Tag: Weathermaker Music
Maryland rockers CLUTCH will team up with HELLYEAH for a North American co-headlining tour this spring. Both bands will play full headlining sets. The trek kicks off April 13 in Providence, Rhode Island and runs through May 11 in Joliet, Illinois. Throughout the tour, there will also be dates that feature CLUTCH only and HELLYEAH only as well as radio festivals and shows.
The dates are as follows:
Apr. 10 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva (CLUTCH only)
Apr. 11 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (CLUTCH only)
Apr. 12 – Albany, NY @ Northern Lights Ground (CLUTCH only)
Apr. 13 – Providence, RI @ Lupos
Apr. 14 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
Apr. 15 – Long Island, NY @ Paramount Theater
Apr. 17 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Apr. 18 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
Apr. 20 – Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
Apr. 21 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierre’s
Apr. 22 – Toledo, OH @ Headliner’s
Apr. 23 – Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock (CLUTCH only)
Apr. 24 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
Apr. 25 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Apr. 28 – Lincoln, NE @ Box Awesome’s Bourbon Lounge
Apr. 29 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
May 01 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theater
May 02 – Wichita, KS @ Cotillion
May 03 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom (CLUTCH only)
May 04 – Sauget, IL @ Pops
May 05 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
May 06 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater (CLUTCH only)
May 06 – Atlanta, GA @ WLKS Project Cinco Party (HELLYEAH only)
May 08 – Libertyville, IL @ Austins
May 10 – Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewery (CLUTCH only)
May 11 – Joilet, IL @ Mojoes
May 12 – Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall (CLUTCH only)
May 13 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop (CLUTCH only)
May 19 – Hartford, CT @ WCCC Big Gig (HELLYEAH only)
May 27 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma (HELLYEAH only)
HELLYEAH — featuring Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE), Tom Maxwell (NOTHINGFACE) and Bob “Zilla” Kakaha (DAMAGEPLAN) — will release its third album, “Band Of Brothers“, on June 5 via the group’s new label home, Eleven Seven Music. The CD was recorded in Dallas, Texas at Vinnie Paul‘s home studio, VP’s Upstairs Studio, and was produced by the band and Jeremy Parker (GODSMACK, EVANESCENCE), who also served as engineer.
Weathermaker Music has set a February 28 release date for the CLUTCH double vinyl edition of “Blast Tyrant“. This 180-gram expanded vinyl contains 16 songs and includes six mini-posters taken straight from “Blast Tyrant“‘s “Atlas Of The Invisible World“. Each illustrated poster is sized 8.5″ x 11″ and depicts one of the various characters featured within the “Blast Tyrant” storyline. Prior to February 28, the double vinyl edition of “Blast Tyrant” is exclusively available via www.clutchmerch.com.
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The event will take place on Saturday May 28th at Earshot Music & Movies during Clutch‘s headlining tour-stop in Greenville, SC. The band will perform a set of acoustic style music mostly from their Basket Of Eggs project from the Blast Tyrant deluxe reissue, prior to their concert at The Handlebar that evening.
The charitable food pantry Loaves and Fishes will also be on-site that afternoon collecting canned food and non-perishables for the regions recent weather related victims. Earshot and Weathermaker Music will set up a large “Food Basket” inside the retailer and those who donate a canned or non-perishable food item will receive a free Clutch tour poster and be first in line to have it autographed by the band after their acoustic performance.
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Charlie Doherty of Blogcritics.org recently conducted an interview with singer/rhythm guitarist Neil Fallon of Maryland rockers CLUTCH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Blogcritics.org: You guys have your own label now [Weathermaker Music]. Does that give you more creative control when it comes to recording a studio album like “Strange Cousins“, or at least more so than you would have had you stuck with DRT or another label?
Fallon: Well, I think one of the reasons that we were always kind of habitually dropped by labels is because we never let them dictate what we were doing. So I don’t feel so much that we have more creative control because I think we always have that complete control. But what is different is we can dictate the sequence of events, cater it to our liking, whereas record labels, they believe religiously in something called an album cycle, which I think is a bunch of horse shit. So instead of sitting around two years between records, we can pump ‘em out as quickly as we want. It’s really not that hard, it’s just that the less people involved, the better it seems to go.
Blogcritics.org: You got with Weathermaker now the rights to [CLUTCH albums] “Blast Tyrant“, “From Beale Street To Oblivion” and “Robot Hive/Exodus” and they’re all being reissued this year, with “Beale St.” already having been reissued. Did you guys have to put up a big fight with DRT to get those records back or was it a smooth transition?
