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ravenheart
10-16-2012, 07:37 AM
Tour starts in January in Europe, album in March.

Album website: http://www.earthrocker.com/

I guess this is a hint at what the artwork will be like:

http://bravewords-public.s3.amazonaws.com/images/p179ktu0ad1in313cvg4un6ignm4.jpg

Dates so far:

January
22 - London, UK - Islington Academy
23 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
25 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
26 - Stuttgart, Germany - Universum
27 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage Club
29 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
31 - Cologne, Germany - Luxor

February
1 - Brussels, Belgium - VK
2 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo
3 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
5 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteateret
7 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tyrol

I'll be there on opening night!

PVH5150
10-16-2012, 07:55 AM
Gonna catch their New Years Eve show in Worcester, MA this year. Wino from St. Vitus is opening. Can't wait.

El Gordo
10-16-2012, 08:23 AM
Awesome. Hopefully they can make it to the Toronto area as a headliner in the near future.

VoidFlame
10-16-2012, 09:40 AM
Awesome. Hopefully they can make it to the Toronto area as a headliner in the near future.

Or Montreal, but sadly no one seems to know them here :boohoo:

ravenheart
10-16-2012, 09:51 AM
I'll just leave this here.

http://www.jukeboxmetal.com/wp-content/uploads/clutch2013londonposter.jpg

brutal_descent
10-16-2012, 09:55 AM
:drool: AOTY

TonyD
10-16-2012, 11:58 AM
"fastest and heaviest" album yet... yes please.

MPF
10-16-2012, 01:53 PM
If I miss them on this tour if they come to Minnesota, I am a faggot!

Onioner
10-16-2012, 02:05 PM
I'm gonna attend as many dates of the headlining tour as I possibly can, if I'm lucky it'll coincide with spring break or a long weekend and I'd have access to a vehicle.

daimonos
10-16-2012, 03:21 PM
:party:

HugeRockStar
10-17-2012, 09:36 AM
Or Montreal, but sadly no one seems to know them here :boohoo:

Dude I know, so frustrating. Clutch is one of my favorite bands. They usually do one headline show here for each album cycle though so I look forward to seeing them again.

brutal_descent
01-09-2013, 10:32 AM
https://soundcloud.com/brooklynvegan/clutch-earth-rocker

MPF
01-09-2013, 10:41 AM
https://soundcloud.com/brooklynvegan/clutch-earth-rocker

:drool::drool::drool:

mankvill
01-09-2013, 10:48 AM
New song is pretty sweet :D

Onioner
01-09-2013, 11:10 AM
And this shit's already better than anything on SCftW, hell yeah!

Come at me fuckas.

mastodon421
01-09-2013, 11:36 AM
Pretty damn good song. Excited to hear the whole thing.

300%_Density
01-09-2013, 11:37 AM
Strange Cousins (IMO) was their weakest album I've heard from them. Even that, it was still not a bad album. If alot of other bands put that out, it would be a success. But for Clutch I expected a little better. Hearing that this was a faster album, based on interviews & the new live songs, I'm expecting something Blast Tyrant-y which was the 1st Clutch album I ever heard. If thats even half close to being true I'll be just fine w/ that.

VoidFlame
01-09-2013, 11:40 AM
New song grooves to an inhuman level. Can't wait to hear the rest, and I'm still hoping for a Montreal date to the tour...

Derelict
01-09-2013, 12:32 PM
They did four new songs (including this one) on the holiday week tour, all four were good.

SomewhereInTime72
01-09-2013, 09:18 PM
Yes yes.

HugeRockStar
01-09-2013, 10:27 PM
Strange Cousins (IMO) was their weakest album I've heard from them. Even that, it was still not a bad album. If alot of other bands put that out, it would be a success. But for Clutch I expected a little better. Hearing that this was a faster album, based on interviews & the new live songs, I'm expecting something Blast Tyrant-y which was the 1st Clutch album I ever heard. If thats even half close to being true I'll be just fine w/ that.

Agreed with everything here. BT was the first I heard also, whenever the nice weather starts I always like going for walks and cranking that album on my headphones, such a great summer party vibe to me. Each Clutch album is different so I don't expect another BT but I'd love another feel good rock album from them in the same vain as that and some of their earlier ones.

