Clutch Announces Spring Tour & Earth Rocker Festival

Clutch says the band is going to concentrate on working on its next album in 2017. But the guys still have time for some performances, including hosting the debut of the first annual Earth Rocker Festival. 

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– Neil Fallon of Clutch
“The Shindig,” Carroll Park, Baltimore, Md.

The upcoming LP will be the follow-up to 2015’s Psychic Warfare.

“We did a whole bunch of touring in 2016,” frontman Neil Fallon said. “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, mark your calendar for May 20. The event takes place in Inwood, W.Va., at Shiley Acres.

“In other news, this spring we will be hosting the first annual Earth Rocker Festival. … We played at Shiley Acres last year and it was a real blast,” Fallon said. “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.”

This week’s news blast promises the lineup for Earth Rocker will be announced soon. In the meantime, here are the new dates for Clutch:

May 10 – Asheville, N.C., Highland Brewing Company
May 12 – Louisville, Ky., Palace Theatre
May 13 – Grand Rapids, Mich., 20 Monroe Live
May 15 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Brooklyn Steel
May 16 – Providence, R.I., Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
May 17 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre
May 19 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa
May 20 – Inwood, W.Va., Shiley Acres (Earth Rocker Festival)

The headline dates feature support from Lucero and The Sword.

Presale tickets are available now. The general public onsale begins Feb. 10.

Clutch also appears at Chicago Open Air and Rock Fest in Cadott, Wis., in July.

Visit the band’s website,, for more information. Click here for Pollstar’s 2015 Q&A with Neil Fallon.