Primus are currently in the middle of a lengthy co-headlining tour with Mastodon. The group’s frontman and bassist Les Claypool issued a note that mentions Primus will take a break from touring following the run.
Claypool warned fans, “This will be the last Primus run for a bit as we will need to cool-out for awhile, recharge and work on our nunchaku skills.” The trio issued their ninth studio album The Desaturating Seven back in September. Primus has played the album in full at all 13 stops of the tour thus far. Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander performed over 60 shows in 2017 and started 2018 with a tour of Australia and a pair of dates in Hawaii.
Read the full text of Les Claypool’s statement:
“Howdy folks, we are in the midst of our longest summer tour of many moons and we are lucky and happy to be flanked by our new comrades, the glorious Vikings known as Mastodon. This will be the last Primus run for a bit as we will need to cool-out for awhile, recharge and work on our nunchaku skills. So, if you want to get your Goblin Rock fix, now is the time to do so as it will be the last time to witness the glory of the Desaturating Seven production. See y’all on the highway…”
Primus continues the tour with Mastodon on Friday night in Glens Falls, New York. The bands will hit both coasts and many cities in between before bringing the run to a close in Phoenix on July 7. Claypool, LaLonde and Alexander do have a festival appearance on the books after the tour, as Primus will play the River City Rockfest in San Antonio on September 22.