Clutch to get their own festival, announce tour with Lucero, The Sword

Posted by on February 8, 2017

Photo: Melinda Oswandel

Clutch have matured into a touring machine, able to play whenever and wherever they want, but are also a welcome addition on festivals like Bonnaroo (here) and Download (abroad). However, as a band with such a huge and devoted live following, it’s almost like they could do their own festival. And they’ve actually decided to do just that. The Earth Rocker Festival will take place on Saturday, May 20th at Shiley Acres in Inwood, WV. In addition they’ll be kicking off a headlining tour with Lucero and The Sword in tow leading up to the festival. Here’s what frontman Neil Fallon says about not just the fest, but also the band’s follow-up to Psychic Warfare:

“We did a whole bunch of touring in 2016” states the band’s front man 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.”

“In other news, this Spring we will be hosting the first annual Earth Rocker Festival. It’ll take place in Shiley Acres, West Virginia. 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.”

Presale for all of the shows but the Festival is happening now here. Public on-sale for all of the dates is the Friday (10) at 10am EST. Here’s where the tour is hitting.

5/10 Asheville, NC @ Highland Brewing Company
5/12 Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
5/13 Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
5/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
5/16 Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
5/17 Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
5/19 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
5/20 Inwood, WV @ “Earth Rocker Festival” at Shiley Acres



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