Since Clutch is missing bringing their pure rock fury live to fans at summer music festivals worldwide, the band is turning their missed shows into a virtual festival online. Clutch has reached out to all promoters of their originally scheduled European festival dates and proposed to release playlists on their Spotify channel of the sets they were set to perform on the respective days. For all of their 25+ year career, the band have always changed the setlist of their live shows from one event to another. No performances were ever identical; setlists change nightly. Members of Clutch use an alphabetical, rotating system to determine the setlist for each show. Neil Fallon creates the setlist for the first show of each tour, followed by Jean-Paul Gaster, Dan Maines, and Tim Sult, then repeat, keeping the shows fresh for both the audience and the artist! The creation of these new Spotify playlists will rotate between the band members like normal, taking into account the intended allotted playing time at each festival date. Watch a message from the band:
The first such playlist has been created for the UK’s Ramblin’ Man Fair, originally due to take place this weekend, and starting today. Confirmed to perform on all three consecutive days at the festival, on different stages, and with a different themed setlist each day, Clutch have already rolled over their plans to Ramblin’ Man’s 2021 event and look forward to performing in person there next summer. The set this Saturday afternoon was intended to be “An Afternoon At The Doom Saloon”, consisting of acoustic and semi-acoustic songs. The almost 55-minute Spotify playlist will give fans an idea of what that might sound like and it can be accessed now at https://spoti.fi/38SjGyU.
Other confirmed playlists will be released on these dates with more to follow:
Pol’And’Rock, Poland – July 20th
Metal Days, Slovenia – July 28th
Tsunami Festival, Spain – August 1st
Into The Grave, The Netherlands – August 7th
Sziget Festival, Hungary – August 11th
Poolbar, Austria – August 13th
Fans will be notified of each playlist via Clutch’s social media platforms and those of the related festival.
Clutch’s Jean-Paul Gaster comments, “The opportunity to perfoat summertime festivals in Europe is very special to us. The shows we play and the bands we get to see are experiences we look forward to every year. We can’t wait to return to Europe and be a part of these legendary festivals in 2021! Until then, we hope Clutch fans from around the world will enjoy these festival playlists. Take care and see y’all soon!”
Neil Fallon – Vocals/Guitar
Tim Sult – Guitar
Dan Maines – Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster – Drums/Percussion
For more information about Clutch, please visit the band’s website: https://www.pro-rock.com