CLUTCH BRING BACK THE RIFFS IN APRIL & MAY 2014
Not content with their sold out shows here earlier this year, badass rockers CLUTCH are delighted to announce their most extensive tour yet, covering England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ireland in April/May 2014. Joining them at all dates (excluding Temples Festival) will be their new chums, loud rock groovers LIONIZE (www.lionizemusic.com). Clutch tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 20th December.
CLUTCH have been picking up multiple plaudits in the media’s ‘Best Albums of 2013’ polls for their acclaimed record ‘Earth Rocker’, produced by Machine at his studio The Machine Shop. Metal Hammer bestowed it with the coveted #1 spot, and Classic Rock soon followed with ‘Earth Rocker’ at #2, declaring it only pipped by the legendary Black Sabbath’s latest opus. It also made the Top 10 at Total Guitar, landing at #8, and song ‘Crucial Velocity’ picked up ‘Riff of the Year’ from Guitarist, to name but some. If you’ve not treated yourself (or a friend!) to the album yet, you can still grab it for under a tenner from Amazon.com.
For a toe-tappin’, booty-shakin’ good time, get on down to:
Tue 22 Apr - Newcastle O2 Academy (http://www.alttickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_clutch.html)
Wed 23 Apr - Leeds Metropolitan
Thu 24 Apr - Manchester Academy (http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/clutchtickets)
Tue 29 Apr - Birmingham O2 Academy (http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/clutchtickets)
Wed 30 Apr - Brighton Concorde 2 (http://lout.gigantic.com/clutch/concorde-2/2014-04-30-19-30)
Thu 1 May - London Forum (http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/clutchtickets)
Sat 3 May - Nottingham Rock City (http://www.alttickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_clutch.html)
Sun 4 May - Bristol Temples Festival @ Motion (http://www.templesfestival.co.uk/)
Tue 6 May - Edinburgh Liquid Room (http://www.gigsinscotland.com/homepage.aspx)
Wed 7 May - Glasgow O2 ABC (http://www.gigsinscotland.com/homepage.aspx)
Thu 8 May - Belfast Limelight (http://www.ticketmaster.ie/)
Fri 9 May - Dublin Academy (http://www.ticketmaster.ie/)
Here’s what the UK Press had to say about ‘Earth Rocker’:
“This album is the fucking bollocks. It is an absolute delight to listen to from beginning to end.” - Big Cheese (10/10).
“One of the best things they’ve ever done. Clutch are simply so good at their craft now they cannot be denied.” - Total Guitar (4/5)
“What you have to remember about Clutch is this. Clutch are amazing. Earth Rocker proves it.” - Kerrang!
“Clutch symbolise the simplicity, energy, vitality, and truth of rock music itself.” - Terrorizer (5/5)
“Sweat-stained, dope-fugged, blues rock bruisers.” - Q “
The honesty of a true working man’s band doing what they do best: capturing the magical spirit of rock in it’s most natural form.” - Metal Hammer (9/10)
“The beating heart of 21st century rock n’ roll.” - Classic Rock “An early contender for album of the year.” - Powerplay (10/10)
“A deeply satisfying and perfectly contained 45 minutes that suckerpunches with a succession of dirty, head-nodding riffs and never outstays its welcome.” - Rock Sound (8/10)
“Few bands deserve to be treated with that kind of doe-eyed adoration as much as Clutch do. Clutch are fucking brilliant.” - Metal Hammer