Primus will hit the road this summer with special guest Dinosaur Jr for a run of shows taking them through the Northeast and Midwest of the United States. The tour kicks off in Connecticut on July 17th and then heads down south for two shows in North Carolina. In between the two Carolina shows Primus will play Sloss Fest in Birmingham, AL. After a weekend run through Philly, Asbury Park and Boston, the tour will make stops along the way in Portland, Me and Holyoke, MA and then head to New York City for a show at Pier 97. The tour will then head to the midwest with stops in Detroit, Cincinnati and Milwaukee.
Primus and The Chocolate Factory will kick off its Spring 2015 tour in Minneapolis on April 8th with a final stop at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado.
Primus and The Chocolate Factory will be coming to Europe in June of 2015. This week we’re announcing dates in Paris, Milan and three shows in the UK. In addition to London and Manchester Primus will be returning to Birminghan on June 25th and O2 Academy. These 5 shows will be two sets of Primus, including a performance of Primus and The Chocolate Factory in it’s entirety, accompanied by visuals from the 1971 classic film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. More shows in Europe to be announced soon.
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Primus and the Chocolate Factory
Primus and the Chocolate Factory reflects the 1971 movie's soundtrack like a funhouse mirror. The formerly endearing "Pure Imagination" becomes a teetering carnival ride, while "Golden Ticket" is a twisted march led by Claypool's hammered bass. In Primus' hands, the benevolent chocolatier of "Candy Man" is transformed into a raving Bellevue inmate.
Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight into Primus and the World of Les Claypool
Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight into Primus and the World of Les Claypool is a fascinating and beautifully curated oral history that tells the tale of this truly one-of-a-kind seminal band.
Compiled from nearly fifty all new interviews conducted by journalist/author Greg Prato, this collection—which also features a 16-page full-color photo insert with rare and never-before-seen images—is sure to appeal to longtime fans of the band.
Featuring a star-studded cast of interviewees, including: Tim Alexander, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Matthew Bellamy (Muse), Les Claypool, Stewart Copeland (The Police), Chuck D (Public Enemy), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Larry LaLonde, Geddy Lee (Rush), Mickey Melchiondo (Ween), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Matt Stone (South Park), Tom Waits, and many more.