Machine Head and Amon Amarth announce UK / European arena tour

Machine Head, Amon Amarth and The Halo Effect are hitting the road for the Vikings And Lionhearts tour in 2022.

Machine Head and Amon Amarth announce UK / European arena tour
Emily Carter

Machine Head and Amon Amarth have announced a 2022 co-headline arena tour.

Titled the Vikings And Lionhearts tour, the UK and European run will feature special guests The Halo Effect, and will hit 31 venues throughout September and October. Tickets go on sale this Friday (November 5) at 10am.

"Head Cases and Lionhearts rejoice!" announces Robb Flynn. "It is with great pleasure we announce our triumphant return to your land to crush skulls, pummel circle-pits, and deplete your beer supply!! Only this time we will not be alone. That’s right! For the first time in nearly a decade, Machine Head will be foregoing our usual 'Evenings with…' to join forces with our battle-hardened brothers in the all-powerful Amon Amarth, plus their fellow countrymen, The Halo Effect.

"This absolute monster of a tour will kick off autumn 2022 and will be the most devastating night of your metal lives. So get ready to raise your fists, raise your glasses, and bang your heads with us at the heaviest tour of the year! No-one can resist the pure power of this epic alliance. We are coming for you!"

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Amon Amarth continue: "Vikings, we are called to raid again! They said it couldn’t be done, but epic measures must be taken in these turbulent times.

"Amon Amarth is joining forces with our long-time lion-hearted friends in the almighty Machine Head to carve a path of destruction across Europe next autumn. Your heathen souls must witness the full display of production by both bands, for what will be the most monumental metal event of the year.

"Joining the plunder will be Sweden’s The Halo Effect who absolutely embody the spirit of the legendary Gothenburg sound. Keep an eye out for more news from us, as it’s almost time to grab your oars and row to victory. Stay safe, stay strong and raise your horns!"

Catch Machine Head, Amon Amarth and The Halo Effect at the following:

September 2022

8 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
9 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
10 London The SSE Arena, Wembley
12 Manchester AO Arena
13 Dublin 3Arena
16 Zurich Hallenstadion
17 Vienna Stadthalle
18 Krakow Tauron Arena
20 Tallinn Saku Arena
21 Helsinki Ice Hall
23 Oslo Spektrum
24 Stockholm Hovet
26 Copenhagen Forum Black Box
27 Hamburg Barclays Arena
28 Frankfurt Festhalle
30 Oberhausen König Pilsener Arena

October 2022

1 Berlin Velodrome
2 Amsterdam Afas Live
4 Milan Lorenzini District
6 Barcelona Sant Jordi
7 Madrid Vistalegre
8 La Coruna Coliseum
9 Lisbon Campo Pequeno
12 Paris Zenith
14 Munich Olympiahalle
15 Leipzig Arena
16 Prague Tipsport Arena
18 Budapest Barba Negra
20 Esch Sur Alzette Rockhal
21 Brussels Forest National
22 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle

In contrast to arenas, watch one of Machine Head's tiniest gigs ever at The K! Pit in 2019:

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