lionize tour east coast in April…one off shows in DC and PA announced…

ALL TICKETS TO ALL LIONIZE SHOWS AVAILABLE HERE

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We are very pleased to announce our 2015 Spring LIONIZE co-headlining tour with The Delta Saints. You will get a night of a full headline set from both bands – this is not to be missed. Get your tickets in advance because some of these shows will sell out. Share this, repost and spread the word as much as you can. Bring your friends, this will be a party. Ticket links posted Friday, all dates below.

Date

City/State

Who closes

Wed/Apr-08

Toledo, OH

Lionize

Thu/Apr-09

Indianapolis, IN

Delta Saints

Fri/Apr-10

Grand Rapids, MI

Lionize

Sat/Apr-11

Akron, OH

Lionize

Sun/Apr-12

Lousiville, KY

Delta Saints

Mon/Apr-13

OFF

Tue/Apr-14

St. Louis, MO

Delta Saints

Wed/Apr-15

Kansas City, MO

Delta Saints

Thu/Apr-16

OFF

Fri/Apr-17

Wichita, KS

Lionize

Sat/Apr-18

Tulsa, OK

Delta Saints

Sun/Apr-19

Austin, TX

Delta Saints

Mon/Apr-20

Dallas, TX

Lionize

Tue/Apr-21

Memphis, TN

Delta Saints

Wed/Apr-22

Cincinnati, OH

Delta Saints

Thu/Apr-23

Baltimore, MD

Lionize

Fri/Apr-24

Providence, RI

Lionize

Sat/Apr-25

Danbury, CT

Delta Saints

Sun/Apr-26

Philadelphia, PA

Lionize

Posted on February 24th, 2015 by Jack
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Clutch adds Detroit date to “the missing link tour” with Mastodon. Freedom Hill on May 23rd added to tour.

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DETROIT SHOW ADDED TO MASTODON & CLUTCH

THE MISSING LINK TOUR

GRAVEYARD WILL SUPPORT / BIG BUSINESS TO SUPPORT WHERE NOTED

February 17, 2015 — (Burbank, CA) — As previously announced, Mastodon and Clutch join forces for THE MISSING LINK TOUR along with special guests GraveyardandBig Business– each taking part of the tour as support.Together, this night of heavy rockwill be one of the heaviest and most exciting concert events of the year. Detroit has been addedto the tour routing and tickets to the Freedom Hall show on May 23rd show go on sale to the public on February 20th. Presale starts February 17th. Clutch will close the show in Detroit.

Neil Fallon (singer of Clutch) responded: “When we first announced the Missing Link itinerary it was received with a lot of excitement. It also received a good deal of consternation regarding the lack of a Detroit date. Myself included. So, we’re happy to announce that there is now a Detroit gig on May, 23rd at the Freedom Hill Amphitheater. See ya there.”

Support will be provided by Big Business, who recently supported Mastodon throughout a sold-out European tour. Sweden’s Graveyard will then take over the main support slot starting in Los Angeles on April 29th for the remaining dates, closing out the tour in Columbus, OH on May 24th. Tickets are on sale now.

Mastodon and Clutch share a longtime friendship as fans will recall Clutch front man Neil Fallon contributed vocals to “Blood And Thunder” (from Mastodon’s 2004’s Leviathan) so fans can expect surprises in store for fans throughout the tour rumbling across North America. THE MISSING LINK TOURwill feature full sets from both Mastodon and Clutch. Clutch will close the show on April 24th in Vancouver, May 10th in Pittsburgh, May 15th in Bethlehem, May 16th in Baltimore and also the final night of the tour, May 24th in Columbus. Mastodon will close all other shows. For further info on Mastodon, go to: http://www.mastodonrocks.com/. For further info on Clutch go to http://www.pro-rock.com

Revered Maryland rockers Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the 4 original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as “the quintessential American Rock Band”. Clutch released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker via their own label Weathermaker Music on March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date.

Mastodon’s sixth studio album, the universally praised, ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN, entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at the #6 position on June 24, 2014, also their highest chart debut of their career. ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN has rightfully been placed in many Year End Critics & fan BEST OF 2014 lists including those in Rolling Stone, Revolver, Magnet, Decibel, CMJ and many more. At present Mastodon has remained on the CMJ Loud Rock charts for the 26th week in a row. When OMRTSwas placed No. 8 on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of 2014” list, they summed up the success of the album stating, “The bold hooks and sharply defined riffs of Mastodon’s sixth studio full-length makes it easy to hear this album as their evolution from prog-sludge wizards to straight-ahead hard rockers — but the reality is actually far more, er, complex… Ultimately, the best part of Sun is Mastodon’s ability to make hooky and visceral music without sacrificing either their metallic muscle or their innate weirdness.”

Clutch’s Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year”. Rolling Stone further enthused: “Four Maryland lifers — road dogs who’ve been grinding since the early Fugazi administration, cranking out seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon’s nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics — release their hardest rocking set to date. Look for a go-go break (and some clever punning on the phrase “drop the bomb!”) on “D.C. Sound Attack!” Inspirational verse: “If you’re gonna do it/ do it live on stage/ or don’t do it at all.”

Clutch is currently working on their follow up to Earth Rocker which will be released in 2015.

Confirmed dates for THE MISSING LINK TOUR are as follows:

*Mastodon Closes The Evening. **Clutch Closes The Evening

Apr 16 *St. Paul, MN Myth Tickets

Apr 17 * Winnipeg, MB The Burton Cummings Theatre Tickets

Apr 18 *Saskatoon, SK O’Briens Events Center Tickets

Apr 19 * Edmonton, AB Expo Centre Tickets

Apr 21 * Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Tickets

Apr 23 * Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom Tickets

Apr 24 **Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom Tickets

Apr 25 *Portland, OR Roseland Tickets

Apr 26 *Seattle, WA Showbox SODO Tickets

Apr 28 *Oakland, CA Fox Theater Tickets

Apr 29 *Los Angeles, CA Palladium Tickets

Apr 30 *Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater Tickets

May 01 *Las Vegas, NV House of Blues Tickets

May 02 *Salt Lake City, UT The Complex Tickets

May 03 *Denver, CO Red Rock’s Amphitheatre Tickets

May 05 *San Antonio, TX Kapone’s Ballroom Tickets

May 06 *Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom Tickets

May 08 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival Tickets

May 09 *Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre Street Stage Tickets

May 10 **Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE Tickets

May 12 *Clive, IA (Des Moines) 7 Flags Tickets

May 13 *Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom Club Stage Tickets

May 15 **Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center Tickets

May 16 **Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion Tickets

May 17 *Boston, MA House of Blues Tickets

May 19 *New York, NY Central Park Summerstage Tickets

May 20 *Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre Tickets

May 21 *London, ON London Music Hall Tickets

# May 23 **Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hall – (Tix on sale Feb 20)

http://www.axs.com/events/271348/clutch-and-mastodon-tickets

May 24 **Columbus, OH LC Pavilion Tickets

Posted on February 17th, 2015 by Jack
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clutch and mastodon team up for “the missing link” tour…

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CLUTCH & MASTODON ANNOUNCE “MISSING LINK” TOUR

01/20/2015

MASTODON & CLUTCH JOIN FORCES TO PUMMEL THROUGH THE MISSING LINK TOUR

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY JANUARY 23RD FOR SPRING CO-HEADLINE TOUR

GRAVEYARD WILL SUPPORT / BIG BUSINESS TO SUPPORT WHERE NOTED

January 20, 2015 – (Burbank, CA) – Two of the worldís most respected and influential hard rock bands Mastodon and Clutch are proud to announce THE MISSING LINK TOUR which brings together both bands as they join forces along with special guests Graveyard and Big Business – each taking part of the tour as support. Together, this night of heavy rock will be one of the heaviest and most exciting concert events of the year.

