Please note this show has moved from Islington Academy, original tickets remain valid.
Maryland rockers Clutch have announced their new album, 'Earth Rocker', along with their 'Earth Rocker' world tour, including this special one-off London date.
Frontman Neil Fallon commented on the the recording process for 'Earth Rocker' and how it relates to other Clutch albums:
"Last minute overdubs are fun. Harmonicas, tambourines (yes, we use those), claps, the odd backing vocal. Recording can be monotonous, so those unintended moments can be a lot of fun. It's kind of like kindergarten music class, but with beer. And sometimes the spontaneity of a last ditch idea breathes a lot of life back into a song that we've been beating up for weeks on end. A looming deadline can be a great muse!"
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He continues: "It has a lot in common with Blast Tyrant in that Machine's production techniques are really unique. It differs from Blast Tyrant and a lot of other Clutch records in that, overall, the songs are faster and concise."
When asked about how this record differs from other Clutch releases guitarist Tim Sult added: "As far as the composition of the songs go, this is the heaviest and fastest Clutch album to date.
TUESDAY 22 JANUARY 2013: CLUTCH/HARK
Clutch Unleash Title Track From Earth Rocker on Brooklyn Vegan
European Tour Starts January 22nd
Before heading to Europe to kick of the first leg of the Earth Rocker world tour, Clutch is giving fans a chance to hear the title track and first single from their new album. The band has teamed up with Brooklyn Vegan for an exclusive world premiere of 'Earth Rocker'. Brooklyn Vegan is a tastemaker blog highlighting indie rock and Metal that's expanded far outside of its NYC beginnings. Get a first listen of the track and check out an interview with guitarist Tim Sult here.
With a little bit more than three months left before the release of Clutch's highly anticipated new studio effort Earth Rocker, the band has announced the initial dates for the first leg of the North American 'Earth Rocker' world tour. The dates kick off March 8th in Cincinnati, OH and are currently slated to run through March 24th in Anaheim, CA. Support on these dates will be provided by Orange Goblin, Lionize and Kyng. Tickets are on sale now! Look for more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
Clutch recently unveiled the artwork for 'Earth Rocker'. The art was created by Nick Lakiotes, long time Clutch art director, who has worked on previous efforts including 'Robot Hive/Exodus' and 'Strange Cousins From The West'. 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.
In addition to the new website Clutch has joined the world of Twitter. Follow Clutch on Twitter @ClutchOfficial.
'Earth Rocker' European Tour
1/21: Press Day in London, UK
1/22: London, UK @ Koko – SOLD OUT!
1/23: Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
1/24: Press Day in Paris, FR
1/25: Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie – SOLD OUT!
1/26: Stuttgart, GER @ Universum – SOLD OUT!
1/27: Munchen, GER @ Backstage Club – SOLD OUT!
1/28: Press Day in Berlin, GER
1/29: Berlin, GER @ Lido – SOLD OUT!
1/30: Press Day in Cologne, GER
1/31: Cologne, GER @ Luxor
2/1: Brussels, BE @ VK
2/2: Hamburg, GER @ Logo – SOLD OUT!
2/3: Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
2/4: Press Day in Oslo, NO
2/5: Oslo, NO @ Parkteateret – SOLD OUT!
2/6: Press Day in Stockholm, SWE
2/7: Stockholm, SWE @ Tyrol
'Earth Rocker' North American Tour
3/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
3/9: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
3/10: Sauget, IL @ Pop's
3/11: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's Cantina Ballroom
3/12: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
3/14: Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
3/18: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
3/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
3/21: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
3/22: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café Las Vegas Strip
3/24: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues