Friday, September 16, 2011
First Primus Album in 11 Years Out Now!
Alternative rock legends Primus are pleased to announce Green Naugahyde, the band's first studio
album in 11 years, is now available for purchase. Green Naugahyde (ATO Records / Prawn Songs), is a Primus record in the truest sense of the word. It was produced and engineered by Les Claypool at
Rancho Relaxo, his personal studio in Northern California, and features long-time guitarist Larry LaLonde as well as drummer Jay Lane, who has weaved in and out of Primus' line-up over their long and storied history. Green Naugahyde expands on the band's incomparable sound and also sees them bringing it to the next millennium. It is a cerebral and complex album that, like all of the band's output is teeming with the signature Primus blend of whimsy and underlying darkness.
In supposr of Green Naugahyde, Primus will be heading out on a fall tour later this month billed "An Evening with Primus". The tour, which features two full sets from the band, begins on September 23rd in Boston before making its way west, concluding on October 29th as part of the Oddity Faire at the Greek Theatre in Berkley, CA. You can find all of the band's tour dates listed below, and ticket information can be found in the tour section of the band's website.
For The past 27 years, Primus have followed in the footsteps of boundary-pushing artists like Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd to create some of the most original and inventive music in existence. Green Naugahyde is a Primus record with all of the magic and mystery that phrase entails - and while no one can say for sure what the future will hold in store for the band, the most important thing is that the album exists and will inevitably hold its own in the band's impressive cannon of music.
Primus Fall Tour Dates:
9/23 - The Orpheum - Boston, MA
9/24 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
9/26 - The National - Richmond, VA
9/27 - Palace Theatre - Albany, NY
9/30 - Roseland Ballroom - New York, NY
10/1 - Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA
10/2 - State Theatre - Portland, ME - SOLD OUT
10/4 - Metropolis - Montreal, QE
10/5 - Massy Hall - Toronto, ON
10/7 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
10/8 - Main Street Armory - Rochester, NY
10/10 - Louisville Palace - Louisville, KY
10/11 - Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor, MI
10/13 - Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI
10/14 - Congress Theater - Chicago, IL
10/15 - Val Air Ballroom - Des Moines, IA
10/17 - Ogden - Denver, CO
10/18 - Ogden - Denver, CO
10/20 - Mesa Amphitheater - Mesa, AZ
10/21 - Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, CA
10/22 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA - SOLD OUT
10/29 - The Greek Theatre - Berkley, CA
Posted: 9/16/2011 08:54:00 AM