CLAYPOOL DRAFTS GALLANTS


Les Claypool
Les Claypool has announced a large summer tour with his solo band. The fun begins on May 23 in Minneapolis and concludes on July 14 at the All Good Festival in West Virginia. As Claypool crosses the country he'll make stops at Summer Camp, Wakarusa and High Sierra.

What makes this all the sweeter is that Claypool has drafted the help of fellow Bay Area band Two Gallants to open all shows from June 1 till July 3. Now that's a double-bill worth getting to early!

Les Claypool tour dates available HERE.

http://www.lesclaypool.com/

[Published on: 4/8/07]

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All Loving Liberal White Guy Mon 4/9/2007 12:05PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

quick!! call the cops!!!!

theivywall Mon 4/9/2007 12:34PM
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theivywall

Does anyone know who Claypool's playing with for this tour. His solo band?

digideley223 starstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 12:35PM
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digideley223

Ill hide with ya Maxumus

FrogBrigade22 starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 12:35PM
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FrogBrigade22

Claypools the man. Can't wait to see him.

moeron31 starstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 12:39PM
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moeron31

I'm pissed. I live in milwaukee and im going to summercamp. And claypool is playing in milwaukee while summercamp is going on! Wish i could be at both places. Rather be at summercamp though!!!!!

linsbee314 Mon 4/9/2007 12:42PM
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I'm pissed too. He's booked all Roo weekend except for the 14th. He better stop by after ATL. It just won't be the same.

gmoo starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 12:47PM
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gmoo

Claypool is playing summercamp bubba.

gmoo starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 12:51PM
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gmoo

And way to not even hit Detroit. This makes two straight tours of fancy band w/ no Detroit love!!! Oh well, I guess that means I get less Gabby this summer :)

bavis83 Mon 4/9/2007 12:54PM
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well that means no claypool at bonnaroo, that sucks, unless he decides to play on thursday which would be sweet but i seriously doubt it.

south12 starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 01:07PM
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Does this mean possible show by the Two Gallants at Waka? I hope so

digideley223 Mon 4/9/2007 01:12PM
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digideley223

Anybody Familarize the Two Gallants For ME

livin_grateful starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 01:25PM
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Mike Dillion on drums, Gabby La La on her weird guitar, and Sherik!...hopefully Sherik wont be there, i often found him annouying when he is play w/ Les solo band...he is a lot better w/ the frog brigade...

deadpig79 Mon 4/9/2007 01:33PM
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deadpig79

its called a sitar

Detroit Funk Mon 4/9/2007 01:34PM
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Detroit Funk

gmoo, here here to no gabby la la in detroit this summer. kinda wish les would come here though, i missed primus in november.

livin_grateful starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 01:34PM
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the usual suspects:
Skerik, hopefully not this tour
Mike Dillon
Jay Lane
Gabby La La
Les "I sold my soul to the devil" Claypool

should be hot, i missed him last year at the Boulder Theatre...so i def. wont miss him at the Ogden Theatre

hambone Mon 4/9/2007 01:41PM
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Tehsay starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 01:47PM
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Tehsay

hahaha thanks for your comment hamboner. those sour apples are no good though I'm afraid. Claypool is anything but annoying, and certainly isn't "whiney." Jesus christ if you dont like him why comment? You that bored at home?

I'm pumped for late night summercamp, I must say. And I'm kinda glad he won't be at the Roo.

gmoo starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 02:11PM
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gmoo

Southbound Pachyderm melts my pretentious face.

foadser Mon 4/9/2007 02:13PM
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Gabby La-La has no busines in Claypool's band, much less singing in said band. Sitars are cool, I guess.

ilikelivemusic Mon 4/9/2007 02:48PM
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Marcsmall Mon 4/9/2007 03:12PM
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Marcsmall

Les is more.

digideley223 Mon 4/9/2007 03:17PM
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digideley223

The Devil in Les Seems more apparent to me now. I did'nt seem apparent to me at the theatre an Cleveland. What does he play on?

windorascrub Mon 4/9/2007 03:27PM
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windorascrub

to the guy who doesn't want skerik to be there.
Are you fucking crazy? He is only the most bad ass intreverted weirdo that les has ever signed. Les these days without skerik would have to be primus or nothing.

livin_grateful starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 03:59PM
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all i have to say bout sherik not playing with les is check out July 7th and 8th 2005 shows at the Fox Theatre...Thee best shows Les has played in about 3-4 years...period!

