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Book Of Bad Decisions Tour 2018 | Special Offer: The price of your ticket when purchased in advance online includes a physical CD copy of Clutch's new album "Book of Bad Decisions.” You'll receive information on how to redeem the album after purchasing your ticket. Offer valid through 10/29/18. US residents only. Not valid on Resale tickets.

OPENING ACT(s): Sevendust , Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Sun 10/28

Doors 6:30 / Show 7:30
Electric Factory
— $36 ADV - $40 DOS | All Ages
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With the release of their highly anticipated 12th studio album, the gloriously titled “Book of Bad Decisions”, it would be easy to suggest that legendary Maryland rockers Clutch have made their finest record to date. This may even be true. You see, the thing about Clutch is that ever since their 1993 debut Transnational Speedway League they've been in the business of writing stone cold classics, and even the most rabid fan would have trouble picking just one. “Book of Bad Decisions”won't make that task any easier. Rest assured, it's another classic. Recorded over three weeks at Sputnik Studios in Nashville, “Book of Bad Decisions”was produced by four-time Grammy winner Vance Powell (Seasick Steve, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, etc.), a man who apparently knows that a one degree angle change in microphones makes a difference to how an instrument sounds. Interestingly, his name first came to the band's attention via country star Chris Stapleton. “It started with my brother-in-law, who's a huge Chris Stapleton fan,” says drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. “He and I would listen to The Traveller quite a bit, and one thing that stood out was that it didn't sound like any other country record that I'd heard. Shortly after that I was on Spotify, and a song by The Dead Weather came up. It just blew me away and I could tell that whoever produced that record was doing things a different way. I looked it up and there was Vance Powell's name again, so something was telling us that this is a guy we should reach out to.” “Even though Chris Stapleton does music that's not too much like our own, the sonics of the record are pretty great,” says frontman Neil Fallon. “He has a very different approach to recording; he comes from the school of live recording and engineering, and the songs, on tape, are not gonna sound that much different from what we do live.”No stranger to the road, Powell spent three days on tour with the band in order to get a feel for what they do best, watching first from the front of house and then from the stage, checking out the live sound and how Clutch connect with their audience.

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  • Sevendust

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    Music unifies us when we need unification the most. It gives people a reason to put differences aside and come together. In 1994, Sevendust first forged a familial tie amongst each other that translated into one of the most diehard audiences in the game. To this day, the connection between fans and the GRAMMY®Award-nominated, gold-certified hard rock outfit only grows stronger. For their twelfth full-length and first release for Rise Records,All I See Is War, the quintet—Lajon Witherspoon [lead vocals], Clint Lowery [lead guitar, backing vocals], John Connolly [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Vince Hornsby [bass], and Morgan Rose [drums]—did the best thing they could possibly do to combat all of the division in the streets and on social media. As Connolly puts it, they simply “made a Sevendust record.” “We’re as polarized as we’ve ever been,” he continues. “Discussion is not happening. Everyone is so quick to snap online. We’re not listening. We’re just talking. In these songs, we don’t sugarcoat what’s going on. For as dark as the subject matter may be, it’s about hope. We know we can be in a better spot, because we’ve seen so many different individuals come together around music.” “We take pride in the connection we have,” adds Lowery. “We’ve always been a people’s band. We’re typical guys who just happen to make a career on stage. With this relationship to the fans, we realize how much we need each other, so we push ourselves to deliver.We don’t stop. We keep moving.

  • Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

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    After carving out a fervent fan base and drawing widespread critical applause with their heady, high-voltage brand of guitar-driven rock, shooting from both hip and heart, Nashville’s Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown find themselves at the epicenter of an advanced rock ‘n’ roll adventure that continues to take them around the world, appearing at some of the biggest venues along the way...Starting with a guest spot on AC/DC’s ‘Rock or Bust’ World Tour in 2016, the quartet –Caleb Crosby on drums, Noah Denney on bass and backing vocals, Graham Whitford on guitar and Texas-born Tyler himself on vocals and guitar, a musician immersed in blues music from an early age –have continued to share events and stages with some of rock’s most legendary names, including Guns N’ Roses, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Aerosmith, Deep Purple and ZZ Top.At the same time as projecting their music into stadiums, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown –The Shakedown to friends and fans –have continuedto build their name and reputation as a headline act, and indeed it was backstage after a sold-out, bill-topping show in London (June 2017) that the band signed their new deal with Snakefarm Records –the most immediate and exciting result being an 11-track, self-titled studio album set to be the label’s inaugural release, with November 3rd locked in as the day of the launch...“So many great things have happened over the past few months,” exclaims Caleb, “and it's all just so surreal. I remember seeing that Guns N’ Roses were playing two stadium shows in London on June 16th and 17th earlier this year, which are birthdays for Noah and myself, back to back, and I said wouldn’t it be amazing if we appeared on both of those shows... and we did!”

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