Primus and Claypool Lennon Delirium play Red Rocks on May 16

Primus and Claypool Lennon Delirium play Red Rocks on May 16

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Legendary psychedelic rockers Primus has announced a show at Red Rocks on Tuesday, May 16. Sweetening the deal will be Primus bass player Les Claypool and Sean Lennon’s new project The Claypool Lennon Delirium as support. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27. You can find them on AXS be following this link.

In 2015 Primus brought their ode to the original “Willy Wonka” movie to Red Rocks with their spectacular “Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble” to great fanfare. The band performed the soundtrack from the 1971 film and even released an album by the same name in 2014 (watch Primus’s trippy Claymation video for “Candyman”). In early 2016, Primus hopped on a legendary tour with fellow psychedelic metal band Tool.

In 2016 Claypool also teamed up with Sean Lennon to form The Claypool Lennon Delirium after Lennon’s band Ghost of a Saber Tooth Cat opened for Primus on one of the latter band's tours. The supergroup made their debut at Bonnaroo in 2016 and went on a subsequent tour including other festival appearances. The band also released a stellar debut album, Monolith of Phobos, on June 3 of 2016. You can check out our photos of their Bonnaroo debut here.