THE MISSING LINK TOUR kicks off on April 16th in St. Paul, MN. with support provided by Big Business, who recently supported Mastodon throughout a sold-out European tour. Swedenís Graveyard will then take over the main support slot starting in Los Angeles on April 29th for the remaining dates, closing out the tour in Columbus, OH on May 24th. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning at 10am on Friday January 23rd through the bands’ websites.

Mastodon and Clutch share a longtime friendship as fans will recall Clutch front man Neil Fallon contributed vocals to “Blood And Thunder” (from Mastodon’s 2004’s Leviathan) so fans can expect surprises in store for fans throughout the tour rumbling across North America. THE MISSING LINK TOUR will feature full sets from both Mastodon and Clutch.Clutch will close the show on April 24th in Vancouver, May 10th in Pittsburgh, May 15th in Bethlehem, May 16th in Baltimore and also the final night of the tour, May 24th in Columbus. Mastodon will close all other shows. For further info on Mastodon, go to: http://www.mastodonrocks.com/. For further info on Clutch go to http://www.pro-rock.com

Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster had this to say about the tour. “We are very much looking forward to our US tour with our friends in Mastodon. We always enjoy playing live but when we have the opportunity to share the stage with a band as inspiring as Mastodon we know each evening will be that much more special. See ya out there!”

Mark your calendars, as THE MISSING LINK TOUR will roll into Denver’s prestigious Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 3rd, and joins the stellar line up for Atlanta’s Shaky Knee’s Festival on May 8th. The New York City show will take over the celebrated Central Park Summer Stage annual concert series on May 19th. General tickets on-sale Friday, January 23rd.

As previously announced, Mastodon have been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for “High Road,” from ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN. This is the band’s third Grammy nomination. The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Feb 8th. Tune into CBS TV.

Revered Maryland rockers Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the four original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as “the quintessential American Rock Band”. Clutch released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker via their own label Weathermaker Music on March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date.

Mastodon’s sixth studio album, the universally praised, ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN, entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at the #6 position on June 24, 2014, also their highest chart debut of their career. ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN has rightfully been placed in many Year End Critics & fan BEST OF 2014 lists including those in Rolling Stone, Revolver, Magnet, Decibel, CMJ and many more. At present Mastodon has remained on the CMJ Loud Rock charts for the 26th week in a row. When OMRTS was placed No. 8 on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of 2014″ list, they summed up the success of the album stating, “The bold hooks and sharply defined riffs of Mastodon’s sixth studio full length makes it easy to hear this album as their evolution from prog-sludge wizards to straight-ahead hard rockers – but the reality is actually far more, er, complex… Ultimately, the best part of Sun is Mastodon’s ability to make hooky and visceral music without sacrificing either their metallic muscle or their innate weirdness.”

Clutch’s Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year.” Rolling Stone further enthused: “Four Maryland lifers – road dogs who’ve been grinding since the early Fugazi administration, cranking out seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon’s nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics – release their hardest rocking set to date. Look for a go-go break (and some clever punning on the phrase “drop the bomb!”) on “D.C. Sound Attack!” Inspirational verse: “If you’re gonna do it/ do it live on stage/ or don’t do it at all.”

Clutch is currently working on their follow up to Earth Rocker which will be released in 2015.

Do not miss THE MISSING LINK TOUR this spring. Confirmed dates are as follows:

*Mastodon Closes The Evening. **Clutch Closes The Evening

Apr 16 *St. Paul, MN Myth Tickets

Apr 17 * Winnipeg, MB The Burton Cummings Theatre Tickets

Apr 18 *Saskatoon, SK O’Briens Events Center Tickets

Apr 19 * Edmonton, AB Expo Centre Tickets

Apr 21 * Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Tickets

Apr 23 * Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom Tickets

Apr 24 **Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom Tickets

Apr 25 *Portland, OR Roseland Tickets

Apr 26 *Seattle, WA Showbox SODO Tickets

Apr 28 *Oakland, CA Fox Theater Tickets

Apr 29 *Los Angeles, CA Palladium Tickets

Apr 30 *Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater Tickets

May 01 *Las Vegas, NV House of Blues Tickets

May 02 *Salt Lake City, UT The Complex Tickets

May 03 *Denver, CO Red Rock’s Amphitheatre Tickets

May 05 *San Antonio, TX Kapone’s Ballroom Tickets

May 06 *Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom Tickets

May 08 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival Tickets

May 09 *Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre Street Stage Tickets

May 10 **Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE Tickets

May 12 *Clive, IA (Des Moines) 7 Flags Tickets

May 13 *Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom Club Stage Tickets

May 15 **Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center Tickets

May 16 **Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion Tickets

May 17 *Boston, MA House of Blues Tickets

May 19 *New York, NY Central Park Summerstage Tickets

May 20 *Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre Tickets

May 21 *London, ON London Music Hall Tickets

May 24 **Columbus, OH LC Pavilion Tickets

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by Jack
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lionize get top honors in the 2014 polls for JETPACK SOUNDTRACK…

STEREOBOARD UK

CLASSIC ROCK AND METAL HAMMER:

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http://rushonrock.com/2014/12/31/rushonrock-roll-of-honour-2014-albums/   (#13)

http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/188590/9 (#5)

http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2014-12-11/metal-hammer-writers-albums-of-2014  (#11)

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/223902/the-best-albums-of-2014-thus-far/

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/topalbums.php?t=65 (#5)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r986kqZhlPI  (#1)

http://robustfellow.blogspot.com/2014/12/robustcrews-top-albums-from-2014.html  (#1)

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=154269&memberid=734717  (#12)

http://www.maximumvolumemusic.com/andys-top-songs-of-2014/  (#20 song)

http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?showall=true&bookmarkedmessageid=5300493&boardid=41&threadid=101030

http://sdngfj.blogspot.com/2014/12/best-of-stoner-rock-heavy-psych-2014.html

(#20)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by Jack

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Posted on September 26th, 2014 by Jack

clutch announce “holiday tour dates” and continue pre-pro on new record with machine…

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U.S. HEADLINING TOUR

TO LAUNCH DECEMBER 27 IN CINCINNATI AND WRAP JANUARY 10 IN AUSTIN

 ANNOUNCE PRE-PRODUCTION ON ELEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM DUE OUT IN 2015 VIA WEATHERMAKER MUSIC

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 After a summer of epic gigs including their first-ever South American performance,  a headlining show in Sao Paulo, Brazil; stunning crowds at all threeRiot Fest shows (Toronto, Chicago and Denver), CLUTCH has announced a U.S. headlining tour which will launch on December 27 in Cincinnati and wrap up on January 10 in Austin. On the upcoming trek, CLUTCH will debut a handful of new songs on the road. Torche and Lionize will join the band as support for the entire run (see dates below).

