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Article: Primus Returns With Tour and New Album In the Works

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Primus Returns With Tour and New Album In the Works

Eternally odd trio Primus are returning this year with another reunion tour and an album that will be recorded later this year with a 2011 release date. Bassist and leader Les Claypool and his two band mates, guitarist Larry “Ler” LeLonde, and drummer Jay Lane, will hit the road this summer. It was announced in a particularly heady location online, The Dead’s Phil Lesh’s personal message board, where he mentioned that Lane was leaving the band Further to rejoin Primus for a tour. And thus the Primus cheese-heads lost their minds… LeLonde had been recently killing time playing for System of a Down vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Serj Tankian. Of course, not to be outdone, ex-Primus drummer Tim Armstrong has been touring with Tool’s Maynard Keenan’s new project Puscifer. So many people helping people in music nowadays. Anyways, the band will do a short tour this summer, and then will be heading into the studio after the tour to record their first full-length album since 1999. Openers for the tour are Gogol Bordello for most dates, though Wolfmother is expected to open the Vegas show. One thing is for sure; this summer just became a lot more awesome with Primus on the road. Here come the bastards… Here they come… The dates for this jaunt are: 07/27 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy 07/29 – Essex Jct., VT @ Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo 07/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront 07/31 – Bridgeport, CT @ Gathering of the Vibes Festival 08/01 – Charlotesville, VA @ Charlottesville Pavilion 08/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Cable Ampitheater 08/05 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion 08/06 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium 08/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave 08/09 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s 08/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater 08/12 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks 08/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Rail 08/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (An Evening with Primus – Special midnight show) 08/15 – Santa Barbara, CA @ County Bowl 09/18 – Tempe, AZ @ Arizona Fall Frenzy

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