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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.
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...
It was the early 90's - seemingly out of nowhere, a little grunge band called Nirvana began outselling massive commercial artists like Michael Jackson. This immediately caught the attention of the giant record companies. These small underground bands branded as alternative or post-punk went from being inconsequential to being potential behemoths in record sales - and the hunt began.
Hungrily sweeping for the next Nirvana, a buying frenzy ensued as small indie labels were bought out by the commercial labels on a never before seen scale. A&R execs would see random alt-rock bands perform in a bar and appear after their set offering unheard of financial offers and immediate global exposure. It seemed these band members were set for life - so what happened?
Verity is revealed in "Underground Inc: The Unsung Story of Alternative Rock," an upcoming documentary destined to be the ultimate look at the alternative punk and metal scene in the 90's, and a must see for serious music lovers. Told by the artists who pioneered a sonic subculture, this feature-length documentary tells the real story of the 90's - exposing viewers to an amazing catalog of the era's rarities and buried treasures, while re-living the struggles, triumphs and tragedies, as well as the debauchery.
"Underground Inc." features interviews with members of White Zombie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Primus, Bad Religion, Stone Sour, Clutch, Red Fang, Failure, Ministry, Quicksand, Helmet, Steve Albini, Sepultura and dozens more. More...
This weekend, you can stream portions of the 2016 edition of Wacken Open Air live via Arte.tv. Some of the top bands offered for streaming: Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Saxon, Testament, Eluveitie and Ministry (among others).
The live stream can be accessed at this location.
The schedule for streaming can be found below (note: all times are CET):
Thursday, August 4th:
16h50-17h35 Henry Rollins
20h35-21h25 Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band
21h30-23h30 Iron Maiden
00h45-01h00 Born to Lose, Lived To Win (A Farewell to Lemmy Kilmister)
Friday, August 5:
16h20 17h20 Entombed A.D.
17h25-18h25 Axel Rudi Pell
19h50-21h05 Bullet For My Valentine
22h30-00h00 Blind Guardian
Saturday, August 6th:
17h00-18h10 Metal Church
19h35-20h50 Steel Panther
00h40-01h55 Parkway Drive
01h55-03h10 Arch Enemy More...
Following a 2015 sellout with 50,000 in attendance, Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1st & 2nd, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine.
The festival features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold top a music lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and many more.
Louder Than Life founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents declares: “Louisville: The home of bourbon. Great people. Great food. How can those ingredients not make a perfect place to have a festival? This is a place you have to visit if you’re a lover of bourbon, a lover of food…a lover of life. I asked my team how we could top last year’s Louder Than Life sellout. The easy answer? Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold." More...
The daily band lineup has been announced for the second annual Northern Invasion taking place Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities.
After quickly selling out its inaugural year with 25,000 fans in attendance, Northern Invasion expands to two full days in 2016. Single day tickets for Northern Invasion go on sale Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 AM Central Time for $99 (plus fees).
The daily band lineup for Northern Invasion is as follows (subject to change):
Saturday, May 14
Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Chevelle, A Day To Remember, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Babymetal, P.O.D., Black Stone Cherry, Yelawolf, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Avatar, Aranda, Monster Truck, The Shrine, Hands Like Houses, Wild Throne, Second Pass More...
The infernal Swedish death 'n' roll machine Jesus Chrusler Supercar is confirmed to support Clutch on tour in Europe this summer.
Jesus Chrusler Supercar's new album "35 Supersonic" was recently released through Rodeostar Records. Those who want to experience the massive and forceful sound consisting of down-tuned guitars and the striking vocals of Robban Bergeskans live, should definitely check out at least one of the shows on the "Psychic Warfare World Tour." Dates are as follows:
15.07.2016 DE-Neukirchen-Vluyn, Dong Open Air
04.-06.08.2016 DE-Wacken, Wacken Open Air
07.08.2016 DE-Bremen, Modernes
09.08.2016 SWE-Malmö, Kulturbolaget
10.08.2016 FIN-Helsinki, Circus
16.08.2016 DE-Bochum, Zeche
17.08.2016 LUX-Luxembourg, Den Atelier More...
The inaugural Rock 'N Derby - presented by SLP Concerts and GameLoud - will take over the 35+ acre Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY (69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. just minutes outside Albany) on May 20 - 22, 2016.