CLUTCHNEIL FALLON (vocals, rhythm guitar), TIM SULT (lead guitar), DAN MAINES (bass,) JEAN-PAUL GASTER (drums and percussion)–will re-team with the acclaimed producer Machine (Lamb Of God, King Crimson) for a pre-production session in October. Therecording of the new album is scheduled to begin in January 2015 with the same team that worked on CLUTCH’s last album Earth Rocker, tagged by Rolling Stone as “seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs” (Dec. 2013). The group’s critically acclaimed Earth Rocker album received a 3-disc triple deluxe release this summer via Weathermaker Music. CLUTCH’s upcoming album is due for worldwide release in 2015.

Asked about the musical direction of the new album NEIL FALLON says: “The best thing is just following your gut. I think if we tried to make ‘Earth Rocker 2,’ it would be D.O.A. But then again, you don’t wanna completely abandon it. We started writing for the next album pretty quickly. So it does bear a lot of similarities to Earth Rocker, just because we’re coming off the heels of that album. If we’d waited five years, I’m sure it would be a different story.”

With Torche and Lionize.

Sat/Dec-27    Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s – Tickets

Sun/Dec-28      Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues – Tickets

Mon/Dec-29      Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom – Tickets

Tue/Dec-30      Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory – Tickets

Wed/Dec-31      TBA

Sat/Jan-03      Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage  – Tickets

Sun/Jan-04      Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues – Tickets

Tue/Jan-06      New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – Tickets

Wed/Jan-07      Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Tickets

Thu/Jan-08      Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Tickets

Fri/Jan-09      Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom – Tickets

Sat/Jan-10      Austin, TX @ Emo’s – Tickets

Pre-sale starts 9/24/2014.

http://tickets.artistarena.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=39

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password: pro-rock

Posted on September 26th, 2014 by Jack

Clutch Release “Summer Sound Attack” in time for your late summer BBQ’s…and Go tropical with trip to Brasil.

 

CLUTCH

RENOWNED AMERICAN ROCK GROUP RELEASE

“SUMMER SOUND ATTACK”

10-SONG COMPILATION (STREAMING/DOWNLOAD) OUT ON iTUNES HERE

 

SET TO HEADLINE

“CONVERSE RUBBER TRACKS LIVE IN BRASIL”

AUGUST 3 IN SÃO PAULO

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CLUTCH, SUMMER SOUND ATTACK cover artwork:http://msopr.com/files/summer_sound_attack_cover_artwork.JPG.

 

Renowned American rock group CLUTCH have released SUMMER SOUND ATTACK–a 10-song compilation of their most popular songs for streaming and download on iTunes (http://tinyurl.com/k9pfxjz)–this week via their label Weathermaker Music. SUMMER SOUND ATTACK includes “Electric Worry,” “The Regulator,”50,000 Unstoppable Watts,” “Earth Rockerand many more key tracks from the seminal group.

 

Today, Wednesday, July 23,theMaryland-based CLUTCHNEIL FALLON (vocals, rhythm guitar), TIM SULT (lead guitar), DAN MAINES (bass,) JEAN-PAUL GASTER (drums and percussion)–announced they’ll headline their first-ever South American performance on August 3 as part of Converse Rubber Tracks Live in Brasil. Supporting acts for the São Paulo, Brasil show will include The Sword alongside local acts DLC and Magueriebes. “Clutch has never been to São Paulo and come to think of it, Clutch has never even been to South America,” states CLUTCH frontman NEIL FALLON. “We’re stoked to finally have the opportunity to play. Big ups to Rubber Tracks for inviting us. And knowing that we will be there with our good pals, The Sword, makes it that much better. It’s gonna be a good night of rock and roll!”  Starting today (July 23rd), the only way to get into the free CLUTCH Converse Rubber Tracks Live Brasil show is to sign up now on: http://www.converseallstar.com.br/rubbertrackslive.

 

Before heading south of the equator, CLUTCH have a handful of U.S. shows this week

Thursday, July 24, Syracuse, NY (Westcott Theater), Friday, July 25 Pittsburgh, PA (Stage AE), Saturday, July 26, Columbus, OH (The LC Pavilion-99.7 Blitz Smokeout Fest) and Sunday, July 27 Winston-Salem, NC (Ziggy’s) before returning for a fall U.S. tour kicking off September 5th in Providence, RI. See all tour dates for CLUTCH below.

CLUTCH: SUMMER SOUND ATTACK TRACKLISTING:

“Electric Worry”

“The Regulator”

“10001110101”

“The Mob Goes Wild”

“Earth Rocker”

“Gone Cold’

“50,000 Unstoppable Watts”

“D.C. Sound Attack!”

“Crucial Velocity”

“Spacegrass”

 

CLUTCH are on the road supporting their critically acclaimed full length album, EARTH ROCKER–just released as a triple deluxe version via Weathermaker Music.  EARTH ROCKER was tagged by Rolling Stone on their “Top 20 Metal Albums” list and hailed by the magazine for its fusion of “seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs” (December 2013). Produced, engineered and mixed by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb Of God), EARTH ROCKER continues to garner the group some of the best reviews of their career so far, see  critical soundbites  below and here: http://msopr.com/files/clutch-earth_rocker-critical_soundbites.pdf.

 

US TOUR TICKET LINKS:
THU 7/24 Syracuse, NY Westcott Theater http://tinyurl.com/l5auxvr
FRI 7/25 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE http://tinyurl.com/lgdh6ns
SAT 7/26 Columbus, OH The Great Summer Smokeout http://tinyurl.com/lumwne4
SUN 7/27 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s http://tinyurl.com/mq3u6w5
Converse Rubber Tracks Live in Brasil
SUN 8/3 São Paulo, Brasil Cine Jóia http://tinyurl.com/kurdd5u
US TOUR
FRI 9/5 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel http://tinyurl.com/n33xsdc
SAT 9/6 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall http://tinyurl.com/mfj5vwm
SUN 9/7 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
TUE 9/9 Knoxville, TN The Bijou Theatre http://tinyurl.com/kqpqa8v
WED 9/10 Lexington, KY Buster’s Billiards & Backroom http://tinyurl.com/ocq3z8n
THU 9/11 Toledo, OH Headliners http://tinyurl.com/knl4qaa
FRI-SUN 9/12-9/14 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
SAT 9/13 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room http://tinyurl.com/nsp9rt5
MON 9/15 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue http://tinyurl.com/pcz3tcf
TUE 9/16 Sioux Falls, SD The District http://tinyurl.com/kj9mxcw
THU 9/18 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland http://tinyurl.com/pk8ak9m
FRI 9/19 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium http://tinyurl.com/qyc9gtl
SAT 9/20 Denver, CO Riot Fest
MON 9/22 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre http://tinyurl.com/nad66rt
TUE 9/23 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue http://tinyurl.com/p4ondxp
THU 9/25 Huntington, NY The Paramount http://tinyurl.com/ocnswcf
FRI 9/26 Norfolk, VA The NorVa http://tinyurl.com/nufpjr7
The Shindig Music Festival with Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello, Halestorm
SAT 9/27 Baltimore, MD The Shindig Music Festival http://tinyurl.com/mn6hq2s

 

CLUTCH critical soundbites:

 

“Four Maryland lifers–road dogs who’ve been grinding since the early Fugazi administration, cranking out  seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon’s nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics–release their hardest rocking set to date.”