Fallon: Nah, it was pretty gnarly there for about a year and a half. We had already completed our record contract, but the thing was, DRT stopped paying us our royalties because they were a terrible business. So we sued ‘em. They couldn’t pay us what they owed us, so long story short, the judge awarded the rights to those masters back to us in lieu of the money that they owed us that we would never have seen anyway. So as much as I’d like to have been paid what’s owed us, I think maybe it’s a bit of a blessing in disguise, because those records haven’t been in stores for years.
Read the rest of the interview here.
CLUTCH is currently on tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s BERZERKUS TOUR 2010:
Sept. 25: Agribition Hall (Regina, SK)
Sept. 26: Big 4 (Calgary, AB)
Sept. 28: Winnipeg Convention Centre (Winnipeg, MB)
Sept. 30: Anchor Inn (Omaha, Neb.)
Oct. 1: 7 Flags (Clive, Iowa)
Oct. 2: Eagles Ballroom (Milwaukee)
Oct. 3: Roy Wilkins Auditorium (St. Paul, Minn.)
Oct. 5: Expo Five (Louisville, Ky.)
Oct. 8: Convention Hall (Asbury Park, N.J.)
Oct. 9: The Colisee (Lewiston, Maine)
Oct. 12: Cunard Centre (Halifax, NS)
Oct. 14: Metropolis (Montreal)
Oct. 15: Sound Academy (Toronto)
Oct. 16: Sound Academy (Toronto)
Oct. 20: Hammerstein Ballroom (New York)
Oct. 22: House of Blues (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
Oct. 23: Masquerade Music Park (Atlanta)
Oct. 24: The Fillmore Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.)
Oct. 26: Hard Rock (Orlando, Fla.)
Oct. 28: Verizon Wireless Theater (Houston)
Oct. 29: Concrete St. Ampitheater (Corpus Christi, Texas)
Oct. 30: Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas)
Oct. 31: Lonestar Pavilion (Lubbock, Texas)
Nov. 2: Stubbs Waller Creek Ampitheater (Austin, Texas)
Nov. 3: Brady Center (Tusla, Okla.)
Nov. 5: DeltaPlex (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Nov. 7: The Fillmore Detroit (Detroit)
Nov. 9: Main Street Armory (Rochester, N.Y.)
Nov. 10: The LC Pavilion (Columbus, Ohio)
Nov. 12: Cotilion (Wichita, Kan.)
Nov. 13: Uptown Theater (Kansas City, Kan.)
Nov. 14: The Fillmore Auditorium (Denver)
Nov. 16: The Complex (Salt Lake City)
Nov. 18: Dodge Theatre (Phoenix)
Nov. 20: Warfield (San Francisco)
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CLUTCH has announced the track listing for the expanded, two-disc-edition reissue of “Robot Hive/Exodus“, due on September 28 through Weathermaker Music. Currently out of print, “Robot Hive/Exodus” was at one point the band’s largest selling title of the decade due to the strength of its three extremely powerful yet diverse singles, “Burning Beard“, “10001110101” and “Mice & Gods“. In addition to upgraded artwork and new “digi” packaging, this expanded edition will feature a bonus DVD which includes a classic 33-minute outdoor performance recorded on location at the Sounds of the Underground festival in July of 2005 in Sayreville, New Jersey. Also included is the Jeremy Hunt-directed “Burning Beard” video clip, which was the first-ever CLUTCH single to reach the “year-end” Top 10 most played on MTV‘s “Headbangers Ball“. In total, the “Robot Hive/Exodus” reissue contains 23 songs and over 90 minutes of music.
This is the second of three planned extended double disc re-issues, as Weathermaker has already released “From Beale Street to Oblivion” in July, and plans to issue forth the “Blast Tyrant” package in November.
For the über-CLUTCH fan and/or retro rocker, Weathermaker will see to it that all three releases will make thier way onto limited-edition vinyl.
“Robot Hive/Exodus” reissue track listing:
Disc 1 (CD):
The Incomparable Mr. Flannery
Mice & Gods
Never Be Moved
Tripping the Alarm
Land of Pleasant Living
Who’s Been Talking
Disc 2 (DVD):
Mercury (live from Sounds of the Underground)
Profits of Doom (live from Sounds of the Underground)
Mice & Gods (live from Sounds of the Underground)
Gullah (live from Sounds of the Underground)
Burning Beard (live from Sounds of the Underground)
Impetus (live from Sounds of the Underground)
The Mob Goes Wild (live from Sounds of the Underground)
Gravel Road (live from Sounds of the Underground)
Burning Beard (video clip)
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