Primus & Clutch Announce 2017 U.S. Tour

Primus and Clutch will be hitting the road together this summer. You can check out the dates for that tour below. On another note, Primus are also currently working on a new album, which is expected to be released this year.

Tour Dates:

07/17 Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheater
07/18 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
07/20 Detroit, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheater
07/21 Rochester, NY – The Dome
07/22 Lancaster, PA – Freedom Hall
07/23 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/25 Portland, ME – Maine State Pier
07/27 Burlington, VT – Lake Champlain Festival
07/28 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
07/29 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
07/30 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
08/01 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles ballroom
08/03 Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheater
08/04 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheater
08/05 Kansas City, MO – Crossroads
08/06 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
08/08 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
08/09 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
08/11 Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
08/12 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
08/13 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
08/15 Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
08/17 Stateline, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
08/18 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater

Clutch Announce May 2017 Shows With Lucero & The Sword, Announce First Annual Earth Rocker Festival

Clutch will be heading out on a headlining tour with special guests Lucero, and The Sword . The trek will lead up to the band’s first annual Earth Rocker Festival, which is set to take place at Shiley Acres in Inwood, WV on May 20.

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Neil Fallon said the following:

“We did a whole bunch of touring in 2016. Right now, we’re cooling our heels and starting to kick around some riffs for the next record. We hope to be recording the LP come the end of the year. Where and with whom is yet TBD. At the moment though, we’re really just at the beginning phase of writing and we already have a surplus of ideas.

In other news, this Spring we will be hosting the first annual Earth Rocker Festival. It’ll take place in Shiley Acres, West Virginia. We played at Shiley Acres last year and it was a real blast. Our intent is to have a really diverse bill. If all goes as planned, Earth Rocker Festival will continue as an annual event, hopefully growing in scope over the years.”

Tour Dates:

05/10 Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Company
05/12 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
05/13 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
05/15 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
05/16 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
05/17 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
05/19 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
05/20 Inwood, WV – Shiley Acres (‘Earth Rocker Festival‘)

Clutch Planning To Work On New Material In Early 2017

It looks like Clutch will be writing some new music early next year. Jean-Paul Gaster revealed the news in a recent chat with How Was It Detroit?. You can watch that interview below:

Gaster said the following:

“We’re gonna write some, and then we’re gonna go back on tour. Touring really never ends. We take breaks from time to time. We’ll take off the first three months of next year and we’ll get down to writing, see what kind of direction that’s gonna take us in, and then start making plans to record. Probably what will happen is we will do some shows in the spring, and then, for us, it’s really important to play the new songs live, so I have a feeling that wherever we choose to record, we’ll do shows on the way out there to work through the material, play the material.

You know, for me, as a drummer, those experiences are crucial to recording a record that, at the end of the day, you feel proud of. In the live setting, you can immediately tell where the pulse of that tune is. You gauge by the audience reaction, how they’re latching on to whatever groove that is, and you start to tweak things—you might pull stuff back or you might push stuff, change up an approach entirely, maybe. But that’s really crucial—it really brings the song to life.”

He also added the following about his side project with Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Yanni Papadopoulos (Stinking Lizaveta), and Chris Brooks (Lionize):

“…I’ve been jamming with Mark, Yanni and Chris, and the four of us have been getting together for about a year now. We have a good collection of tunes, and I think, really, the next move is to make a recording. And so we’ll probably do that at some point next year. It’s such an eclectic mix of musicians that when we get together, it’s a lot of fun more than anything, and stuff happens very quickly. So the shape of the music changes, and the approach changes. There’s a lot of energy there, and we’re still trying to figure out how to focus it and what exactly it’s gonna be.”

Clutch Announce 2016 European/UK Tour With Valient Thorr & Lionize

Clutch have announced a headlining European/UK tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Valient Thorr and Lionize.

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Tour Dates:

11/30 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
12/02 Munster, GER – Skaters Palace
12/03 Munich, GER – Theater Fabrik
12/04 Stuttgart, GER – Longhorn LKA
12/06 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
12/07 Clermont-Ferrand, FRA – La Cooperative De Mai
12/08 Pampolna, ES – Zentral
12/09 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Apolo
12/10 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
12/13 Paris, FRA – Le Trianon
12/14 Brussels, BEL – AB
12/15 London, UK – Roundhouse
12/16 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
12/17 Cardiff, UK – Great Hall
12/18 Manchester, UK – Academy

Clutch Announce 2016 U.S. Tour With Zakk Sabbath & Kyng

Clutch have announced a U.S. headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Zakk Sabbath and Kyng.

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Tour Dates:

09/28 Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
09/30 Lakewood, NJ – First Energy Park – Rock Carnival
10/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/02 Louisville, KY – Champions Park – Louder Than Life
10/04 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
10/05 Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
10/07 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre Street Stage
10/08 Columbus, OH – Express Live
10/10 Little Rock, AR – Metroplex
10/11 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/12 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
10/15 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
10/16 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/18 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
10/20 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
10/21 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/22 Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/24 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note (no Zakk Sabbath)
10/25 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/27 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
10/28 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
10/29 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/30 Worcester, MA – The Palladium