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Friday, July 12, 2013
CLUTCH Frontman Neil Fallon to Guest on VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" This Saturday Night! #metal
Clutch frontman, Neil Fallon, speaks with Bonnie Kenaz-Mara for ChiIL Live Shows & talks about how his toddler son inspires his creative work for ChiIL Mama's long running video series on How Creatives Parent & How Parents Create.
Clutch has been one of our favorite, literate alt-metal bands for decades! We own almost all their albums and our kids have grown up belting out Clutch. It was a high point of our year to score an interview with Neil Fallon. He spoke with us about Earth Rocker, beard bands, inspiration, weird lineups, name origins and more. He even contributed to our long running video series on How Creatives Parent & How Parents Create for ChiILMama.com. Thank to the commenter who said "Finally, the interviewer is not an idiot." You made my day! Clutch is getting some main stream acclaim at last. But they're no sell outs. Their new material is intense and as amazing as ever! Click here to check out our original Clutch live show shots, album review and more past coverage.
Next Leg of "Earth Rocker" North American Tour Starts in September!
CLUTCH is wrapping up the summer on the European leg of their "Earth Rocker" World Tour which saw the band playing to sold-out houses at their headline shows as well as numerous festival appearances. The band will back stateside after two sold out shows in Greece this weekend. But before they land in Maryland, singer Neil Fallon will appear as a featured guest on VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. The episode premieres tomorrow on VH1 Classic at 11:00 PM EDT.
Neil appears alongside guests Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders) whom CLUTCH has toured Previously toured with in the UK. For more information visit the "That Metal Show" site HERE.
CLUTCH will kick off the next leg of the "Earth Rocker" World Tour September 14th in Baltimore, MD with an appearance at "The Shindig Festival". But before they doCLUTCH will also make a one off trip to Western Canada and appear in Edmonton, Alberta on August 31st for theAlberta's Own Festival. Support on the headline tour in September will come from The Sword and Crobot.
The start of the October leg of the tour will begin with another festival appearance in Virginia Beach, VA at "Localpalooza". Support on the October and November shows will be provided by The Sword and American Sharks.
Any fan's dream is to know what it's like to be on the road with a Rock and Roll band, but you may be surprised to see what it's really like - long periods of boredom, broken up by brief periods of intense activity and most of all hard work. CLUTCH has been posting a tour diary blog throughout their European tour on how it really is. The posts can be read on the band's Facebook Page.
Earth Rocker was released March 19th via the band's label Weathermaker Music. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 achieving the band's highest chart position to date. The album then proceeded to hold its own on the Billboard Top 200 for a total of 5 weeks. The album also came in at #1 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the Independent Album Chart. The digital demand for this album continues to be very strong. In the week of releaseEarth Rocker shot to #4 on iTunes' overall Top 100 album charts and was #1 in their rock chart.