Primus Unveils 6 Live Debuts At 2017 Fall Tour Opener In San Antonio

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Famed trio Primus are back on the road after last night’s tour-opener at Sunken Gardens Theater in San Antonio. Primus opened with a career-spanning set before presenting a live interpretation of their recently-released The Desaturating Seven studio album as the evening’s second set.

Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Tim “Herb” Alexander were backed by new production that included wild visuals. Primus wound up performing songs from five different studio albums as part of a first set, which featured a number of fan-favorites. “Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers” opened followed by “Last Salmon Man” and “Too Many Puppies.” Friday’s first set also included “My Name Is Mud” and “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver,” among other originals.

Primus came out for the second set and began the frame with the live debut of “The Valley” off The Desaturating Seven. When “The Seven” and the first ever “The Trek” followed it became clear the trio was working through their new album. Primus played all seven songs from the LP of which “The Seven” was the only one they had performed before. The Desaturating Seven was inspired by Italian author and illustrator Ul de Rico’s children’s book, The Rainbow Goblins. Visuals from de Rico were projected on screens set up behind the band.

Les, Ler and Herb ended the night with a two-song encore. Up first was “Southbound Pachyderm” followed by a show-closing “Here Come The Bastards.” Primus continues the tour on Saturday night in Houston.

Watch a series of clips from Friday’s show:

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Setlist

Primus at Sunken Gardens Theater

Set 1
  • Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
  • Last Salmon Man
  • Too Many Puppies
  • American Life
  • Jilly's on Smack
  • Mr. Krinkle  
  • The Toys Go Winding Down  
  • Pudding Time
  • On the Tweek Again
  • My Name Is Mud
  • Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
Set 2 The Desaturating Seven
  • The Valley  
  • The Seven
  • The Trek  
  • The Scheme  
  • The Dream  
  • The Storm  
  • The Ends?  
Encore
  • Southbound Pachyderm
  • Here Come the Bastards
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