Killer MASTODON & CLUTCH Tour Nears Launch Date!

Something MISSING this way comes…

Two of the world’s most respected and influential hard rock bands Mastodon and Clutch are proud to announce THE MISSING LINK TOUR, which brings together both bands as they join forces along with special guests Graveyard and Big Business – each taking part of the tour as support.Together, this night of heavy rock will be one of the heaviest and most exciting concert events of the year.

THE MISSING LINK TOUR kicks off on April 16 in St. Paul, MN. with support provided by Big Business, who recently supported Mastodon throughout a sold-out European tour. Sweden’s  Graveyard will then take over the main support slot starting in Los Angeles on April 29 for the remaining dates, closing out the tour in Columbus, OH on May 24. Tickets are on sale now.

Mastodon and Clutch share a longtime friendship as fans will recall Clutch front man Neil Fallon contributed vocals to “Blood And Thunder” (from Mastodon’s 2004’s Leviathan) so fans can expect surprises in store for fans throughout the tour rumbling across North America. THE MISSING LINK TOUR will feature full sets from both Mastodon and Clutch.

Clutch will close the show on April 24 in Vancouver, May 10 in Pittsburgh, May 15 in Bethlehem,  May 16 in Baltimore and also the final night of the tour, May 24 in Columbus. Mastodon will close all other shows. For further info on Mastodon, go to: http://www.mastodonrocks.com/. For further info on Clutch go to http://www.pro-rock.com

Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster had this to say about the tour.

“We are very much looking forward to our US tour with our friends in Mastodon. We always enjoy playing live but when we have the opportunity to share the stage with a band as inspiring as Mastodon we know each evening will be that much more special. See ya out there!”

Mark your calendars, as THE MISSING LINK TOUR will roll into Denver’s prestigious Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 3, and joins the stellar line up for Atlanta’s Shaky Knee’s Festival on May 8. The New York City show will take over the  celebrated Central Park Summer Stage annual concert series on May 19. General tickets on-sale now!

Mastodon were been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for “High Road,” from ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN. This is the band’s third Grammy nomination. The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles on Feb 8.

Revered Maryland rockers Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the 4 original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as “the quintessential American Rock Band”. Clutch released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker via their own label Weathermaker Music on March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date.

Mastodon’s sixth studio album, the universally praised, ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN, entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at the #6 position on June 24, 2014, also their highest chart debut of their career.  ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN has rightfully been placed in many Year End Critics & fan BEST OF 2014 lists including those in Rolling Stone, Revolver, Magnet, Decibel, CMJand many more. At present Mastodon has remained on the CMJ Loud Rock charts for the 26th week in a row. OMRTS was placed No. 8 on Rolling Stone‘s “Top 20 Metal Albums of 2014″ list.

Clutch’s Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year”

Clutch is currently working on their follow up to Earth Rocker which will be released in 2015.

Do not miss THE MISSING LINK TOUR this spring. Confirmed dates are as follows:

*Mastodon Closes The Evening.

**Clutch Closes The Evening

Apr 16              *St. Paul, MN                 Myth

Apr 17             * Winnipeg, MB               The Burton Cummings Theatre

Apr 18              *Saskatoon, SK              O’Brian’s Events Center

Apr 19             * Edmonton, AB              Expo Centre

Apr 21             * Calgary, AB                  MacEwan Hall

Apr 23             * Vancouver, BC              Commodore Ballroom

Apr 24              **Vancouver, BC             Commodore Ballroom

Apr 25              *Portland, OR                 Roseland

Apr 26              *Seattle, WA                   Showbox SODO

Apr 28             *Oakland, CA                 Fox Theater

Apr 29              *Los Angeles, CA           Palladium

Apr 30             *Tempe, AZ                    Marquee Theater

May 01             *Las Vegas, NV              House of Blues

May 02             *Salt Lake City, UT          The Complex

May 03             *Denver, CO                   Red Rock’s Amphitheatre

May 05             *San Antonio, TX            Kapone’s Ballroom

May 06             *Oklahoma City, OK        Diamond Ballroom

May 08             Atlanta, GA                   Shaky Knees Festival

May 09             *Raleigh, NC                   Lincoln Theatre Street Stage

May 10             **Pittsburgh, PA              Stage AE

May 12             *Clive, IA (Des Moines)   7 Flags

May 13             *Milwaukee, WI               Eagles Ballroom Club Stage

May 15             **Bethlehem, PA              Sands Event Center

May 16             **Baltimore, MD               Pier Six Pavilion

May 17             *Boston, MA                  House of Blues

May 19             *New York, NY               Central Park Summerstage

May 20             *Niagara Falls, NY          Rapids Theatre

May 21             *London, ON                  London Music Hall

May 24             **Columbus, OH              LC Pavilion  

MASTODON:
Troy Sanders — Bass Guitar / Vocals
Brent Hinds — Guitars / Vocals
Bill Kelliher — Guitars
Brann Dailor — Drums / Vocals

www.mastodonrocks.com

CLUTCH:

Neil Fallon – Vocals/Guitar

Tim Sult – Guitar

Dan Maines – Bass

Jean-Paul Gaster – Drums/Percussion

http://www.pro-rock.com/

CLUTCH Receive Worldwide Accolades

2013 has been quite a year for Maryland Rockers CLUTCH. In March they released Earth Rocker, their tenth studio album.  Earth Rocker was recorded, mixed and produced by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb of God) at The Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey.  Earth Rocker garnered the band their highest Billboard Chart Number to date and was met with rave reviews and incredible fan reaction worldwide.  As the year comes to a close, publications release their annual lists of the best albums, and it should be no surprise that CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker is featured prominently in many of them, both Nationally and Internationally.

Metal Hammer UK (One of the premier international metal publications) has named Earth Rocker its #1 Album of 2013. In Classic Rock Magazine’s (UK) poll, Earth Rocker comes in at #2 Album of 2013 only behind the legendary Black SabbathSpain‘s Rock Zone Magazine named CLUTCH their “Band of the Year”.  Sweden’s Close Up Magazine ranked Earth Rocker at #13 in their best albums of 2013 list. Earth Rocker placed highly in the top metal and rock album lists in many other publications and websites including The Village VoiceNew Noise MagazineMetal SucksLoudwire,  Pop Matters and Noisecreep to name a few.

“We are really happy to hear that Earth Rocker has made so many best of 2013 lists. Our shows this past year have been among the biggest and best of our history. The overwhelming response from our fans both old and new has meant the most to us. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2014!” says singer Neil Fallon.

In December, between Christmas and New Years, CLUTCH will be back on the road for their traditional holiday shows. Support on the holiday shows will come from Into Another, The Mike Dillon Band and Lionize. All dates and links to purchase tickets can be found below.  The Sword and Crobot will provide support on the January dates.

February 2014 will see CLUTCH head down under to Australia as they take part in the 2014 Soundwave Festival.  In addition to the Soundwave dates, CLUTCH will be playing a handful of headlining Australian shows.  These shows are set for February 20 in Sydney at The Metro, February 21 in Brisbane at The Zoo and February 27 in Melbourne at Prince Bandroom.  Tickets for the headline dates are selling fast and the shows are anticipated to sell out! Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for these shows to not miss out.  A poster for the Australian tour can be viewed HERE.

CLUTCH is currently booking a full UK tour that will start April 22 and run through May 9 in Ireland.  Confirmed dates, support and tickets links will be posted shortly at

http://www.pro-rock.com.

CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker Live is now available in stores and online at the CLUTCH Merch Store.  This special and limited collectors’ item is a double vinyl picture disc set. The first LP is the studio version of Earth Rocker.  The second LP consists of live versions of the same tracks in the same sequence as the original.  This is not a live recording of one show. The individual tracks of the live version were recorded at different shows throughout the band’s May 2013 US tour: Houston and San Antonio (TX), Lincoln (NE), Indianapolis (IN) and Fargo (ND).  The stunning artwork displays the four Indian heads from the original package in all their colorful beauty: one for each side.

Follow CLUTCH on Twitter: @ClutchOfficial

For More Info Visit:Earth Rocker Pro-Rock WeatherMaker Music Clutch Merch

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Holiday Tour Dates:

With Into Another and The Mike Dillon Band

12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club  

12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

With Into Another and Lionize

12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

2014 Dates:

With The Sword and Crobot

1/2/14: Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel

1/3/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/4/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/5/14: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

1/9/14: South Bend, IN @ Club Fever

1/10/14: Buffalo. NY @ Town Ballroom

1/11/14: Port Chester, NY @ Capital Theater

1/12/14: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

1/13/14: Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street

1/15/14: Stage College, PA @ Levels

1/16/14: Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater

1/17/14: Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live**

1/18/14: Huntington, WV @ V Club

1/19/14: Flint. MI @ The Machine Shop

**The Sword not on this date**

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

2/20/14: Sydney, Australia @ The Metro*

2/21/14: Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo*

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane

2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney

2/27/14: Melbourne, Australia @ Prince Bandroom*

2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne

3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide

3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

*Headline Dates*

 

 

CLUTCH Drummist Jean Paul Gaster Interview Now Available

At long last, The Welding Room host Rik Johnson spoke with CLUTCH back-beatist, Jean Paul Gaster on Friday, May 17th at Electric Factory in (Cradle of) Philthadelphia. The interview is finally available!

Click “Clutch” above or click here.

Don’t forget to check out the CLUTCH Photo Gallery!