PRIMUS Announce New Album ‘The Desaturating Seven’ + Fall Tour, Listen To Single “The Seven” Now

Primus are excited to announce their ninth studio album The Desaturating Seven; viaRolling Stone you can now listen to the first single “The Seven” HERE.

This is the first studio album of original material since 1995’s Tales From The Punchbowl with the classic Primus line-up of Les Claypool (vocals, bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums). The Desaturating Seven is inspired by a 1970’s children’s book Claypool often read to his kids when they were growing up. The book tells a story of seven goblins – one representing each color of the rainbow – who simultaneously pull all of the color out of the world.

“Many years ago when my children were little kidlets scurrying around the place wreaking havoc and whatnot till it was time for bed and book time, my wife turned them on to a book called “The Rainbow Goblins” by Ul De Rico,” Claypool explained. “The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately and I thought, ‘this would make good fodder for a piece of music.’ The use of color and darkness both in the paintings and the writing was compelling and now, near two decades later, the metaphor of greed, gluttony and deceit vs unity of the masses is eerily relevant. I brought the notion to the Primus guys and they were all for it. Plus, I figured it’s about time someone brought ‘Goblin Rock’ back to the fold.”

The Desaturated Seven will have two unique vinyl pressings – a limited edition desaturated version drained of most of its color with a white vinyl and a version with full color sleeve and clear vinyl with rainbow splatter. Pre-order the album HERE.

 A GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum selling band, Primus has toured with some of rock’s biggest names (Jane’s Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush, U2, etc.) and headlined the third-ever Lollapalooza Festival. Currently on a summer tour with Clutch, today they have announced new fall dates throughout the south and east coast including a Halloween show at New York City’s Brooklyn Steel. All dates are listed below.



8/1 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom

8/2 – Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheater

8/4 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheater

8/5 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads

8/6 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom

8/8 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater

8/9 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

8/11 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater

8/12 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield

8/13 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater

8/15 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park

8/17 – Stateline, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

8/18 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater

with Clutch

10/20 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens

10/21 – Houston, TX – White Oak Lawn

10/22 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live

10/24 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial

10/25 – Richmond, VA – The National

10/27 – Albany, NY – Palace Theater

10/28 – Washington DC – The Anthem w/ Clutch

10/29 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater

10/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

11/2 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater

11/3 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theater

11/4 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theater

11/5 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Theater

11/7 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater

11/9 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

11/10 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Hotel

11/11 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

11/13 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre

12/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

12/30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

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