Onioner
01-09-2013, 11:50 PM
Blast Tyrant is the manliest album ever made. When Neil yells the first words of Mercury you can actually feel your facial hair grow. I honestly don't expect Clutch to ever top Blast Tyrant but if they get to somewhere near a Robot Hive level again I'll be happy.

daimonos
01-10-2013, 01:35 AM
I like this. I also really like Strange Cousins more than most people, so I wouldn't mind if the album is in that style, but obviously I don't think it will be. BT is also one of my favorites, but I don't want another one. I'm hoping they blow my mind with whatever they did come up with, which I'm sure they will.

300%_Density
01-10-2013, 06:29 AM
Blast Tyrant is the manliest album ever made.

My favorite description of BT I've ever read. Period. Love it.

Coma323
01-18-2013, 02:41 AM
MORE CLUTCH & ORANGE GOBLIN US & CANADA DATES ANNOUNCED!!

We are delighted to announce that the full routing for the Clutch ‘Earth Rocker’ North American tour has been revealed. Orange Goblin will be main support on all dates, with Lionize and Kyng completing the bill. This tour will include Orange Goblin’s first ever shows in Canada!

The full list of dates is as follows:

Fri Mar 08 - Bogart’s - Cincinnati, OH
Sat Mar 09 - Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN
Sun Mar 10 - Pop’s - Sauget, IL
Mon Mar 11 - Juanita's Cantina Ballroom - Little Rock, AR
Tue Mar 12 - Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
Wed Mar 13 - The Palladium Ballroom - Dallas, TX
Fri Mar 15 - Tone Deaf SXSW showcase @ Red 7 - Austin, TX *Orange Goblin only
Mon Mar 18 - The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
Tue Mar 19 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
Thu Mar 21 - House Of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
Fri Mar 22 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
Sat Mar 23 - Hard Rock Café - Las Vegas, NV
Sun Mar 24 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
Tue Mar 26 - Regency Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
Wed Mar 27 - Knitting Factory - Reno, NV
Fri Mar 29 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
Sat Mar 30 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
Sun Mar 31 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
Mon Apr 01 - Wilma Theatre - Missoula, MT
Tue Apr 02 - Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
Wed Apr 03 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
Fri Apr 05 - Flames Central - Calgary, AB
Sat Apr 06 - Odeon Events Centre - Saskatoon, SK
Sun Apr 07 - Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
Tue Apr 09 - The Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB
Wed Apr 10 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Thu Apr 11 - Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
Fri Apr 12 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
Sat Apr 13 - The Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI
Mon Apr 15 - Wescott Theatre - Syracuse, NY
Tue Apr 16 - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
Thu Apr 18 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
Fri Apr 19 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
Sat Apr 20 - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD


Toad's Place FTW

VoidFlame
01-18-2013, 05:09 AM
:boohoo:

RAZOR
01-18-2013, 08:12 AM
Sweet!

HugeRockStar
01-18-2013, 09:01 AM
No Montreal, looks like I'm gonna bus it to Toronto for this.

MPF
01-18-2013, 10:50 AM
FUCK YEAH APRIL 10TH!!!!

FUCK YEAH, CAPS LOCK!

PVH5150
01-18-2013, 10:53 AM
I'd consider going to New Haven, but that week is already packed to the gills between New England Metal Fest and Fleetwood Mac.

mankvill
01-18-2013, 10:54 AM
HEY CLUTCH SINCE YOU'RE NOT DOING SXSW WHY DONTCHA COME UP HERE

Onioner
01-18-2013, 11:09 AM
And there's the SF date! Looks like an Anaheim helltrip won't be necessary after all...

or will it?

Natrlhi
01-18-2013, 11:15 AM
Sweet!Cool...4/19 will be my fall-back date if 3/8 in Cincy doesn't work out. :fist:

smearCampaign
01-18-2013, 11:18 AM
HEY CLUTCH SINCE YOU'RE NOT DOING SXSW WHY DONTCHA COME UP HERE

Sorry to break it to you, but they are doing SXSW (http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS21387).

I really hope they are on some free show as well, maybe the MetalSucks show or something, because I don't want to buy a wristband.

