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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.
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...
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...
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
In what has become an annual tradition, Clutch has announced a string of Holiday tour dates for this December. The dates kick December 26th in Washington, DC and conclude with a special New Year's Eve performance in Worcester, MA at The Palladium. Tickets for fan club members will go on sale Wednesday September 19th and to the general public on Thursday September 20th and Friday September 21st. Support on these shows will come from Mondo Generator, Saviours and Wino. Fan Club tickets are available at this location.
Clutch will also take to the road starting on Halloween for a quick run of dates including two stops in Flint, MI and two stops in Detroit, MI. MonstrO will open these shows with Lionize providing direct support. A complete list of all confirmed dates is below.
In other news, Clutch is currently in the studio working on what is to be the band's next studio release. The band is currently in pre-production and is shooting to have the album out in early 2013. More...
Maryland rockers Clutch are kicking off their summer tour tonight in Fayetteville, AR at George's Majestic Lounge. Support will be provided by Prong and Lionize. The tour also features festival appearances at the "Forecastle Festival" in Louisville, KY and the "Artscape Festival" in Baltimore, MD. The run is scheduled to wrap up July 22nd in Richmond, VA at The National.
Clutch will also be playing select dates in August with Lionize as well as performing at WWBN's "Dirt Fest" this August. These shows are scheduled for August 9th - August 12th. Opening these dates will be the band Monster Truck from Toronto, ON.
The band has now rescheduled the two shows that were postponed this May. These dates are now scheduled for November 1st through 3rd; Lionize will be providing direct support and MonstrO will open these dates. More...
Maryland rockers Clutch are currently in the midst of a North American tour which features headlining shows, co-headlining dates with Hellyeah, and a radio festival appearance. Today Clutch is excited to announce a headlining run for this summer with Prong and Lionize providing support. The tour is scheduled to kick off July 11th in Fayetteville, AR and currently scheduled to wrap up on July 22nd in Richmond, VA.
Clutch will also be returning to Europe this festival season. The band has been confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid Spain on May 26th and the Peace and Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on June 29th.
Clutch will be releasing a 7" picture disc single of the new track "Pigtown Blues" on June 19th (The digital single will be released June 5th). This is the first new studio material from Clutch since 2009's "Strange Cousins From the West," and the first simultaneous worldwide release for Weathermaker Music. The track "Pigtown Blues" will be debuted on "The Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter" which airs weekly on BBC/Radio 1. More...
Maryland rockers Clutch are kicking off their North American tour tonight in Norfolk, VA at The Norva. Clutch's upcoming tour features headlining shows, co-headlining dates with Hellyeah and a radio festival appearance. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Clutch is hitting the road in support of the band's double vinyl edition of "Blast Tyrant," which is available via Weathermaker Music. This 180+ gram expanded vinyl contains 16 songs and includes six mini-posters taken straight from Blast Tyrant's "Atlas of the Invisible World." Each illustrated poster is sized 8.5" x 11" and depicts one of the various characters featured within the "Blast Tyrant" storyline. Clutch will also be releasing a picture disc single of the new track "Pigtown Blues" on June 19th. This is the first new studio material from Clutch since 2009's "Strange Cousins From the West."
Clutch will also be returning to Europe this festival season. The band has been confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid Spain on May 26th and the Peace and Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on June 29th. Additional festival appearances are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
4/10 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa*
4/11 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club*
4/12 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights*
4/13 Providence, RI @ Lupo's
4/14 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
4/15 Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theater
4/17 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
4/18 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
4/20 Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
4/21 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
4/22 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
4/23 Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock*
4/24 Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
4/25 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
4/27 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
4/28 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
4/29 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
5/01 Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theater
5/02 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
5/03 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*
5/04 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
5/05 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
5/06 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre*
5/08 Libertyville, IL @ The Fuel Room at Austin's Saloon
5/09 Sioux Falls, SD @ WH LYON Fairgrounds - "Krrofest"**
5/10 Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company*
5/11 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
5/12 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall*
5/13 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop*
MonstrO was recently announced as an opener on the six-week Clutch and Hellyeah co-headline national tour that begins April 10th in Norfolk, Virginia, but before that, the Atlanta, Georgia-based act will hit Austin, Texas next week for SXSW as part of MetalSucks “South By South Death” showcase featuring High on Fire, Darkest Hour, Nachtmystium, and more. The event will be held at Barbarella Patio at 615 Red River on Wednesday, March 14.
MonstrO’s debut self-titled album (which hit streets on September 6, 2011 via Vagrant Records) already has fans raving with Outburn Magazine stating, "...this quartet has put out a solid debut album of pure musical honesty and integrity that combines the fearless exploration of Led Zeppelin, the sludgy drone of Alice in Chains, the genre defying art rock of Jane's Addiction, and the rumble of Metallica."
