machine head, Machine Head delay upcoming tour to complete latest album…

Machine Head have just announced that they will have to postpone their upcoming North American tour with Children of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross.

The band explains that the reason for the delay is that they need the time to complete their upcoming studio album, ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds.’

The tour was initially set to launch in Denver on Oct. 4 and wrap up in Los Angeles on Nov. 1. Ticket holders will be able to get a refund at the point of purchase.  The band however promise to reschedule dates for the beginning of 2015.

Below is Machine Head’s full statement on the tour postponement:

It is with great disappointment that Machine Head must announce the postponement of our North American tour this fall. Our new album “Bloodstone & Diamonds” has taken longer to complete than expected and we had to make the difficult choice to either delay the album, let it go out as incomplete, or cancel the tour in order to properly finish and promote the album in the caliber it needs to be done. We decided postponing the tour was the best decision for the record.

We feel this record is a milestone, we feel we have something truly special here, but getting there has been a challenge. Our vocalist / guitarist Robb Flynn just returned from a press tour where he was playing rough mixes and incomplete versions of songs for the press just to try and keep everything on time for our November release date.

Refunds will be available for tickets at point of purchase.

Look out for rescheduled American tour dates for the beginning of the year.

All scheduled European tour dates will remain as scheduled.

Machine Head release their 8th album “Bloodstone & Diamonds” (and their first for Nuclear Blast Entertainment) on Nov 7th – EU, and Nov 10th in the U.S. and U.K.