Primus Back with Classic Lineup, New Album and Tour


Story by Cat Badra

Primus are back and ready to hit the road this fall

Primus frontman Les Claypool has been busy with his side projects as of late, but the bass icon has regrouped with Primus’ classic lineup of guitarist Larry Lalonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander to release a new album and tour this fall.

“Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble” will arrive on Oct. 21 and serve as a tribute to the 1971 musical, “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” Pre-orders for the album are currently available via iTunes.

“I don’t think it was until ‘Jaws’ came along that I was more obsessed with a film,” Claypool told Rolling Stone, “when I started drawing sharks all over my binders and notebooks. Prior to that it was everything’Wonka.'”

“Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble” will  mark the first recording to feature the classic Primus lineup since 1995. The album will also come on chocolate-colored vinyl and offer five golden ones spliced in at random, in tribute to all things Willy Wonka. Fans will also have a chance to get their tastebuds on a Primus favorite: signature Primus candy bars made by Pennsylvania’s Asher’s Chocolates.

Primus have also announced a handful of fall U.S. tour dates in support of the upcoming album. View the dates below.

Primus 2014 Fall U.S. Tour Dates:

Oct. 22 — Upper Darby, Pa. — Tower Theatre
Oct. 24 — Albany, N.Y. — Palace Theatre
Oct. 25 — Boston, Mass. — Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 26 — Burlington, Vt. — Flynn Center for Performing Arts
Oct. 28 — Waterbury, Conn. — Palace Theater
Oct. 29 — Baltimore, Md. — Hippodrome
Oct. 31 — New York, N.Y. — Beacon Theatre
Nov. 1 — New Brunswick, N.J. — State Theatre
Nov. 2 — Rochester, N.Y. — Main Street Armory
Nov. 3 — Detroit, Mich. — The Fillmore Detroit
Nov. 5 — St. Louis, Mo. — Peabody Opera House
Nov. 7 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Taft Theatre
Nov. 8 — Atlanta, Ga. — Tabernacle
Nov. 9 — Orlando, Fla. — Hard Rock Live
Nov. 11 — Miami Beach, Fla. — The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
Nov. 12 — Clearwater, Fla. — Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov. 14 — Biloxi, Miss. — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Nov. 15 — Austin, Texas — ACL live at the Moody Theater
Nov. 16 — Dallas, Texas — The Majestic Theatre
Nov. 17 — San Antonio, Texas — Majestic Theatre
Nov. 19 — Phoenix, Ariz. — Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
Nov. 21 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Orpheum Theatre LA



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