The definitive Primus line-up - Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - just reunited to release their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, 'Primus & the Chocolate Factory,' out now.
"Our project is an homage to Gene Wilder and David L. Wolper's, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the effect it had on me in my youth," spouts Les, "Now we get to sell PRIMUS bars and hang out with demented Oompa Loompas. Plus to top it off, it gives me an excuse to wear a purple, velvet waistcoat and brown top hat for the next 18 months."
And so as promised, Primus swiftly went out on the road the day after the album's October 21st release. This summer they will return to the States performing songs both new and old on a run with special guests Dinosaur Jr. Head below to check out all dates, including their summer festival appearances.
Primus & The Chocolate Factory
4/8 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
4/10 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
4/11 - Kalamazoo, MI - Kalamazoo State Theatre
4/12 - Indianapolis, IN - Old National Centre - Murat Theatre
4/14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE - Indoor
4/15 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
4/17 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace
4/18 - Atlanta, GA - Sweetwater 420 Fest
4/20 - Concord, NH - The Capitol Center For the Arts
4/21 - Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
4/24 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre
4/25 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
4/27 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
4/28 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center Theatre
4/30 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
5/1 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
5/3 - Shreveport, LA - Strand Theater
5/5 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Events Center
5/6 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
5/7 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
Primus with Special Guest Dinosaur Jr.
7/9 - 7/11 - Summit Point, WV - All Good Festival
7/17 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale#
7/18 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre#
7/19 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Festival
7/20 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte#
7/23 - Philadelphia, PA - Penn's Landing#
7/24 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony#
7/27 - Portland, ME - Thompson's Point#
7/28 - Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park#
7/30 - New York, NY - Pier 97#
8/1 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion#
8/2 - Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre#
8/4 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center#
8/6 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagle's Ballroom#
8/7 - Papillion, NE - Sumtur Amphitheater#
# = with Dinosaur Jr.