PVH5150
01-18-2013, 11:35 AM
Dallas date is 14th, not 13th.

mankvill
01-18-2013, 11:42 AM
Sorry to break it to you, but they are doing SXSW (http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS21387).

I really hope they are on some free show as well, maybe the MetalSucks show or something, because I don't want to buy a wristband.

:bouville:

300%_Density
01-18-2013, 12:49 PM
HEY CLUTCH SINCE YOU'RE NOT DOING SXSW WHY DONTCHA COME UP HERE

Not like they just played in Lawrence in July or anything. But they could go and play the Beaumont Cl....Oh wait that won't be happening either.

mankvill
01-18-2013, 01:00 PM
Not like they just played in Lawrence in July or anything. But they could go and play the Beaumont Cl....Oh wait that won't be happening either.

;_;

300%_Density
01-18-2013, 01:04 PM
;_;

Guessin no word on whats gonna be done w/ the Beaumont that you've heard?

anomynous
01-18-2013, 01:13 PM
They're closing/renovating Beaumont?

EDIT: Oh I see it's closed. Only went there once, and it makes Fubar in St. Louis look decent, so no big loss.

TonyD
01-18-2013, 01:16 PM
2 days before Metal Alliance at the same venue, that's gonna be a hell of a week.

mankvill
01-18-2013, 01:25 PM
Guessin no word on whats gonna be done w/ the Beaumont that you've heard?

Haven't heard anything on what they're doing with it, nor why it closed.

@anonymous: Saw a million awesome metal shows there, including a few fests. Sad to see it go.

anomynous
01-18-2013, 01:43 PM
Not saying it didn't have great shows, but that sound system was atrocious

mankvill
01-18-2013, 02:00 PM
Not saying it didn't have great shows, but that sound system was atrocious

Yeah, I've definitely had some shows there where the sound was less than quality. Usually it wasn't so bad though.

MPF
01-18-2013, 02:32 PM
Apparently I work fast. I just lined up an interview with Clutch, and possibly Orange Goblin on April 10th!

300%_Density
03-08-2013, 09:53 AM
Crucial Velocity streaming on NPR

http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2013/03/04/173476418/time-to-shake-clutchs-earth-rocking-one-two-punch?sc=tw&cc=share

EDIT:
Scratch that, its on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4WRezHbLZs

daimonos
03-08-2013, 11:14 AM
All the vinyl is sold out :bouville:

jhdeity
03-08-2013, 11:22 AM
Crucial Velocity streaming on NPR

http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2013/03/04/173476418/time-to-shake-clutchs-earth-rocking-one-two-punch?sc=tw&cc=share

EDIT:
Scratch that, its on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4WRezHbLZs

How crazy is it that after one listen I already like this song better than anything off Strange Cousins? Betweek this, Pigtown Blues and the live songs I've heard Earth Rocker looks like a mortal lock for my Top 10 this year...

300%_Density
03-08-2013, 11:30 AM
How crazy is it that after one listen I already like this song better than anything off Strange Cousins? Betweek this, Pigtown Blues and the live songs I've heard Earth Rocker looks like a mortal lock for my Top 10 this year...

That's because the 2 released songs blow the absolute shit out of Strange Cousins. And Strange isn't a bad album, when you've set the bar so high its tough to top it. It'll be an easy lock for Top 10.

Pigtown Blues was just a 7" released that was made in between Strange & before Earth Rocker was started and it is not on Earth Rocker. The Onioner has a great interview w/ JP who talks about that a little bit (if you haven't read the interview, its a very great read). It won't be on Earth Rocker, and honestly I'm not sure how well it would have fit anyway.

Onioner
03-08-2013, 11:32 AM
How crazy is it that after one listen I already like this song better than anything off Strange Cousins? Betweek this, Pigtown Blues and the live songs I've heard Earth Rocker looks like a mortal lock for my Top 10 this year...

Pigtown isn't on the new album. If you missed the single that came out a while back, you missed it for good.

And yes, Earth Rocker fucking rules. Top Ten easily. I love it a whole lot more than Strange Cousins, which basically bored me upon the first listen. It doesn't have the same epic scope that elevated Beale Street, Robot Hive and Blast Tyrant to all-time classic status, but it's awesome as fuck regardless.

