Les Claypool's Frog Brigade Announces East Coast Dates w/ Expanded Repertoire

Article Contributed by jbleicher.com | Published on Tuesday, July 11, 2023

As they near the final performances of their 41-date Summer of Green Tour 2023, which marked the band’s first performances in 20 years, Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade have announced additional dates for The Hunt for Green October Tour, which launches in Oakland, CA on Wednesday, October 11th for their last Bay Area performance of the year. In addition to the previously announced run, the band’s fall appearances will include a number of east coast performances, including The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY on Friday, October 20th, Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, October 22nd, and the Fillmore in Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 25th.
A limited artist pre-sale for the additional dates will open tomorrow, Wednesday, July 12th at 10am local time using the code WHAMOLA. General public on sale is this Friday, July 14th at 10am local time. All show and ticket/VIP information can be found at http://www.lesclaypool.com

When the Frog Brigade returns to the road in October, they will be treating fans to a new, two-set show that delves deeper into their own remarkable catalog. Fans can look forward to a variety of Frog Brigade material that wasn't performed this summer, as the band explores new musical territories and treats fans to a two-set show filled with surprises. In addition, The Hunt For Green October Tour will be the last chance for fans to experience the band's take on Pink Floyd 'Animals,’ which they are performing in its entirety each night. The news comes as media around the country praise the band’s reunion, with Glide Magazine writing “Despite the 20-year gap in their touring history, Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade is hitting the ground running.” Buffalo.fm called the tour “spectacular,” and Third Coast Review added, "When Les Claypool comes around, you need to head the call.”
Formed by Claypool in the summer of 2000 during a short break from Primus, the Fearless Flying Frog Brigade made its debut appearance at the Mountain Aire Festival before embarking on several celebrated US tours. The band released two live albums in 2001, as well as a studio album ‘Purple Onion’ in 2002. The return of the Fearless Flying Frog Brigade follows a busy year for Claypool, who in addition to performing with Bastard Jazz on NYE and throughout winter 2022, traveled the country with Primus for the band’s wildly popular ‘A Tribute To Kings’ Tour. Last year also saw the release of Primus’ first new music in more than five years, the sprawling 3-song ‘Conspiranoid’ EP, which included the epic 11-minute opening track, “Conspiranoia,” and second single, “Follow The Fool.”
Claypool is one of the most unlikely success stories in entertainment history. His trademark voice, thumping bass lines and unique worldview have become the calling cards for a number of wildly successful and influential albums in the last two decades. But through his myriad of musical and creative projects, Claypool has also become a favorite of jam banders, funk connoisseurs and pretty much everything in-between.
“Let’s put it this way … I think, with Primus and without, I’ve played every music festival in the last ten years, except Lilith Fair,” he comments. “You could say I’m the guy who doesn’t fit in anywhere, but a little bit everywhere.”
For more information on Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, please visit https://lesclaypool.com/

Tuesday, July 11th - Wheatland, CA - Hard Rock Live +
Thursday, July 13th - San Luis Obispo, CA - Madonna Inn +
Friday, July 14th - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern +
Saturday, July 15th - Phoenix, AZ - Van Buren +
+ Moon Duo
Wednesday, October 11th - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
Thursday, October 12th - Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Saturday, October 14th - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
Sunday, October 15th - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom
Tuesday, October 17th - St. Louis, MO - The Factory
Wednesday, October 18th - Chicago, IL - Salt Shed
Friday, October 20th - Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre*
Saturday, October 21st - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Oakdale Theatre*
Sunday, October 22nd - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*
Tuesday, October 24th - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater*
Wednesday, October 25th - Philadelphia, PA - Fillmore*
Friday, October 27th - Live Oak, FL – Hulaween
Sunday, October 29th - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Monday, October 30th - Cincinnati, OH - Andrew J Brady Music Center
Tuesday, October 31st - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
* Announced today, on sale Friday, 7/14