Witness Clutch’s Rock Wizardry from Last Night’s Free Livestream


Clutch played a hell of a show at Hammerjacks in Batlimore last night. Not only was it her homecoming show on her current tour with Helmet, Quicksand and JD Pinkus, but it was the day after her latest studio album Sunrise at Slaughter Beach was released to the masses.

Critically acclaimed and keen to celebrate their longevity as a unit, Clutch livestreamed the show to their YouTube page, offering free access to an honest live show to anyone with an internet connection. For you, and I’m sure many others, this meant I could enjoy a killer rock show from the comfort of my home without having to wear pants! Isn’t technology something beautiful?

Not only was it a free show, but they played almost the entire show Sunrise at Slaughter Beachalthough the new songs were peppered with old classics like “A Shogun Named Marcus” and “Escape from the Prison Planet” throughout the set.

Of particular note was their performance of “Skeletons on Mars,” which featured Neil Fallon temporarily swinging his guitar over his waste to play one fucking theremin solo. Which shows Clutch sticking to the line of “Earth Rocker” — “If you’re going to do it, do it live on stage or don’t do it at all.”

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For the encore, Neil Fallon introduced Mike Dillon of The Mike Dillon Band to play additional percussion. And while that’s nothing new, Fallon told the crowd that Dillon had just wrapped up a show in West Virginia a few hours earlier and headed to Maryland to make it in time for the encore, calling him a “lifer.”

But you absolutely don’t have to take my word for it. You can watch the entire concert below, which lasts approximately 90 minutes. So hang out and jam to some killer clutch tunes. Pants optional.

setlist:

  1. impetus
  2. X-ray visions
  3. firebirds!
  4. battle beach
  5. We strive for excellence
  6. rats
  7. mice and gods
  8. Mountain of Bone (live debut)
  9. Skeletons on Mars (Neil on Theremin)
  10. Walk on the big glowing path of monster trucks
  11. Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)
  12. Nosferatu Madre
  13. Escape from prison planet
  14. Jackhammer Our Names (live debut)
  15. Three Golden Horns (live debut)
  16. A shogun named Marcus
  17. cypress grove

encore:

  1. The Elephant Riders
  2. In Walks Barbarella (with Mike Dillon on drums)
  3. DC sound attack! (Neil on harmonica, Mike Dillon on drums)
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You can catch Clutch with a helmet and quicksand on one of the following dates. Tickets are now available.

September 18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
September 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
September 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
September 23 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life*
September 24 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
September 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
September 27 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
September 29 – Houston TX @ Warehouse Live
September 30 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory at Deep Ellum
01.10. – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
02.10. – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
October 4th – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
05.10. – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
07.10. – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock*
Oct 08 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
09.10. – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
October 10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
October 12 – Salt Lake City, UT at depot
October 13 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
October 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
October 15 – West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
October 16 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

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*Clutch only

Nov. 11 – Glasgow, UK – 02 Academy
12 November – Newcastle, UK – Town Hall 02
Nov 13 – Leeds, UK – 02 Academy
15 November – Exeter, UK – Great Hall
November 16 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome
18.11. – Hanover, GER – Capitol
20.11. – Hamburg, GER – market hall
22.11. – Berlin, GER – Huxley’s New World
23.11. – Munich, GER – New Theater Factory
11/24 – Vienna, AT – Arena
11/25 – Zagreb, CRO – Culture Factory
11/26 – Milan, IT – Fabrique
2 December – Toulouse, FR – Le Bikini
3 December – Lyon, FR – Le Transbordeur
December 5 – Zurich, CH – X-TRA
6.12. – Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
7.12. – Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
Dec 9 – Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
December 10 – Paris, FR – Bataclan
December 13 – Bristol, UK – 02 Academy
December 14 – Birmingham, UK – 02 Academy
December 15 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
December 16 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
December 17 – London, UK – The Roundhouse



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