Now we just need to wait for ravenheart to chime in and say that he hated Earth Rocker haha.

300%_Density
03-26-2013, 03:59 PM
http://www.smnnews.com/2009/07/28/clutch-make-history-on-billboard-charts-with-independent-release/

First ever top 40 album from Clutch. They were # 38 w/ 14,000 sold. Best ever of their career!!! :party::party:

mankvill
03-26-2013, 05:21 PM
http://www.smnnews.com/2009/07/28/clutch-make-history-on-billboard-charts-with-independent-release/

First ever top 40 album from Clutch. They were # 38 w/ 14,000 sold. Best ever of their career!!! :party::party:

check the date on that post, chief

christopher
03-26-2013, 05:24 PM
check the date on that post, chief

:lol:

300%_Density
03-26-2013, 06:03 PM
check the date on that post, chief

Well shit.

HugeRockStar
03-26-2013, 09:15 PM
Don't think I'll be able to make the drive to Toronto :( fuck this band for never playing Montreal, really pisses me off. New album is amazing and the set lists are fantastic.

300%_Density
03-27-2013, 08:42 AM
Well let's try this again since public school & common sense failed me yesterday...

On Clutch's FB they said:

# 15 on Top 200
# 1 Hard Music
# 3 Indie Album

No exact figures for total sold. That is wonderful news!!!

DethMaiden
03-27-2013, 08:53 AM
It sold 21,765 last week. Up to 22,073 total with the few hundred that were put on the shelves before release date.

Derelict
03-27-2013, 08:53 AM
It sold 21,765 last week. Up to 22,073 total with the few hundred that were put on the shelves before release date.

in 2013, those are ridiculous numbers for a band of this stature. Good for them.

300%_Density
03-27-2013, 09:32 AM
in 2013, those are ridiculous numbers for a band of this stature. Good for them.

Exactly. Impressive to be on album #10 and going up each time you release a new album now. Not a ton that keep going up w/ every new album. And the ones that do (the majority) seem to suck that do accomplish that.

MPF
03-27-2013, 10:04 PM
I bought my copy at Best Buy last Tuesday. Many may not agree, but this is my favorite Clutch album to date. Top 3 right now are Earth Rocker, Pure Rock Fury, Robot Hive/Exodus.

So very damn happy that Clutch is FINALLY getting the right recognition.

Onioner
03-27-2013, 11:07 PM
I bought my copy at Best Buy last Tuesday. Many may not agree, but this is my favorite Clutch album to date. Top 3 right now are Earth Rocker, Pure Rock Fury, Robot Hive/Exodus.

So very damn happy that Clutch is FINALLY getting the right recognition.

Well shit, I'm just happy that someone was able to snag a copy at Best Buy of all places.

300%_Density
03-28-2013, 06:24 AM
Well shit, I'm just happy that someone was able to snag a copy at Best Buy of all places.

I was unsuccessful at Best Buy where I live to find a copy.

PVH5150
06-04-2013, 05:41 PM
3rd North American leg of the Earth Rocker tour has been announced.

Aug. 31 - Lacombe, AB (Alberta's Own Festival @ Alberta Downs)
Sep. 14 - Baltimore, MD (The Shindig @ Carroll Park)
Sep. 15 - Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
Sep. 16 - Birmingham, AL (Iron City)
Sep. 17 - Jacksonville, FL (Freebird Live)
Sep. 19 - Raleigh, NC (Lincoln Theater)
Sep. 20 - Raleigh, NC (Lincoln Theater)
Sep. 21 - Vienna, WV (Fishbone Gill & Grill)
Sep. 22 - South Bend, IN (Club Landing)
Sep. 24 - South Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
Sep. 25 - Buffalo, NY (Town Ballroom)
Sep. 26 - Port Chester, NY (Capitol Theater)
Sep. 27 - Huntington, NY (Paramount Theater)
Sep. 29 - Hampton Beach, NH (Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom)
Oct. 27 - Charleston, SC (The Music Farm)
Oct. 28 - Athens, GA (Georgia Theater)
Oct. 29 - Chattanooga, TN (Track 29)
Oct. 31 - Louisville, KY (Expo Five)
Nov. 1 - Memphis, TN (Minglewood Hall)
Nov. 2 - Oklahoma City, OK (Diamond Ballroom)
Nov. 4 - Corpus Christi, TX (House Of Rock)
Nov. 5 - Austin, TX (Emo's)
Nov. 7 - Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater)
Nov. 8 - Phoenix, AZ (Rialto Theater)
Nov. 9 - West Hollywood, CA (House Of Blues)
Nov. 10 - San Diego, CA (House Of Blues)
Nov. 11 - Sacramento, CA (Ace Of Spades)
Nov. 13 - Grand Junction, CO (Mesa Theater)
Nov. 14 - Denver, CO (Ogden Theater)
Nov. 15 - Wichita, KS (The Cotillion)
Nov. 16 - Columbia, MO (The Blue Note)
Nov. 17 - Bloomington, IL (Castle Theater)
Nov. 19 - Joliet, IL (Mojoes)
Nov. 20 - Madison, WI (Orpheum Theater)
Nov. 21 - Fort Wayne, IN (Pierre's)
Nov. 22 - Columbus, OH (Lifestyle Communities Pavilion)
Nov. 23 - Detroit, MI (Fillmore)
Dec. 27 - Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)

