You asked for a McPick 2. You’re getting a McPick Tour.
Mac Sabbath, everyone’s favorite McDonald’s-themed Black Sabbath tribute band, is headed back on the road this winter, and they are taking the rather-timely Galactic Empire, a Star Wars-themed metal band, out on the road with them. You’ll recall that Mac Sabs sold out the Middle East Downstairs back in March 2016.
This time around, you’ll have to travel a little bit further out from Boston’s city line, as the two bands’ “I Got A Bad Feeling About This Tour” hits Worcester’s Palladium on March 9. Mac Sabbath is also touring behind their first bit of recorded music, the single “Pair-A-Buns,” released via flexi-disc and coloring book.
Last year, we caught up with Mac Sabbath to get their origin story.
“It was just an immediate cult following,” said “manager” Mike Odd in a Vanyaland interview. “We didn’t expect it to go so fast, we didn’t know what to do with it. We booked a show at a grammar school Halloween party, and it was literally middle school children watching Mac Sabbath, and it was great! I thought, beforehand, ‘This is either going to be great or the worst thing ever’ — and it worked. And then we’d go at night and play for drunks, and they loved it.”
Odd added: “Someone told me recently that Mac Sabbath isn’t the band we need, but it’s the band we deserve, which is a statement that definitely works for us on several levels. We just kind of want to keep this thing going and see what happens — but like the show at the middle school, we keep constantly thinking ‘This is either going to be great or the worst thing ever!’”
Check out all Mac Sabbath’s dates below, as well as Eddy Leiva’s full gallery from that Mid East gig. Because one can’t fully appreciate Mac Sabbath without seeing it.