Clutch gear up for Euro tour, North American dates announced

Maryland rockers clutch are off to Europe this week for a five week tour that includes festival dates and club shows. CLUTCH have announced the next North American legs of the \”Earth Rocker\” World Tour.  The tour starts in Edmonton Alberta for the Alberta\’s Own Festival. The US run of dates kicks off September 14th in Baltimore, MD with an appearance at \”The Shindig Festival\”.  Support on the headline tour in September will come from The Sword andCrobot.  Support on the October and November shows will be provided by The Sword and American Sharks. Tickets for fan club members go on sale Wednesday June 5th and for the general public on Friday June 7th and Saturday June 8th.  Go to for fan club early ticketing. In addition to the new dates, CLUTCH has also confirmed that they will be returning to the newly opened Starland Ballroom (which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy), this December as part of their annual holiday tour.  Dates for the rest of the holiday shows will be announced later. 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.  The working man\’s Rock and Roll Band CLUTCH will be posting a tour blog throughout their European tour on how it really is.  The first post is available today and can be read on the band\’s Facebook Page and  
Frontman Neil Fallon recently taped an appearance for VH1 Classic\’s \”That Metal Show\”.  The episode is set to air July 13th on VH1 Classic.   More details can be found on theVH1 Classic Website. 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 release Earth Rocker shot to #4 on iTunes\’ overall Top 100 album charts and was #1 in their rock chart.  Earth Rocker is available for purchase at the CLUTCH Merch Store
Earth Rocker European Dates6/7: Zeppenlinfeld, Germany @ Rock im Park* 6/8: Nurburgring, Germany @ Rock Am Ring* 6/10: Potsdam, Germany @ Waschhaus 6/11: Heidelberg, Germany @ Karlstorbahnhof 6/13: Madrid, Spain @ Gloos Club 6/14: Barcelona, Spain @ Music Hall Barcelona 6/15: Bilbao, Spain @ Sala Santana* 6/17: Bordeaux, France @ Le Krakatoa 6/18: Lyon, France @ Transbo Club (at Le Transbordeur) 6/19: Milan, Italy @ Flame Festival* 6/20: Zurich, Switzerland @ Earshakerdays @ Volkhaus* 6/21: Schmitten, Switzerland @ Scmittnet Openair Festival* 6/22: Cognac, France @ Les Anciens Abattoirs 6/23: Clisson, France @ Hellfest* 6/26: Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theater 6/27: Athens, Greece @ VOX IERA Odos 6/29: Bremen, Germany @ Tower 6/30: Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting* 7/1: Deventer, Netherlands @ Burgerweeshuis 7/2: Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Effenaar 7/4: Hisingen, Sweden @ Metaltown* 7/6: Munster, Germany @ Vainstream Rockfest* 7/7: Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik 7/8: Norwich, UK @ Waterfront 7/9: Nottingham, UK @ Rock City 7/10: Manchester, UK @ The Ritz 7/11: London, UK @ The Forum    *Denotes Festival Date*
Earth Rocker North American Dates8/31: Lacombe, AB @ Alberta Downs – (Alberta\’s Own)* 9/14: Baltimore, MD @ Carroll Park – \”The Shindig\” * 9/15: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel 9/16: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City 9/17: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live 9/19: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre 9/20: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre 9/21: Vienna, WV @ Fishbone Gill & Grill 9/22: South Bend, IN @ Club Landing 9/24: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground 9/25: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom 9/26: Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre 9/27: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount 9/28: Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 10/27: Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm 10/28: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre 10/29: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29 10/31: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five 11/01: Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall 11/02: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom 11/04: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock 11/05: Austin, TX @ Emo\’s 11/07: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater 11/08: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre 11/09: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues 11/10: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 11/11: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades 11/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club 11/14: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre 11/15: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion 11/16: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note 11/17: Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre 11/19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes 11/20: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre 11/21: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere\’s 11/22: Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion 11/23: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit 12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom   *Denotes Festival Date*