Dave and Phil to exit Machine Head

Dave and Phil to exit Machine Head

1st October 2018 0 By John Deaux

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.

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

VIP packages are available in *select* markets at:

Direct ticket links below!👇🏻


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

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