CLUTCH And RIVAL SONS Announce 'The Two Headed Beast' North American Tour

April 16, 2024

Hard-working road hounds CLUTCH have been proving themselves on stage night after night for more than three decades — vocalist Neil Fallon declaring "If you're gonna do it, do it live on stage, or don't do it at all" in their 2013 track "Earth Rocker". It's an ethos the band still cleave to today.

Since their emergence in 2009, RIVAL SONS have reignited and recharged rock 'n' roll with towering vocals, uncompromising guitar playing, and thunderous grooves to enthusiastic fans the world over.

Fans will soon get another chance to witness the electrifying live magic these skilful musicians conjure, with the announcement today of CLUTCH and RIVAL SONS' upcoming fall co-headline tour.

Titled "The Two Headed Beast" tour, the North American run is set to captivate 23 cities, kicking off September 5 in Brooklyn, New York and bowing out October 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In an unexpected twist, both bands will be performing the majority of songs on one of their best-loved albums: "Blast Tyrant" for CLUTCH and "Great Western Valkyrie" for RIVAL SONS.

As for special guests, FU MANCHU will support from September 5 to September 26, with BLACK STONE CHERRY taking over from September 28 to October 10.

CLUTCH's chief storyteller Neil Fallon declares: "We are looking forward to our tour with RIVAL SONS. Throughout the course of our set, CLUTCH will be performing 'Blast Tyrant'. Both bands have plenty of mutual fans and will garner many more throughout the course of 'The Two Headed Beast' tour. We hope to see you there!"

Scott Holiday, guitarist of RIVAL SONS, adds: "We've wanted to put something together with CLUTCH for a long time! They're one of the acts that we could notice people rep'ing at our shows, so we've always thought it could make a really great double bill! Happy to bring 'The Two-Headed Beast' to life! The riff will be strong on this tour …as will the good times!"

Tickets go on sale on April 19 at 10 a.m. local time from and


Sep. 5 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Paramount
Sep. 6 - Atlantic City, NJ - Ocean Casino Resort, Ovation Hall
Sep. 7 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
Sep. 8 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
Sep. 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Sep. 12 - Niagara Falls, ON - OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Sep. 13 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
Sep. 15 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Sep. 17 - Boston, MA - Citizens House of Blues
Sep. 19 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion
Sep. 20 - Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Sep. 22 - Fort Wayne, IN - Sweetwater Performance Pavilion
Sep. 24 - La Vista, NE - The Astro
Sep. 26 - Grand Rapids, MI - GLC Live at 20 Monroe


Sep. 28 – Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center
Sep. 29 – St Paul, MN – Myth Live
Oct. 01 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
Oct. 02 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
Oct. 04 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Oct. 05 – Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
Oct. 08 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Oct. 09 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Oct. 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Most recently, CLUTCH released a special, limited version of seminal album "Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes, And Undeniable Truths" on vinyl for the first time.

The remastered edition is available exclusively as a gatefold 12-inch LP, including a band-signed insert. The vinyl is a stunning 180-gram translucent emerald green, housed in robust, extra-heavy sleeves. Sticklers for high quality detail, even the gatefold jacket is printed on luxe, metalized, polyester paper. This numbered, limited edition is restricted to just 7,500 units worldwide.

CLUTCH's thirteenth studio album, "Sunrise On Slaughter Beach", was released in September 2022 and is a slamming summary of everything that makes the band great. The band have released three official singles — "Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)", "We Strive For Excellence" and "Slaughter Beach". "Sunrise On Slaughter Beach" is the natural culmination of what CLUTCH began as teenagers in the early 1990s. It's a new chapter in an ever-unfolding story which means as much to the fans as it does to the band.

Double Grammy-nominated band RIVAL SONS released two albums last year to critical acclaim. "Darkfighter" (June 2023) and "Lightbringer" (October 2023) were made available on Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records.

RIVAL SONS have recently announced a remastered reissue of critically acclaimed third full-length album "Head Down" (2012); described as "howling blues rock meets psychedelic pop perfection". "Head Down" includes the hit single and fan favorite "Keep On Swinging", plus poppy retro dance numbers "Until The Sun Comes" and "Wild Animal". An album that showcases the versatility of RIVAL SONS, "Head Down" also includes the classic ballad of death and loss "Jordan" and "Manifest Destiny Parts 1 & 2", an epic stonking room shaker of betrayal and revenge of the Native American People. Out on May 24, the reissued "Head Down" will be released on their own record label Sacred Tongue Recordings and distributed through Thirty Tigers.

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