Clutch – Spring Tour 2018 – Tickets – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA – April 30th, 2018

Clutch - Spring Tour 2018

Zero Mile Presents

Clutch - Spring Tour 2018

Red Fang, The Bronx, Fireball Ministry

Mon · April 30, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Georgia Theatre

$29.00 - $32.00

This event is 18 and over

Clutch - (Set time: 10:20 PM)
Clutch
MARYLAND ROCKERS CLUTCH HAVE BEEN PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF HEAVY ROCK MUSIC SINCE THE 4 ORIGINAL MEMBERS GOT TOGETHER IN HIGH SCHOOL. HAVING BEEN TAGGED HARD ROCK, BLUES ROCK, SOUTHERN STONER ROCK AND ALTERNATIVE METAL BY MEDIA AND FANS ACROSS THE WORLD IT IS SAFE TO SAY ONE THING… “WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET” AND WHAT YOU GET IS A MUSICAL FORCE THAT HAS BEEN BEST DESCRIBED AS THE QUINTESSENTIAL AMERICAN ROCK BAND. CLUTCH QUICKLY BECAME KNOWN FOR THEIR RELENTLESS TOURING SCHEDULES, PLAYING SHOWS FROM WHISKEY STAINED 2 DOOR VENUES IN THE HILLS OF WEST VIRGINIA TO THE ICONIC BRIXTON ACADEMY IN THE UK. WHATEVER THE VENUE, AND WHEREVER ROCK FANS CONGREGATE CLUTCH HAS PLAYED THERE. THE BAND HAS SHARED STAGES WITH LAMB OF GOD TO IRON MAIDEN, PRIMUS TO THIN LIZZY, MASTODON TO MOTÖRHEAD. WHAT HAS COME OF IT IS A CULT-LIKE INTERNATIONAL FAN BASE, NOT TO MENTION PRAISE FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE MUSIC WORLD. “PSYCHIC WARFARE”, CLUTCH’S LATEST STUDIO ALBUM, RELEASED VIA THEIR OWN LABEL WEATHERMAKER MUSIC DEBUTED #1 ON THE BILLBOARD HARD ROCK CHART AND #1 ON THE BILLBOARD ROCK CHART.

AS WE START 2018, CLUTCH HAS JUST WRAPPED UP THE TRACKING OF THEIR NEW ALBUM WITH PRODUCER VANCE POWELL AT SPUTNIK SOUND IN NASHVILLE TN. THE NEW RECORD WILL COME OUT LATER IN 2018.
Red Fang - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Red Fang
Ever since their inception in 2005, Portland’s RED FANG have strived to write heavy, catchy music underlaid with subtle complexities. Founded by David Sullivan, Maurice Bryan Giles, Aaron Beam, and John Sherman, the band had a distinctive and fully-formed sound right from the start: a mix of compelling rock songwriting and party-hard metal euphoria that speaks to the headbanger, the hesher, and the music student alike. The band’s two-pronged vocal attack and knack for finding the sharpest hooks made sure that the music world caught on right away. Within just one year of RED FANG‘s first show, they were opening for genre stalwarts Big Business and The Melvins, and soon began appearing at festivals including FYF, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Sasquatch Fest, and more.

After the release of their self-titled debut (Sargent House, 2009), RED FANG signed to independent label Relapse Records for the release of their 2011 full-length Murder the Mountains, which hit #25 on the US Top Heatseekers chart and received widespread critical acclaim. RED FANG followed that record up with a slew of dates worldwide, and two years later, released Whales and Leeches, which put the band on the US Billboard charts (at #66) for the first time and garnered praise from outlets ranging from Spin and Metal Injection to Stereogum and Alternative Press. The success of Whales and Leeches even led to a live appearance on Late Show with David Letterman in January 2014.

Additionally, RED FANG have gained renown for their inventive comedic music videos directed by Whitey MConnaughy, several of which have become viral hits. The band’s videos have received more than 10,000,000 views in total. RED FANG have more than made a name for themselves on the live circuit as well. Over the years, they’ve toured with prominent artists such as In Flames, Opeth, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Helmet, and Crowbar, and have appeared at major festivals including Hellfest, Rockstar Mayhem Fest, Wacken, Roadburn, and many others. In their travels, RED FANG have performed across the globe, from North America and South America to Europe, Russia, and Australia.

Now, after three years of vigorously touring the world, the band are ready to return to the stage with their latest and greatest full-length album, Only Ghosts. Produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Slipknot, and many more) and mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Melvins), Only Ghosts consists of 10 new tracks of the band’s signature, high-impact, hook-filled, hard rock. RED FANG prove once again they are top-notch songwriters who have mastered the heavy anthem without taking themselves too seriously. Only Ghosts is a rock album of incredible magnitude that demands to be played at maximum volume!

RED FANG is:
John Sherman – Drums
Aaron Beam – Bass, Vocals
David Sullivan – Guitar
Maurice Bryan Giles – Guitar, Vocals
The Bronx - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
The Bronx
American hardcore punk band from Los Angeles formed in 2002.
Fireball Ministry - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Fireball Ministry
James A. Rota II – Vocals/Guitar
Emily J. Burton – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Scott Reeder – Bass
John Oreshnick – Drums

From the beginning, FIREBALL MINISTRY has aggressively steered clear of pretension, desperation for validation, and all manner of poseurdom, throwing down analog-soaked, bottom-heavy tunes, and tipping a hat toward timeless hard rock, without ever descending into the depths of mere retread or throwaway novelty swill.

Remember the Story, the band’s first album in nearly seven years, delivers the band’s tried and true signature stomp and fuzzy swing with an even broader scope and deeper emotional range. The album mines the depths of loss, pain, and confusion, exorcising demons with the spirited uplift this kind of music best delivers.

Fireball Ministry’s first album with Cleopatra Records pairs them with producer/mixer Paul Fig, the engineer behind important records from Alice In Chains and Ghost.

Sabbath soaked rhythms, Priest worshipping melodies, and no-nonsense Thin Lizzy mayhem collide in the Hollywood, California band, a group that has humbly but confidently flown the flag for rock authenticity since the hard-partying year of 1999.

The list of legendary icons that have invited Fireball Ministry to share their stages reads like a crucial discography of desert island riffs: Blue Oyster Cult, Uriah Heap, Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, Slayer, Danzig, Anthrax, Rob Zombie, Motörhead, Dio, Megadeth, and Zakk Wylde’s tribute trio, Zakk Sabbath. They’re an essential part of the festival landscape, regularly appearing at crucial events like Psycho Las Vegas and Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise.

The WWE and the people who made Sons of Anarchy are among the true believers who’ve adopted Fireball Ministry anthems as battle cries in their programming. Songs like “The Broken,” “Sundown,” “Turn to Stone,” “King, “Flatline,” and “Kick Back” are certified modern classics for any self-respecting acolyte of loud amplifiers.

Fireball Ministry has truth and rock n’ roll valor imprinted in their DNA, with a mixture of East Coast and Midwestern roots stirred into their California melting pot.

James A. Rota II is a one-man creative arsenal, with production credits in music, film, and TV, including the Emmy nominated HBO series Sonic Highways. He’s part of The Company Band alongside members of Clutch, CKY, and Fu Manchu. Rota’s fellow cofounder/guitarist Emily J. Burton is also a highly skilled creative talent, moonlighting with her Dutch Hollow General jewelry company. Scott Reeder has several producer credits to his name and is best known as the former bassist of stoner/doom legends Kyuss and The Obsessed. John Oreshnick’s Angel City Drum Works is an integral part of Southern California’s music scene, with his facilities doubling as Fireball Ministry’s base of operations.

For nearly two decades, a subversive clandestine cadre of true believers from all walks of life has spread the good word about the band. Fireball Ministry asked an important question with their debut in 1999: Ou Est La Rock? In 2001 they released an EP on Small Stone, FMEP, enlisting the bass rumblings of Brad Davis (Fu Manchu). Four years later, the rumble rang louder from the underground, with MTV News taking notice of The Second Great Awakening (Nuclear Blast).

Their Rock Is Not Our Rock (Century Media), released in 2005, was recorded at Dave Grohl’s 606 West studios, and like their previous album, produced by genre legend Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains). In 2010, Fireball Ministry released their self-titled fourth studio album Fireball Ministry (Restricted), produced by Andrew Alekel (Clutch, Fu Manchu).

Fireball Ministry remains determined to define success on their own terms, forging ahead with lives free from artistic compromise. Never forget to Remember the Story.
Venue Information:
Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.georgiatheatre.com/