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Philadelphia's Festival Pier welcomed Maryland rockers CLUTCH to their Summer concert series on July 29, 2017.  From the stage, Neil Fallon, Tim Sult, Dan Maines, and Jean-Paul Gaster had the perfect view of the Delaware River, The Ben Franklin Bridge, and thousands of Clutch fans dancing and singing along to their hour plus set.

On the road with Primus, this tour has both bands performing a full headlining set!  On this night, Clutch took to the stage first and opened with "Cyborg Bette" from their 2013 hit album "Earth Rocker".     Clutch always performs a fun, high-energy show but man, seeing them in the Summer on a beach-like setting like Festival Pier, it was just an incredible night.  Heavy hitters like "Crucial Velocity", "The Mob Goes Wild", and "Earth Rocker" had the Philly crowd going wild!

There definitely were two high points from my perspective.  When Fallon pulled out the harmonica and cowbell as the band powered into "DC, Sound Attack!" all of us in attendance were dancing like we were at Woodstock or something.    Gaster's drums and Fallon's aforementioned tools of the blues can make a dead man boogie!  Simply the perfect Summer concert tune.  The second highlight was when Fallon acknowledged that Clutch are working on a new album (following 2015's "Psychic Warfare") and introduced a new song called "How To Shake Hands".  The heavily political song went over well with the Philly fans I spoke to.  The person in the song who gets elected to the presidency vows to put Jimi Hendrix on the $20 bill and Bill Hicks on the $5 bill, and kiss all the babies.  Very strong tune that makes me want to hear what else Fallon and Clutch will tap into for their next album.

This tour with Primus continues across America until August 18th.  Definitely a fun night out!

Set List:

Cyborg Bette

Crucial Velocity


The Mob Goes Wild

50,000 Watts

Earth Rocker

Noble Savage

Cypress Grove

How To Shake Hands

A Quick Death in Texas

Escape From The Prison Planet

The House That Peterbilt

DC Sound Attack

Passive Restraints

Electric Worry

Xray Visions

Clutch has just announced Winter tour dates for the continuum of their Psychic Warfare tour. Supporting the tour will be Devin Townsend Project and The Obsessed. Fan club pre-sale tickets will start at 2:00pm ET today, public stale starts 10am ET on Friday.  Exclusive fan club pre-sale tickets and show info available here:  The on sale date for the 4 Florida shows is TBD due to the hurricane in the region. Check the bands official website

for all upcoming ticket and show info.
Clutch will be entering the studio in early 2018 to begin work on their

12th studio album.
Psychic Warfare is the latest and eleventh studio effort from Clutch.  The disc debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, No. 2 on the Billboard Independent,  No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock and Billboard Rock charts.     Psychic Warfare was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die).   
Clutch, Devin Townsend Project and The Obsessed Tour Dates:
Wed, 11-29-17               Greensboro, NC at Cone Denim Entertainment Center                
Fri, 12-01-17                  Myrtle Beach, SC at House Of Blues                                         
Sat, 12-02-17                 St Petersburg, FL at Jannus Live                                                            
Sun, 12-03-17                Fort Lauderdale, FL at Revolution                                                        
Tue, 12-05-17                Saint Augustine, FL at Backyard Stage

@ St Augustine Amphitheatre
Wed, 12-06-17               Pensacola, FL at Vinyl Music Hall                                              
Fri, 12-08-17                  Baton Rouge, LA at Varsity Theatre                                                       
Sat, 12-09-17                 San Antonio, TX at The Aztec Theatre                                                 
Sun, 12-10-17                Houston, TX at House Of Blues                                    
Tues, 12-12-17               Springfield, MO at Gillioz Theatre                                              
Wed, 12-13-17               Lincoln, NE at Bourbon Theatre                                                
Fri, 12-15-17                  Peoria, IL at Limelight Eventplex                                                          
Sat, 12-16-17                 Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works                         
Wed, 12-27-17               Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall            
Thu, 12-28-17                Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom                    
Fri, 12-29-17                  Richmond, VA at The National                           
Sat, 12-30-17                 Knoxville, TN at The International                                   
Sun, 12-31-17               Columbus, OH at Express Live                                         
Neil Fallon - Vocals/Guitar
Tim Sult - Guitar
Dan Maines - Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster - Drums/Percussion
For more  information, check out the band’s website:
YouTube: officialclutch

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Clutch May 8 in Reading, PA

Maryland rockers CLUTCH continue to tour as they promote their most recent smash album "Psychic Warfare".  The band's eleventh studio album debuted #1 on the Billboard Top Rock album chart and #11 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

On May 8th Clutch (singer Neil Fallon, guitarist Tim Sult, drummer Jean-Paul Gaster, and bassist Dan Maines) came to the Santander Arena in Reading, PA along with headliners Lamb of God and openers Corrosion of Conformity.  Needless to say the night was packed solid with incredible rock music!

Tonight the guys focused on tunes from "Psychic Warfare", opening the set with the lead single from the album, "X-ray Visions".  Fallon's approach to the song is powerful and live he amps it up to full throttle.  Thanks to the song we now know he's a Scorpio and man when he screams those lyrics in concert it's bone-shattering!   Next in the set list was another "Psychic Warfare" track "Firebirds!"  which continued the  power rock and led into the killer track "Crucial Velocity" from 2013's album "Earth Rocker.  Three stellar songs to kick off their set which also featured "Psychic Warfare" songs "Sucker For The Witch", "Your Love is Incarceration" and "Our Lady of Electric Light" (a song that when I interviewed Fallon late last year I compared to "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals). 

The Reading, PA Clutch fans were dancing and digging the whole set which included two more highs of the night, "Book, Saddle and Go" and the tremendous "Mob Goes Wild".  And just like every Clutch performance I've seen, watching Fallon's expressions and intensity on stage is only matched by Gaster's energetic and animated drumming.  Watching these two perform shows just how much fun top tier musicians like Clutch have when they are on top of their game.

Clutch pics from

Rock 'N Derby festival

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Festival Pier, Philadelphia

July 29, 2016

on tour with Primus