Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade Announces Hunt For Green October Tour

Article Contributed by jbleicher.com | Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2023

As they continue to wind their way across the US on their massive 41-date Summer of Green Tour 2023, marking their first appearances since the summer of 2003, Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade has announced that it will return to the road this fall for 10-additional appearances. Dubbed the Hunt For Green October Tour, the run will begin at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on Wednesday, October 11th before heading east, stopping at favorite venues like Denver’s Mission Ballroom, St. Louis’ The Factory, and Chicago’s Salt Shed, before culminating with a special Halloween performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, October 31st. Additional performances may be announced in the coming weeks. 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 with a setlist filled with classic covers and loved originals.” Buffalo.fm called the tour “spectacular.”
A limited artist pre-sale will open tomorrow, Wednesday, June 14th at 10am local time and close on Thursday, June 15th at 10pm local time, using the code WHAMOLA. General public on sale is this Friday, June 17th at 10am local time. All show and ticket/VIP information can be found at http://www.lesclaypool.com

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, and appeared alongside Ween at Comedy Central’s South Park: 25th Anniversary Concert” at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. 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, June 13th - Dallas, TX - Music Hall at Fair Park *
Wednesday, June 14th - Austin, TX - The Moody Amphitheater *
Friday, June 16th - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall Lawn *
Saturday, June 17th - New Orleans, LA - Mardi Gras World *
Monday, June 19th - Mobile, AL - Saenger Theatre *
Tuesday, June 20th - Tampa, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino *
Thursday, June 22nd - Baltimore, MD - The Lyric %
Friday, June 23rd - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre ~
Saturday, June 24th - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre [In The Round] ~
Monday, June 26th - Northampton, MA - The Pines Theater ~
Wednesday, June 28th - Portland, ME - State Theatre #
Thursday, June 29th - Boston, MA - MGM Music Hall at Fenway #
Saturday, July 1st - Scranton, PA - Peach Music Festival
Sunday, July 2nd - Chicago, IL - Salt Shed [Indoor] #
Monday, July 3rd - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre #
Friday, July 7th - Bonner, MT - Kettlehouse Amphitheater +
Saturday, July 8th - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park Live +
Sunday, July 9th - Forest Grove, OR - Grand Lodge +
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 +
* Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew Remain In Light
^ Fishbone
~ Neal Francis
# Budos Band
+ Moon Duo
% W.I.T.C.H.
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 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
* Previously announced