Primus Tour Dates
Primus emerged as one of the driving forces of alternative rock in the early Nineties and has
continued to make some of the most catchy and interesting music of the past few decades. The incredible musicianship of all
of the members of the trio is on full display on their recordings and during their live performances, most notably that of
band leader, singer, and bass virtuoso Les Claypool. Seeing Primus live offers a unique perspective on their songs as the
band is known to jam out during parts of their songs allowing you to hear them in a whole new light. Even if you have been
listening to Primus right from the start you are sure to hear something new when you head out to see the band performing live.
They have been one of the best live rock bands on the planet for decades and now you have the chance to catch a performance
in person thanks to StubHub.
Primus begin their 2014 tour with a three day stint at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas,
Nevada from May 1st through 3rd. Die hard fans will have the chance to purchase 3 day passes, but you can also choose to attend
just one night. The tour continues in May with stops in Birmingham, Kansas City, Little Rock, Wilmington, Knoxville, Portsmouth,
and Cleveland. After a little respite from the road, Primus picks up their tour in June with a show on the 24th at Capitol
Theatre in Port Chester, New York followed by shows in Portland, Big Flats, and Asbury Park before finishing the tour up with
a show at the Filmore in Silver Spring, Maryland on June 29th. Keep checking back on StubHub to see when Primus adds more
dates so you can see the band in your town.
About the Band
In the mid Eighties Les Claypool formed a band
called Primate with some friends, but the band had a hard time maintaining a steady lineup. As lineups changed over the years
the band's name also eventually turned into Primus. In 1989 Primus released a live album called Suck on This, followed the
next year by 1990's Frizzle Fry and 1991′s Sailing the Seas of Cheese. Around this time Primus started really gaining
national and mainstream attention as they ended up touring on Lollapalooza and were chosen to play at the 1994 Woodstock festival.
To date Primus has released seven studio albums: Frizzle Fry, Sailing the Seas of Cheese, Pork Soda, Tales from the Punch
Bowl, the Brown Album, Antipop, and 2011's Green Naugahyde. The band has scored several hit songs including My Name Is Mud,
Tommy the Cat, Jerry Was a Race Car Driver, Wynona's Big Brown Beaver, and others.
Primus released Sailing the Seas of Cheese, its second album following Frizzle Fry. For years Primus had been winning fans
in the metal and alternative rock communities but the release of Sailing the Seas of Cheese brought a whole new audience of
music lovers searching for a fresh, new sound to the band. The single Jerry Was a Race Car Driver received major airplay on
alternative radio stations as well as on MTV's 120 Minutes and captured the imagination of rock and roll fans all over the
world. From there, Primus' popularity only grew and hordes of fans came to love Claypool's bass playing and vocals. Primus
developed a reputation for infectious grooves, fascinating storytelling, and wildly imaginative music videos unlike anything
to be found in modern music and the next two albums were also huge hits for the band. Suddenly a new major force had emerged
in pop culture and it was Primus, one of the most talented and unique rock bands in the world.
chance to see one of the best bass players of all time, one who has redefined the instrument, performing live does not come
along often, and when that person is Les Claypool, playing with Primus - the band that made him famous - it is an opportunity
not to be missed. For many just being in the same room as Les Claypool is a dream come true and when the house lights finally
dim and he struts out onto the stage and picks up his bass there is an excitement in the air that is palpable. Before you
know it his legendary voice is saying hello to the crowd and he and the band bust into one of his classic songs like Tommy
the Cat, My Name is Mud, Winona's Big Brown Beaver, or others. These are some of the most well known songs in all of alternative
rock and continue to influence many of the best bassists of the day. By the time the night is over and you have been dancing
along to some of the catchiest and most interesting songs of the day and are eagerly awaiting the next time Primus rolls through
Primus frontman Les Claypool was childhood friends with Kirk Hammett, the Metallica guitarist,
and when Metallica's first bass player died in a van crash Claypool auditioned to be the replacement. Claypool's style was
so unique that the band were forced to turn him away and insisted that he start his own band where he could be the star.