Machine Head Announce 2024 Australian Tour With Special Guests Fear Factory

20 October 2023 | 9:18 am | Mary Varvaris

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Machine Head & Fear Factory (Source: Supplied)

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Are you ready to launch into next year with two groove and riff-based metal legends? Prepare to headbang as Machine Head have just announced a March 2024 Australian tour with special guests Fear Factory.

Fear Factory, touring Australia for the first time in eight years, and Machine Head for the first time in five, have aligned one of the most anticipated touring line-ups Aussie metalheads could ask for. Machine Head are touring in support of their latest album, last year’s ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN, while Fear Factory are bringing their riff-laden brilliance to stages across the country.

The tour begins on Saturday, 9 March, at Perth’s Astor Theatre before heading to the Eatons Hill Hotel in Brisbane (12 March), Melbourne’s Forum Theatre (14 March), and ends at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre (16 March). The pair then perform a one-off date at Auckland’s Powerstation.

The SLAUGHTER THE MARTØUR WØRLD TØUR pre-sale begins on Monday, 23 October, at 9 am local time. General tickets go on sale on Wednesday, 25 October, also at 9 am local time. Tickets will be available via the Metropolis Touring website.

“Aussie Head Cases! This tour will be insane!! So stoked to be getting back on the road in Australia and New Zealand with this absolutely earth-shattering bill,” Machine Head’s founder Rob Flynn exclaimed in a press release. “Fear Factory have long been our brothers-in-arms, pioneers of a sound that had yet to exist. Oz, we’re ready to crush skulls, crush shoeys, and crush everything in our path!”

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Fear Factory's Dino Cazares added, “We are honoured to be touring with the mighty MACHINE HEAD metal, plus Robb has been a good friend of mine for close to 30 years. We are fucking excited for the metal fans to see this amazing package, and we can’t wait to get out there. Let’s Fucking Rage!”

Australian and New Zealand fans could also witness new Fear Factory music on this tour, with Cazares teasing in a Kill Your Stereo interview last year, “We've been doing pre-production for a new record; I've been demoing all our new songs.”




Saturday 9th March PERTH – Astor Theatre

Tuesday 12th March BRISBANE – Eatons Hill

Thursday 14th March MELBOURNE – Forum Theatre

Saturday 16th March SYDNEY – Enmore Theatre