The world is dire in 2021, but then again, there’s also Clutch. The Maryland-based boogie-core act continue to soldier ahead in the face of the current live music shortage, hosting livestreams and covering AC/DC where they can. Now, the band have announced their return to the stage with a series of holiday headlining dates up the east coast.
The shows not only bring Clutch back to the stage to assault our boredom and complacency once more, but they also honor the band’s 30th anniversary, paying homage to three straight decades of Neil Fallon making you think, You know what, I WILL hit the liquor store on the way home. Along for the ride will be Stöner, the new band featuring Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri of Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age respectively, that recently played live in the Mojave Desert (in case you were worried they didn’t deserve their name). The shows kick off in Bodymore before heading up through the wasteland of the rust belt.
“We are incredibly excited to hit the road again,” says Clutch of the oncoming madness. “We’ve missed the shows, the fans, the venues and the opportunity to watch the other bands we share the stage with. It’s going to feel like our first show all over again and we can’t wait! Come out and let’s make some rock and roll!”
Get kicked out of the bathroom for having the long-awaited post-COVID rock orgy at one of the following dates this December:
12/27 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
12/28 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/29 – Cleveland, OH – Agoura Theatre
12/30 – Detroit, MI – Filmore Theatre
12/31 – Cincinnati, OH – The Icon
Tickets for Clutch’s 30th anniversary tour are available for purchase. And if you see a dude who looks like a chubby Phil Anselmo wandering drunkenly around the New Jersey date, it’s The Pit staff writer Chris Krovatin, so buy him a fucking beer!