Primus Lineup Reunites for Wild Willy Wonka Album Plus Tour!
Whattttt! Great news as old nut butter heads PRIMUS rejoins to release a new album and a brand new tour!
Primus release their eighth studio album, a tribute to the 1971 musical Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory(!?).
Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, will be released on October 21st on ATO
And they will have the classical line up consisting of Les Claypool, guitarist Larry Lalonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander.
“Herb” just went through a successful surgery according to their FB page in their own words:
The Mighty Tim “Herb” Alexander has pulled through surgery, the blockage from his heart has been removed with no complications and all signs point to a glorious and speedy recovery.
Primus and The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble will be released On ATO Records October 21st. Check out Les’s interview on Rollingstone.com and pre order the album. Primus and the Chocolate Factory will hit the road this Fall with a 2 set “evening with” show in support of their new record. The tour will start at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia on Oct 22nd, then makes its way through the Northeast with stops in Boston, Burlington and Waterbury, CT and on Halloween Primus will make it’s first appearance at New York City’s infamous Beacon Theatre. The Chocolate Factory tour will swing though the midwest, returning to such favorite venues as the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis and the Fillmore in Detroit before heading down south to play Atlanta, Orlando, Miami and Clearwater After a run through Texas including a stop in San Antonio the tour will end on November 21st in Los Angeles, CA. Pre-sale starts on Tuesday July 29th.
Primus Tour Dates:
October 22 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
October 24 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
October 25 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
October 26 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for Performing Arts
October 28 – Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater
October 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome
October 31 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
November 1 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre
November 2 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
November 3 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
November 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
November 7 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
November 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
November 9 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
November 11 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
November 12 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 14 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
November 15 – Austin, TX @ ACL live at the Moody Theater
November 16 – Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre
November 17 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
November 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
November 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre LA