ROLLING STONE, (#10 Rolling Stone “Top 20 Metal Albums,”Dec. 2013)

 

“Every now and again an album [Earth Rocker] comes along that’s an absolute classic-not just a handful of good tunes and a handful of filler, but a classic from start to finish. Not since Pure Rock Fury and Blast Tyrant has Clutch been so straightforward in their approach. By their own admission, the band found fresh inspiration from touring with Thin Lizzy and Motorhead and it showed in the music and in the colossal riffs of guitarist Tim Sult. “

METAL HAMMER, (#1 Metal Hammer “Album of the Year,” Jan. 2014)

 

“…bluesy rock, blustery, but impressively precise riffage, beards, and story songs about robots.

–Allison Stewart, REVOLVER (Mar. 2013)

 

Vocalist Neil Fallon oozes the passion and silver-tongued charm of a fire-and-brimstone preacher on the title track, Sult unleashes scores of timeless Clutch riffs (with a highlight being the irresistible fervor of ‘Unto the Breach’), and bassist Dan Maines lays down a gritty yet silky tone on tracks like ‘Crucial Velocity’ and ‘Mr. Freedom.’ In fact, every song here has its own rhythmic or melodic hallmark, making Earth Rocker a surefire future classic.”

–Billy Brennan, MODERN DRUMMER (Apr. 12, 2013)

 

Clutch has become a beaming example of perseverance and self-sufficiency for an independent act. …Earth Rocker remains focused on staying tight. …tracks like ‘Unto The Breach’ deliver with force: It’s fast, aggressive, melodic and catchy.”

–Mike Thomas, RELIX (Apr. 2013)

 

Earth Rocker is Clutch’s hard turn into primal boogie heaviness. The acoustic flourishes, blues songs, and psychedelic forays that shaped Clutch’s past few records are shelved and in their place are hard and barbed riff-driven tunes. …Singer Neil Fallon is a holy rock ’n’ roller celebrating his music’s cathartic release and its history.”

–Scott McLennan, BOSTON GLOBE (Mar. 2013)

 

Clutch has created one of its best, and most straightforward, albums to date. …Working again with producer Machine, the act stripped away the excess and honed in on the riff-heavy, muscular bar-band rock. …The white-knuckled rocking only slows down once. ‘Gone Cold,’ a subdued existential meditation, signals the end of Side A and works as a palate cleanser from the amplification and distortion. The respite also builds anticipation for the album’s best track, ‘Book, Saddle and Go.’ The band was inspired by recent tour mates, and ’70s hard-rock legends, Thin Lizzy, and here it shows most. The call-and-response hook and gritty riffing are proof Clutch doesn’t need to pander to fans or a major label (Weathermaker Music is owned by the band).”

–Wesley Case, BALTIMORE SUN, (Mar 15, 2013)

 

Clutch, the hard-touring Maryland band with an endless supply of guitar riffs, is back on the righteous path of heavy rockEarth Rocker is Clutch’s hardest-hitting album in a while, and it’s full of Fallon’s occasionally inscrutable, fantastical sci-fi themes. There are references to Guttenberg, the Large Hadron Collider and the medieval weapon the halberd–and that’s just in one song (‘Unto the Breach’). ‘The Face’ imagines a post-apocalyptic pop culture landscape where rock is dead and electric guitars have been cast into the sea. On ‘Cyborg Bette,’ our rock-star narrator falls for a robot, his ‘latest model’. A welcome return to form.”

–Christopher Weber, SEATTLE TIMES (Mar 18, 2013)

 

’Earth Rocker’will leave you battered and bruised from the relentless rhythm, vibe and energy. …The record is so UP, so groove ridden that words are not adequate to describe it. There is no filler here. There are no weak moments. There is nothing wasted. There is not a lyric, not a riff, not even a cymbal crash that is out of place.  Clutch are better musicians than most, but they are a much better band than just about everybody (there is a crucial difference). What an album it is.”

–Richard Maw, THE SLUDGELORD, (Mar. 24, 2013)

 

Formore information on CLUTCH:

 

www.pro-rock.comandhttp://weathermakermusic.com

http://instagram.com/clutchofficial

https://www.facebook.com/Clutchband

https://twitter.com/clutchofficial

https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialClutch

 

MSO Press Releases and Bio here:

http://www.msopr.com/n/client-roster/clutch

 

Photos: http://tinyurl.com/lxx8gjs

Videos: http://tinyurl.com/obrxmtb

http://tinyurl.com/lqymozq

http://tinyurl.com/o93yqtx

 

CLUTCH, Converse Rubber Tracks, São Paulo, Brasil poster:

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Poster link: http://msopr.com/files/converse_rubber_tracks_brazil_poster.JPG

 

About Clutch:

CLUTCH – Neil Fallon (Vocals/Guitar), Tim Sult (Guitar), Dan Maines (Bass) and Jean-Paul Gaster (Drums/Percussion) – have been pushing the boundaries of heavy rock including hard rock, blues rock, southern stoner rock and alternative metal since their early beginnings as a DC hardcore group in 1990. The band quickly became known for their relentless touring schedule, playing shows with bands spanning the spectrum from Therapy? to Iron Maiden, from Marilyn Manson to Thin Lizzy, Coheed and Cambria to Motörhead. What has come of it is a cult like fan base. With song content ranging from John Wilkes Booth to Monster Trucks to Greek mythology and government conspiracies, Mr. Fallon and the band have lead their “gear heads” on a surreal journey that is not even close to arriving home. Songs such as “Spacegrass”“Animal Farm”“A Shogun Named Marcus” and “Burning Beard”, all recorded prior to 2005, continue to be fan favorites. With ten studio albums under their belt as well as rarities, live albums and 3 DVDS, Clutch now have their own record label: Weathermaker Music. The first ever Clutch release was a 7” vinyl EP entitled Pitchfork (1991, Inner Journey) which later became Passive Restraints   (1992, Earache /UK, Relativity/USA), a 12” vinyl EP. These independent releases lead to the Clutch major label debut LP, Transnational Speedway League (1993, EastWest), and subsequently Clutch (1995, EastWest), The Elephant Riders (1998, Columbia), and Pure Rock Fury (2001, Atlantic) with the hit radio single “Careful with that Mic…”. In the following years Clutch licensed three albums to Megaforce Records: Live at the Googolplex (2003)Jam Room (2004) and Pitchfork & Lost Needles (2005). The first two of these albums have since been re-issued on the Weathermaker Music label.Slow Hole to China, a collection of rarities was released independently by Clutch in 2003. Full Fathom Five, Video Field Recordings (2008) is the first Clutch live show on a double disc DVD. It is also the first release on Weathermaker Music and was accompanied by a CD release of the same live recordings Full Fathom Five, Audio Field Recordings. A second double disc DVD, entitled Live at the 9:30, was released in 2010. In 2009, Clutch released their first full length studio recording on Weathermaker Music.Strange Cousins from the West was the first Clutch album to have worldwide distribution and it paved the way for all Clutch re- issues, DVD’s, Vinyl and singles to go international. The release was the highest selling record for first week sales for Clutch to date.  Jeremy Hunt directed the video to “50,000 Unstoppable Watts”. View it here. During the time period 2004 to 2007 Clutch released three classic albums, all of which were re-issued on Weathermaker Music between 2010 and 2011. These re-issues come with loads of added material (either in the form of studio tracks, live recordings or videos from the era of the original recordings) and substantially modified new artwork and packaging. From Beale Street to Oblivion (2010),  contained the hit “Electric Worry,”jokingly referred to by LEMMY from Motörhead as “That’s your Ace of Spades…”  Watch it here.  Robot Hive/Exodus (2010). “Burning Beard”, the video for this record, was directed by award winning producer Jeremy Hunt. The video was voted the #4 “Video of the Year” on MTV’s Headbangers Ball. Watch it hereBlast Tyrant (2011). This album featured the track “The Regulator” which was used prominently in the final scene for the mid-season 2 premiere (2012) of the hit American TV show series “The Walking Dead”. Blast Tyrant also included the hit single “The Mob Goes Wild”. The accompanying video was directed by Bam Margera and featured Margera’s Viva La Bam co-stars; Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, and Don Vito. Watch it hereClutch released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker March 16, 2013 on Weathermaker Music. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15giving the band their highest chart position to date. Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer magazine and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year.”  To read more critical accolades, visit: http://msopr.com/files/clutch_accolades_2013.pdf. In the summer of 2014 Weathermaker Music completed the Earth Rocker release cycle with a very special Double Vinyl 12” Picture Disc for collectors and Earth Rocker Deluxe, a 2xCD / DVD set. CD1 of the deluxe version features the original studio recordings with two previously unreleased songs, CD2 is a live version of all ER songs recorded at various stops on the Earth Rocker World Tour during the summer of 2013 and the DVD is a recording of Clutch’s Denver, CO show from (11/14/13). As a bonus, the DVD contains three promotional videos, two of which were directed by Aisha Tyler.

 

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For CLUTCH publicity, contact:

 

Libby Coffey/MSO PR

818-380-0400 x224;LCoffey@msopr.com

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by Jack

Lionize to return to the UK on “Lord of the Riff” Volume 2 tour.

LOTR 2 FINAL

We are excited to officially announce our return to the UK, November 2014! @MetalHammer and @Classic Rock present: Lords of the Riff Volume 2 featuring Lionize, @Kyng and @Anti-Mortem. Ticket presale starts Thursday July 17th for Manchester, Birmingham and London and Friday July 18th for the general public for all shows. All ticket links are posted below – its only 10.00 GBP, so please get your tickets quickly as these shows will sell out very fast. The bands set times will rotate from gig to gig. Stay tuned for more show time info. Spread the word and let’s show the UK how Lionize rocks and rolls. This will be legendary, see you soon!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8tyVs6663Y

 

LORDS OF THE RIFF VOLUME 2

w/ LIONIZE, KYNG & ANTI-MORTEM

NOVEMBER 2014

 

Weds 5th LEEDS @ THE COCKPIT

(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.lunatickets.co.uk )

 

Thur 6th GLASGOW @ CLASSIC GRAND

(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.gigsinscotland.com )

 

Fri 7th LIVERPOOL @ LIVERPOOL ARTS CLUB

Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/ZJG0711X

 

Sat 8th NEWCASTLE @ NEWCASTLE 02 ACADEMY 2(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/CEH0811Y

 

Sun 9th NOTTINGHAM @ RESCUE ROOMS

(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/event_ate_19022a.html )

 

Mon 10th MANCHESTER @ MANCHESTER O2 ACADEMY 3

(Live Nation presale tickets available July 17th at 9am www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CE8A19D5D67?did=uklnweb2ps

General tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CE8A19D5D67 )

 

Tues 11th COLCHESTER @ COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE

(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.colchesterartscentre.com )

 

Thur 13th BIRMINGHAM @ BIRMINGHAM 02 ACADEMY 2

(Live Nation presale tickets available July 17th at 9am www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CE8AAE7744E?did=uklnweb2ps /

General tickets on sale july 18th at 9am www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CE8AAE7744E )

 

Fri 14th BRISTOL @ THE THEKLA

(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/event_ate_19023a.html )

 

Sat 15th STOKE @ THE SUGARMILL

(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.thesugarmill.co.uk/tickets.htm )

 

Sun 16th LONDON @ THE GARAGE

(Live Nation Presale tickets on sale July 17th at 9am www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CE89EA551FE?did=uklnweb2ps

General tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CE89EA551FE )

 

LORDS OF THE RIFF VOL. 2 IS GO!See Kyng, Lionize, and Anti-Mortem for a tenner!Following on from the deafening and monstrously successful first instalment of Metal Hammer and Classic Rock’s own Lords Of The Riff tour, which took place earlier this year and starred Scorpion Child, Monster Truck and Buffalo Summer, we are proud to announce that it’s happening all over again. This autumn, venues around the UK will resound to the life-affirming sound of some of the heaviest riffs currently available to human ears, courtesy of three of the hottest new bands on the planet.Epic stoner riff-wielders Kyng, organ-hammering groove-masters Lionize and thunderous redneck rockers Anti-Mortem will feature on a rotating line-up so heavy that we can already feel the ground rumbling, and all for the ridiculously reasonable price of £10 per ticket!”We truly love these bands, and it isn’t often that Classic Rock and Metal Hammer agree on anything, so when we do, we party,” says Alexander Milas, Editor-in-chief of Metal Hammer and TeamRock. “This tour is about getting behind the best young bands in our world for a proper run of dates, and for a fair price. We can’t wait to see you there.”Lords Of The Riff 2 will hit the road in November for 11 skull-shattering dates that promise to be one of the hottest tickets in the heavy music world this autumn. “Being a part of Lord of the Riff 2 is a huge deal for us!” says Kyng bassist Tony Castaneda. “We couldn’t be more excited that our debut there will be part of such an amazing package with Lionize and Anti-Mortem.””Lionize is very eager to get back to the UK and perform again so quickly after our last amazing tour with Clutch,” says Lionize frontman Nate Bergman. “To be a part of the Lords of the Riff 2 tour is an absolute honour, and we are looking forward to getting this rock’n’roll party started. We are humbled by the immense amount of support and love we are receiving every day in England, and to be a part of a legendary tour in the making is one of the most exciting things we’ve been a part of to date. We feel people will be talking about this tour for a long time to come. Can’t wait, see you soon!”

“We’re really excited to tour Europe with Lionize and KYNG,” says Nevada Romo of Anti-Mortem. “Both are visionary bands for this time. We have heard amazing things about Europe and it’s reception for this type of rock in roll. We’re really looking forward to seeing how the fans receive us.”

