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

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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!

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

CLUTCH Premiere New Single

As CLUTCH prepares for the release of their highly anticipated new studio album Earth Rocker the band is ready to give fans another taste of what they can expect on March 19.

Get a first listen to the second single from the album entitled Crucial Velocity HERE

CLUTCH are on the cover of this month’s Decibel Magazine. The magazine features an in-depth interview with the entire band, as well as a special column on craft beer from resident beer expert Jean-Paul Gaster. Copies of the issue can also be purchased HERE.

CLUTCH kicks off he first leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour tonight in Cincinnati, OH and it runs through April 20 in Baltimore, MD. Support on the first leg will come from Orange Goblin, Lionize and Scorpion Child.

The band will also be playing at two SXSW Music Festival appearances in Austin, TX this year. They will play two official “SXSW” shows.

The first show is the indiemerchstore.com showcase Friday, March 15 at 1100 Warehouse. Doors open at 6:30PM and CLUTCH will headline the show and perform at 12:15 AM. Admission is free with SXSW Badge and for Wristband holders. A limited number of tickets will be sold to fans at the door only.

The following day, Saturday, March 16 CLUTCH play at the Converse/Thrasher Death Match 2013 event. This showcase takes place at The Scoot Inn and is free and open to the public. Fans are suggested to arrive early as the event is first come, first serve. The event starts at 12 noon and CLUTCH is scheduled to headline the outside stage at 5:00 PM.

The second leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour was recently announced and will kick off May 1 in Richmond, VA and runs through May 26 in San Antonio, TX. Support on this run comes from The Sword and Lionize.

CLUTCH’s first ever lyric video for the song Earth Rocker can be viewed here.

Earth Rocker is available for pre-order exclusively at the CLUTCH Merch Store
Fans can pre-order the record individually or partake in the special fan-friendly bundle packages that are being offered.

Fans can keep up on the progress of Earth Rocker by visiting the new website
www.earthrocker.com. The website is a hub dedicated to all things Earth Rocker. Fans can expect to see frequent updates including photos, videos from the studio, song title announcements and samples of new songs.

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CLUTCH Move NJ Show to PA, Announce Tour Dates

Press Release  

Earth Rocker World Tour to Kick off in January 2013

Before they hit the road for their annual Holiday run, CLUTCH have confirmed that they will be headlining the KBPI “When Hell Freezes Over” set for December 21 in Denver, CO at the Fillmore Auditorium. To get more information on the show and to purchase tickets visithttp://bit.ly/SyLxpD.

Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster commented on the upcoming Denver Radio Performance:

“We are excited to go back to Denver; it has been a while since we played there. We are even more excited to play some of the new songs from Earth Rocker that night.”

As mentioned CLUTCH will play a string of Holiday tour dates this December. The dates kick off December 26 in Washington, DC and conclude with a special New Year‘s Eve performance in Worcester, MA at The Palladium. The show originally scheduled for December 30 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ has been moved to Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock due to damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy. The official statement from Starland Ballroom regarding the cancellation and ticket refund information is below:

“Due to damages to the Starland Ballroom sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy, it is necessary to cancel our scheduled shows at the Sayreville, NJ venue on December 30, 2012.

Fans that have purchased tickets to any upcoming shows at the Starland Ballroom may redeem their tickets for a full refund from the original point of purchase.  Refunds for tickets purchased at Starland Ballroom’s Box Office can be turned-in for a full refund plus service fees during new hours of operation – Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. The Box Office will not be open on Thanksgiving.”

Tickets for the Allentown show will go on sale this Friday November 15. Support on these shows will come from Mondo Generator, Saviours and Wino. A complete list of all dates is below.

CLUTCH is currently in the mixing process of Earth Rocker which is scheduled for a March 2013 release. Fans can keep up on the progress of Earth Rocker by visiting the new website www.earthrocker.com. The website will be a hub dedicated to all things Earth Rocker. Fans can expect to see frequent updates including photos, videos from the studio, song title announcements and samples of new songs.

In addition to the new website CLUTCH has joined the world of twitter. Follow CLUTCH on Twitter @ClutchOfficial.

In conjunction with the album’s release CLUTCH will embark on the Earth Rocker world tour beginning in The United Kingdom in January of 2013. In addition to the tour dates, the band will be available for press opportunities on select dates. A complete list of dates can be found below.A full United States and Canadian headline tour will follow and is slated to run from March 8 through April 20.

KBPI “When Hell Freezes Over” Radio Show

12/21: Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium – Tickets

Holiday Tour With Mondo Generator, Saviors and Wino

12/26: Washington DC @ 9:30 Club – Tickets

12/27: Asheville NC @ The Orange Peel – Tickets

12/28: Lexington KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom – Tickets

12/29: Columbus OH @ Newport Music Hall – Tickets

12/30: Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock – Tickets on Sale Friday

12/31: Worcester MA @ The Palladium – Tickets

Clutch Earth Rocker World Tour

1/21: Press Day in London, UK

1/22: London, UK @ Koko – Tickets

1/23: Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg – Tickets

1/24: Press Day in Paris, FR

1/25: Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie – Tickets

1/26: Stuttgart, GER @ Universum – Tickets

1/27: Munchen, GER @ Backstage Club – Tickets

1/28: Press Day in Berlin, GER

1/29: Berlin, GER @ Lido – Tickets

1/30: Press Day in Cologne, GER

1/31: Cologne, GER @ Luxor – Tickets

2/1: Brussels, BE @ VK – Tickets

2/2: Hamburg, GER @ Logo – Tickets

2/3: Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio – Tickets

2/4: Press Day in Oslo, NO

2/5: Oslo, NO @ Parkteateret – Tickets

2/6: Press Day in Stockholm, SWE

2/7: Stockholm, SWE @ Tyrol – Tickets

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