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Maryland stoner/blues metal act Clutch has announced that they will be hitting the road in the spring for a short run of tour dates, backing their latest album, 2015’s Psychic Warfare. Eight dates have been confirmed thus far this May, with support from fellow stoner metal outfit the Sword and country punk act Lucero.
The tour includes a gig at the inaugural Earth Rocker Festival in Inwood, West Virginia, an event curated by Clutch themselves. Clutch had kept their underground buzz particularly strong with Psychic Warfare, so they cannot stop now. In addition to above mentioned 8 dates, more dates may be coming soon.
“We did a whole bunch of touring in 2016,” says frontman Neil Fallon. “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.”
As for the Earth Rocker Festival, scheduled to take place May 20, Clutch plan to make it an annual event. “This spring we will be hosting the first annual Earth Rocker Festival,” Fallon reveals. “It’ll take place in Shiley Acres, West Va. 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.”
Check out a tour poster and the tour dates below.
Psychic Warfare Tour Dates
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05/10: Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Company
05/12: Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
05/13: Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
05/15: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
05/16: Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
05/17: Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
05/19: Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
05/20: Inwood, WV – Earth Rocker Festival at Shiley Acres