It just so happens that this past weekend found me listening to Clutch for more or less 13 hours straight. There was a break in the middle there for maybe an hour, but other than that, it was Clutch and nothing but for just about the entire waking day. Of course, since then, I’ve had an array of Clutch songs stuck in my head, from “The Devil and Me” to “Binge and Purge.” Even “Regulator,” which I didn’t actually hear in this massive Clutch session (it was also a massive drinking session, but that’s a story for a different time), has been playing nonstop on the ol’ mental jukebox.
Today, the band announced their annual holiday tour, which they’ll embark on hopefully having just finished or while in the process of finishing their new album, which they’re working on now. Opening for them on the gigs will be Nick Oliveri‘s Mondo Generator, along with Saviours and Wino in support. Dig the news:
CLUTCH Announces Holiday Tour
In what has become an annual tradition, CLUTCH have announced a string of Holiday tour dates for this December. The dates kick December 26th in Washington, DC and conclude with a special New Year’s Eve performance in Worcester, MA at The Palladium. Tickets for fan club members will go on sale Wednesday September 19th and to the general public on Thursday September 20th and Friday September 21st. Support on these shows will come from Mondo Generator, Saviours and Wino. Fan Club tickets are available at http://tixx1.artistarena.com/clutch/
CLUTCH will also take to the road starting on Halloween for a quick run of dates including two stops in Flint, MI and two stops in Detroit, MI. MonstrO will open these shows with Lionize providing direct support. A complete list of all confirmed dates is below.
In other news CLUTCH is currently in the studio working on what is to be their next studio release. The band is currently in pre-production and is shooting to have the album out in early 2013.
For those of you that are clamoring for new CLUTCH music the band recently released a limited edition picture disc single of the track “Pigtown Blues” via Weathermaker Music. The single is also available digitally. The A-Side is “Pigtown Blues” and the B-Side is an acoustic version of the track “Motherless Child”. The disc can be found at your favorite record store as well as online at www.clutchmerch.com.
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With Lionize and MonstrO
10/31: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop – Tickets
11/1: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop (Sold Out – Rescheduled from 5/13)
11/2: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes – Tickets
11/3: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall (Sold Out – Rescheduled from 5/12)
11/4: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall – Tickets
Holiday Tour With Mondo Generator, Saviors and Wino
12/26: Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
12/27: Asheville NC @ The Orange Peel
12/28: Lexington KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
12/29: Columbus OH @ Newport Music Hall
12/30: Sayreville NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/31: Worcester MA @ The Palladium
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