In addition to the low price of £10, anyone who buys a ticket for Lords Of The Riff 2 will be entitled to purchase one of our bundles at special wallet-friendly rates! For the basic £10 ticket price, you’ll get full access to TeamRock.com with all the benefits and special content that go with registration. For an additional fee, you can get over a 50% discount on a full digital subscription to Metal Hammer or Classic Rock or, for slightly more, a print /and/ digital subscription to either magazine, both include full TeamRock.com access. These offers will be available at participating venues when tickets go on sale this Friday. The dates for Lords Of The Riff 2 are as follows…

 

Nov 5 Leeds Cockpit

Nov 6 Glasgow Classic Grand

Nov 7 Liverpool Arts Centre

Nov 8 Newcastle, O2 Academy2

Nov 9 Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Nov 10 Manchester Academy 3

Nov 11 Colchester Arts Centre

Nov 13 Birmingham, O2 Academy2

Nov 14 Bristol Thekla

Nov 15 Stoke Sugarmill

Nov 16 London Garage

 

Visit www.metalhammer.com orwww.classicrockmagazine.com for information on how to get your tickets for this most overwhelmingly feast of riffmongous entertainment. www.kyngband.comwww.lionizemusic.comwww.anti-mortem.com

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by Jack

lionize “amped and ready to go” on the vans warped tour presented by journeys!

LIONIZE

ROCK, SOUL AND BLUES BAND

SET TO PERFORM ON THE ENTIRE VANS WARPED TOUR 2014

TOUR KICKS OFF ON FRIDAY, JUNE 13 IN HOUSTON, TX

 

NEW ALBUM

‘JETPACK SOUNDTRACK’

 OUT NOW ON WEATHERMAKER MUSIC

 LIONIZE photo: http://msopr.com/files/shuttle_nose66.jpg

Rock, soul and blues band LIONIZE have just come off a successful European tour with label mates Clutch and are prepared to head back out on the road this Friday, June 13 to perform on the entire VANS WARPED TOUR along with Of Mice and Men, Yellowcard, Echosmith and many more. The group–NATE BERGMAN (vocals/guitar), HENRY UPTON (bass/vocal) and CHRIS BROOKS (keyboards & vocals) and CHASE LAPP (drums)–will be performing all summer long during the tour’s 20th Anniversary trek for all 42 dates.

“It’s an honor to come back to the Vans Warped Tour as alumni for its 20th anniversary summer,” says NATE BERGMAN. “Warped is the longest running American tour and it’s brought some of the most diverse and popular bands from the fringe of popular music to the mainstream. Warped exposes such a wide variety of bands to all of North America for an affordable ticket price year after year. We’ll be the torchbearers of rock music all summer at a festival whose foundations are in punk music. See you out there tomorrow!”

Hailing from Silver Spring, MD–near the Washington, D.C. stomping ground of their hardcore idols—LIONIZE recently released their new album JETPACK SOUNDTRACK on Weathermaker Music, the label owned and operated by Maryland rock group Clutch. Co-produced by Jean-Paul Gaster, drummer of Clutch and Machine (Fall Out Boy, Lamb of God, King Crimson) at the Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey, the album finds the group creating an 11-song journey through their multi-faceted musical influences–spanning heavy rock, soul and blues–such as Deep Purple, O. V. Wright, Led Zeppelin and Solomon Burke. The album’s first single “Reality Check” showcases LIONIZE’s precise musicianship; they smoothly shift gears and smack you with a gargantuan hook at an exhilarating pace.  Listen to “Reality Check” here: http://lionizemusic.com.

Check out some critical reaction for LIONIZE:

 “With a sound that owes a debt and immediately brings to mind the classic keyboard rock of the legends that are Deep Purple (which can’t be a bad way to start), Maryland based Lionize’s fourth album, Jetpack Soundtrack, gathers together a range of influences from hard rock to blues, soul and even a bit of funk. It’s the organ sound, though, which gives the music that classic feel, yet Nate Bergman’s guitar gives it more variation than a simple hard and heavy rock; the organ and guitar wah wah of opening track ‘Breather’ give a flavor of what to expect from the rest of the album, leaning towards the hard and heavy but with a twist. ‘Electric Reckoning’ contains a catchy chorus amidst some touches that verge on soul and there’s some excellent slide work from Bergman on ‘Replaced By Machines.’ With some no nonsense, no frills hard rock, Lionize show they can deliver on the single, ‘Reality Check,’ and ‘Lazarus Style’.”

–Mike Ainscoe, CLASSIC ROCK U.K., April  2014

 “…great things have arrived in the form of a tightly sequenced, beautifully produced collection that deepens the band’s ability to bring weathered hard rock tropes screaming into the present tenses, via an infusion of soul and blues.”

–Jeff Miers, BUFFALO NEWS, March 15, 2014

 “Lionize infuses a soulful Southern gospel element into their sound with the inclusion of a stabbing Hammond organ. The keyboards are more than superfluous texture, acting like a second axe. Lyrically, Lionize delves into a world of robotic sci-fi and fantasy. On paper, the symbolism of stiff, heavy cyborgs doesn’t mesh with the fluid basslines, rich vocal harmonies, and snappy drum fills, but Lionize pulls it off on songs such as ‘Replaced with Machines’ and ‘Skynet.’ Album ender ‘Sea of Tranquility’ even bathes in reggae worship.”

–Joshua Bottomley, OUTBURN, (9-out-of 10 stars, April, 2014)

 “Mixing ’70s-influenced hard rock with funky grinding dub into a rather intoxicating brew, DC outfit Lionize offers a surprisingly strong departure… guitar textures trade between fuzzy distorted riffs, wet drops of wah wah notes and piercing fret-jumping solos, thick bass and heavy organ create a robust bed of dub-laced grooves, and the tuneful sandpaper-chafed vocals of Nate Bergman wheels over top of it all. Lionize has earned much street cred in their eight-year tenure, serving as touring band for Lee “Scratch” Perry, warming up the stage on tour with such diverse and respected acts as Bad Brains and Galactic, playing both Bonnaroo and the Vans Warped Tour and issuing albums all throughout.”

CREATIVE LOAFING (1/20/14)

 “Lionize is a tenacious hard-working band with moxy and talent. Framing themselves within an imaginative palette of groove-heavy drumming, rippling rock riffs, and smatterings of eyebrow raising dub reggae, these elements congeal to form a refreshing addition to the rock lexicon.

–Oscar Jordan, THE ROCK RAG (Los Angeles, CA, March 2014)

“Maryland seems to be a hotbed of musical volcanic activity over the last few years. But for the last 10 years or so, Lionize have been blazing a path of their own with their hard rock and reggae style first shown to me by Bad Brains some 30-plus years ago. I’d say they have become the next ambassadors of those elements I just mentioned.”

–Steve Truglio, AQUARIAN WEEKLY (3/5/14)

 “…the Maryland natives deliver a fun set focusing heavily on latest album Jetpack Soundtrack that goes down well in front of a new crowd that quickly packs the venue.  It’s nice to see a rock band featuring hammond organs for something a little different to the norm and in singer/guitarist Nate Bergman they’ve got a frontman with an impressively powerful voice.  It may have taken them 10 years to get over to Europe but hopefully we’ll see them back here again soon.”