powerslave_85
06-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Sep. 24 - South Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
YESSSSSSSS. I've been wanting to see them forever.

PVH5150
06-04-2013, 05:51 PM
Support at the HBCB show comes from The Sword & Crobot.
Assuming this will be for all non-festival dates.

Ommie
06-04-2013, 05:58 PM
Support at the HBCB show comes from The Sword & Crobot.
Assuming this will be for all non-festival dates.
Yup, pretty much.

I might hit up the Fillmore Detroit show if I'm not too busy around that time. Too early to tell.

maxpower
06-04-2013, 06:00 PM
hooray I'll get to see clutch for the 4th time in 2013

detuned
06-04-2013, 06:10 PM
Support at the HBCB show comes from The Sword & Crobot.
Assuming this will be for all non-festival dates.
crobot for sep, american sharks for oct/nov

Nov. 27 - Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)
december, part of their annual east-ish holiday run
http://www.starlandballroom.com/eventdetail.php?event_id=242253

Onioner
06-04-2013, 06:15 PM
West Hollywood and San Diego are a go unless school decides to be evil. That will be 5 and 6 for me!

This might be the most extensive NA headlining tour that Clutch has done in a long time, they never give CA this much love!

anomynous
06-04-2013, 06:17 PM
So I'm never going to get to see The Sword alone at this point...

HugeRockStar
06-05-2013, 06:11 AM
3 big North American tours and not one Montreal date? What the fuck guys

El Gordo
06-05-2013, 06:18 AM
3 big North American tours and not one Montreal date? What the fuck guys

Extremely lame.

VoidFlame
06-05-2013, 06:31 AM
3 big North American tours and not one Montreal date? What the fuck guys

This. :bouville:

Northern_Shaman
06-05-2013, 07:07 AM
So I'm never going to get to see The Sword alone at this point...

My thoughts as well.

I can simply not get into Clutch at all, but they seem like a pretty solid (and popular) band, so I can understand the allure of touring as their support for a while. The Sword doesn't have to worry about booking anything - just go around playing short sets and chilling in cool places.

But those fuckers haven't played a single Canadian date in support of Apocryphon yet - which I really, really want them to do.

Derelict
06-05-2013, 08:08 AM
Nice...love that the Xmas tour is always in my neck of the woods

Derelict
06-05-2013, 09:03 AM
Also, i love the random places that Clutch plays

W0unds
06-05-2013, 09:09 AM
My thoughts as well.

I can simply not get into Clutch at all, but they seem like a pretty solid (and popular) band, so I can understand the allure of touring as their support for a while. The Sword doesn't have to worry about booking anything - just go around playing short sets and chilling in cool places.

But those fuckers haven't played a single Canadian date in support of Apocryphon yet - which I really, really want them to do.

If I recall correctly The Sword have extreme difficulties crossing over the border. They had to cancel their Heavy TO/Heavy MTL 2011 dates due to this anyways and have not been back since to the best of my knowledge.

