is sounding tight as ever, and the spirits are high. Come relive your adolescent angst and rage with MACHINE HEAD!!”

Mader continues with: “North America! We’re just now finishing rehearsals with full production in Germany for the first leg and holy sh*t… the sound, the lights, the feel and fire are epic beyond anything I’ve ever been a part of!!! Can’t wait to bring it to the USA and Canada aye! My brain is overloaded with excitement, emotion and adrenaline!!!”

Kontos exclaims: “After 24 years have past since I having done any touring in the U.S. with Machine Head I’m so looking forward to bringing this incredible tour to the masses. I can honestly say, I think the U.S. “Head Cases” will be absolutely blown away by The BME 25th Anniversary tour. I can’t wait to destroy the states next year!!!!”

Kiełtyka writes: “It’s a huge privilege to be a part of this amazing tour. #BurnMyEyes25 tour reaches more and more places. After rehearsals and pre-production in Germany, I can confirm ther’s no way you can miss out on this tour!!”

And finally, Alston closes out with: “I’m so stoked to be part of the Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary Tour – being on stage with Robb, Jared & Vogg; performing songs i grew up listening to and infront of thousands of HeadCases is just amazing! AND then being able to have my face melted by the BurnMyEyes show…it just doesn’t get much better than that!!”

The tour kicks off in January at Phoenix’s The Van Buren, and advances through the following month, hitting NYC’s Webster Hall on February 1 [TIX], plua Canada, Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, and more.

All dates are below.


16th – PHOENIX, The Van Buren
18th – ALBUQUERQUE, El Rey
20th – DALLAS, House of Blues
21st – SAN ANTONIO, Azetc Theatre
22nd – HOUSTON, House of Blues
26th – ORLANDO, House of Blyes
27th – FT. LAUDERDALE, Revolution
28th – TAMPA, Ritz Ybor
30th – ATLANTA, Center Stage
31st – SILVER SPRING, The Fillmore

1st – NEW YORK CITY, Webster Hall
4th – TORONTO, Danforth Music Hall
5th – MONTREAL, Corona Theatre
7th – BOSTON, House of Blues
8th – BUFFALO, Town Ballroom
9th – CLEVELAND, Agora Theater
11th – INDIANAPOLIS, The Vogue
12th – LOUISVILLE, Mercury Ballroom
14th – DETROIT, Crofoot
15th – CHICAGO, Metro
16th – MINNEAPOLIS, Skyway Theatre
18th – DENVER, The Gothic Theatre
19th – SALT LAKE CITY, The Depot
21st – OAKLAND, Fox Theater
22nd – ANAHEIM, House of Blues