Clutch Add More Dates To “30 Years Of Rock & Roll” Tour

Clutch have added more dates to their “30 Years Of Rock & Roll” tour. Stöner (ex-Kyuss, etc.) will serve as direct support, while Telekinetic Yeti, King Buffalo, and The Native Howl will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Telekinetic Yeti:

09/08 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
09/10 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Music Festival
09/11 Reading, PA – Reverb
09/13 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
09/14 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
09/16 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
09/17 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
09/18 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl

With King Buffalo:

09/29 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Guys
10/01 Albany, NY – Empire Live
10/02 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
10/03 Portland, ME – State Theater
10/05 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
10/07 Long Island, NY – Paramount Theater
10/08 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
10/09 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino

With The Native Howl:

12/27 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
12/28 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/29 Cleveland, OH – Agoura Theatre
12/30 Detroit, MI – Filmore Theatre
12/31 Cincinnati, OH – The Icon

Clutch Announce December Shows With Stöner And The Native Howl

Clutch have announced some December shows with Stöner (ex-Kyuss) and The Native Howl. Here’s the dates:

12/27 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
12/28 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/29 Cleveland, OH – Agoura Theatre
12/30 Detroit, MI – Filmore Theatre
12/31 Cincinnati, OH – The Icon

Clutch commented:

“We are incredibly excited to hit the road again. We’ve missed the shows, the fans, the venues and the opportunity to watch the other bands we share the stage with. It’s going to feel like our first show all over again and we can’t wait! Come out and let’s make some Rock and Roll!.”

Clutch’s Jean-Paul Gaster: “Over The Last Year, We’ve Written A Lot Of Songs For Our New Album”

During a recent interview with Dimitris Kontogeorgakos of Metal Kaoz, Clutch’s Jean-Paul Gaster discussed the progress that the band have made on their new album. The drummer says the group have already “written a lot of songs” for the effort.

Gaster said the following:

“Over the last year, we’ve written a lot of songs for our new album, and we’ve done some streaming shows too, which was something we knew nothing about prior to the pandemic. But we educated ourselves quickly, and that kept us busy for a lot of last year as well.

We’ve been writing now for our new album that we will record in the fall, and I think we’re spending more time than ever in the studio, just trying out different ideas. And most of the ideas don’t ever really make it to the end; we try 10 things and we keep one.

I think we are even more selective than we were before as to which ideas we really decide to focus on. And I think it is because we have so much more time. Before, we would come home for a tour and maybe we would have three weeks off. So, the first week, we don’t do really much of anything — everybody goes back home to their families and we rest — and then the next two weeks we would get together and we would just jam really hard and get a bunch of ideas, and then on the road and play those ideas, and then come back and do it again. And that process might go on for a year and a half. This has been different. This is the first time where we’ve had so much time at home to work on ideas and never really tried them in a live setting. So I’m not sure how it’s gonna impact the record. But I think it’s gonna make for a different album — whether it’s good, bad or otherwise, it’s too early to tell. But, for sure, it’s a different dynamic, and it requires more of us.

So often, when we have new ideas and we put them in front of an audience, you can really tell right away — we know right away if the song is the right tempo, we know right away if the riffs are where they need to be, if the chorus is the way it needs to be. It’s a testing ground. And we don’t have that right now. So, for that reason, I think we are being a lot more careful about what ideas we really wanna focus on, and which ones we think, ‘You know what? We’ve done that before. Let’s do something a little different.'”

He went on to say that the new album will probably be released in early 2022:

“Hopefully before we start really hitting the road again. And it’ll be fun to get back out there. Man, I just miss it so much.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Neil Fallon Teams Up With Father & Son Duo Delco Detention For New Track After Discovering Their Clutch Covers Online

Clutch’s Neil Fallon recently joined forces with father and son duo Delco Detention for a new song titled “The Joy Of Homeschooling.” The collaboration came about after Fallon came across some Clutch and The Company Band covers that Delco Detention shared online.

[via The PRP]

Clutch Announce “Live From The Doom Saloon – Volume III” Streaming Event

Clutch have revealed the details for their next virtual concert, “Live From The Doom Saloon – Volume III.” The streaming event will take place on December 18 and tickets can be purchased HERE. The set will also be available on demand until midnight EST on December 20. It’s also worth noting that show donations will benefit Save Our Stages. For now, fans can watch “Live From the Doom Saloon Vol 2.5” below. Neil Fallon commented:

“The ‘Doom Saloon Volume 2’ set was written by a fan. We had over 4000 setlist submissions. We were able to see what songs were the most requested, and for ‘Doom Saloon Volume 3’, we will play the 15 most requested songs from ‘Doom Saloon Volume 2”s setlist requests. It could be thought of as a greatest-hits set as per the fans.”

Clutch To Release “Weathermaker Vault Series Volume 1” This Month

Clutch will be releasing a new compilation album featuring the various track from their “Weathermaker Vault Series.” The effort, which is titled “Weathermaker Vault Series Volume 1,“ will be available as a CD and digitally on Black Friday (November 27). An opaque white vinyl pressing will also be released next year.

“The Weathermaker Vault Series Volume 1” Track Listing:

01. “Passive Restraints (feat. Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God)
02. “Electric Worry”
03. “Run, John Barleycorn, Run”
04. “Evil” (Cactus/Willie Dixon cover)
05. “Fortunate Son” (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
06. “Algo Ha Cambiado” (Norberto Napolitano cover) (sung in Spanish)
07. “Spacegrass”
08. “Precious And Grace” (ZZ Top cover)
09. “Smoke Banshee”
10. “Willie Nelson”

Jean-Paul Gaster commented:

“This Clutch release is unique in that we chose to record some of our favorite songs by artists that have provided us with inspiration over the years as well as re-record some Clutch classics. Hitting the studio this way was great to keep our recording chops up as well as celebrate some music that has meant so much to us as fans and musicians.”

Clutch Premiere Video For New Version Of “Passive Restraints” Featuring Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe

Clutch have released a new version of their song “Passive Restraints” as part of their “Weathermaker Vault Series.” The updated take on the track features Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe and an official video for it can be found below:

Neil Fallon commented:

“‘Passive Restraints‘ was one of the first Clutch songs I wrote lyrics to. It was a staple of Clutch sets for years, but fell by the wayside as we wrote more and more songs over the years. When we toured with Lamb Of God a few years back, Randy would often ask us to bring it back into rotation. We dragged our feet and finally we caved. And we were glad we did. Last time Clutch played ‘Copenhell‘ Randy joined us on stage to perform the song. We decided to re-record it for the WM Vault series and thought it was only fitting to have Randy join us.”

Blythe added:

“When Clutch asked if I wanted to sing an older song with them during our 2016 tour together, I knew immediately which one I wanted to do- ‘Passive Restraints.’ We performed it in Milwaukee, then again a few years later at ‘Copenhell Fest‘ in Denmark, and I had a blast both times.

I think they were a bit surprised I chose a song released in 1992, but I’ve been a fan for a long time. I’ve followed their development as a band since the early days and have enjoyed every album, but as a musician I know sometimes it’s fun to dust off something you haven’t played in many years and see how it sounds. The song holds up to this day, and I was honored to sing on its re-release.”

Clutch Share Unboxing Video For Their 16-LP Box Set “The Obelisk”

Clutch have shared an unboxing video of their new 16-LP box set “The Obelisk.“ The effort will be released on October 24 as part of Record Store Day and it will feature the following albums: “Strange Cousins From The West,“ “Blast Tyrant,“ “Robot Hive – Exodus,“ “Earth Rocker,“ “Psychic Warfare,“ “Full Fathom Five,“ “La Curandera,“ “Live At The Googolplex” (picture disc), “Jam Room” (picture disc), “Pitchfork & Lost Needles” (picture disc), and “Book Of Bad Decisions.“ Only 2,000 copies will be available.