Stoner rock greats Clutch are on tour this summer, playing festivals like Chicago Open Air, France's Hellfest, and more. They're also planning their own festival, the first annual Earth Rocker Festival (named after their 2013 album), which will go down May 20 at Shiley Acres in Inwood, WV. Lineup and ticket info TBA. Here's what Clutch frontman Neil Fallon says about that fest, and the band's next record:
We did a whole bunch of touring in 2016. Right now, we’re cooling our heels and starting to kick around some riffs for the next record. We hope to be recording the LP come the end of the year. Where and with whom is yet TBD. At the moment though, we’re really just at the beginning phase of writing and we already have a surplus of ideas.
In other news, this Spring we will be hosting the first annual Earth Rocker Festival. It’ll take place in Shiley Acres, West Virginia. We played at Shiley Acres last year and it was a real blast. Our intent is to have a really diverse bill. If all goes as planned, Earth Rocker Festival will continue as an annual event, hopefully growing in scope over the years.
Clutch will also do a short tour leading up to that festival, with support from fellow riffers The Sword and country punks Lucero. That's quite a triple bill.
That tour hits the NYC-area at Brooklyn Steel on May 15 and Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on May 17. Tickets for Brooklyn Steel and The Capitol Theatre go on sale Friday, February 10 at 10 AM. The Brooklyn show is on AmEx presale now.
All dates are listed, with some music, below.
Clutch -- 2017 Tour Dates
May 10 Highland Brewing Company Asheville, NC*
May 12 Palace Theatre Louisville, KY*
May 13 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI*
May 15 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY*
May 16 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel Providence, RI*
May 17 The Capitol theater Port Chester, NY*
May 19 The NorVa Norfolk, VA*
May 20 Earth Rocker Festival @ Shiley Acres Inwood, WV
Jun 05 Rock in Vienna Vienna, Austria
Jun 06 Akvarium Klub Budapest, Hungary
Jun 07 Mega Club Katowice, Poland
Jun 09 Sweden Rock Festival Solvesborg, Sweden
Jun 11 Donington Park Derby, United Kingdom
Jun 14 Limelight Belfast, United Kingdom
Jun 15 Academy Dublin, Ireland
Jun 17 Festivalpark Stenehei Dessel, Belgium
Jun 18 Hellfest Clisson, France
Jul 14 Rock Fest Cadott, WI
Jul 15 Chicago Open Air 2017 Bridgeview, IL
* - w/ The Sword and Lucero