This isn't just a festival, this is a three-day, 24 hour camping, demolition derby concert experience, and the bands keep on coming.
The lineup now includes Corrosion Of Conformity, Hollywood Undead, State Champs, Sebastian Bach, Enter Shikari, Born of Osiris, Avatar, For Today, Rings of Saturn, Cilver and Bad Case For Big Mouth.
They join previously announced bands Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Megadeth, Coheed and Cambria, Sixx: A.M., Lamb Of God, Clutch, Parkway Drive, Anthrax, Ghost, Collective Soul, Extreme, Wolfmother, Sevendust, Dokken, Trivium, Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans, Scott Stapp, All That Remains, Stray From The Path, Pop Evil, Thy Art Is Murder, Red Sun Rising, Wild Throne, Like A Storm and Currents, plus Tool tribute band Schism and '70's dirt rock cover band Chevy Metal.
The full currently announced three day lineup is below, with more groups still to be added ahead of the festival dates. More...
This week, Lamb Of God wraps up a winter tour with special guests Anthrax and supporters Deafheaven and Power Trip.
If you didn't get a chance to see Lamb Of God on that trek, you will get another opportunity soon as the band is pleased to announce a next U.S. headline tour, which kicks off Saturday, April 30th and features support from renowned rockers Clutch and heavy metal veterans Corrosion of Conformity.
This of course, is all assuming Donald Trump doesn't get the Republican nomination and Randy Blythe doesn't flee the country.
Throughout the tour, Lamb Of God will perform at several festivals, including Bonnaroo, Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville, Rock'n Derby, and more.
This news comes on the heels of Lamb Of God's recent Grammy nomination for the song "512" in the category of "best metal performance." The 2016 Grammys will take place on February 15th. Catch Lamb Of God live on these dates: More...
Clutch singer Neil Fallon, ex-Black Sabbath/Dio drummer Vinny Appice, Fu Manchu bass player Brad Davis and The Company Band guitarist Dave Bone form a new supergroup dubbed Dunsmuir.
Supergroup Teenage Time Killers - featuring musicians of Slipknot/Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Prong, Municipal Waste etc.- took to the stage September 12th for the band's first-ever live performance. The concert was held at "The Fonda Theatre", in Hollywood, CA.
Check out fan-filmed live footage of the Misfits cover "Where Eagles Dare" below, featuring Corey Taylor, Randy Blythe, Peter Stahl, Tommy Victor, Lee Ving:
Artists originally booked for the performance included: More...
Topping off what is already an insanely diverse and incendiary lineup for the weekend of GWAR B-Q 2015 in Richmond, VA, today GWAR announces even more bands that will ram heavy metal and punk rock so far up your ass you'll shit molten lead the rest of your life!
Bat, the side project of Ryan Waste from Municipal Waste, and hardcore legend Felix Griffin of DRI, will be performing at the GWAR B-Q on Saturday August 15th as part of a small string of ultra rare live appearances the band is making in late summer.
Also adding to the powerhouse metal onslaught at Hadad's Lake this year are horror inspired death metal peddlers Troglodyte, Kentucky based Stonecutters, and Richmond's own Gritter. The full lineup is as follows:
GWAR (Your Lords and Masters)
The Descendants (California Punk Rock Giants)
Clutch (Crushing Grooves and Pure Rock and Roll Fury)
Down (Phil Anselmo. PERIOD.)
Goatwhore (Blackened Death Metal from NOLA)
Cro-Mags (NYHC Legends)
mc chris (A rapper playing the GWAR B-Q?)
