Primus Announces Summer Tour with Mastodon

Article Contributed by The Syndicate | Published on Monday, January 29, 2018

Buckle up as Primus announces a summer tour with titans Mastodon as they continue on the road in support of their ninth studio album, The Desaturating Seven, out now on ATO Records. Pre-sale tickets start Tuesday, Jan 30 local time HERE (password: Goblins) and general onsale is Friday, Feb 2.

Kicking off May 6 at Red Rocks the tour 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 LA and many more before ending July 7 in Phoenix. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

The Desaturating Seven led Primus back to some of the sounds and styles of their 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 line-up—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.”

Watch "The Seven" Video

Primus 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 - TBA                  
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