And there are plenty of shows. Fallon said the band, even after more than 20 years, still sticks to a rigorous tour schedule, staying on the road roughly 40 percent to 50 percent of the year.
"Being on the road takes its toll, but we have families that support us. I certainly can't tour like I did when I was 25 -- nor do I want to. I have a son; I don't want to be a dad he doesn't know. But I genuinely enjoy playing live, and I can see myself always doing that, just as long as we pace ourselves."
Fallon said he doesn't see a break coming anytime soon. The band is scheduled to go back into the studio next spring to start work on its next project. Plus, in addition to Clutch, the band members all have side projects, which they produce on their label, Weathermaker.
Just as Clutch's career has spanned decades, so do its fans' ages. These days at a show, you're as likely to see someone in their 60s as someone in their 20s. Often, you even see multiple generations of families.
"Not in a million years did I think we'd be playing shows that people would bring their whole families to," Fallon said. "But now that we're at that point, I think it is amazing. I love it. The hardest people to impress are the really old or the really young, so when I see either of those demographics at our show, I get pretty stoked."
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WANT TO GO?
With The Sword and Crobot
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: The V Club, 741 6th Ave., Huntington
TICKETS: sold out
INFO: 304-781-0680 or www.vclublive.com