For Immediate Release
January 18, 2013
CLUTCH Confirm Additional North American Tour Dates for Earth Rocker World Tour
Earth Rocker Presale Now Available – Weathermaker Music Confirms March 19, 2013 Release Date
The Earth Rocker world tour is in full swing. The Current UK/European tour will have Hark as the support from London through Copenhagen. Tombstone will support in Oslo, Norway and Badge and Troubled Horsewill support in Stockholm.
Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster spoke about kicking off the Earth Rocker world tour:
“We are excited to take these new songs to Europe. The shows will be a blast and we look forward to playing in cities we’ve not been to in quite some time.”
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.
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.
Metal Hammer UK snuck into the secret Earth Rocker party and collected a few photos and some words. Then they took them back to the UK and put everything together in a reader friendly format. Pick up a copy of Metal Hammer on news stands now. Thanks to all the people at Metal Hammer for the opportunity.
Frontman Neil Fallon commented on the the recording process for Earth Rocker and how it differs from 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!”
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 how it 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. “
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.