–Stuart Patterson, SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM (U.K.), (5/19/2014)

 “They may be new to the U.K. scene but five albums into their career and it was no surprise the organ-inspired quartet delivered their debut British show with confidence and aplomb. New album Jetpack Soundtrack is a triumph of 70s-inspired retro goodness with a taste of Cream, shades of Purple and some of the blackest Sabbath underpinning a wildly addictive set. Frontman Nate Bergman knows how to entertain and knows how to belt out a mean riff, but it was ethereal keys man Chris Brooks who stole the support slot show. An old head on young shoulders, his personal quest to bring back the golden age of heavy rock affirmed Lionize’s brazen appeal.

–Simon Rushworth, RUSH ON ROCK, (U.K.), (4/23/2014)

 Catch LIONIZE on the VANS WARPED TOUR this summer:

 

VANS WARPED TOUR 2014
Fri 6/13 Houston, TX Reliant Center Parking Lot
Sat 6/14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sun 6/15 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Tues 6/17 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
Weds 6/18 Mesa, AZ Quail Run Park
Thurs 6/19 Las Vegas, NV Luxor Lot
Fri 6/20 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Sat 6/21 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun 6/22 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
Weds 6/25 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Thurs 6/26 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sat 6/28 George, WA (Seattle) White River Amphitheatre
Sun 6/29 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
Weds 7/2 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Thurs 7/3 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Fri 7/4 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sat 7/5 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau
Sun 7/6 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
Tues 7/8 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Weds 7/9 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Thurs 7/10 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Fri 7/11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 7/12 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
Sun 7/13 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Tues 7/15 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagra Pavilion
Weds 7/16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Thurs 7/17 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Fri 7/18 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sat 7/19 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun 7/20 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
Tues 7/22 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Weds 7/23 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Thurs 7/24 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Ampitheatre at Lakewood
Fri 7/25 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
Sat 7/26 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Ampitheatre
Sun 7/27 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
Mon 7/28 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
Tues 7/29 Nashville, TN Tennessee State Fairgrounds
Weds 7/30 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Ampitheatre
Thurs 7/31 Bonner Springs, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 8/2 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark
Sun 8/3 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High

www.lionizemusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/LIONIZEMUSIC

https://twitter.com/LionizeMusic

http://weathermakermusic.com

http://www.msopr.com/n/client-roster/lionize

 Cover artwork: http://msopr.com/files/jetpack_soundtrack_cover_art_low_res.jpeg.

Read the Q&A with LIONIZE frontman NATE BERGMAN on ArtistDirect here: http://tinyurl.com/matol3v.

The complete schedule for the 2014 Tour can be found at http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates, and for the full list of confirmed acts visit www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands.

About LIONIZE:

The Maryland-based band LIONIZE formed in 2004, learning to play music by jamming and listening to each other. Now, ten years later, the band has matured into a much more powerful, unit. Whether touring extensively in the past on a limited budget, or playing to 10,000 people at the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, LIONIZE always seems to look for a challenge. Space Pope And The Glass Machine (2008) revealed their affinity for reggae. Destruction Manual (2011) and their last album Superczar And The Vulture (2011) broadened into a more multifaceted musical direction by incorporating rock, soul and blues influences–such as Deep Purple, O. V. Wright, Led Zeppelin and Solomon Burke–that became the proverbial keys for taking the Weathermaker Music machine out for a late night joyride. LIONIZE first supported Clutch in 2006 and they found a shared regard of music as a sacred cultural and intellectual art form, particularly jazz and rock and roll. That bond endeared the younger band to their seasoned patrons. Weathermaker Music–the label established by Clutch–eventually signed the band and the forthcoming JETPACK SOUNDTRACK is their first release of a new artist on the label.

 

About the VANS WARPED TOUR:

The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America’s premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. The nationally-renowned festival is the most eclectic traveling tour and features a diverse array of artists–with hotly tipped acts in every genre from punk, metal and indie to rock, hip-hop, rap, electronic, reggae and pop; as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for its traditionally low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing punk rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental concepts every year on the road. The Warped Eco Initiatives (WEI) focus on making the tour more environmentally friendly whether it is through eco conscious catering for the artists and crew courtesy of Tada Catering or a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stage. Further, www.vanswarpedtour.com even showcases public transportation options for every tour date and carpool social media apps as well as exotic eco travel contests. For more information on the tour that Alternative Press readers voted the “Best Tour/Festival” of 2009/2010 and Rolling Stone called “America’s most successful festival” (2005) go to: www.vanswarpedtour.com. Now in its 20th year, the 42-date tour will commence June 13 in Houston, TX and end on August 3 in Denver, CO.

 For LIONIZE publicity, contact:

Libby Coffey/MSO PR

818-380-0400 x224

LCoffey@msopr.com

 

Posted on June 12th, 2014 by Jack

Clutch announce september tour dates… confirm release dates… head to europe this week!

 

CLUTCH

RENOWNED AMERICAN ROCK GROUP ANNOUNCES FALL U.S. TOUR

 ‘EARTH ROCKER

SET FOR TRIPLE DELUXE (2xCD/DVD) RELEASE

ON TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014 VIA WEATHERMAKER MUSIC

 

 ROBOT HIVE/EXODUS

CLASSIC CLUTCH ALBUM TO RECEIVE COLLECTOR’S EDITION DOUBLE VINYL RELEASE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 10

 CLUTCH, live photo 2014, credit Marc Millman: http://tinyurl.com/lxx8gjs.

CLUTCH, the acclaimed Maryland-based rock group, have announced they’ll launch a fall U.S. tour kicking off September 5th in Providence, RI. See full tour itinerary below.

On June 24, 2014, CLUTCHNEIL FALLON (vocals, rhythm guitar), TIM SULT (lead guitar), DAN MAINES (bass,) JEAN-PAUL GASTER (drums and percussion)–will release a triple deluxe version of their acclaimed EARTH ROCKER album via Weathermaker Music.  EARTH ROCKER was tagged by Rolling Stone on their “Top 20 Metal Albums” list and hailed by the magazine for its fusion of “seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs” (December 2013). The EARTH ROCKER triple deluxe album package will include: 1) the full record and brand new songs “Night Hag” and “Scavengers”; 2) “Earth Rocker Live,” a CD audio version of the album performed live; and 3) the DVD “Live In Denver” recorded with seven cameras in 1080i at a sold-out Denver show with audio remixing by Paul Logus and editing by Dave Brodsky; and two videos shot, directed and edited by actress Aisha Tyler: “Gone Cold” (unreleased) and “Crucial Velocity.” To pre-order the EARTH ROCKER triple deluxe, visit: www.clutchmerch.com.

Produced, engineered and mixed by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb Of God), EARTH ROCKER’s triple deluxe cover artwork was created by long time CLUTCH art director Nick Lakiotis (see below). EARTH ROCKER continues to garner the group some of the best reviews of their career so far. Read the critical soundbites so far for EARTH ROCKER here: http://msopr.com/files/clutch-earth_rocker-critical_soundbites.pdf.

