Metal Outfit Machine Head Gears Up for San Antonio Date on Its 25th Anniversary Tour


  • courtesy Aztec Theatre
  • Machine Head
Nineties metal giant Machine Head will hit San Antonio early next year as part of a tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of its debut record Burn My Eyes.

But the band will doing it without drummer Dave McClain, a member of San Antonio's seminal '80s metal outfit SA Slayer. McClain left Machine Head last year, citing a lack of satisfaction in the band's current direction.

The tour hits the Aztec Theatre on Tuesday, January 21.

According to a recent press release, the show will last three hours and feature two parts. The first will consist of a bombardment of Machine Head classics including “Imperium,” “Halo,” “Ten Ton Hammer,” and “The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears," while the band will play Burn My Eyes in its entirety during the second half.

“North American Head Cases, you have been patiently waiting for what seems like for-goddamned-ever,” longtime guitarist and frontman Robb Flynn said in the release. “Thank you for your patience, but we are now ready to crush your fucking skulls!”

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m., VIP: WWW.MACHINEHEAD.VIP. Live Nation Pre-sale is Thursday, October 10 from 10am-10pm. Password: ROCKSTAR.

Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.