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

Riding high on critical acclaim and looking to celebrate their longevity as a unit, Clutch livestreamed the show to their YouTube page, offering access to an honest-to-goodness live show to anyone with an internet connection for free. For yours truly, and I’m sure many others, that meant being able to enjoy a killer rock show in the comfort of my home without having to wear pants! Ain’t technology a beautiful thing?

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

Of particular note was their performance of “Skeletons on Mars,” which saw Neil Fallon temporarily sling his guitar over his waste in order to play a fucking theremin solo. Which goes to show that Clutch adheres to the line from “Earth Rocker” — “If you’re gonna do it, do it live on stage or don’t do it at all.”

For the encore, Neil Fallon introduced Mike Dillon of The Mike Dillon Band to play some additional percussion. And while that’s nothing new, Fallon told the crowd that Dillon had just finished a show in West Virginia a couple hours earlier and hauled ass over 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 roughly 90 minute concert below. So hang out and jam along to some killer Clutch tunes. Pants optional.


  1. Impetus
  2. X-Ray Visions
  3. Firebirds!
  4. Slaughter 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. Walking in the Great Shining Path of Monster Trucks
  11. Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)
  12. Nosferatu Madre
  13. Escape From the Prison Planet
  14. Jackhammer Our Names (Live debut)
  15. Three Golden Horns (Live debut)
  16. A Shogun Named Marcus
  17. Cypress Grove


  1. The Elephant Riders
  2. In Walks Barbarella (with Mike Dillon on percussion)
  3. D.C. Sound Attack! (Neil on harmonica, Mike Dillon on percussion)

You can catch Clutch at one of the following dates with Helmet and Quicksand. Tickets are available now.

Sep 18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Sep 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sep 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
Sep 23 – Louisville, KY @ Louder than Life*
Sep 24 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
Sep 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
Sep 27 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Sep 29 – Houston TX @ Warehouse Live
Sep 30 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
Oct 01 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Oct 02 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Oct 04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
Oct 05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
Oct 07 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock*
Oct 08 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct 09 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Oct 10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
Oct 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ the Depot
Oct 13 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Oct 15 – West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Oct 16 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

*Clutch only

Nov 11 – Glasgow, UK – 02 Academy
Nov 12 – Newcastle, UK – 02 City Hall
Nov 13 – Leeds, UK – 02 Academy
Nov 15 – Exeter, UK – Great Hall
Nov 16 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome
Nov 18 – Hannover, GER – Capitol
Nov 20 – Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
Nov 22 – Berlin, GER – Huxley’s Neue Welt
Nov 23 – Munich, GER – Neue Theaterfabrik
Nov 24 – Wien, AT – Arena
Nov 25 – Zagreb, CRO – Culture Factory
Nov 26 – Milan, IT – Fabrique
Dec 2 – Toulouse, FR – Le Bikini
Dec 3 – Lyon, FR – Le Transbordeur
Dec 5 – Zurich, CH – X-TRA
Dec 6 – Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
Dec 7 – Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
Dec 9 – Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
Dec 10 – Paris, FR – Bataclan
Dec 13 – Bristol, UK – 02 Academy
Dec 14 – Birmingham, UK – 02 Academy
Dec 15 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
Dec 16 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Dec 17 – London, UK – The Roundhouse

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