Ghoul (Blood Splattering Thrash)
The Dickies (The Clown Princes of Punk)
Cancer Bats (Canada's Sweethearts)
American Sharks (Who are heading to RVA from their recent beach feeding frenzy)
Valkyrie (Featuring Pete Adams of Baroness)
Mutoid Man (A super group featuring Steve Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of Converge)
Dead Earth Politics (This band beat The Sword 3 times running as Austin's Best Metal Band)
Ringworm (Which is something JiZMak thought he caught from Big Foot)
Child Bite (Which is also something that happened to JiZMak visiting Housecore Records)
Gritter (Rhymes with Shitter)
RPG (Richmond Hard Rock Legends)
Bat (Yet another super group)
Stonecutters (Kentucky Fried Metal)
Troglodyte (Innovators of Neandercore) More...
GWAR has just added Clutch as a co-headliner to this year's GWAR B-Q festivities. And as if that weren't enough to melt your pathetic mind, the B4BQ launch pre-party will now feature the entire lineup of the hard hitting Summer Slaughter tour, who will join metal heavy weights Fear Factory and the return of Coal Chamber.
That's right, GWAR-B-Q has grown to include three stages of brutal music - Clutch will join the already stellar lineup of bands set to rock the Slaughterama Stage with the heaviest grooves on the planet.
The B4BQ started as a small gathering prior to GWAR-B-Q, but this year the event will come into its own as a full day of eardrum blasting metal madness at The National (708 E Broad St, Richmond, VA) on Friday, August 14th. The pre-party event kicks off at 2:00 PM and features Coal Chamber, Fear Factory, Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After the Burial, Cattle Decapitation, and Beyond Creation.
That's one band for each finger to clinch together into two heavy metal fists of fury as you punch your way through the mosh pit. Tickets to the B4BQ go on sale today at this location.
Footage is available online - courtesy of YouTube user Christopher Martin - of Clutch playing a new track live.
See video below from the Starland Ballroom show that took place on December 29th in Sayreville, NJ. This new material will appear on an upcoming release to follow the "Earth Rocker" album (reviewed here).
Sahg will tour Austria, Germany, and Norway this summer and fall. The tour includes five gigs supporting Maryland's finest in rock, the mighty Clutch, and a one day festival playing with Iron Maiden, Ghost, and Kvelertak!
Sahg comments: "We are very proud to join Clutch as Special Guests on their upcoming European tour. This kicks off a nice run of Sahg shows lined up over the summer and fall, and we can't wait to get back out and play songs from our new album 'Delusions Of Grandeur' along with the best from our first three albums. Not least, we are excited to play for our German fans again, it has been a long time coming! See you all out there soon!" More...
Clutch has set a November 26th release date for the double vinyl picture disc set "Earth Rocker Live" via Weathermaker Music.
The second LP consists of live versions of the same tracks in the same sequence as the original. This is not a live recording of one show: the individual tracks of the live version were recorded at different shows throughout the band's May 2013 US tour: Houston and San Antonio (TX), Lincoln (NE), Indianapolis (IN) and Fargo (ND).
Clutch will kick off the next leg of the "Earth Rocker" World Tour tonight in Hampton Beach, NH, immediately followed by a festival appearance in Virginia Beach, VA at "Localpalooza." These tour dates run through November 23rd in Detroit, MI. Clutch will then hit the road for annual holiday shows and continue on tour through January 18th in Huntington, WV. More...
After cancelling the September dates of the "Earth Rocker" World tour, Maryland rockers Clutch have finalized tour plans through March of 2014. The next leg of the tour kicks off October 25th in Hampton Beach, NH, immediately followed by a festival appearance in Virginia Beach, VA at "Localpalooza." Following a short break in November, the band will hit the road for their annual holiday shows and continue on tour through January. The band has confirmed five new dates starting 1/13/14 in Northampton, MA through 1/18/14 in Huntington, WV. Tickets for these shows go on sales this Friday
A full list of tour dates can be found below.
