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Clutch

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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Sahg Announces New Tour Dates

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...

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Clutch To Release Double Vinyl Picture Disc

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...

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Clutch Announces Tour Schedule Through March 2014

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...

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Clutch Announces Holiday Tour

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.

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Clutch Postpones North American Shows

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...

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Clutch To Play Soundwave

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...

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Clutch's Neil Fallon To Appear On That Metal Show

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...

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Clutch Announces More North American Shows

Maryland rockers clutch are off to Europe this week for a five week tour that includes festival dates and club shows.

Clutch has also now announced the next North American legs of the "Earth Rocker" World Tour. The tour starts in Edmonton Alberta for the Alberta's Own Festival. The U.S. run of dates kicks off September 14th in Baltimore, MD with an appearance at The Shindig Festival.

Support on the headline tour in September will come from The Sword and Crobot. Support on the October and November shows will be provided by The Sword and American Sharks.

In addition to the new dates, Clutch has confirmed the band will be returning to the newly opened Starland Ballroom (which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy), this December as part of an annual holiday tour. Dates for the rest of the holiday shows will be announced later. More...

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Rocklahoma Performance List Announced

Band performance times are now available for Rocklahoma, the three-day camping festival to occur at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK.

Rocklahoma will celebrate its seventh year on May 24th, 25th, and 26th. The lineup is as follows:

Thursday, May 23
Pre-Party on the AXiS Campground Stage
6:00 PM Triple Se7en
7:00 PM Bruce Flea
8:00 PM Searching For Sanity
9:00 PM Sleepwalking Home
10:00 PM Motortrain
11:00 PM Baron Von Swagger
12:00 AM Rocker Lips
1:00 AM Drek
2:00 AM KingShifter

Friday, May 24
Main Stage
4:35 PM All That Remains
5:45 PM Ratt
7:10 PM Papa Roach
8:40 PM Bush
10:30 PM Guns N’ Roses

Hard Rock Stage
3:15 PM Zero Crossing
4:00 PM Otherwise
5:10 PM The Sword
6:35 PM Escape The Fate
8:05 PM Clutch
9:45 PM Device More...

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Clutch Kicks Off Second Leg Of North American Tour

In support of new album "Earth Rocker," Maryland rockers Clutch are set to kick off the second leg of their North American Tour tonight in Richmond, VA. The tour is set to run through May 26th in San Antonio, TX. Support on this run comes from The Sword and Lionize.

As the tour begins, Clutch is being featured on the cover of this week's Aquarian Weekly, which is available for free in New York and across the Tri-State Area. In addition to headlining shows, Clutch will also be appearing on select festivals in North America including Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, and the Bud Light River City Rockfest.

Following the North American dates, Clutch will head over to Europe for a headlining run and festival appearances. A complete list of all dates can be found below. More...

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Rocklahoma Lineup Revealed

The daily performance lineup for Rocklahoma has been revealed and single day tickets will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 AM CT at this location.

Rocklahoma - presented by Bud Light - will celebrate its seventh year May 24th, 25th, and 26th with a lineup including Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Korn, and many more.

The three-day camping festival features the top current active rock artists and classic bands at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The lineup is available below.

Thursday, May 23 (AXiS Campground Stage):

Triple 7, Bruce Flea, Searching for Sanity, Sleepwalking Home, Motortrain, Baron, Von Swagger, Rocker Lips, Drek, Kingshifter

Friday, May 24:

Guns N’ Roses, Bush, Papa Roach, Device, Ratt, All That Remains, Clutch, Escape The Fate, The Sword, Otherwise, Zero Crossing, Down & Dirty, The Last Vegas, Hessler, Bai Bang, Ruff Justice, London’s Dungeon, Fist of Rage, The Summit, Wanton Looks, Kicktree, Shotgun Rebels, The Kul, Mine Enemies Fall More...

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Clutch Premieres New Song "Crucial Velocity"

Clutch has premiered another track from its upcoming album "Earth Rocker" over on NPR. The song, "Crucial Velocity," can be streamed over at this location. Clutch also kicks off he first leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour tonight in Cincinnati, OH - which runs through April 20th in Baltimore, MD. Support on the first leg will come from Orange Goblin, Lionize and Scorpion Child.

The second leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour was recently announced and will kick off May 1st in Richmond, VA - running through May 26th in San Antonio, TX. Support on this leg comes from The Sword and Lionize. The band will also be playing at two SXSW Music Festival appearances in Austin, TX this year. They will play two official shows.

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Clutch Announces Second Leg Of North American Tour

With less than a month remaining before the release of Clutch's new album "Earth Rocker," the band is pleased to announce the second leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour.

Leg two kicks off May 1st in Richmond, VA and will run through May 26th in San Antonio, TX. Support on this run comes from The Sword and Lionize. Tickets go on sale to fan club members Wednesday February 27th and for the general public Friday March 1st and Saturday March 2nd.

We also recently chatted up Clutch's Dan Maines about the impending live run, check out the full interview right here. The band's upcoming tour dates are: More...

