Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade To Perform Pink Floyd’s “Animals” In Full On Upcoming U.S. Tour

Les Claypool (Primus) and his Fearless Flying Frog Brigade have announced a headlining U.S. tour. The trek will find the bassist/vocalist performing Pink Floyd’s “Animals” in its entirety with a backing band consisting of guitarist Sean Lennon, keyboardist Harry Waters, drummer Paulo Baldi, saxophonist Skerik, and percussionist Mike Dillon.

Tour Dates:

05/17 Stateline, NV – TBA (feat. Fishbone)
05/19 Napa, CA – Blue Note Summer Sessions (feat. Fishbone)
05/20 Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (feat. Fishbone)
05/21 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park (feat. Fishbone)
05/23 Salt Lake City, UT – TBA (feat. Fishbone)
05/24 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom (feat. Fishbone)
05/26 Kansas City, MO – Grinders KC
05/27 Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival
05/28 Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater (feat. Neal Francis)
05/30 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom (feat. Neal Francis)
05/31 Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live! (feat. Neal Francis)
06/02 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre (feat. Neal Francis)
06/03 Oak Hill, WV – Mountain Music Festival
06/04 Chattanooga, TN – TBA
06/06 Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island (feat. Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain In Light)
06/07 Raleigh, NC – Memorial Auditorium (feat. Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain In Light)
06/09 Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit (feat. Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain In Light)
06/10 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern (feat. Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain In Light)
06/11 Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium (feat. Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain In Light)
06/13 Dallas, TX – Music Hall at Fair Park (feat. Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain In Light)
06/14 Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater (feat. Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain In Light)
06/16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
06/17 New Orleans, LA – Mardi Gras World (feat. Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain In Light)
06/19 Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre (feat. Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain In Light)
06/20 Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (feat. Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain In Light)
06/22 Baltimore, MD – The Lyric (feat. Witch)
06/23 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre (feat. Neal Francis)
06/24 Westbury, NY – In The Round (feat. Neal Francis)
06/26 Northampton, MA – The Pines Theatre at Look Park (feat. Neal Francis)
06/28 Portland, ME – State Theatre (feat. The Budos Band)
06/29 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway (feat. The Budos Band)
07/01 Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival
07/02 Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed (indoors) (feat. The Budos Band)
07/03 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre (feat. The Budos Band)
07/07 Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater (feat. Moon Duo)
07/08 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park Live (feat. Moon Duo)
07/09 Forest Grove, OR – Grand Lodge Hotel and Property (feat. Moon Duo)
07/11 Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live (feat. Moon Duo)
07/13 San Luis Obispo, CA – Madonna Inn (feat. Moon Duo)
07/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (feat. Moon Duo)
07/15 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren (feat. Moon Duo)

Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz Band Announce New Year’s Eve Concerts

Les Claypool (Primus) will be celebrating New Year’s Eve by playing some shows with his “Bastard Jazz” band this year. The concerts will find the vocalist/bassist joined by percussionist Mike Dillon (Critters Buggin), saxophonist Skerik (Critters Buggin), and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Sting). Here’s the dates:

12/30 Napa, CA – JaM Cellars Ballroom
12/31 Napa, CA – JaM Cellars Ballroom

Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz Band Announce West Coast Tour

Les Claypool (Primus) will be taking his “Bastard Jazz” band on the road this summer. The trek will find the frontman performing with drummer Stanton Moore (Galactic), percussionist Mike Dillon (Critters Buggin), and saxophonist Skerik (Critters Buggin). Here’s the dates:

07/25 Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s
07/26 Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s
07/28 Menlo Park, CA – The Guild Theatre
07/29 Los Angeles, CA – John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
07/30 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy + Harriet’s
08/01 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Memorial Library
08/02 Petaluma, CA – Lagunitas Amphitheater
08/05 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
08/06 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

Les Claypool (Primus) Announces Oakland “Bastard Jazz” Shows

Primus frontman Les Claypool has announced two more “Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz” shows with drummer Stanton Moore (Galactic), percussionist Mike Dillon (Critters Buggin), and saxophonist Skerik (Critters Buggin). Here’s their updated schedule:

04/28 New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
07/26 Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s (8:00pm show)
07/26 Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s (10:00pm show)

Primus Frontman Announces April “Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz” Show

Primus’ Les Claypool will be playing a “Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz” show at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans, LA on April 28. The frontman will be performing with Mike Dillon, Skerik, Stanton Moore.

Watch “Precious Metals” Short Film Featuring Les Claypool (Primus) & Robert Trujillo (Metallica)

Les Claypool (Primus) and Robert Trujillo (Metallica) are featured in a new western-style short film titled “Precious Metals.” The film was directed by Claypool’s son Cage and presented by EMG. Notably, the clip ends with a bass battle between the two musicians. The film was released to promote Claypool‘s signature Pachyderm Gold EMG pickups.

Actor Jason Momoa Gets Lessons And Jams With Primus’ Les Claypool

Metalhead actor Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”) recently got some bass lessons and jammed with Primus’ Les Claypool. You can see photos and footage of that in the below Instagram gallery:

[via The PRP]

Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade’s “Live Frogs: Sets 1 & 2” Released On Vinyl & Digitally

Les Claypool (Primus, etc.) has announced that Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade‘s “Live Frogs: Sets 1 & 2” can now be purchased on limited edition vinyl and digitally. Notably, both live sets have been remastered.

Les Claypool (Primus) Shares New Animated Commercial For His “SeaPop” Drink

Les Claypool (Primus, etc.) has shared a new animated commercial for his “SeaPop” drink. You can check that out below:

Les Claypool (Primus) To Appear On “Ride With Norman Reedus”

Primus frontman Les Claypool will be guesting on tonight’s (February 17) episode of “Ride With Norman Reedus.” The episode will premiere at midnight EST/09:00 PM PST and it will also feature Reedus’ “The Walking Dead” castmate Steven Yeun.

[via The PRP]