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Formed: 1991
From: MD, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Clutch News

Below is our complete Clutch news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Volbeat Cancels North American Tour Dates

Danish heavy metal/rock and rollers Volbeat has announced that due to COVID-19 pandemic, the band has been forced to cancel their scheduled tour of North America with Clutch and The Picturebooks. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"We hate to be another band starting a post with ‘due to the current circumstances,’ so instead we will say how much we were looking forward to the US headline leg of the Rewind, Replay, Rebound tour. Coming to see you in your hometowns with a full-length Volbeat set and getting to play alongside Clutch and The Picturebooks, two amazing bands we are lucky enough to call friends, was going to be a major highlight for the band. We, alongside our team, the local promoters and venues have all been working hard to try to reschedule these shows but as the timing for the safe return of live events is still unclear, we feel it is best to cancel the tour.

"Again, we can’t say enough how much we were looking forward to this run, and we will make plans to be back in North America as soon as it is safe for stages to open back up. Please keep an eye on your inboxes as you will soon be receiving information about ticket refunds from your point of purchase.’

"In the meantime, please continue to stay safe, take care of yourselves and each other, and we’ll see each other again as soon as we can."

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Volbeat Premiere New Music Video For “Die To Live”

Volbeat premiere a new official music video for their collaborative song with Clutch singer Neil Fallon, “Die To Live“. Said track is taken from Volbeat‘s latest outing, “Rewind, Replay, Rebound‘.

States Neil Fallon of the video shoot: More...

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Former Clutch Keyboardist Passes Away

Former Clutch keyboardist Mick Schauer has passed away, the band has revealed. While no details of his death have been revealed as of yet, the group paid tribute to their former comrade who was a member of the band from 2005 to 2008. A statement from Clutch reads as follows:

"We are saddened to hear the news of Mick Schauer’s passing. Mick was an incredible talent and he will be missed. His contribution to the albums Robot Hive Exodus and From Beale Street to Oblivion brought a new sound to the band at a time when the band sought to stretch into new territory. Mick helped us to achieve those goals and more. He was also a powerful force at our live shows. His natural ability was unmatched and his love for the music made us all play better. We are grateful for having had the opportunity to make music with you Mick!"

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Killswitch Engage To Tour With Clutch

American metalcore veterans Killswitch Engage has announced that they will be embarking on a run of North America this Summer, which will be co-headlined by Maryland rockers, Clutch. Also joining the bands on the bill will be New York hardcore legends Cro-Mags JM (the version of the band led by vocalist John Joseph McCarthy.)

"We're excited to hit some of our favorite spots in July and to share the stage with Clutch," said KsE singer Jesse Leach. "Fun times ahead!"

"We are really looking forward to heading out on the road with Killswitch Engage," said Clutch frontman Neil Fallon. "It'll be a rager."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dropkick Murphys, Clutch, Hatebreed Tour Announced

Dropkick Murphys‘ previously rumored tour with Clutch has now been officially announced. Hatebreed will join them for most dates. Amigo The Devil and Russ Rankin of Good Riddance will be supporting on select stops.

Below's where said trek will stop: More...

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Clutch Posts New Music Video Online

Maryland based hard rock/heavy metal veterans Clutch has posted a new video online for the song, "Ghoul Wrangler." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest album, "Book Of Bad Decisions," which was released last year through Weathermaker Music.

Vinyl fans might remember the Ghoul Wrangler business card that was included in each 12" jacket. Many of those who called the number on the card left messages for the Ghoul Wrangler. Some of these messages have been used as teasers on Clutch's socials in the last couple of days. The phone line is still active. You never know what comes next. Call!

”JP wears pantaloons, Dan’s got horns, and Tim throws up on my face” says frontman Neil Fallon. “I’m pretty sure we all deserve Academy Awards." More...

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Clutch Rocks The Earth In Bristol

As time goes by, Maryland rockers Clutch has developed more and more of a legendary status. While each album solidifies that claim, it's the live setting where the band really shines, making even festival slots feel small and comfortable. Last December, the band embarked on a headlining run of the United Kingdom, with many shows being sold out and where their latest album, "Book Of Bad Decisions" has received widespread praise by journalists. Having only seen the band at the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, I traveled to Bristol to check out the quartet in a smaller setting. Here's what happened...

Opening the show tonight was our first duo, from Mont-de-Marsan, in the south west of France, The Inspector Cluzo. It should be noted that besides Clutch, neither support band can really be classed as metal and even Inspector Cluzo's Facebook description classifies them as "soul/fuck and roll," which I'm not too sure I agree with quite frankly. In any case, those who arrived early for the show were treated to a fantastic display of musical madness. The hard rocking cabaret was wildly entertaining and songs from their new album, "We The People Of The Soil" sound absolutely fantastic. The two are funny, entertaining and very talented. If you want something a bit different, I highly recommend seeking The Inspector Cluzo out and catching a live set. You won't be disappointed. More...

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Clutch 2019 U.S. Tour Announced

Clutch will be touring the U.S. in February/March supporting their latest release “Book Of Bad Decisions” with no support acts announced so far. Check out all confirmed dates below:

02/19 Columbia, SC – The Senate
02/21 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
02/22 Fayetteville, AR – Majestic
02/23 Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ
02/24 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity
02/26 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater
02/27 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
03/01 Billings, MT – Pub Station
03/02 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
03/08 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
03/09 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
03/10 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
03/13 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
03/14 Green Bay, WI – The Distillery
03/16 Snowshoe, WV – Snowshoe Mountain
03/18 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
03/19 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

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Clutch Debut New Music Video “In Walks Barbarella"

Clutch debut another music video from their upcoming twelfth studio effort “Book Of Bad Decisions“. Below you can stream the clip for “In Walks Barbarella“. “Book Of Bad Decisions” will be out on September 07th via the group’s own Weathermaker Music.

Next month Clutch will be out touring with Sevendust and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown on this North American tour in support of the release: More...

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Clutch Debut New Music Video & Song

There’s a new Clutch song to be heard today with the below premiere of a video for the group’s new single “Hot Bottom Feeder“. Clutch will release their twelfth studio effort “Book Of Bad Decisions” on September 07th.

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Clutch Posts New Video Online

Maryland based hard rockers Clutch has posted a new music video online for the song, "Hot Bottom Feeder." You can check it out below. The song is the second single from their forthcoming twelth studio album, "Book Of Bad Decisions," which is scheduled to be released through their own label, Weathermaker Music on September 7th. Book Of Bad Decisions was recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN by producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather) and consists of 15 new tracks. More...

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Clutch Premiere New Video “How To Shake Hands”

Clutch premiere a new music video for their song “How To Shake Hands“. September 07th will see the release of the band’s twelfth studio effort called “Book Of Bad Decisions“.

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Clutch Premiere New Song “How To Shake Hands”

Clutch premiere their new track “How To Shake Hands“ streaming below. The band's press release offers:

“Clutch’s song ‘How to Shake Hands‘ traces its lineage back to Ry Cooder and John Lee Hooker via the song ‘John Lee Hooker for President‘. In that song Ry Cooder impersonates JLH giving a stump speech on what will happen when he becomes President. Clutch’s original idea of covering the Ry Cooder song was soon abandoned as Neil Fallon said he couldn’t do the song justice. Instead, Neil put his own lyrics in the style of Ry Cooder/JLH to a new Clutch song which ended up becoming the fast-paced ‘How to Shake Hands‘.”

Earlier this week Clutch announced this tour with Sevendust and Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown: More...

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Clutch & Sevendust Announce North American Tour

Clutch will be out touring North America this fall on their ‘Book Of Bad Decisions Tour‘ with Sevendust and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown as support acts. That run takes its moniker from Clutch‘s upcoming new album, “Book Of Bad Decisions“, which will be out in stores on September 07th via the group’s own label Weathermaker Music.

09/16 Chicago IL – Riotfest
09/18 St Paul, MN – Myth Live
09/19 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
09/21 Houston TX – House of Blues
09/22 San Antonio TX – River City Rock Fest
09/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
09/25 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
09/27 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/28 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
09/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (no Sevendust)
09/30 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/02 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/05 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/06 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/08 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/09 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/11 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
10/13 San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater (feat. System Of A Down, Incubus, At The Drive-In, etc.)
10/14 San Diego, CA – North Park/Observatory
10/15 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/17 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/18 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
10/19 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
10/20 Detroit, MI – The Filmore Detroit
10/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/23 Toronto, ON – Rebel
10/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/26 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/28 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

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Clutch European/UK Tour Announced

Clutch will be out touring Europe/UK towards the end of this year, performing the below run of dates in support of their upcoming new effort. Clutch recently wrapped up recording their twelfth album with Vance Powell (Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown, Red Fang) behind the boards. A release date for it remains pending.

11/27 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
11/29 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
11/30 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
12/02 Berlin, GER – Astra
12/04 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
12/05 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkap
12/06 Hamburg, GER – Docks
12/07 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
12/08 Wien, AUT – Arena
12/09 Zagreb, CRO – Culture Factory
12/11 Milan, ITA – Fabrique
12/12 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
12/13 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
12/14 Stuttgart, GER – Longhorn
12/15 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
12/16 Brussels, BEL – AB
12/18 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
12/19 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
12/20 Manchester, UK – Academy
12/21 London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy
12/22 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy

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Clutch, The Bronx & Red Fang Announce Mini-Tour

Clutch announce a spring headlining run with The Bronx, Red Fang and Fireball Ministry as support bands. See all dates below:

04/27 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
04/30 Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
05/02 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
05/03 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
05/05 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall

Clutch just finished up recording a new album with a release date still pending.

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2018 "Las Rageous" Festival Lineup Revealed

The lineup for the 2018 edition of the ‘Las Rageous‘ festival has been unveiled. ‘Las Rageous‘ will be held at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on April 20th and April 21st. Set to perform next year at the event are the following bands: More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting 2017: Day Two

After one hell of an opening day and a second night of camping, those attending this year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival had by now settled into the routine and were ready for another day. Once again, the day promised a mix of legendary names, young blood and cult favourites (or perhaps in the case of one Norwegian act, that should be "kvlt" favourites.)

Following a delay and miscomunication, I was unfortunately unable to catch Axel Rudi Pell and so my second full day at Graspop opened with a trip to Main Stage 2, which was being graced by Devildriver. Though they're not the biggest metal band of recent memory, performing at ten past one in the afternoon was something of a surprise. This did not deter the group from playing with full force and intensity and getting so many rockers' Saturday off to a great start. Frontman Dez Fafara was able to interact very well with the crowd and the high energy the group displayed at the very least impressed those in the audience who are not fans of Devildriver and delighted those who came to see them intentionally. More...

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Clutch And Fantômas Announce Show With Tool

Clutch and Fantômas - in a very rare live performance - will join iconic band Tool along with Primus, Melvins, and DJ sets by The Crystal Method at Glen Helen Amphitheater in Southern California on Saturday, June 24th, 2017.

Clutch is touring in support of the band's 11th album "Psychic Warfare," while laying the groundwork for a next studio album release.

The brainchild of Mike Patton, Fantômas is an anti-hero from a series of pre-WWI French crime novels, sometimes dubbed the “lord of terror.” Rounding out the lineup are Buzz Osborne on guitar (Melvins), Trevor Dunn on bass (Mr. Bungle, Trevor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant) ,and Dale Crover (Melvins) on drums. This will mark the band’s first U.S. show since 2008.

Tickets for the show, which is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and Live Nation Los Angeles, are on sale now. More...

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Chicago Open Air 2017 Announced

The second annual Chicago Open Air will bring together an all-star lineup on July 14th - 16th at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL just outside Chicago.

The three day music, craft beer, and food festival will feature over 40 performances, including Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax, Clutch, Body Count, and many more.

Tickets for Chicago Open Air 2017 go on sale Friday, January 20tj at Noon CT right here. In addition to three days of nonstop rock, Chicago Open Air’s celebration of everything loud will also include local and regional cuisine, the Headbangers Bier Hall highlighting top brews from the region, other entertainment and fan experiences, and will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin. More...

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