JamMasterJizzle Mon 4/9/2007 04:04PM
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JamMasterJizzle

Clay pools hold water very well!!! Get it water...well...hahaha!!! fuck you it is funny!!!

FrogBrigade22 Mon 4/9/2007 05:41PM
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FrogBrigade22

I know this is off topic, but does anyone know whats goin on with the forums?

and BTW Claypools the man.

msb696 starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 05:47PM
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msb696

windorascrub: I could not agree with you more. Skerik is the man, plain and simple. I would almost not go to see Les if Skerik wasn't there.

briank67 Mon 4/9/2007 06:00PM
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briank67

skerik's pretty sweet, tripped-out sax/theramin players are always cool in my book, especially if there's no guitar... the new drummer's name is paulo somethingsomething (baldi?) i think. mike d's cool, i'd be seeing him this weekend but instead i'm gonna be seeing a REAL sitar master RAVI SHANKAR!!
i'll be at the chicago show, but i wish it was at an outdoor venue, i can't hit any festies this summer and it would be nice to groove outside under the sun to some weirdo funk

beatstock starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 06:58PM
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whodoyoudo Mon 4/9/2007 07:37PM
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whodoyoudo

I like gabby =]

BGsteveBG Mon 4/9/2007 07:54PM
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BGsteveBG

i think he should get trey on guitar and stewart copeland on drums. that'd be badass.

mrkrinkle6884 starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/9/2007 08:03PM
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mrkrinkle6884

BGsteveBG yeah Oysterhead isnt so great now, they totally didnt blow me out of the water at Bonnaroo......now 2001 may have been a different story. What Les needs to do is pair up with Benevento and Brain with Cyro Baptista on perc. and Marc Ribot.

claypool4life Mon 4/9/2007 09:08PM
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Hell ya been waiting for this news. I agree on no Gabby La La no disrespect to her but her sitar does not vill the void of his past guitarists. Bring back Enor hope there is an outside chance Ween will play those shows with him before the two gallants. See you in cleveland

Window Mon 4/9/2007 10:40PM
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You won't be seeing eenor with Les; I believe they had a "misunderstanding." Paulo Baldi is a great drummer; Jay Lane is busy with Ratdog. Gabby's sitar is perfect behing Les' bass(es.) She's recovered from a broken collarbone in January. Mike D and Skerik are the shit (shits?) Fancy Band is just fine as is -- saw them 4 times last year.

pabloescobar starstarstarstar Tue 4/10/2007 06:09AM
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gabby lala has a nice rack too. and the ogden has upgraded their sound system.

phunkygemini starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/10/2007 07:23AM
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phunkygemini

I like Gabby a lot!!! She's like Hello Kitty on Acid.

DaMule Tue 4/10/2007 08:10AM
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DaMule

sounds like a good deal for crazy uncle les. I wish he would re-tour with some of the older lineups more though, especially frog brigade and CCFBBB

Billy D. Lyons starstarstar Tue 4/10/2007 09:07AM
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mike_c Tue 4/10/2007 09:23AM
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Sure wish we would get some more love in South Carolina. Come to Charleston Les! Or at the very least play the HOB in M. Beach!

MusicFreek420 starstarstar Tue 4/10/2007 10:33AM
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All I want is my man Buckethead to be in the band.Please LES do it!

roberto767 Tue 4/10/2007 10:46AM
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rulosa01 starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/10/2007 12:26PM
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mr. claypool your basses have been very naughty... you must slap them

apparition06 Tue 4/10/2007 12:36PM
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apparition06

Yes, Rock the House Ya'll! Mr. Les Claypool it is great to see you are touring with your band. I saw you at the Cleveland's Odeon in 2005, with Oysterhead at the Fifth Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and at HOB Cleveland last July. I love your music and your playing style, keep pickin! I am looking forward to the new DVD....