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Clutch Posts "Earth Rocker" Lyric Clip

The sold out European leg of the Earth Rocker world tour is coming to a close, and now Clutch has released a new lyric video for the "Earth Rocker" track. The clip was created by Ramon Boutviseth and his team at Studio RB Films. Check it out below.

Clutch will kick off the first leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour March 8th in Cincinnati, OH and it runs through April 20th in Baltimore, MD. Support on the tour will come from Orange Goblin and Lionize. Upcoming dates are available after the jump. More...

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Rock On The Range Band Lineup Announced

American rock festival Rock On The Range - which has expanded to three days this year - will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. Pre-sale tickets are available at this location.

The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven's Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more.

“We're really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.

“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”

“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.” More...

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Clutch Adds More "Earth Rocker" Shows

Clutch's Earth Rocker world tour is in full swing. The current UK/European tour will have Hark as the support from London through Copenhagen. Tombstone will support in Oslo, Norway and Badge and Troubled Horse will support in Stockholm.

Clutch has also announced the first leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour. This leg begins March 8th in Cincinnati, OH and runs through April 20th in Baltimore, MD. Support on the tour will come from Orange Goblin, Lionize, and Kyng.

Additionally, Clutch will appear at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Exact info on show times and locations will be released soon.

Weathermaker Music has confirmed a March 19th, 2013 worldwide release date for the Clutch "Earth Rocker" CD and Vinyl. Pre-orders are available here. The first single and title track can streamed through Brooklyn Vegan here. More...

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Clutch Streaming New Album's Title Track

Before heading to Europe to kick of the first leg of the Earth Rocker world tour, Clutch is giving fans a chance to hear the title track and first single from the band's new album. Clutch has teamed up with Brooklyn Vegan for an exclusive world premiere of "Earth Rocker."

Get a first listen of the track and check out an interview with guitarist Tim Sult at this location (the song can also be heard below).

With a little bit more than three months left before the release of Clutch's new studio effort "Earth Rocker," the band has announced the initial dates for the first leg of the North American Earth Rocker world tour. The dates kick off March 8th in Cincinnati, OH and are currently slated to run through March 24th in Anaheim, CA. Support on these dates will be provided by Orange Goblin, Lionize and Kyng. More...

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Orange Goblin To Support Clutch On Tour

Orange Goblin has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming North American shows with Clutch:

"OK! North America! We are finally delighted to announce that Orange Goblin will be touring North America (Canada and more US dates still to be announced in the new year!) as main support to the mighty Clutch on their 'Earth Rocker' North American tour!

"Here are the first dates that have been announced and please don't panic, more ARE on the way! Other supports for the tour include LIONIZE...and KYNG!

"Fanclub Presale begins - Tuesday 18th December 2012, Public Onsale - Friday 21st December 2012. As we say, there WILL BE MORE DATES to be announced in the new year! CLUTCH, ORANGE GOBLIN, LIONIZE and KYNG ARE COMING TO ROCK YOUR WORLD!" More...

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Clutch Reveals New Album Title

Maryland rockers Clutch have announced "Earth Rocker" as the title of their new studio album. "Earth Rocker" is scheduled for a worldwide release in March of 2013 on Clutch's label Weathermaker Music.

In conjunction with the album's release, Clutch will embark on the "Earth Rocker" world tour beginning in The United Kingdom in January of 2013. The band has completed tracking "Earth Rocker" with Machine handling all production duties. Machine is currently in the mixing process on the album. Fans can keep up on the progress of the album by visiting the band's new website right here.

Frontman Neil Fallon commented on the the recording process: "Last minute overdubs are fun. Harmonicas, tambourines (yes, we use those), claps, the odd backing vocal. Recording can be monotonous, so those unintended moments can be a lot of fun. It's kind of like kindergarten music class, but with beer. And sometimes the spontaneity of a last ditch idea breathes a lot of life back into a song that we've been beating up for weeks on end. A looming deadline can be a great muse!"

He continues, "It has a lot in common with Blast Tyrant in that Machine's production techniques are really unique. It differs from Blast Tyrant and a lot of other Clutch records in that, overall, the songs are faster and concise." More...

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Wino Announces Shows With Clutch

Following the ongoing Saint Vitus North American tour, today Scott "Wino" Weinrich confirms his latest round of live performances, as the man will bring his solo acoustic set to the road once again, this time in support of the almighty American rock machine Clutch.

Wino has supported Clutch on tour in recent years, with both his backing band as heard on his 2009-released "Punctuated Equilibrium" album as well as solo as his 2010-released debut acoustic album "Adrift." On this special run of year-end dates, Wino will join Mondo Generator and Saviours supplying opening support for Clutch, with a six-show run from Washington DC up the East Coast and ending in Worcester, Massachusetts on New Year’s Eve. Tickets for this short but incredible tour will go on sale this Friday, September 21st.

12/26/2012 9:30 Club – Washington DC
12/27/2012 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
12/28/2012 Buster's Billiards & Backroom – Lexington, KY
12/29/2012 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
12/30/2012 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
12/31/2012 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

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