Inspector Cluzo Announces Fall Tour, We the People of the Soil, with ’68 and the Messenger Birds

French “rock farmers” The Inspector Cluzo have announced that they will be heading back to the US this fall for an extensive tour with ‘68 and The Messenger Birds. The fall tour follows a successful trip to the US where TIC opened for Clutch and Eels. 

The Inspector Cluzo plays their kind of country music, their kind of folk music that is ‘music of the country’ and ‘music of the people.’ Though, it’s much too electric and furious for that. In any case, nothing would be more unfair than to try to put these raging ambassadors – Laurent Lacrouts and Mathieu Jourdain – into a charming folklore box. Instead, they have been dubbed “rock farmers.”

The Inspector Cluzo is free and independent, because Laurent and Mathieu are free and independent — They don’t listen to those who give orders. They are their own label, their own editor, their own manager, their own agent – and they’ve found that they can get along very well without a bass player. It’s their level of thriftiness – on a human scale. Here drums, guitar and voice is all they need to write universal music – a rough sort of blues, with the force of revolt and passion.

It’s easy to see that they are one of a kind, they don’t hold back. They live a double life like you read about in novels – six months on the farm, taking care of their geese and ducks, their stubborn goat, growing corn – then six months on the road all over the world — guts and ‘foie gras.’

During their concerts, The Inspector Cluzo creates a sort of mantra, fully charged with high decibels, finishing their concerts dripping with sweat – exhausted but alive, fully alive.


09/10 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre * 
09/11 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
09/12 Rochester, NY @ Anthology * 
09/13 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground 
09/14 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
09/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse 
09/17 Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall * 
09/18 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge 
09/19 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection *
09/20 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room @ The Crofoot 
09/23 Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome 
09/24 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar 
09/25 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom * 
09/26 Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom * 
09/27 Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats West 
09/28 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog 
10/1 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock 
10/2 San Diego, CA @ Observatory * 
10/3 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction 
10/4 Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar & BillIards 
10/6 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver 
10/7 Redding, CA @ The Dip 
10/8 Portland, OR @ Paris Theater 
10/9 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 
10/11 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive 
10/12 Kansas City, MO @ The Rino 
10/13 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom 
10/14 Nashville, TN @ The End 
10/15 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn 
10/16 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern 
10/17 Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub 
10/18 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club *+AVATAR