North American Fall Tour Dates:
With The Sword and American Sharks
10/25: Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom**
10/26: Virginia Beach, VA @ Motorworld - "Localpalooza"
10/27: Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
10/28: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
10/29: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
10/31: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
11/01: Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/02: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
11/04: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
11/05: Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/07: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/08: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
11/09: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/10: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/11: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club
11/14: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/15: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
11/16: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
11/17: Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
11/19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/20: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
11/21: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
11/22: Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
11/23: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
** The Sword not on this date ** More...
After recently postponing September tour dates to January of 2014 due to health issues, Maryland rockers Clutch are pleased to announce their annual Holiday Tour.
These dates kick off the day after Christmas December 26th in Washington, DC and run through New Year's Eve in Brooklyn, NY.
Support on the dates from December 26th through December 28th will come from Into Another and The Mike Dillon Band. Support on the dates from December 29th through December 31st will be provided by Into Another and Lionize. Holiday tour dates are as follows:
12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
You can find the band's list of October, November, and rescheduled September shows at this location.
Maryland rockers Clutch have been forced to postpone the September tour dates of the "Earth Rocker" North American Tour. This is due to a health issue with singer Neil Fallon.
Most of the shows will be rescheduled and dates are listed below. Support on the rescheduled shows will remain the same and come from The Sword and Crobot.
Tickets that were already purchased for the dates in September will be honored for the rescheduled dates in January. Unfortunately one of the shows could not be rescheduled and has been cancelled: Vienna, WV on 9/21.
The shows scheduled for South Burlington, VT on 9/24 and Long Island, NY on 9/27 will be rescheduled for a later date, so please hold on to your tickets. Refunds for the West Virginia are available at point of purchase.
The band will still be playing "The Shindig" festival on September 14th in Baltimore, MD. All dates on the October - November leg of the tour will go on as scheduled and planned. The Hampton Beach, NH date originally in September is now scheduled for October 25th (unfortunately The Sword and Crobot will not be appearing on this new date in Hampton Beach). News about support will be released in the coming weeks.
Clutch frontman Neil Fallon gave this update on his condition:
"Dear friends, this week I've learned that a childhood injury to the neck, a genetic predisposition for spinal disease, and 20 some years of head banging will exact a toll. I've been diagnosed with an ugly case of cervical spinal stenosis and two herniated discs.
"In some instances these conditions can be treated non-surgically. This is not the case for me. I have been advised by several neurosurgeons that my spinal cord has already been damaged and that I risk further damage were I not to address the situation. For this reason, I've decided to take care of this ASAP. Believe me, re scheduling a tour turns my stomach, but I believe this is the wisest choice given the prognosis.
"On Tuesday I will undergo surgery. The procedure will fuse three vertebrae together with a small titanium plate. I have faith that this surgery will go as well as it can, and that I will be back in the saddle for our October-November tour. On behalf of my spine, deepest apologies to those who had been looking forward to seeing CLUTCH over the next two weeks. We'll make it up to you." More...
Maryland rockers Clutch have confirmed that they will be heading back down under next year to participate in the Soundwave Festival.
The first show is Saturday February 22nd in Brisbane, followed by shows in Syndey, Melbourne, and Adelaide before wrapping up Monday March 3rd in Perth. A complete list of dates is below. Clutch's headlining Australian dates will be announced shortly.
Clutch will also kick off the next leg of the "Earth Rocker" World Tour this coming September 14th in Baltimore, MD with an appearance at The Shindig Festival. But before that, Clutch will make a one off trip to Western Canada and appear in Edmonton, Alberta on August 31st for the Alberta's Own Festival.
Support on the headline tour in September will come from The Sword andCrobot. The start of the October leg of the tour will begin with another festival appearance in Virginia Beach, VA at Localpalooza. Support on these shows will be provided by The Sword and American Sharks. More...
Clutch is wrapping up the summer on the European leg of the "Earth Rocker" World Tour. The band will be back stateside after two sold out shows in Greece this weekend.
But before landing in Maryland, singer Neil Fallon will appear as a featured guest on VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine. The episode premieres tomorrow on VH1 Classic at 11:00 PM EDT. Neil appears alongside guests Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders).
Be sure to catch Clutch live on the following dates: More...