Clutch Premiere New Song “We Strive For Excellence”, Announce Fall Tour With Helmet, Quicksand, & JD Pinkus

Clutch have premiered a new song titled “We Strive For Excellence.” Neil Fallon said the following about that:

“‘We Strive For Excellence‘ looks back fondly on childhood summers filled with grand plans gone awry, inexplicable bruises, untreated injuries, and of course, the timeless wisdom of Evel Knievel.”

In other news, the band have also announced a fall tour with Helmet, Quicksand, and JD Pinkus:

09/13 Toronto, ON – Rebel
09/15 Boston, MA – House of Blues
09/16 New York, NY – Palladium Times Square
09/17 Baltimore, MD – Hammerjacks
09/18 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
09/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/21 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder than Life (Clutch only)
09/24 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
09/25 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
09/27 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
09/29 Houston TX – Warehouse Live
09/30 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/01 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/02 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/04 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
10/05 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock (Clutch only)
10/08 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
10/09 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
10/10 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/12 Salt Lake City, UT – the Depot
10/13 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/14 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
10/15 West Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
10/16 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

Clutch Announce “Collector’s Series” Vinyl Reissue Of “Robot Hive/Exodus”

Clutch will be reissuing “Robot Hive/Exodus” on vinyl as part of their “Collector’s Series.” Pre-orders can be found HERE.

More details on the release were shared in a press release:

“Curated by band bassist, Dan Maines, the vinyl release is remastered and manufactured on 180-gram colored vinyl, stored in extra heavy sleeves and limited to only 7,500 units worldwide. The gatefold jacket is printed on metalized polyester paper, and each album includes a numbered insert autographed by the band. As an extra special element this 2xLP includes a 7” with two tracks: “What Would a Wookie Do?” and “Bottoms Up, Socrates”. These two songs were originally among the 16 songs written and recorded for ‘Robot Hive/Exodus’ back in 2005 but were left off the final album for time purposes.”

Maines commented:

“I’m very excited for the Clutch Collector’s Series release of Robot Hive/Exodus. With the additional 7 inch you can now hear the complete recording session remastered. We consistently play a number of these songs in our live sets every night, and have even dusted off a couple more for our current tour!”

Clutch Premiere “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)” Music Video

Clutch have premiered a new video for their new song “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone).” You can check that out below and purchase a collector’s edition shirt box HERE.

Frontman Neil Fallon commented:

“Early in 2021, I learned the Boss Metal Zone pedal schematic was being presented as “proof” that the Covid-19 vaccine had an electronic component to communicate with 5G cellular networks. It was, of course, nonsense. It sounded like a Philip K. Dick premise. I didn’t want to write a song specific to Covid-19 vaccines, so I went with the Philip K. Dick angle (again). “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” came to mind (replicants, in particular, representing what is real and not real, or is there a difference at all?). The video makes no secret that this is an homage to Philip K. Dick and a future where we have distortion coursing through our veins.”

Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster added:

“‘Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)’ is one of the faster cuts on our forthcoming album. It kicks in and hits like a freight train. The intensity of the recording reminds me of our live shows. This song cooks and I can’t wait to play it on tour!”

Clutch Announce European/UK Tour

Clutch have announced a headlining European/UK tour. The trek will take place this fall.

Tour Dates:

11/11 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
11/12 Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall
11/13 Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
11/15 Exeter, UK – Great Hall
11/16 Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome
11/18 Hannover, GER – Capitol
11/20 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
11/22 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s Neue Welt
11/23 Munich, GER – Neue Theaterfabrik
11/24 Wien, AUT – Arena
11/25 Zagreb, CRO – Culture Factory
11/26 Milan, ITA – Fabrique
12/02 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
12/03 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
12/05 Zurich, SWI – X-TRA
12/06 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
12/07 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
12/09 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
12/10 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
12/13 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
12/14 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
12/15 Manchester, UK – O2 Academy
12/16 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
12/17 London, UK – The Roundhouse

Clutch Announce North American Tour With Eyehategod, The Sword, Etc.

Clutch have announced a spring headlining tour. Eyehategod and Tigercub will open on the first leg, while The Sword and Nate Bergman (Lionize) will open on the second leg.

Tour Dates:

With Eyehategod & Tigercub:

03/16 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
03/18 New Orleans, LA – Fillmore
03/19 Tyler, TX – Country River Club
03/20 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
03/22 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
03/24 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
03/25 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
03/26 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
03/28 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
03/29 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
03/31 Edmonton, AB – Midway
04/01 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
04/02 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
04/03 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
04/05 Billings, MT – Pub Station
04/07 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave.
04/08 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
04/09 Green Bay, WI – Epic Events Center
04/10 Joliet, IL – The Forge

With The Sword & Nate Bergman:

04/27 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
04/29 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
04/30 Providence, RI – The Strand
05/01 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
05/03 Rochester, NY – Anthology
05/04 London, ON – Music Hall
05/06 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
05/07 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monore
05/08 Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!
05/10 Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
05/12 Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom
05/13 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
05/14 Sauget, IL – POP’s
05/15 Little Rock, AR – The Hall
05/17 Knoxville, TN – Mill & Mine
05/18 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
05/19 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
05/21 Myrtle Beach, SC – Bike Week
05/22 Richmond, VA – The National

Clutch Announce “Live From The Doom Saloon Vol. 4” Livestream Concert

Clutch have revealed the details for their next virtual concert, “Live From The Doom Saloon Vol. 4.” The streaming event will take place on November 26 and tickets can be found HERE, along with pre-orders for a new live album featuring the show. The group commented:

“We just wrapped up tracking our new album so we’re ready to play a show! Come hang with us on November 26 for Live From the Doom Saloon Vol 4. We’ll stream this show live from our rehearsal pad. We’re gonna play something from every one of our albums and maybe even something brand new!”

Clutch Postpone Three Shows Due To Positive COVID-19 Case Within Their Touring Party

Clutch have postponed three shows due to a positive COVID-19 case within their touring party. The band issued the following statement:

“Although we followed every available protocol and precaution, Covid has made its way into the Clutch touring camp. The bad news is we are postponing our next 3 shows, but the good news is we already have the rescheduled dates so hold onto your tickets as they will be honored for these rescheduled dates in 2022:

Sun. Jan 2 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
Wed. Apr. 27 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Fri. Apr. 29 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino”

Watch Clutch Perform New Songs “Nosferatu Madre” & “Slaughter Beach” Live

Clutch have been performing new songs during their recent live shows and fan-filmed videos of two more tracks have since surfaced online. You can watch the band perform “Nosferatu Madre” during their September 10 set at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, VA and watch them perform “Slaughter Beach“ during their September 16 concert in Asheville, NC below:

[via The PRP]