2010 will prove to be the busiest calendar year for Clutch. To start off the inaugural Newsletter, let's begin with a live DVD announcement!
CLUTCH LIVE AT THE 9:30 DVD IN MAY
On May11th Clutch will issue a brand new epic DVD set called Live at the 9:30. The 200 minute double disc concert will be sold at the fan friendly price of $19.98. Both discs were directed and produced by Agent Ogden, who first worked with the band on 2007's Full Fathom Five, Video Field Recordings.
DISC 1 FEATURES
The 90 minute full concert filmed last December at Washington DC's 9:30 Club on seven hi-definition cameras. In addition to favorites from Strange Cousins From The West, like "50,000 Unstoppable Watts," and "Let A Poor Man Be," the DVD will also include an electrifying version of the 1995 self-titled album in it's entirety.
Also, an audio version of the 19 song concert will be available exclusively on iTunes beginning May 11th.
50,000 Unstoppable Watts
Let A Poor Man Be
Big News 1
Big News 2
Rock & Roll Outlaw
Texan Book of The Dead
Escape From The Prison Planet
I Have The Body of John Wilkes Booth
Tight Like That
The House That Peterbilt
Tim Sult Vs. The Greys
DISC 2 FEATURES
A 110 minute "road film" called Fortune Tellers Make a Killing Nowadays, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at Clutch during their 2009 tour. Disc 2 also includes rare band interviews as well as vintage never before seen footage documenting much of Clutch's history from 1991 to the present.
"LET A POOR MAN BE" SINGLE
In support of the summer tour and the forthcoming Live at the 9:30 DVD, as well as the current Strange Cousins From the West CD, Weathermaker Music will release the new single "Let a Poor Man Be" on May 3rd, with an accompanying video clip and a rare promo only EP featuring unreleased material.
CLUTCH / THE BAKERTON GROUP AT BONNAROO
On June 4th Clutch will kick off another leg of their 2010 worldwide headlining tour. The early summer portion takes the band through the USA, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Italy and the UK. The band's instrumental jazz rock alter ego, The Bakerton Group will appear as one of the opening acts in North America. Both The Bakerton Group and Clutch will appear on the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 11th and 12th respectively.
CLUTCH CD AND VINYL RE-ISSUES COMING
As if that's not enough, Clutch and Weathermaker Music are currently preparing expanded CD and vinyl re-issues of catalog pieces From Beale Street to Oblivion, Robot Hive/Exodus and Blast Tyrant. These three projects will be available digitally and physically at retail and the band's websites on the CD/DVD format on June 22nd, August 17th and October 12th respectively. Double vinyl versions of all three re-issues will be available on November 23rd. Track listings are not yet available, but Weathermaker label manager Jon Nardachone hints at some very exciting details.
"The bonus content of the three re-issues will be entirely different. We're still sifting through unreleased Clutch originals, cover songs, live audio, live video, alternate takes, etc, One thing we know for sure is that each re-issue will have updated and upgraded artwork/packaging as well as additional music from the exact timeframe each CD was first released. This is not about tacking on a couple of unfinished demos to the end of each CD. We're producing these with the knowledge that Clutch fans expect something fresh, yet distinguishably representative of that moment in time. The diehard fan will appreciate these projects in a big way."
CLUTCH TOUR DATES
Ticket availability and more tour date information can be found on Clutch's website. Pre-sale information for members of the Clutch eTeam can be found here.
6/04 Huntington, WV @ V Club
6/05 Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
6/06 Toledo, OH @ Headliner’s
6/07 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
6/09 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
6/10 Little Rock, AR @ The Village
6/11 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo The Bakerton group
6/12 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Clutch
6/13 Montgomery, AL @ Strange Days
6/14 Houma, LA @ The City Club of Houma
6/15 Beaumont, TX @ Whiskey River
6/17 Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar
6/18 Norfolk, VA @ Norva
6/19 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
7/16/10 Tönsberg, NORWAY Slottsfjell Festival
7/17/10 Tromso, Norway Bukta Festival
7/19/10 Goteborg, Sweden Sticky Fingers, Top Floor
7/21/10 Athens, Greece AN Club
7/22/10 Milan, Italy Magnolia
7/23/10 Pinerella Di Cevia, Italy Rock Planet
7/25/10 London, England High Voltage Festival