Bay area prog trio (and champions of super weird music) Primus have released the details of their upcoming album and tour. The band's ninth studio album (which was inspired by a children’s comic Les Claypool used to read to his kids) will be called The Desaturating Seven and will be released on Sept. 29 on ATO Records.
Although the most recent, and generally considered “original,” lineup featuring Les Claypool (Bass/Vox), Larry LaLonde (Guitars) and Tim Alexander (Drums) put out an album in 2014, Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, the new album marks the first full length album featuring all original songs from the core trio since the release of Tales from the Punch Bowl in 1995.
Primus is currently on a co-headling tour with Southern rockers Clutch, but with the announcement of their new album, they have already set up a massive U.S. tour. Support for the new headlining tour has not been announced yet.
Track listing for The Desaturating Seven:
1. "The Valley"
2. "The Seven"
3. "The Trek"
4. "The Scheme"
5. "The Dream"
6. "The Storm"
7. "The Ends?"
Primus 2017 Tour Dates:
Aug. 1 – Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Aug. 2 – Mankato, MN - Vetter Stone Amphitheater
Aug. 4 – Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre
Aug. 5 – Kansas City, MO - The Crossroads
Aug. 6 – Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
Aug. 8 – Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
Aug. 9 – Las Vegas, NV - The Joint (Click Here for Tickets)
Aug. 11 – Bonner, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater
Aug. 12 – Troutdale, OR - Edgefield
Aug. 13 – Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater
Aug. 15 – Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park (Click Here for Tickets)
Aug. 17 – Stateline, NV - Hard Rock Casino – Lake Tahoe
Aug. 18 – Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre
Ambushing The Storm Tour
Oct. 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden Theater
Oct. 21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Oct. 22 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
Oct. 24 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
Oct. 25 – Richmond, VA @ The National (Click Here for Tickets)
Oct. 27 – Albany, NY @ The Palace Theatre
Oct. 28 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Oct. 29 – Port Cheaster, NY @ Capital Theatre
Oct. 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel (Click Here for Tickets)
Nov. 2 – Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theatre
Nov. 3 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Nov. 4 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
Nov. 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Nov. 7 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
Nov. 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Nov. 10 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Nov. 11 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall (Click Here for Tickets)
Nov. 13 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
Nov. 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern