Following the release of their 10th full-length album ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN (read our review), Machine Head will embark on an 18-date trek across the US. “The Electric Happy Hour (Live)” tour will kick off on May 15th in Ventura, CA, and will make its way to Des Moines, Fort Wayne, and Detroit before ending in Los Angeles on June 9th. Tickets available at

Says Machine Head founder Robb Flynn:

“Really stoked to be heading out in America again, the last tour had so many moments that were so strong and just beyond life-affirming!”

Continues Flynn, “It makes me super proud that we have stayed the path playing these intimate venues doing 2 and 1/2 to 3 hour ‘Evening With-style shows’ for the last 8 years. These shows are incredibly rewarding for us as musicians and to people who come out to just go fucking nuts with us. Eight years ago the idea was to provide OUR PEOPLE with an experience no other metal band was/is doing right now, and somehow this crazy idea stuck! Me personally… I’m getting really bored of going to see a band headline for 1 hour and 5 minutes, or trudge 50 miles down to the amphitheater to pay $40 for parking and $15 bucks for beer to see a show, so being able to offer something unique in this day and age feels really good.”

Machine Head “Electric Happy Hour (Live)” Spring 2023 Tour Poster
Machine Head “Electric Happy Hour (Live)” Spring 2023 Tour Poster

“We’re especially looking forward to the EHH format with Sir Vogg joining us on this upcoming tour. In reality, I see it becoming even a bit more free-form, you might get 5 songs off of ‘The Blackening,’ you might get 5 songs off of ‘Burn My Eyes,’ you might get 5 cover songs! The setlist has changed a little from day to day, and the beer always flows, so come down a bang with us for Electric Happy Hour (Live)!”

More U.S. dates are being announced soon.

Blabbermouth Pre-Sale – Weds March 15th @ 10AM until Thursday March 16th at 10PM Local Time
Public On-Sale – Friday March 17th @ 10AM Local Time

Confirmed Summer 2023 Tour Dates:

5/15/2023 Majestic Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA
5/17/2023 Virginia St Brewhouse – Reno, NV
5/19/2023 Pub Station – Billings, MT
5/21/2023 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
5/22/2023 The Art Theater – Hobart, IN
5/24/2023 The Signal -Chattanooga, TN
5/25/2023 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
5/27/2023 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN
5/28/2023 ML Metal Fest – Milwaukee, WI
5/30/2023 Elevation – Grand Rapids, MI
5/31/2023 Spiral Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
6/01/2023 Majestic – Detroit, MI
6/03/2023 Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
6/04/2023 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
6/06/2023 Summit -Denver, CO
6/07/2023 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
6/08/2023 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
6/09/2023 The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA


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