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Clutch and Hellyeah coming to tear up the Tri-State area
Maryland rockers Clutch are teaming up with Hellyeah for a North American co-headlining tour this Spring. Both bands will play full headlining sets. The tour kicks off April 13th in Providence, RI and runs through May 11th in Joliet, IL.
Hard rock supergroup Hellyeah is touring in support of their new album “Band of Brothers” which is scheduled for a June 5th release in North America. The album, the band’s first effort for their new label home, Eleven Seven Music, was recorded in Dallas at drummer Vinnie Paul’s home studio, VP’s Upstairs Studio, and was produced by the band and Jeremy Parker (Godsmack, Evanessence), who also served as engineer.
Having produced track after track of heavy-hitting, in-your-face, feel good rock and roll on their previous two albums (2010’s STAMPEDE and 2007’s self-titled debut), Band of Brothers sees Hellyeah taking a slightly different musical direction. Drawing on their former bands’ collective metal roots for inspiration, the influences and style of Mudvayne, Pantera, Damageplan and Nothingface are immediately recognizable.
Clutch is hitting the road in support of their double vinyl edition of “Blast Tyrant” which is being was released on February 28th via Weathermaker Music. This 180 plus 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. Clutch will also be releasing a picture disc single of the new track “Pigtown Blues” on April 24th. This is the first new studio material from Clutch since 2009’s “Strange Cousins From the West”.
Clutch will also be returning to Europe this festival season. The band has been confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid Spain on May 26th and the Peace and Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on June 29th.
Clutch and Hellyeah will of course be hitting the Tri-State area during this tour. The two metal powerhouses will be playing Atlantic City, NJ at the House of Blues on April 14 and The Paramount in Huntington, NY on April 15.
A full list of the tour dates, as well as tickets, can be found here.
We'll be chatting with members of Hellyeah next week about the new album, this tour & more! Tune into Tri-State Rock on www.tri-staterock.com on Thursdays from 7-8pm EST for all the action! If you miss the live episode, you can always catch the archive at the "Episode Archive" link above!