CLUTCH Frontman To Undergo Surgery; September Tour Dates Postponed

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have been forced to postpone the September tour dates of the "Earth Rocker" North American tour so that singer Neil Fallon can undergo surgery for cervical spinal stenosis and two herniated discs. Most of the shows will be rescheduled. Support on the rescheduled concerts will still come from THE SWORD and CROBOT. Tickets that were already purchased for the dates in September will be honored for the rescheduled dates in January. Unfortunately, one of the shows could not be rescheduled and has been canceled. This is show is Vienna, West Virginia on September 21. The shows scheduled for South Burlington, Vermont on September 24 and Long Island, New York on September 27 will be rescheduled for a later date; please hold on to your tickets. Refunds for the West Virginia are available at point of purchase. The band will still be playing The Shindig festival on September 14 in Baltimore, Maryland. All dates on the October - November leg of the tour will go on as scheduled and planned. The Hampton Beach, New Hampshire date originally in September is now scheduled for October 25. Unfortunately, THE SWORD and CROBOT will not be appearing on this new date in Hampton Beach, NH. News about support will be released in the coming weeks.

Clutch announced Cancellations and Reschedules in the current European tour

Unpleasant news has just been announced through Clutch's official facebook page just a few hours ago. Due to an unexpected family emergency they have to cancel or reschedule some dates in their current European tour schedule. Read the announcement below: "Due to an unexpected family emergency Clutch have made changes to their current European tour schedule. The dates from June 20th thru July 2nd have either been cancelled or rescheduled. All dates originally scheduled from July 4th in Sweden thru July 11th in the UK are unaffected and are still confirmed and scheduled as planned. A complete listing of cancellations and the rescheduled dates as well as a new, updated and confirmed itinerary is as follows: CANCELLATIONS/ RESCHEDULED DATES:

CLUTCH Drummer Checks In From European Tour (Video)

Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster of Maryland rockers CLUTCH has uploaded a new video update from the band's current European tour. Check it out below. Says Gaster: "The European tour is going great. Over here, I play my silver sparkle GMS drum kit. I purchased this kit just in time to take on tour to support SEPULTURA on the U.S. leg of their 'Chaos A.D.' tour. Since then, I've played about 1600 shows on these drums. They have also appear on our self-titled album, 'Elephant Riders', 'Pure Rock Fury' and 'Blast Tyrant'. The shells are 8 maple with 45 degree edges. The tone is boomy and has good deal of thuddy attack. The entire kit now resides in the U.K. Before these drums arrived in the U.K., I had to rely on rental gear. It's a great feeling to get to the first gig of a European tour and pull these trusty old drums out of their cases. They sound great even if they have been sitting for months untouched." CLUTCH's new album, "Earth Rocker", sold 22,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released via CLUTCH's own Weathermaker Music label, "Earth Rocker"entered the German Media Control chart at No. 71. In the U.K., the CD landed at No. 50 on the regular chart, No. 3 on the Rock/Metal Albums chart and No. 11 on the Independent Albums chart.

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It’s been four years since we last heard from the boys from Maryland, US. Clutch built a memorable discography in the 00’s and especially in the 90’s, earning the hard-given title of one of the best live bands of our generation.