PRIMUS And MASTODON To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

January 29, 2018

PRIMUS will join forces with MASTODON for a late spring/early summer tour of the U.S. Kicking off May 6 at Red Rocks, the trek will cross the country and back, with stops at Austin 360 Amphitheater, The Fox in Atlanta, Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, Northerly Island in Chicago, Greek Theaters in San Francisco and Los Angeles and many more before ending July 7 in Phoenix.

Pre-sale tickets start Tuesday, January 30 local time (password: Goblins) and general onsale is Friday, February 2.

PRIMUS's ninth studio album, "The Desaturating Seven", led the band back to some of the sounds and styles of its earlier days and has received praise from Consequence Of Sound, Rolling Stone, AV Club and more. The album marks the return of the definitive PRIMUS lineup — singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander — for its first album of original music since 1995.

Inspiration for the album came from a 1978 children's book called "The Rainbow Goblins" by the Italian author and artist Ui de Rico. In the story seven goblins come to the valley where rainbows are born, intending to steal the rainbows and eat them. The valley, though, knows that the goblins are coming, and makes a plan to thwart the wicked creatures by hiding the rainbow. After the goblins are caught in their own nets, the flowers release the colors of the rainbow and drown the goblins, and in gratitude, the rainbow turns the flowers into beautiful birds who fly across the valley in freedom.

"It's a story about gluttonous individuals sucking the colors out of the world," says Les Claypool. "The overuse of resources by the greedy elite, and how the meek masses can overcome them in the end by unifying. It seemed pretty relevant these days."

PRIMUS tour dates:

May 06 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
May 08 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
May 10 - Dallas, TX - Southside Ballroom
May 11 - Austin, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheater
May 12 - Rogers, AR - Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
May 14 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall
May 15 - Nashville, TN - Nashville Municipal Auditorium
May 16 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater
May 18 - Portsmouth, VA - Portsmouth Pavilion
May 19 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 20 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
May 22 - Reading, PA - Diamond Credit Union Theater @ Santander
May 23 - Lewiston, NY - Artpark Amphitheater
May 25 - Glen Falls, NY - Cool Insuring Arena
May 26 - Providence, RI - Bold Point Park
May 27 - Portland, ME - [to be announced]
May 29 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
May 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Penn’s Landing - Festival Pier
Jun. 01 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summerstage
Jun. 02 - Baltimore, MD - Pier 6 Pavilion
Jun. 03 - Brooklyn, NY - Ford Amphitheater @ Coney Island Boardwalk
Jun. 05 - Columbus, OH - Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
Jun. 06 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Jun. 08 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Jun. 09 - Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
Jun. 10 - Indianapolis, IN - Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
Jun. 12 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Jun. 14 - Minneapolis, MN - MYTH LIVE
Jun. 15 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Jun. 16 - Camdenton, MO - Ozarks Amphitheater
Jun. 18 - Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Theater
Jun. 21 - Bonner, MT - Kettlehouse Amphitheater
Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA - Marymoor Park
Jun. 23 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater
Jun. 25 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield
Jun. 28 - Avila Beach, CA - Avila Beach Resort Amphitheater
Jun. 29 - Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre
Jun. 30 - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Resort Casino
Jul. 02 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Salt Air - Outdoors
Jul. 03 - Las Vegas, NV - Downtown Event Center
Jul. 05 - Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
Jul. 06 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
Jul. 07 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre

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