US groove rock masters Clutch have dropped a brand new single “We Strive for Excellence” today. The track is available digitally from all DSPs here. A brand new Clutch album is coming soon. The band also announced today that fans can now RSVP to be the first to get notified of the official details and early access to all of the album’s exclusive variants and bundles. Fans can RSVP here.
Frontman and lyrical wordsmith Neil Fallon shares: “‘We Strive for Excellence’ looks back fondly on childhood summers filled with grand plans gone awry, inexplicable bruises, untreated injuries, and of course, the timeless wisdom of Evel Knievel”.
Clutch have curated a new Spotify playlist to coincide with the release of “We Strive for Excellence”, check it out here.
Clutch released first new single, “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)”, back in April to much acclaim from fans and critics alike. The track has already hit nearly 300k streams on Spotify alone and the official music video has clocked up 340k YouTube views.
Clutch have also announced a new set of US headlining dates for Autumn 2022. Joining them on the 26 date run will be Helmet and Quicksand, who will be rotating the main support slot nightly and special guest JD Pinkus. Ticket for the tour go on sale this Friday, June 17th 2022, here.
US Tour Dates 2022:
Sep 13 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
Sep 15 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sep 16 – New York, NY @ Palladium Times Square
Sep 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Hammerjacks
Sep 18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Sep 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sep 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
Sep 23 – Louisville, KY @ Louder than Life (Clutch only)
Sep 24 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
Sep 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
Sep 27 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Sep 29 – Houston TX @ Warehouse Live
Sep 30 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
Oct 01 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Oct 02 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Oct 04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
Oct 05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
Oct 07 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock (Clutch only)
Oct 08 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct 09 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Oct 10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
Oct 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ the Depot
Oct 13 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Oct 15 – West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Oct 16 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
The band have an extensive 2022 worldwide touring schedule, including summer festivals, further headline dates, and a return to Europe.
UK & European Tour Dates 2022:
Fri 11th Nov – UK – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Sat 12th Nov – UK – NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall
Sun 13th Nov – UK – LEEDS O2 Academy
Tue 15th Nov – UK – EXETER The Great Hall
Wed 16th Nov – UK – BRIGHTON Brighton Dome
Fri 18th Nov – Germany – HANNOVER Capitol
Sun 20th Nov – Germany – HAMBURG Markthalle
Tue 22nd Nov – Germany – BERLIN Huxley’s Neue Welt
Wed 23rd Nov – Germany – MUNICH Neue Theaterfabrik
Thu 24th Nov – Austria – WIEN Arena
Fri 25th Nov – Croatia – ZAGREB Culture Factory
Sat 26th Nov – Italy – MILAN Fabrique
Fri 2nd Dec – France – TOULOUSE Le Bikini
Sat 3rd Dec – France – LYON Le Transbordeur
Mon 5th Dec – Switzerland – ZURICH X-TRA
Tue 6th Dec – Germany – Stuttgart LKA Longhorn
Wed 7th Dec – Germany – FRANKFURT Batschkapp
Fri 9th Dec – Germany – COLOGNE – Live Music Hall
Sat 10th Dec – France – PARIS Bataclan
Tue 13th Dec – UK – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 14th Dec – UK- BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Thu 15th Dec – UK- MANCHESTER Academy
Fri 16th Dec – UK – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sat 17th Dec – UK – LONDON Roundhouse
Tickets are available for various shows are available here.
Clutch released their twelfth studio album, “Book of Bad Decisions”, through their own Weathermaker Music in 2018. Rolling Stone described the album as “bathed in the grit and liberal fuzz tone that has made their live shows legendary”. The band embarked on a successful co-headlining tour with Dropkick Murphys in 2019, with support from Hatebreed, Amigo The Devil, and Russ Rankin of Good Riddance. Two of the band’s most recent albums, “Earth Rocker” (2013) and “Psychic Warfare” (2015), were included in Classic Rock Magazine’s 50 Best Rock Albums of the 2010s.
Neil Fallon – Vocals
Tim Sult – Guitar
Dan Maines – Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster – Drums