610 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013
CLUTCH Concert at The Paramount Postponed
(Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.) Maryland rockers CLUTCH have been forced to postpone their remaining September tour dates of the “Earth Rocker” North American Tour. This is due to a health issue with singer Neil Fallon. 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 once confirmed. The show scheduled for The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, NY on 9/27/13 will be rescheduled for a later date - please hold on to your tickets and wait further information. All dates on the October - November leg of the tour will go on as scheduled and planned. Tickets for the rescheduled show will be on sale through www.ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at (800-745-3000) or The Paramount Box Office (open daily from 12 noon - 6 pm) once the new date is confirmed. For any questions or concerns, please contact The Paramount at 631-673-7300. CLUTCH 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,
Earth Rocker was released March 19th via the band’s label Weathermaker Music. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 achieving the band’s highest chart position to date. The album then proceeded to hold its own on the Billboard Top 200 for a total of 5 weeks. The album also came in at #1 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the Independent Album Chart. The digital demand for this album continues to be very strong. In the week of release Earth Rocker shot to #4 on iTunes' overall Top 100 album charts and was #1 in their rock chart.
The Paramount: Opened September 30, 2011 this 1,555-capacity live entertainment venue, located in downtown Huntington, Long Island, New York, features; concerts, comedy, boxing, community and other special events in a club/theater setting. With over 25,000 Facebook fans, The Paramount was recently ranked by Pollstar Magazine as the #24 highest attended club venue worldwide (January-June 2013). A Ticketmaster venue, booked by Live Nation, The Paramount hosts over 150 events per year and in less than two years since its inception, has quickly established itself as the premier music venue on Long Island. Some artists who have recently taken the Paramount stage include; Pitbull, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Counting Crows, Primus, The Blues Brothers, Limp Bizkit, & many more.
Clutch is an American rock band from Germantown, Maryland, formed in 1990. Since its formation the band line-up has included Neil Fallon (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Tim Sult (lead guitar, backing vocals), Dan Maines (bass, backing vocals) and Jean-Paul Gaster (drums and percussion). To date, Clutch has released nine studio albums, and several rarities and live albums. They now own their own label, Weathermaker.