Robot Hive/Exodus–the group’s classic 2005 album–will also receive a collector’s edition double vinyl release on Tuesday, June 10. The beautiful double LP is re-mastered and comes in a re-designed gatefold package boasting some of CLUTCH’s best tracks. In addition, the group recently teamed with producer J. Robbins (The Sword, Coliseum) to record the new song “Run, John Barleycorn, Run” as a special split 7” single with labelmates Lionize in honor of Record Store Day, available now: www.clutchmerch.com.

CLUTCH continue their european festival tour through June 29. In July, they’ll return to the U.S. for a handful of shows before performing at all three Riot Fest dates (Toronto, Chicago and Denver) before joining the Shindig Festival alongside Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello and more in Baltimore, MD on September 27. See all tour dates below.

 Earth Rocker cover artwork by Nick Lakiotis: http://tinyurl.com/lg8ofkk.

Robot Hive/Exodus artwork: http://msopr.com/files/rhe_front_cover_artwork.JPG.


DATE CITY VENUE
EUROPE SUMMER 2014
FRI 6/8 Vienna, Austria Arena
SAT 6/9 Munich, Germany Backstage Werk
WED 6/11 Hamburg, Germany Gruenspan
THU 6/12 Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhell Festival
FRI 6/13 Cologne, Germany Essigfabrik
SAT 6/14 Switzerland Greenfield Festival
SUN 6/15 Stuttgart, Germany LKA Longhorn
TUE 6/17 Haarlem, Netherlands Patronaat
WED 6/18 Nijmegen, Netherlands Doornroosje
THU 6/19 Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp
FRI 6/20 Paris, France Nouveau Casino
SAT 6/21 Clisson, France Hellfest
SUN 6/22 Switzerland Fete de la Musique
TUE 6/24 Thessaloniki, Greece Fuzz Club
WED 6/25 Athens, Greece Fix Factory of Sound
FRI 6/27 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival
SAT 6/28 Finowfurt, Germany Roadrunner’s Paradise Race 61 Festival
SUN 6/29 Roeser, Luxembourg Rock A Field Festival
US TOUR TICKET LINKS:
THU 7/24 Syracuse, NY Westcott Theater http://tinyurl.com/l5auxvr
FRI 7/25 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE http://tinyurl.com/lgdh6ns
SAT 7/26 Columbus, OH The Great Summer Smokeout http://tinyurl.com/lumwne4
SUN 7/27 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s http://tinyurl.com/mq3u6w5
US TOUR
FRI 9/5 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel http://tinyurl.com/n33xsdc
SAT 9/6 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall http://tinyurl.com/mfj5vwm
SAT-SUN 9/6-9/7 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
TUE 9/9 Knoxville, TN The Bijou Theatre http://tinyurl.com/kqpqa8v
WED 9/10 Lexington, KY Buster’s Billiards & Backroom http://tinyurl.com/ocq3z8n
THU 9/11 Toledo, OH Headliners http://tinyurl.com/knl4qaa
FRI-SUN 9/12-9/14 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
SAT 9/13 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room http://tinyurl.com/nsp9rt5
MON 9/15 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue http://tinyurl.com/pcz3tcf
TUE 9/16 Sioux Falls, SD The District http://tinyurl.com/kj9mxcw
THU 9/18 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland http://tinyurl.com/pk8ak9m
FRI 9/19 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium http://tinyurl.com/qyc9gtl
FRI-SUN 9/19-9/21 Denver, CO Riot Fest
MON 9/22 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre http://tinyurl.com/nad66rt
TUE 9/23 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue http://tinyurl.com/p4ondxp
THU 9/25 Huntington, NY The Paramount http://tinyurl.com/ocnswcf
FRI 9/26 Norfolk, VA The NorVa http://tinyurl.com/nufpjr7
The Shindig Music Festival with Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello, Halestorm
SAT 9/27 Baltimore, MD The Shindig Music Festival http://tinyurl.com/mn6hq2

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CLUTCH new photo, credit Marc Millman: http://tinyurl.com/lxx8gj

Watch CLUTCH videos from the forthcoming EARTH ROCKER triple deluxe album (2x CD/DVD) here:

“D.C. Sound Attack” http://tinyurl.com/obrxmtb

“Crucial Velocity”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3kwC9VtfxM

“The Wolf Man Kindly Requests…” (fan created claymation video) http://tinyurl.com/o93yqtx

About CLUTCH:

CLUTCHNeil Fallon (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards/Harmonica), Tim Sult (Guitar), Dan Maines (Bass) and Jean-Paul Gaster (Drums/Percussion)–have been pushing the boundaries of  heavy rock including hard rock, blues rock, southern stoner rock and alternative/funk metal since their early beginnings as a DC hardcore punk group in 1990. The band quickly became known for their relentless touring schedule and song subjects ranging from John Wilkes Booth to trucks and beer. Tim Sult’s mastery of the wah pedal soon became CLUTCH’s centerpiece during their live shows. Tracks such as “The House that Peterbilt,” “Rock and Roll Outlaw,” “Texan Book of the Dead,” “Bertha’s Big Back Yard” and “Raised by Horses” continue to be fan favorites. With ten studio albums under their belt as well as rarities and live albums, CLUTCH now have their own record label titled Weathermaker Music. Albums include: 12″ single Passive Restraints (Earache), their debut LP, Transnational Speedway League (1993, EastWest), Clutch (1995, EastWest), The Elephant Riders (1998, Columbia), JamRoom (1999, Columbia), Pure Rock Fury (2001, Atlantic) spawned the hit single “Careful with that Mic,” follow-up tracks “Immortal” and “Open Up the Border,” were also well-received by American rock stations. In 2003, they issued Live at the Googolplex (2003, Megaforce) and the rarities record Slow Hole to China (2003, Megaforce). Blast Tyrant (2004, DRT Records) featured the hit single “The Mob Goes Wild” its accompanying video was directed by Bam Margera and featured Margera’s Viva La Bam co-stars; Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, and Don Vito. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z78PjvfCVTQ&feature=kp.  Pitchfork & Lost Needles (2005, Megaforce Records) combined Clutch’s 1990 Pitchfork 7” release with previously unreleased demos and early tracks. In 2005, organist Mick Schauer joined the band and they released Robot Hive/Exodus (2005, DRT Entertainment) and From Beale Street to Oblivion (2007, DRT Entertainment). From Beale Street to Oblivion was produced by Joe Barresi (Kyuss/Melvins/Queens of the Stone Age/Tool). In 2009, CLUTCH released Strange Cousins from the West, they followed with a reissue of their 2004 album Blast Tyrant also on Weathermaker Music in 2011. The new edition debuted #26 on the Billboard Hard Rock Top 100 and contained a bonus album known as Basket of Eggs with unreleased songs as well as acoustic versions of previous hits. CLUTCH released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker March 16, 2013 on Weathermaker Music. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date. Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer magazine and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year.” To read more critical accolades, visit: http://msopr.com/files/clutch_accolades_2013.pdf. CLUTCH website: www.pro-rock.com.

For CLUTCH publicity, contact:

Libby Coffey/MSO PR

818-380-0400 x224   

LCoffey@msopr.com

Posted on June 5th, 2014 by Jack
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