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Children of Bodom, Machine Head, + Epica announce joint tour

 Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom arrives at the 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on May 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Machine Head recently revealed on their Facebook page they will be hitting the road this fall with Children of Bodom, Epica, and Battlecross for a joint North American tour. The shows kick off October 4 in Denver, CO and will wrap up November 1 in Hollywood, CA. The bands will rock Chicago October 20 at the Concord Music Hall. Tickets go one sale Friday, August 1 at 10 AM EST. Full list of dates can be found below.

Posting on Facebook, Machine Head frontman Rob Flynn had this to say about the upcoming tour:
“Machine Head raised the bar with concert production for 2012‘s “Locust” tour, and now we plan to raise the bar again with our biggest US show yet, and the strongest line-up out there for 2014, PERIOD!! This is a MUST SEE event for any heavy metal fan in America! I am stoked that we were able to join up with our friends in Children of Bodom, one of the premier power metal bands of our time, and our friends in Battlecross, who we toured with on Mayhem last year, and are going to bring the old-school thrash vibe. Epica’s symphonic metal will add a touch of much needed class to the drunken shenanigans that will surely take place on this raucous tour. Come out and be a part of history ladies and gentlemen!!”

Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho added “We’ve rolled with Machine Head quite a few times in the past. My best memories are kick a** shows, parties, camaraderie and vocal coaching from Robb Flynn way back in 2008, so I think we’ll have a good time tearing it up all over North America! Not a bad way to end the long and non stop tour cycle for 'Halo of Blood !'”

This will actually be Children of Bodom's second time in Chicago in the past year. They performed at the House of Blues earlier this year as part of their Halo of Blood tour. Last year saw the release of their eighth studio album of the same name. Meanwhile, Machine Head's last release was 2011's “Unto the Locust.” In February of this year, the band entered the studio to record their follow up album.

10/04/14 – Denver, Colo. – Summit Music Hall
10/06/14 – Dallas, Texas – House of Blues
10/07/14 – Houston, Texas – House of Blues
10/09/14 – Orlando, Fla. – Hard Rock Live
10/10/14 – Atlanta, Ga. – Masquerade
10/11/14 – TBA
10/12/14 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Electric Factory
10/14/14 – Toronto, Ontario – The Sound Academy
10/15/14 – Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
10/16/14 – New York, N.Y. – Terminal 5
10/17/14 – Worcester, Mass. – Palladium
10/18/14 – Cleveland, Ohio – Agora Theater
10/20/14 – Chicago, Ill. – Concord Music Hall
10/21/14 – Milwaukee, Wis. – The Rave
10/22/14 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Skyway Theater
10/24/14 – Saskatoon, Seskatchewan – O’Brians
10/26/14 – Edmonton, Alberta – Shaw Conference Center
10/28/14 – Vancouver, British Columbia – The Vogue – Vancouver, B.C.
10/29/14 – Seattle, Wash. – Showbox SODO
10/31/14 – Oakland, Calif. – Fox Theater
11/01/14 – Hollywood, Calif. – Palladium

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