Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Jay Lane started doing a run of "Primus 3D" tour dates last year, and they've extended it into another tour leg for 2013. The show promised to augment Primus’ music with 3D visuals and Surround Sound for an entire evening with no opening act. The Fox Theater in Pomona, California, played host to one such show on May 19.
Primus have announced a spring tour in support of their 2011 album, Green Naugahyde. The tour, which will feature two full sets, begins May 3 in Columbia, Missouri, and wraps up June 24 in Modesto, California.
Primus took to the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform two new tracks from their latest release, Green Naugahyde. You can check out videos of the band playing "Jilly's On Smack" and "Lee Van Cleef" below.
When my good friend, Zack, asked if I wanted to go see Primus at the Roseland Ballroom last Friday, I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough. Only a few weeks prior, the two of us aurally devoured Green Naugahyde, the band’s first full-length studio effort since 1999’s Antipop. Finally, the day had come where we had the good fortune to see this incredible group live. And already I was way out of my element (I’m the '80s guy, remember?). Nonetheless, I was pumped.
If Primus were supposed to grow into stuffy adults and write mature, heartfelt ballads of years gone by, no one gave them the memo. The band's first album of new material in the millennium, Green Naugahyde, is everything you've come to expect from a Primus record: Les Claypool's funked out bass lines, Larry LaLonde's spacy, Zappa-inspired solos and even the return of a familiar face for Primus fans, drummer Jay Lane.
Primus will release their first studio album in 11 years, Green Naugahyde, on September 13, but in case you can't wait, the album is now streaming in full exclusively at the South Park's Facebook page.
Members of Rush, the Police, Primus and Tool have joined forces in what could loosely be called a "super group," though would probably be more accurately described as one amazing jam session caught on film.