Clutch Announce Summer Tour Dates With Prong
Maryland rockers Clutch are currently in the midst of a North American tour which features headlining shows, co-headlining dates with HELLYEAH and a radio festival appearance. Today the band just announced a headlining run for this summer with Prong and Lionize providing support. The tour is scheduled to kick off July 11 in Fayetteville, Ark. and currently scheduled to wrap up on July 22 in Richmond, Va.
Clutch will also be returning to Europe this festival season. The band has been confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid Spain on May 26 and the Peace and Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on June 29. For those European fans that have been clamoring for the exclusive double LP vinyl reissues, you will be glad to know that they are being released in Europe. Blast Tyrant will be the first in the series of reissues and it will be released on May 25.
The band will also be releasing a 7″ picture disc single of the new track “Pigtown Blues” on June 19. This is the first new studio material from Clutch since 2009′s Strange Cousins From the West,and the first simultaneous worldwide release for Weathermaker Music. The track “Pigtown Blues” will be debuted on The Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter which airs weekly on BBC/Radio 1.
In other Weathermaker Music news, the label has lined up two special releases for this summer. The first release is a limited edition 7″ single from the Legendary New York hardcore band The Mob. The band recently entered the studio to record new material for their new single “Back to Queens,” which will be released July 17. The Mob will be playing their first show together in over five years as part of this year’s Black N’ Blue Bowl which will be held May 19 at Webster Hall in New York City.
Additionally Weathermaker Music will release the new Pros and Cons EP from The Company Band. The EP features five new tracks and will be released on July 31. The Company Band features Neil Fallon, James A. Rota (Fireball Ministry), Jess Margera (CKY), Brad Davis (Fu Manchu) and Dave Bone. Along with the CD Release, Weathermaker Music will release a 12″ vinyl limited edition/collectors version of the EP. The EP and the vinyl will be released on July 31.
Lastly in CLUTCH related news, the band has just inked a licensing deal with Fox Sports for the 2012 NASCAR and MLB seasons for the track “The Regulator.”
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Clutch and HELLYEAH co-headlining tour:
4/24 Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
4/25 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
4/27 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
4/28 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
4/29 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
5/01 Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theater
5/02 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
5/03 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*
5/04 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
5/05 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
5/06 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre*
5/08 Libertyville, IL @ The Fuel Room at Austin’s Saloon
5/09 Sioux Falls, SD @ WH LYON Fairgrounds – (KRROfest)**
5/10 Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company*
5/11 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
5/12 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall*
5/13 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop*
CLUTCH WITH PRONG AND LIONIZE
7/11: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
7/13: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
7/14: Vienna, WV @ Fishbone Gill & Grill
7/15: Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park (Forecastle Festival)**
7/17: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
7/18: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
7/19: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
7/20: Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
7/22: Richmond, VA @ The National