MonstrO is: Juan Montoya (guitar), Kyle Sanders (bass), Bevan Davies (drums) and Charlie Suarez (vocals/guitar). The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Maryland rockers Cltuch are teaming up with Hellyeah for a North American co-headlining tour this Spring. Both bands will play full headlining sets. The tour kicks off April 13th in Providence, RI and runs through May 11th in Joliet, IL. Throughout the tour there will also be dates that feature Clutch only and Hellyeah only as well as radio festivals and shows. A list of complete dates can be found below.
Hellyeah is touring in support of the new album "Band of Brothers," which is scheduled for a June 5th release in North America. The album, the band's first effort for new label home Eleven Seven Music, was recorded in Dallas at drummer Vinnie Paul's home studio, VP's Upstairs Studio, and was produced by the band and Jeremy Parker (Godsmack, Evanessence), who also served as engineer.
Clutch is hitting the road in support of the double vinyl edition of "Blast Tyrant," which is being released February 28th via Weathermaker Music. This 180+ gram expanded vinyl contains 16 songs and includes six mini-posters taken straight from Blast Tyrant's "Atlas of the Invisible World." Clutch will also be returning to Europe this festival season. The band has been confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid Spain on May 26th and the Peace and Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on June 29th. Additional festival appearances are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks. More...
Weathermaker Music has announced the date of February 28th as the official retail release for the Clutch double vinyl edition of "Blast Tyrant." This 180+ gram expanded vinyl contains 16 songs and includes six mini-posters taken straight from Blast Tyrant's "Atlas of the Invisible World."
Each illustrated poster is sized (8.5" x 11") and depicts one of the various characters featured within the "Blast Tyrant" storyline. Prior to February 28th, the double vinyl edition of "Blast Tyrant" is exclusively available via Clutchmerch.com.
In Clutch tour news the guys are about to confirm a North American Spring Tour. Dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Clutch will also be returning to Europe this festival season. The band has been confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid Spain on May 26th and the Peace and Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on June 29th. Additional festival appearances are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
In other news, you will be hearing Clutch music in the mid-season premiere of "The Walking Dead" February 12th on AMC. And for all you hockey fans, Clutch's "Electric Worry" is still the goal music for the Vancouver Canucks. Check it out here. More...
Prolific hard rockers Clutch have wrapped up their European tour with Volbeat and the guys will continue their tour with a string of headlining shows through Scandanavia. Kamchatka will be providing support on these dates. Clutch has also just confirmed an in-store performance and signing for November 27th at Bengans in Goteberg, Sweden. The band will perform a special acoustic set. More information can be found here.
Weathermaker Music will release the deluxe double vinyl edition of Clutch's classic 2004 opus "Blast Tyrant" on November 29th via Indiemerchstore.com. The double vinyl package will also be available at North American retail outlets prior to the holidays. On December 13th, Weathermaker Music will release to Clutch friendly retailers a limited amount of "Blast Tyrant" vinyl which will include an exclusive 7" picture disc, of which only the Clutch band members know the content. Look for a special announcement when the band returns from a European tour.
In addition to the already scheduled holiday shows, Clutch has added two shows in Austin, Texas on December 17th and December 18th. The show on the 17th will be at the brand new Emo's East and the show the following night will be a very intimate show with Clutch playing at the Emo's Inside Room. Upcoming Clutch tour dates are as follows:
12/17 - Austin, TX @ Emo's East
12/18 - Austin, TX @ Emo's - Inside Room
12/27 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
12/28 - Portland, ME @ The State Theater
12/29 - Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
12/30 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Road warriors Clutch have just announced their annual holiday shows for the 2011 season. The guys will be playing five shows starting in Boston, MA on December 27th and culminating with an epic New Year's Eve performance at the famed Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA. Support on these dates will come from Corrosion of Conformity and Kyng.
The upcoming Clutch holiday shows are as follows:
12/27 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
12/28 - Portland, ME @ The State Theater
12/29 - Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
12/30 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
American hard rockers Clutch have announced that it will remain overseas following its forthcoming direct support slot with Volbeat for a handful of headlining shows across Europe. You can check out the newly announced dates, cities and venues below.
11/18 Berlin, GER – Roadrunner’s
11/19 Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
11/21 Trondheim, NOR – Byscenen
11/22 Bergen, NOR – USF Verftet
11/23 Stavanger, NOR – Folken
11/25 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
11/26 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
11/27 Gothenburg, SWE – Trädgårn
11/28 Malmö, SWE – KB
11/30 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
Volbeat has checked in with the following announcement about receiving support from Clutch on upcoming European shows in October and November:
"Volbeat is honored to get support from Clutch on our mainland European shows this fall. See the tour dates here. Please note, that four of the shows are already sold out.
"Clutch delivers a groovy, potent rock 'n' roll in a sonic crock-pot of chugging blues riffs, punk rock grit, bombastic funk beats and raw, infectious vocals. (Read more about the band on Clutch's homepage) We're happy to invite these hard rockers on our mainland Europe Tour 2011!"
New Belgium Brewing Company, the brewers of Fat Tire Ale, has joined up with Clutch to brew, bottle, and distribute Clutch beer. Clutch beer is a 9% dark sour ale and is part of New Belgium's "Lips of Faith" series.
Clutch beer is available in 22 ounce bottles and a limited number of kegs. The brewer and the band officially release their new product at a special kickoff event at the Red Palace in Washington D.C. on Monday August 29th. Clutch and Weathermaker Music will be present at said event. Admission is limited.
Clutch recently came through Huntington, West Virginia, capping off a short run of tour dates to promote the band's forthcoming "Basket of Eggs" project.
I arrived at the V Club just after the first act has gone on stage. The door guy, who checked me for weapons on the way in was happy to chat with me, telling me I’ll never find a seat cause they’ve removed almost all the chairs, except for on the patio, plus the show has sold out, so standing room only may be an understatement. Then I went to the bar, focusing on the opening act, who I was surprised to hear is playing reggae.
Groundscore, a punk/rock/reggae trio from our nation’s capital was laying down the good vibes up on stage. Despite my initial surprise, I was not disappointed, nor do I think the audience of some 100+ people, many packed in front of the stage, were either. I found myself easily slipping into the mellow infectious reggae grooves, the bluesy rock guitar solos, and suddenly invigorated by the bursts of punk jams.
The trio was just on the heels of the their second full length release, "Speed Kills," the title track of which they played to a head bobbing, swaying audience. Groundscore seemed an appropriate warm up act for a hot Sunday evening, the kind of music that is cool for the kids, non-abrasive to parents, just good fun music with positive energy. More...
American hard rockers Clutch have revealed that they will be heading overseas to the United Kingdom in early 2012 for a string of support dates for Irish rock icons Thin Lizzy. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues for the tour below.
01/19 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
01/21 Newcastle, UK – City Hall
01/23 Leicester, UK – De Montfort Hall
01/24 York, UK – Barbican
01/25 Cambridge, UK – Corn Exchange
01/27 Wolverhampton, UK – Civic Hall
01/28 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
01/29 Sheffield, UK – City Hall
01/31 Plymouth, UK – Pavilions
02/01 Cardiff, UK – St. Davids Hall
02/03 Brighton, UK – Dome
02/04 London, UK – HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Thin Lizzy will be on North American soil this coming October and November opening for heavy metal veterans Judas Priest. You can check out the full list of dates for that tour over at this location.
New video footage has made its way online featuring Clutch's recent in-store performance in Greenville, SC. The performance took place on Saturday, May 28th at Earshot Music & Movies during Clutch's North American headlining tour-stop in Greenville, SC. You can check out the band playing its track "Basket Of Eggs" in the player below.
After announcing two upcoming European shows with GWAR, Clutch and Weathermaker Music have now announced the details of the veteran band's first ever acoustic in-store performance, which will also mark the band's first in-store signing appearance in over 5 years.
The event will take place on Saturday May 28th at Earshot Music & Movies during Clutch's North American headlining tour-stop in Greenville, SC. The band will perform a set of acoustic style music mostly from the "Basket of Eggs" project from the "Blast Tyrant" deluxe reissue, prior to the concert at "The Handlebar" that evening. The charitable food pantry "Loaves and Fishes" will also be on-site that afternoon collecting canned food and non-perishables for the regions recent weather related victims. Earshot and Weathermaker Music will set up a large "Food Basket" inside the retailer and those who donate a canned or non-perishable food item will receive a free Clutch tour poster and be first in line to have it autographed by the band after the acoustic performance.
A listing of upcoming Clutch dates can be found below. More...
After running a semi-succesful sex-for-votes campaign, GWAR is getting ready to devastate Europe this summer. Your mutant overlords are bringing the "Bloody Tour of Horror" overseas with numerous festival dates including appearances at Sweden Rock, The Download Festival (UK), Copenhell (Denmark), Sonisphere (Switzerland), and Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium).
In addition to these festival appearances, GWAR will be embarking on a headlining tour across Europe, including two very special co-headlining shows with Clutch. Foul mouthed lead throat thing Oderus Urungus commented on the upcoming European carnage:
"GWAR is happy to return to the land of endless cheese, Black Death, and World War. The bohabs of Europe are amongst the most loyal of our fans, and they are also fat. We will also be bringing along some guest stars very near and dear to the people of Europe--to kick the shit out of!"
6/9 - Solvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival
6/12 - England, UK @ Download Festival
6/13 - Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC Glasgow w/ CLUTCH
6/14 - Cardiff, Wales @ Millenium Music Hall w/ CLUTCH
6/16 - Hengelo, NL @ Metropool
6/17 - Leubeck, GER @ Triesband
6/18 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Copenhell
6/19 - Berlin, GER @ SO 36
6/21 - Koln, GER @ Essigfabrik
6/22 - Essen, GER @ Zeche
6/23 - Munchen, GER @ Backstage Werk
6/24 - Basel, SWI @ Sonisphere
6/25 - Osnabrueck, GER @ Ballroom Osnabrueck
6/26 - Dessel, BEL @ Graspop Metal Meeting