Clutch Reveal ‘X-Ray Visions’ Video, Fall 2015 Tour Dates
Dynamite! Clutch are back and challenging our thoughts on the powers of psychic ability with their new single and video for "X-Ray Visions." The band just debuted the video via Billboard in the U.S. and they take viewers inside the lab for an up-close look at psychic experimentation.
In the video (watch above), frontman Neil Fallon proclaims that "psychic warfare" (also the title of the band's new album) is real, as various subjects undergo the testing of their psychic powers. The band members had some fun with the clip as they all appear in the video as well, with frontman Neil Fallon leading the way as a mad scientist.
"It was method acting, I guess," chuckled Fallon to Billboard. "We're not a band that's at all comfortable acting in a video. That's probably the most acting we've ever done in a video. We're very comfortable with [director] Dan [Winters]. We've known him since 1993, really, but we feel most comfortable when we have our instruments in our hands."
Speaking about the more conceptual tones of the songs on Psychic Warfare, Fallon adds, "The lyrics are more narrative than probably any other previous Clutch album. There's more action that happens. When I write a song there's usually some vague movie that's running in the back of my mind that the music has evoked and I try to bring that to words. I never want to be heavy-handed and say, 'This is a rock opera' or a concept record, because that can be oppressive. But I like lyrics and music that sound cinematic, because I like escapism in rock 'n' roll."
Look for Clutch hitting the road in the coming months to support their new album. The band has a mix of festival appearances, headlining dates with support from Corrosion of Conformity and The Shrine, and select dates with Mastodon and Corrosion of Conformity. See all of their shows below and check here for ticketing. And keep an eye out for Clutch's Psychic Warfare album, dropping Oct. 2.
Clutch 2015 North American Tour Dates
8/15 -- Richmond, Va. -- Hadads Lake* GwarB-Q
9/4 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- The Joint with Primus
9/19 -- Baltimore Md. -- Carroll Park* The Shindig
9/20 -- Clark, N.J. -- Oak Ridge Park* Rock Carnival
10/3 -- Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. -- Revolution **
10/4 -- St. Petersburg, Fla. -- Jannus Live**
10/6 -- Nashville, Tenn. -- Marathon Music Works**
10/7 -- Charlotte, N.C. -- Amos' Southend**
10/9 -- Hampton Beach, N.H. -- Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom**
10/10 -- Clifton Park, N.Y. -- Upstate Concert Hall**
10/11 -- New Haven, Conn. -- Toad's Place**
10/13 -- Indianapolis, Ind. -- The Vogue**
10/14 -- Chicago, Ill. -- House Of Blues**
10/15 -- Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Orbit Room**
10/16 -- Sauget, Ill. -- Pop's Nightclub**
10/17 -- Lincoln, Neb. -- Bourbon Theatre**
10/18 -- Fargo, N.D. -- Scheels Arena**
10/20 -- Billings, Mont. -- Shrine Auditorium**
10/22 -- Spokane, Wash. -- Knitting Factory Concert House**
10/23 -- Boise, Idaho -- Knitting Factory Concert House**
10/24 -- Elverta, Calif. -- Gibson Ranch Park* Aftershock Festival
10/25 -- San Bernardino, Calif. -- San Manuel Amphitheater* Knotfest
10/26 -- Tucson, Ariz. -- Rialto Theatre*** (Clutch closes show)
10/28 -- Austin, Texas -- Austin Music Hall*** (Mastodon closes show)
10/29 -- Dallas, Texas -- Gas Monkey Live*** (Clutch closes show)
10/30 -- Houston, Texas -- Bayou Music Center*** (Mastodon closes show)
10/31 -- New Orleans, La. -- Voodoo Experience* Voodoo Music & Arts Experience
* = Festival date
** = Clutch headline show, support: COC / The Shrine
*** = Clutch co-headline show w/ Mastodon, special guest: COC
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