Hard rock band, Clutch will return to Missoula for a concert at The Wilma on Saturday, April 2, 2022 with support from EyeHateGod and Tiger Cub.
The last time Clutch played The Wilma was in 2019, and two years before that, we saw them rock with Primus at KettleHouse Amphitheater. You can see photos from both shows here.
Originally formed in 1991, the Maryland rockers released their 12th studio album, Book of Bad Decisions, in 2018 via their independent label, Weathermaker Music. Rolling Stone stated that “Book of Bad Decisions is another solid latter-day Clutch record, bathed in the grit and liberal fuzz tone that have made their live shows legendary.” Exclaim! gave the album a 9/10, saying Clutch is “one of the best rock acts of the modern era.”
Since meeting in high school, the band still consists of its original four members — Neil Fallon (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Tim Sult (lead guitar, backing vocals), Dan Maines (bass, backing vocals) and Jean-Paul Gaster (drums and percussion).
PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am to 10pm, Thursday, January 20. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets will be available Friday, January 21, 2022 at 10:00AM at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. General admission standing room only tickets are available. All ages are welcome.
With high ceilings, ample space, and some of the best ventilation systems in the state, the Wilma in Missoula, MT as well as The ELM in Bozeman, MT provide unique opportunities for the Montana community to support the arts in a spacious and more comfortable environment as we move into the colder months.
With the release of their highly anticipated 12th studio album, the gloriously titled “Book of Bad Decisions”, it would be easy to suggest that legendary Maryland rockers Clutch have made their finest record to date. This may even be true. You see, the thing about Clutch is that ever since their 1993 debut Transnational Speedway League they’ve been in the business of writing stone cold classics, and even the most rabid fan would have trouble picking just one. “Book of Bad Decisions” won’t make that task any easier. Rest assured, it’s another classic.
Recorded over three weeks at Sputnik Studios in Nashville, “Book of Bad Decisions” was produced by four-time Grammy winner Vance Powell (Seasick Steve, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, etc.), a man who apparently knows that a one degree angle change in microphones makes a difference to how an instrument sounds. Interestingly, his name first came to the band’s attention via country star Chris Stapleton.
“It started with my brother-in-law, who’s a huge Chris Stapleton fan,” says drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. “He and I would listen to The Traveller quite a bit, and one thing that stood out was that it didn’t sound like any other country record that I’d heard. Shortly after that I was on Spotify, and a song by The Dead Weather came up. It just blew me away and I could tell that whoever produced that record was doing things a different way. I looked it up and there was Vance Powell’s name again, so something was telling us that this is a guy we should reach out to.” Continue reading…