HugeRockStar
06-05-2013, 11:33 AM
If I recall correctly The Sword have extreme difficulties crossing over the border. They had to cancel their Heavy TO/Heavy MTL 2011 dates due to this anyways and have not been back since to the best of my knowledge.

That was cuz their drummer didn't cross I believe. They changed drummers and have played Montreal and Toronto opening for Kyuss Lives in the end of '11 I think.

Northern_Shaman
06-05-2013, 12:12 PM
If I recall correctly The Sword have extreme difficulties crossing over the border. They had to cancel their Heavy TO/Heavy MTL 2011 dates due to this anyways and have not been back since to the best of my knowledge.

That was cuz their drummer didn't cross I believe. They changed drummers and have played Montreal and Toronto opening for Kyuss Lives in the end of '11 I think.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was just the fill-in drummer that had difficulties and he's been gone for a while now.

I know they've played in Vancouver 3 times, but haven't headlined here for a few years now.

W0unds
06-05-2013, 12:13 PM
That was cuz their drummer didn't cross I believe. They changed drummers and have played Montreal and Toronto opening for Kyuss Lives in the end of '11 I think.

I checked on this, you are correct they did return here in fall of 2011 after a drummer change up. Thank you for the correction. :)

Regardless they are long overdue for a headlining tour in Canada.

Coma323
06-05-2013, 12:24 PM
Nice...love that the Xmas tour is always in my neck of the woods
Yeah I'm hoping Mass gets another one this year also. I'd love to see them in Hampton Beach but not on a Sunday night.

HugeRockStar
06-05-2013, 01:21 PM
Regardless they are long overdue for a headlining tour in Canada.

Agreed, I've never seen them headline, only open. These type of bands rarely come to Montreal, and when they do it's opening or festival dates, it really disappoints me :( Baroness too hasn't headlined here since the Red album, and they're only doing a 40 minute Heavy MTL set rather than a headline date this summer. At least I get Kylesa next week.

Even if Clutch has to play a smaller venue, I don't understand what the deal is, maybe it's the French lol. Their biggest album to date and they still can't fit in a gig here. Sucks I wasn't able to make the trek to Toronto this Spring. Oh well, one day haha.

Northern_Shaman
06-06-2013, 11:53 AM
...So I finally 'get' Clutch, I think. :lol: :lol:

I came home late last night and decided to give Earth Rocker a solid listen after browsing around this thread yesterday.

Goddamn that album actually slays (much more than anything else I've heard from them to date). Quite a different sound.

Are there any other albums they have like this one?

300%_Density
06-06-2013, 12:17 PM
...So I finally 'get' Clutch, I think. :lol: :lol:

I came home late last night and decided to give Earth Rocker a solid listen after browsing around this thread yesterday.

Goddamn that album actually slays (much more than anything else I've heard from them to date). Quite a different sound.

Are there any other albums they have like this one?

Anybody new to Clutch I usually suggest the S/T to start off and then Blast Tyrant. BT probably more like Earth Rocker, can't go wrong either way.

HugeRockStar
06-06-2013, 12:49 PM
...So I finally 'get' Clutch, I think. :lol: :lol:

I came home late last night and decided to give Earth Rocker a solid listen after browsing around this thread yesterday.

Goddamn that album actually slays (much more than anything else I've heard from them to date). Quite a different sound.

Are there any other albums they have like this one?

Blast Tyrant is the most similar to Earth Rocker, same producer as well. That's the album I started with and it blew me away. The next album Robot Hive/Exodus is in the same vain also, but a bit bluesier.

Elephant Riders is probably my favorite because riff wise, it's probably their best but people new to Clutch are usually put off by the vocals or production on that.

The self titled is a classic, whole album is really good, more spacey and stoner rock than what they are now though.

detuned
09-13-2013, 03:11 PM
CLUTCH Postpones September Tour Dates

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. This is show is Vienna, WV on 9/21. The show scheduled for Long Island, NY on 9/27 will be rescheduled for a later date, 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 14 on as scheduled and planned. The Hampton Beach, NH date originally in September is now scheduled for October 25. Unfortunately The Sword and Crobot will not be appearing on this new date in Hampton Beach, NH. News about support will be released in the coming weeks.

CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon gave an 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.”

Health and Happiness,

Neil

Earth Rocker was released March 19th via the band’s label Weathermaker Music. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 achieving the band’s highest chart position to date. The album then proceeded to hold its own on the Billboard Top 200 for a total of 5 weeks. The album also came in at #1 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the Independent Album Chart. The digital demand for this album continues to be very strong. In the week of release Earth Rocker shot to #4 on iTunes' overall Top 100
album charts and was #1 in their rock chart.

9/14: Baltimore, MD @ Carroll Park – “The Shindig” *
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
12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Rescheduled Dates:
1/2/14: Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel
1/3/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
1/4/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
1/5/14: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
1/6/14: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
1/9/14: South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
1/10/14: Buffalo. NY @ Town Ballroom
1/11/14: Port Chester, NY @ Capital Theater
1/12/14: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

mastodon421
09-13-2013, 03:23 PM
The lack of The Sword on the new Hampton Beach date is enough to cause me to delay seeing Clutch till the next time they come around.

RAZOR
09-13-2013, 07:19 PM
Of course the show I was going to is the only one that gets cancelled. :bouville:

HackedUpForBBQ
09-13-2013, 09:52 PM
Damnit, terrible news about the tour, but at least the dates have been rescheduled. Good luck Neil

detuned
09-15-2013, 02:19 PM
CLUTCH/THE SWORD/CROBOT TOUR UPDATE. Please click the link below to see the rescheduled dates with Clutch. We are currently working to reschedule our headlining shows in Tallahassee, Philadelphia, Richmond, and Monroe to directly follow the January Clutch dates. More details on those soon. Apologies to Vienna, WV; Huntington, NY; and Hampton Beach, NH. Those are Clutch's shows and therefore completely out of our hands.

https://www.facebook.com/theswordofdoom/posts/10152674279830942

PVH5150
09-15-2013, 02:42 PM
CLUTCH/THE SWORD/CROBOT TOUR UPDATE. Please click the link below to see the rescheduled dates with Clutch. We are currently working to reschedule our headlining shows in Tallahassee, Philadelphia, Richmond, and Monroe to directly follow the January Clutch dates. More details on those soon. Apologies to Vienna, WV; Huntington, NY; and Hampton Beach, NH. Those are Clutch's shows and therefore completely out of our hands.

https://www.facebook.com/theswordofdoom/posts/10152674279830942

Maybe that'll mean a longer Clutch set at the Casino Ballroom.

PVH5150
09-17-2013, 02:46 PM
Annual Clutch end-of-year tour....

Dec. 26 - Washington, DC (930 Club) (w/Mike Dillon Band, Mike Westcott)
Dec. 27 - Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom) (w/Mike Dillon Band, Empire Escorts)
Dec. 28 - Stroudsburg, PA (Sherman Theater) (w/Mike Dillon Band)
Dec. 29 - Rochester, NY (Montage Music Hall) (w/Lionize)
Dec. 30 - Cleveland, OH (House of Blues) (w/Lionize)
Dec. 31 - Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg) (w/Lionize)

Natrlhi
09-17-2013, 04:00 PM
Dec. 30 - Cleveland, OH (House of Blues) (w/Lionize))Perfect. My wife is not working and I'll be on vacation. Finally I get to see Clutch without having to make a road trip to do it. Nice. :rocker:

Coma323
09-18-2013, 02:28 AM
Dec. 31 - Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg) (w/Lionize)

Might have to hit this up.

PVH5150
10-01-2013, 03:18 PM
Updated 2014 Leg

Jan. 2 - Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
Jan. 3 - Raleigh, NC (Lincoln Theater)
Jan. 4 - Raleigh, NC (Lincoln Theater)
Jan. 5 - Jacksonville, FL (Freebird Live)
Jan. 7 - Birmingham, AL (Iron City)
Jan. 9 - South Bend, IN (Club Fever)
Jan. 10 - Buffalo, NY (Town Ballroom)
Jan. 11 - Port Chester, NY (Capitol Theater)
Jan. 12 - South Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
Jan. 13 - Northampton, MA (Pearl Street)
Jan. 15 - State College, PA (Levels)
Jan. 16 - Charlottesville, VA (Jefferson Theater)
Jan. 17 - Wilmington, DE (World Cafe Live)
Jan. 18 - Huntington, WV (V Club)