Machine Head Postpone UK & Europe Tour Because Of Coronavirus

Machine Head have postponed their Burn My Eyes anniversary tour across the UK and Europe due to coronavirus.

Machine Head Postpone UK & Europe Tour Because Of Coronavirus

In September, Machine Head announced that they would be heading out on tour across Europe and the UK for the 25th anniversary of their debut album Burn My Eyes. Today, they announced that they’ve postponed the tour due to the coronavirus.

“Of paramount importance to us is the heath [sic] and safety of the Head Cases,” the band said in a blog post. “We’ve worked hard with all our management, booking agents, and business associates to find other solutions or options, but the levels of risk to our audience and their communities is simply too high for our comfort level. In addition to that, we also have a unique group of extraordinarily passionate fans who travel from all over the continent to watch our shows. We are eternally humbled by the dedication and devotion of the Head Cases, however in this case, travel is something not recommended.”

The World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, a pandemic today. As of today, there have been 118,326 cases confirmed worldwide, along with 4292 deaths due to the virus, according to the WHO. Cases have been confirmed in 113 countries.

As the coronavirus spreads, more and more bands have had to cancel or postpone shows or even entire tours. SXSW was canceled, and Coachella has been postponed until October.

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Machine Head said that they are working on rescheduling the tour for this fall or later.

“We look forward to our next concerts with you all,” the band said. “And the ability to publicly gather together and play raging heavy metal for you and vent all of our collective frustration, as a result of this insane moment in history, out in the circle pit.”

“Stay safe, stay calm, and be well friends.”

These are the affected Machine Head tour dates:

Machine Head Europe tour 2020


19 Zaragoza, Teatro de las Esquinas, Spain
21 Santiago De Compostela, Capitol, Spain
23 Oporto, Coliseu de Porto, Portugal
24 Lisbon, Coliseu de Lisboa, Portugal
25 Madrid, La Riviera, Spain
27 Malaga, Paris 15, Spain
28 Murcia, Gamma, Spain
29 Valencia, Republicca, Spain


01 Barcelona, Razzmatazz, Spain
02 Toulouse, Le Bikini, France
05 Ludwigsburg, MHP arena, Germany
06 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof, Germany
08 Hannover, Swiss Life Hall, Germany
09 Prague, Forum Karlin, Czech Republic
10 Bratislava, Refinery Gallery, Slovakia
12 Bucharest, Quantic Club, Romania
13 Sofia, Universiada Hall, Bulgaria
15 Thessaloniki, Fix Factory Of Sound, Greece
16 Athens, Piraeus Academy, Greece
20 Kiev, Stereoplaza, Ukraine
22 Moscow, 1930 Moscow, Russia
23 St Petersburg, A2, Russia
25 Helsinki, The Circus, Finland
28 Stockholm, Fryhuset Arenan, Sweden
29 Oslo, Sentrum Scene, Norway
30 Aarhus, Train, Denmark


01 Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36, Germany
02 Utrecht, Tivoliredenburg, Netherlands
03 Lille, L’Aeronef, France
05 London, Alexandra Palace, UK
06 Birmingham O2 Academy, UK

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