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Clutch Working on New Album, Announce Tour Dates

Clutch "Earth Rocker" TourHard rock outfit Clutch is readying their next release entitled Earth Rocker, which is being produced by Machine and will drop in March 2013. Fans can check out the album’s progress via a website dedicated to updates.

Bassist Dan Maines checked in with a short video interview talking about the band’s approach.

“The approach was… not to overthink the songs and just write hard rocking songs,” he stated. “A lot of the songs started off with steady 16th notes rhythms and just keeping the song cooking. I think that lent itself to the songs being a faster tempo than our previous songs. It kept things simple in a way, and driving.”

The video also offers a glimpse into Maines’ tone and the recording process:

Clutch will be rounding out 2012 with some East Coast tours before heading overseas for a European tour in early 2013.

Clutch “Earth Rocker” Tour Dates:

  • December 26, 2012: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
  • December 27, 2012: Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
  • December 28, 2012: Lexington, KY – Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
  • December 29, 2012: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
  • December 30, 2012: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
  • December 31, 2012: Worcester, MA – The Palladium
  • January 22, 2013: London, UK – Koko
  • January 23, 2013: Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
  • January 25, 2013: Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
  • January 26, 2013: Stuttgart, GER – Universum
  • January 27, 2013: Munchen, GER – Backstage Club
  • January 29, 2013: Berlin, GER – Lido
  • January 31, 2013: Cologne, GER – Luxor
  • February 1, 2013: Brussels, BE – VK
  • February 2, 2013: Hamburg, GER – Logo
  • February 3, 2013: Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio
  • February 5, 2013: Oslo, NO – Parkteateret
  • February 7, 2013: Stockholm, SWE – Tyrol