Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Clutch Announce "Live at the 9:30 Club" 2xDVD, Bonnaroo Performances and More!
Maryland hard rock band Clutch is coming up on their 20th year, maintaining a consistent following with constant touring, unique wit, and fearless tendency to mix metal with genres like blues and funk. Much of the band's direction and personality is thanks to Neil Fallon, Clutch's singer, co-songwriter and lyricist who is known for weaving historical, literary and downright nerdtastic references into his hard-banging songs. - Billboard
The Maryland based band has amassed a substantial catalog that includes nine studio albums, five live releases, and a handful of EPs. What's more, throughout the 90's, Clutch's hardcore-influenced, groove-heavy riff rock, helped define that decade's stoner sound, while in the new millennium, their persistent hunger to expand their style brought them into the realms of traditional down-home blues and far-out psychedelic jams. - Revolver
2010 will prove to be the busiest calender year in the career of veteran rock band Clutch. Building on the Top 30 Billboard chart success of 2009's "Strange Cousins From the West" (Weathermaker Music), the Maryland based quartet will internationally issue a brand new epic DVD set called "Live at the 9:30" in mid May. This 200 minute double disc concert film will be sold at the fan friendly price of $19.98.
Disc one features a 90 minute full length concert filmed with seven hi-definition cameras last December at Washington DC's legendary 9:30 Club. In addition to newer fan favorites like "50,000 Unstoppable Watts" and "Let a Poor Man Be," the concert film's first disc includes an electifying version of the 1995 "Clutch" self titled release in it's entirety. An audio version of the full 19 song concert will be exclusively available through iTunes on May 11th.
Disc two is the 110 minute feature film "Fortune Tellers Make a Killing Nowadays," which takes a behind the scenes look at Clutch "on tour" city by city in 2009. This "bonus disc" is not limited to recent Clutch happenings however, as it includes rare band interviews as well as vintage never before seen footage documenting much of Clutch's history from 1991 to the present. Both discs were directed and produced by Agent Ogden, who first worked with the band, on 2007's "Full Fathom Five, Video Field Recordings."
On June 4th Clutch will kick off another leg of thier 2010 worldwide headlining tour. The early summer portion takes the band through the USA, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Italy and the UK. The band's instrumental jazz rock alter ego, The Bakerton Group will appear as one of the opening acts in North America. Both The Bakerton Group and Clutch will appear on the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 11th and 12th respectively.
In support of the tourdates and the forthcoming "Live at the 9:30" DVD, as well as the current "Strange Cousins From the West" CD, Weathermaker Music will release the new single "Let a Poor Man Be" on May 3rd, with an accompanying video clip and a rare promo only EP featuring unreleased material.
As if that's not enough to keep this hard working rock & roll band musically busy, Clutch and Weathermaker Music are currently preparing expanded CD and vinyl re-issues of catalog pcs "From Beale Street to Oblivion," "Robot Hive/Exodus" and "Blast Tyrant." These three highly anticipated projects will be available digitally and physically at retail and the band's websites on the CD/DVD format on June 22nd, August 17th and October 12th respectively. Double vinyl versions of all three re-issues will be available on November 23rd. Track listings are not yet available, but Weathermaker label manager Jon Nardachone hints at some very exciting details.
"The bonus content of the three re-issues will be entirely different. We're still sifting through unreleased Clutch originals, cover songs, live audio, live video, alternate takes, etc, One thing we know for sure is that each re-issue will have updated and upgraded artwork/packaging as well as additional music from the exact timeframe each CD was first released. This is not about tacking on a couple of unfinished demos to the end of each CD. We're producing these with the knowledge that Clutch fans expect something fresh, yet distinguishably representative of that moment in time. The diehard fan will appreciate these projects in a big way."
Clutch Live at the 9:30 Club DVDx2 Tracklist
Clutch Live @ 9:30 Club Filmed Concert Performance 12/28/09
50,000 Unstoppable Watts
Let A Poor Man Be
Big News 1
Big News 2
Rock & Roll Outlaw
Texan Book of The Dead
Escape From The Prison Planet
I Have The Body of John Wilkes Booth
Tight Like That
The House That Peterbilt
Tim Sult Vs. The Greys
"Fortune Tellers Make A Killing Nowadays" documentary style film
6/04 Huntington, WV @ V Club
6/05 Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
6/06 Toledo, OH @ Headliner’s
6/07 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
6/09 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
6/10 Little Rock, AR @ The Village
6/11 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo the bakerton group
6/12 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo clutch
6/13 Montgomery, AL @ Strange Days
6/14 Houma, LA @ The City Club of Houma
6/15 Beaumont, TX @ Whiskey River
6/17 Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar
6/18 Norfolk, VA @ Norva
6/19 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
7/16/10 Tönsberg, Norway Slottsfjell Festival
7/17/10 Tromso, Norway Bukta Festival
7/19/10 Goteborg, Sweden Sticky Fingers, Top Floor
7/21/10 Athens, Greece AN Club
7/22/10 Milan, Italy Magnolia
7/23/10 Pinerella Di Cevia, Italy Rock Planet
7/25/10 London, England High Voltage Festival
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