Clutch Perform New Songs “Vision Quest” & “Bubonic Blues” Live

Clutch have been playing new songs during recent shows, and now footage of two more, titled “Vision Quest“ and “Bubonic Blues”, has surfaced. You can find those in the below video, which features their entire August 2 set in Mankato, MN. That show also included a performance of the new track “How To Shake Hands“, which has been played live in the past.

Clutch To Release Limited Edition Box Set “Psychic Rockers From The West Group”

Clutch have a new limited edition 6-disc box set titled “Psychic Rockers From The West Group” coming out on June 23. That release will come with “Strange Cousins From The West,“ a deluxe 2 CD/1 DVD version of “Earth Rocker,“ “Psychic Warfare,” and The Bakerton Group‘s “El Rojo.”

[via The PRP]

Clutch Perform New Song Live, Band “Have A Handful Of Tunes” Written For New Album

Clutch have been working on new songs for their upcoming album, and already have a “handful” written. Jean-Paul Gaster told Metal Wani the following about that:

“We took a good bit of time off. We were off for nearly four months, and so for us, that’s quite a long time; we hadn’t taken that much time off in… I don’t remember how long. So we spent a good portion of that writing new songs, working out in the jam room, working on new arrangements, working on concepts. And at this point, we have a handful of tunes that have vocal ideas. We’ve been putting them into the set. We’ll play one tonight; the one we’re doing tonight is called ‘How To Shake Hands‘.”

You can check out the full interview and fan-filmed footage of a new track below:

[via Blabbermouth]

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.”