Primus Set April Release For New EP, Debut New Track “Conspiranoia”


Alternative metal virtuosos Primus have debuted their new track “Conspiranoia” online below. That lengthy single boasts a running time of close to 12 minutes long. It’s the opening track for the band’s upcoming EP “Conspiranoid“, which will also feature the songs “Follow The Fool” and “Erin On The Side Of Caution“. ATO Records will have that effort out on April 22nd.

Speaking with Consequence of the EP and the song, the band’s vocalist/bassist Les Claypool offered:

“‘Conspiranoia‘ was sprouted from a seed I had planted in my notebook a year or so ago — a few lines commenting on the mental state of the contemporary world. I watched the distrust and divide grow between friends, colleagues, relatives, and the general population because of the consumption and digesting of disinformation, misinformation, warped information, and flat-out fairy tales being perpetuated by anyone with a slight hint of web design aptitude. I was compelled to shed light on the ridiculousness of many of these perspectives and the lack of rational thought that was being applied in the interpretation of many such entities and theories.

Because the single “Conspiranoia” is of such length, I realized that for a B-side of the vinyl, we would need at least two tunes to fill out the real estate of the actual 12-inch disc. I had the song ‘Follow The Fool‘ in the chamber and we fleshed it out. Larry Lalonde had the riff for the song that became ‘Erin On The Side Of Caution‘, which I supplied the lyrics for by again pulling from my notebook of notions. Because all three songs were bred in an odd time of divide, confusion, angst, frustration, and social senility, the title Conspiranoid seemed like an appropriate moniker for the EP.”

In other news, the acclaimed group recently added a pair of dates to their ‘A Tribute To Kings Tour‘. That trek finds them out celebrating Rush‘s 1977 album “A Farewell To Kings“, performing it in its entirety live each night. Those new shows will be held August 12th & 13th at the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater in Vail, CO.

A Tribute To Kings 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

A Tribute To Kings Tour‘ 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

A Tribute To Kings Tour‘ 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

A Tribute To Kings Tour‘ 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

A Tribute To Kings Tour‘ 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)
08/12 Vail, CO – Gerald R Ford Amphitheater (‘A Tribute To Kings Tour‘)
08/13 Vail, CO – Gerald R Ford Amphitheater (‘A Tribute To Kings Tour‘)

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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