A Fellow Music Lover and Musician,
Stephen

officialrx starstarstarstar Tue 4/10/2007 01:34PM
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aaaaaight...btw for all you nyc sitar afficianados....mission on mars this thursday in brooklyn....very chill intimate venue....booo tonic closing

SeeBliss Tue 4/10/2007 05:35PM
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SeeBliss

thanks to Claypool for St. Pete show, saw it last year, will see it this year and every one in the future. ANYONE who plays w/ Les is definately a professional and worth a listen! A guitar would be nice to mix in there: seen many a great with Claypool: Warren Haynes, Larry Lalonde, Bucket, etc.

nershi6string Tue 4/10/2007 10:48PM
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skerik is the man end of story, and gabby is a really talented woman where u like her or not goodlooking tour

summercamp!!! and st louis for me

j_martin Wed 4/11/2007 06:59AM
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I highly suggest everyone come check out All Good here in the hills of West Virginia. Not only is Lester making an appearance, but Ratdog is headlining, Moe. is playing as well as hosting the late-night jam. If you havent seen les live come to All Good it'll be an eclectic experience none the less. He's most at home in a festival atmosphere. I seen him at Bonnaroo last year with Oysterhead as well as his solo project. See ya'll in the hills.

Cheers!
Jeremy

bavis83 Wed 4/11/2007 02:33PM
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There was only one person on this entire board that even mentioned LARRY, the dudes f'in sic, if not him then buckethead is the man and Gabbylala is a piece of shit she can't hang with these guys the only reason she even plays with them at all is because she is on prawnsong, claypools label, and he is still trying to make his money back from producing the damn thing, i wish that CD would break even already so he can fire her horrible ass...........None of his bands can even touch the original PRIMUS lineup with HERB,LARRY, and LES.

ilikelivemusic Wed 4/11/2007 08:20PM
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ilikelivemusic

aight for real gabby lala sucks...saw her first at allgood 05...horrible. next went on a lil les tour and caught 3 shows, gabby still sucked. i played hacky sack with her boyfriend ouside the venue at either ri or boston hes like 12...the jams at bonnaroo over the summer actually had gabby sounding decent...check out the groove in 'one better' i think you can watch it online...long story short she is annoying and pissed me off at allgood 05 and i wont forgive her unless she plays naked on stage. the end.

knibbs Wed 4/11/2007 10:33PM
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knibbs

The les set at Summer Camp should be very interesting. Hopefully not too weird, though. Gabby la la is very blah blah, in my opinion. Talking about all of this reminds me of the nasty Praxis set @ Vegoose, no reason why. Maybe b/c they both feature 2 sick bass players! Anyone have a rec of that (praxis @ Vegoose)? Whatever, I can't wait to slap my air bass during Les' sets. (primus!)

mattland starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/12/2007 06:27AM
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mattland

Gabby La La is exactly the kind of act that Claypool loves--she's out there. I like her in a supporting role; for god's sake just don't let her sing!

BGsteveBG Thu 4/12/2007 02:07PM
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BGsteveBG

les should tour with the benevento/russo duo and brenden/jake on guitar.

daveapaug Fri 4/13/2007 11:53AM
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daveapaug

I'm sure I'll get bashed and have my comments hidden, so I'll preface this with "IN MY OPINION".....I think Les should get jay lane and larry lalonde to join the band. Then he can leave our scene and go back to the speed freak scene that he basically started, got sick of, and bailed on when the fans started getting too looped on Pork Soda. Dont get me wrong, Les is a huge player. But, just like the chili peppers, he makes lame music. In My Opinion!!!

briank67 Fri 4/13/2007 06:41PM
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briank67

ummm WHERE DID THE CHICAGO SHOW GO?!
it's disappeared off his website!!

digideley223 Sun 4/15/2007 05:34AM
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digideley223

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