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Primus On Tour Now with Mastodon + A Message From Les Claypool

Buckle up as Primus continues their summer tour with titans Mastodon on the road in support of their ninth studio album,The Desaturating Seven, out now on ATO Records. The Desaturating Sevenhas brought Les Claypool (lead vocals, bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums) back to the sounds and styles of their earlier days. “This record hearkens back to our prog roots-Rush, Yes, Crimson, all those things,” says Claypool. “It’s a little heavier than the last record, more intricate than anything we’ve done in a while.”

The Desaturating Seven is inspired by 1970’s children’s book The Rainbow Goblins by Italian author and artist Ul de Rico. Claypool often read the book to his children as they were growing up and it tells a story of seven goblins – one representing each color of the rainbow – who simultaneously pull all of the color out of the world.

It’s a story about gluttonous individuals sucking the colors out of the world,” says Primus singer/bassist 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.

Claypool found particular inspiration in de Rico’s paintings for The Rainbow Goblins. “The artwork is just amazing,” he says. “There’s a beauty but also a dark eeriness for this compelling, sinister story. The paintings are incredible, vibrant, very unique looking-it’s a good contrast between dark and light visually and also metaphorically. And there’s always been a strong visual element to Primus.”

If you haven’t see The Desaturating Seven in its full running performance you’re missing a rare and unique treat.  If you have seen it, come see it again in its enhanced glory while you still can. Full list of tour dates below.

Summer 2018: Primus & Mastodon

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 Pavilion

May 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s 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 – MYTH LIVE

Jun 15 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

Jun 16 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater

Jun 18 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater

Jun 21 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater

Jun 22 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park

Jun 23 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater

Jun 25 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield

Jun 28 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort Amphitheater

Jun 29 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley

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

Jul 06 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater

Jul 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

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