||Maryland rockers Clutch have been forced to postpone the September tour dates of the "Earth Rocker" North American Tour. This is due to a health issue with singer Neil Fallon. Most of the shows will be rescheduled and dates are listed below. Support on the rescheduled shows will remain the same and come from The Sword and Crobot.
Tickets that were already purchased for the dates in September will be honored for the rescheduled dates in January. All dates on the October - November leg of the tour will go on as scheduled and planned.
Frontman Neil Fallon gave an update on his condition: "Dear friends, this week I've learned that a childhood injury to the neck, a genetic predisposition for spinal disease, and 20 some years of head banging will exact a toll. I've been diagnosed with an ugly case of cervical spinal stenosis and two herniated discs.
In some instances these conditions can be treated non-surgically. This is not the case for me. I have been advised by several neurosurgeons that my spinal cord has already been damaged and that I risk further damage were I not to address the situation. For this reason, I've decided to take care of this ASAP. Believe me, re scheduling a tour turns my stomach, but I believe this is the wisest choice given the prognosis.
On Tuesday I will undergo surgery. The procedure will fuse three vertebrae together with a small titanium plate. I have faith that this surgery will go as well as it can, and that I will be back in the saddle for our October-November tour. On behalf of my spine, deepest apologies to those who had been looking forward to seeing Clutch over the next two weeks. We'll make it up to you. Health and Happiness, Neil."
Earth Rocker North American Dates:
10/25 - Hampton Beach. NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
10/26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Motorworld - Localpalooza*
10/27 - Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
10/28 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
10/29 - Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
10/31 - Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
11/01 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/02 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
11/04 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
11/05 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/07 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/08 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
11/09 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/10 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/11 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/13 - Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club
11/14 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/15 - Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
11/16 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
11/17 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
11/19 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/20 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
11/21 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
11/22 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
11/23 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
12/27 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
1/2/14 - Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel
1/3/14 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
1/4/14 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
1/5/14 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
1/6/14 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
1/9/14 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
1/10/14 - Buffalo. NY @ Town Ballroom
1/11/14 - Port Chester, NY @ Capital Theate