Primus: Euro Tour & Album News


Beginning in June, Primus will be performing in Europe for the first time since 1998. In a letter, Les Claypool also provides an update on his nephew Matthew's condition, saying " Little Matthew is plugging away and though he has got a long way to go, it appears he is a tough little fellow with a lot of heart. Keep your eyes peeled for a special show in his honor and for his benefit in the Santa Cruz area in the near future."

In terms of a new studio album, Claypool says "The Primus record is nearly done. For those of you that enjoyed the new song, "Last Salmon Man", that we played New Year's, you'll love the record because every song basically sounds exactly the same as that one. In fact, we just kept recording the same song over and over and I would just change a few of the lyrics around. I hear that's the way Pink Floyd used to do it and those guys are no slouches. (My manager got bent out of shape for me writing that last bit about the record and he wanted me to change it so, here is what I'm changing it to...) The Primus record is nearly done. Every song is pretty much a variation of "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult. Everyone should buy two copies."

06/18/11 Sat The Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
06/22/11 Wed La Cigale Paris, FRA
06/24/11 Fri Azkena Rock Festival Vitoria, ES
06/26/11 Sun Castello Sforzesco Pavia, IT
06/27/11 Mon Atlantico Rome, IT
06/29/11 Wed Arena Vienna, AUS
07/05/11 Tue Columbiahalle Berlin, GER
07/09/11 Sat Kongsberg Jazz Festival Kongsberg, NO
07/10/11 Sun Vega Copenhagen, DK
07/12/11 Tue Manchester Academy Manchester, GB
07/13/11 Wed Brixton Academy London, GB

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[Published on: 2/8/11]

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