CLUTCH Receives Global Accolades for Earth RockerPosted: 12/11/2013 #1 Album Of The Year 2013 In Metal Hammer UK
#2 Album in Classic Rock UK
2013 has been quite a year for Maryland Rockers CLUTCH. In March they released Earth Rocker, their 10th studio album. Earth Rocker was recorded, mixed and produced by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb of God) at The Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey. Earth Rocker garnered the band their highest Billboard Chart Number to date and was met with rave reviews and incredible fan reaction worldwide. As the year comes to a close, publications release their annual lists of the best albums, and it should be no surprise that CLUTCH’s Earth Rocker is featured prominently in many of them, both Nationally and Internationally.
Metal Hammer UK (one of the premier international metal publications) has named Earth Rocker its #1 Album of 2013. In Classic Rock Magazine’s (UK) poll, Earth Rocker comes in at #2 Album of 2013 only behind the legendary Black Sabbath. Spain’s Rock Zone Magazine named CLUTCH their “Band of the Year”. Sweden’s Close Up Magazine ranked Earth Rocker at #13 in their best albums of 2013 list. Earth Rocker placed highly in the top metal and rock album lists in many other publications and websites including The Village Voice, New Noise Magazine, Metal Sucks, Loudwire, Pop Matters and Noisecreep to name a few.
“We are really happy to hear that Earth Rocker has made so many best of 2013 lists. Our shows this past year have been among the biggest and best of our history. The overwhelming response from our fans both old and new has meant the most to us. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2014!” says singer Neil Fallon.
In December, between Christmas and New Years, CLUTCH will be back on the road for their traditional holiday shows. Support on the holiday shows will come from Into Another, The Mike Dillon Band and Lionize. Touring will continue in January with dates set from the 2nd Flint, MI. All dates and links to purchase tickets can be found below. The Sword and Crobot will provide support on these dates.
February 2014 will see CLUTCH head down under to Australia as they take part in the 2014 Soundwave Festival. In addition to the Soundwave dates, CLUTCH will be playing a handful of headlining Australian shows. These shows are set for February 20th in Brisbane at The Zoo and February 27th in Sydney at The Metro, February in Melbourne at Prince Bandroom. Tickets for the headline dates are selling fast and the shows are anticipated to sell out! Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for these shows to not miss out! A poster for the Australian tour can be viewed HERE.
CLUTCH is currently booking a full UK tour that will start April 22nd and run through May 9th in Ireland. Confirmed dates, support and tickets links will be posted shortly at http://www.pro-rock.com.
CLUTCH’s Earth Rocker Live is now available in stores and online at the CLUTCH Merch Store. This special and limited collectors’ item is a double vinyl picture disc set. The first LP is the studio version of Earth Rocker. The second LP consists of live versions of the same tracks in the same sequence as the original. This is not a live recording of one show. The individual tracks of the live version were recorded at different shows throughout the band’s May 2013 US tour: Houston and San Antonio (TX), Lincoln (NE), Indianapolis (IN) and Fargo (ND). The stunning artwork displays the four Indian heads from the original package in all their colorful beauty: one for each side.
Holiday Tour Dates:
With Into Another and The Mike Dillon Band
12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
With Into Another and Lionize
12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music hall of Williamsburg
With The Sword and Crobot
1/2/14: Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel
1/3/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
1/4/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
1/5/14: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
1/7/14: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
1/9/14: South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
1/10/14: Buffalo. NY @ Town Ballroom
1/11/14: Port Chester, NY @ Capital Theater
1/12/14: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Grounde
1/13/14: Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
1/15/14: State College, PA @ Levels
1/16/14: Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
1/17/14: Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live**
1/18/14: Huntington, WV @ V Club
1/19/14: Flint. MI @ The Machine Shop
** The Sword not on this date
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
2/20/14: Sydney, Australia @ The Metro*
2/21/14: Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo*
2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane
2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney
2/27/14: Melbourne, Australia @ Prince Bandroom*
2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne
3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide
3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth
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