Primus Working On New EP, Announce European/UK Leg Of Rush Tribute Tour


Eclectic alternative metal outfit Primus have a new EP in the wings, complete with a 13-minute song by the name of “Conspiranoia“. The band’s vocalist/bassist Les Claypool discussed that new 3-song outing in the below interview with Kyle Meredith, offering:

“Basically, what I wanted to do was record one giant song, which we did. But you can’t just release one song, so we had to have a b-side. We recorded another song but the first song was so giant that we had to do two songs. So now we’re doing a three-song 12-inch single. We didn’t have a lot of time to make a full-blown album. But also, how many people are open to us playing a full-blown album live these days?

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We’ve got the Rush stuff, we’ve got all our stuff and when you go see a band you’ve been seeing for many years, often watching them go and play a bunch of new songs isn’t necessarily what you [want]. But trickling in a few new songs… that way we can actually play these things live and we’re not burying people with all this music they don’t know.”

A release date for the outing has yet to be announced. In other news, the acclaimed trio have newly announced a European/UK leg of their ongoing ‘A Tribute To Kings Tour‘, which finds them performing Rush‘s 1977 album “A Farewell To Kings” in its entirety each night.

That leg will commence this September with the dates available below. Prior to that, the group will continue on with another North American leg of that aforementioned tribute tour.

With Battles:

04/15 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
04/16 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
04/19 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre
04/20 Kansas City, MO – Grinder’s
04/22 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
04/23 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
04/25 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
04/27 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theater
04/30 Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center – Mars Music Hall
05/03 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
05/04 St. Petersburg, FL – Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
05/06 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
05/07 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
05/09 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
05/10 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre

With Black Mountain:

05/13 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
05/15 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
05/16 Montreal, QC – L’Olympia
05/17 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre

With Battles:

05/18 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
05/20 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
05/21 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
05/22 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/24 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
05/25 Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center
05/27 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Casino Resort
05/28 Lafayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards
05/30 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
05/31 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
06/02 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
06/03 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre

With Black Mountain:

06/04 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
06/06 Regina, SK – Conexus Art Centre
06/07 Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place – Sid Buckwold Theatre
06/09 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – Grey Eagle Event Centre
06/10 Edmonton, AN – Edmonton Expo Centre
06/12 Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre

With The Black Angels:

06/14 Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
06/15 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium
06/17 Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
06/18 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino – Grand Theatre
06/19 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic Auditorium
06/21 Santa Barbara, CA – The Arlington Theatre
06/23 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
06/24 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center – Terrace
06/25 Las Vegas, NV – Virgin Hotel


08/10 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (‘South Park‘ 25th Anniversary Concert)

A Tribute To Kings Tour‘:

09/09 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan
09/10 Oslo, NOR – Oslo Spektrum
09/12 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
09/14 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s Neue Welt
09/16 Warsaw, POL – Klub Stodola
09/17 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
09/18 Munich, GER – TonHalle Munchen
09/20 Zurich, SWI – Kaufleuten
09/21 Padova, ITA – Gran Teatro Geox
09/23 Bogerhout, BEL – De Roma
09/24 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
09/25 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
09/27 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
09/29 London, UK – Eventim Apollo
09/30 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
10/01 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre

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