Clutch are not letting frontman Neil Fallon's spinal surgery stop them from hitting the road later this year as they have announced the details of their annual holiday tour as well as confirmed the dates for their rescheduled North American Tour.
The band announced last week that they were forced to postpone the North American tour so that Fallon could have surgery. He explained last last week, "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."
Fallon has made good on his promise. The newly announced North American tour dates will now kick off on October 25th in Hampton Beach, NH and wrap up on November 23rd in Detroit, MI.
The band will then take a month off before embarking on their annual Holiday Tour on December 26th in Washington, DC, with the tour concluding with a New Year's Eve show on December 31st in Brooklyn, NY.
North American Tour Dates
10/25: Hampton Beach. NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
10/26: Virginia Beach, VA @ Motorworld - Localpalooza*
10/27: Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
10/28: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
10/29: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
10/31: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
11/01: Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/02: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
11/04: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
11/05: Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/07: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/08: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
11/09: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/10: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/11: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club
11/14: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/15: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
11/16: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
11/17: Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
11/19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/20: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
11/21: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
11/22: Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
11/23: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
*Denotes Festival Date*
Holiday Tour Dates:
12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg