Primus Announces Summer Tour With Mastodon


Buckle up as Primus announces a summer tour with titans Mastodon as they continue on the road in support of their ninth studio album, The Desaturating Seven, out now on ATO Records. Pre-sale tickets start Tuesday, Jan 30 local time HERE (password: Goblins) and general onsale is Friday, Feb 2.

Kicking off May 6 at Red Rocks the tour will cross the country and back with stops at Austin 360 Amphitheater, The Fox in Atlanta, Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, Northerly Island in Chicago, Greek Theaters in San Francisco and LA and many more before ending July 7 in Phoenix. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

The Desaturating Seven led Primus back to some of the sounds and styles of their earlier days and has received praise from Consequence of Sound, Rolling StoneAV Club and more. The album marks the return of the definitive Primus line-up—singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde, and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander—for its first album of original music since 1995.

Inspiration for the album came from a 1978 children’s book called The Rainbow Goblins by the Italian author and artist Ui de Rico. In the story seven goblins come to the valley where rainbows are born, intending to steal the rainbows and eat them. The valley, though, knows that the goblins are coming, and makes a plan to thwart the wicked creatures by hiding the rainbow. After the goblins are caught in their own nets, the flowers release the colors of the rainbow and drown the goblins, and in gratitude, the rainbow turns the flowers into beautiful birds who fly across the valley in freedom.

“It’s a story about gluttonous individuals sucking the colors out of the world,” says Les Claypool. “The overuse of resources by the greedy elite, and how the meek masses can overcome them in the end by unifying. It seemed pretty relevant these days.”

Primus Dates:
May 06 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
May 08 – Oklahoma City, OK 
 The Criterion
May 10 – Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
May 11 – Austin, TX 
 Austin 360 Amphitheater
May 12 – Rogers, AR 
 Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
May 14 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC 
Concert Hall
May 15 – Nashville, TN 
 Nashville Municipal Auditorium
May 16 – Atlanta, GA 
– Fox Theater
May 18 – Portsmouth, VA – 
Portsmouth Pavilion
May 19 – Charlotte, NC 
 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 20 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
May 22 – Reading, PA – Diamond Credit Union Theater @ Santander
May 23 – Lewiston, NY – Ar
tpark Amphitheater
May 25 – Glen Falls, NY – Cool Insuring Arena
May 26 – Providence, RI – Bold Point Park
May 27 – Portland, ME – TBA
May 29 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank
May 30 – Philadelphia, PA 
 Penns Landing – Festival Pier
Jun 01 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
Jun 02 – Baltimore, MD – Pier 6 Pavilion
Jun 03 – 
Brooklyn, NY  Ford Amphitheater @ Coney Island Boardwalk
Jun 05 – Columbus, OH 
 Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre 
Jun 06 – Chicago, IL 
– Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Jun 08 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Jun 09 – Sterling Heights, MI 
 Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
Jun 10 – Indianapolis, IN 
 Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
Jun 12 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
 at Riverbend Music Center
Jun 14 – Minneapolis, MN 
Jun 15 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Jun 16 – Cam
denton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater
Jun 18 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl
Jun 21 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
Jun 22 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
Jun 23 – Bend, OR – Le
s Schwab Amphitheater
Jun 25 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
Jun 28 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach
 Resort Amphitheater
Jun 29 – Berkeley, CA –
  The Greek Theatre
Jun 30 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley
 Resort Casino
Jul 02 – Salt Lake City, UT 
 The Great Salt Air – Outdoors
Jul 03 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Event Center
Jul 05 – Los Angeles, CA  
The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
Jul 06 – San Diego, CA 
 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
Jul 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theat