Primus Premiere New Song “The Valley”

Primus have premiered a new song titled “The Valley.” This song is from their new album “The Desaturating Seven,” which is set to be released on September 29. That effort takes inspiration from a children’s book called “The Rainbow Goblins.” The below stream also features Les Claypool as “Christopher P. Bacon” reading excerpts from the book.

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Primus Reveal Details For New Album “The Desaturating Seven”, Stream New Song “The Seven”

Primus have revealed the details for their new album “The Desaturating Seven,” which is set to be released on September 29. Les Claypool said the following about the effort, which was inspired by a book called “The Rainbow Goblins”:

“Many years ago when my children were little kidlets scurrying around the place wreaking havoc and whatnot till it was time for bed and book time, my wife turned them on to a book called ‘The Rainbow Goblins‘ by Ul De Rico. The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately and I thought, ‘this would make good fodder for a piece of music.’ The use of color and darkness both in the paintings and the writing was compelling and now, near two decades later, the metaphor of greed, gluttony and deceit vs unity of the masses is eerily relevant. I brought the notion to the Primus guys and they were all for it. Plus, I figured it’s about time someone brought ‘Goblin Rock’ back to the fold.”

You can read more from Claypool over at Rolling Stone, and check out the first single “The Seven” below:

“The Desaturating Seven” Track Listing:

01. “The Valley”
02. “The Seven”
03. “The Trek”
04. “The Scheme”
05. “The Dream”
06. “The Storm”
07. “The Ends?”

Tour Dates:

08/01 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom (with Clutch)
08/02 Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheater (with Clutch)
08/04 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheater (with Clutch)
08/05 Kansas City, MO – Crossroads (with Clutch)
08/06 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom (with Clutch)
08/08 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater (with Clutch)
08/09 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint (with Clutch)
08/11 Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater (with Clutch)
08/12 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield (with Clutch)
08/13 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater (with Clutch)
08/15 Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park (with Clutch)
08/17 Stateline, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (with Clutch)
08/18 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater (with Clutch)
10/20 San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens
10/21 Houston, TX – White Oak Lawn
10/22 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live
10/24 Nashville, TN – War Memorial
10/25 Richmond, VA – The National
10/27 Albany, NY – Palace Theater
10/28 Washington DC – The Anthem w/ Clutch
10/29 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater
10/31 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11/02 Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater
11/03 Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theater
11/04 Louisville, KY – Palace Theater
11/05 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Theater
11/07 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater
11/09 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11/10 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Hotel
11/11 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/13 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
12/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12/30 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Primus & Clutch Announce 2017 U.S. Tour

Primus and Clutch will be hitting the road together this summer. You can check out the dates for that tour below. On another note, Primus are also currently working on a new album, which is expected to be released this year.

Tour Dates:

07/17 Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheater
07/18 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
07/20 Detroit, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheater
07/21 Rochester, NY – The Dome
07/22 Lancaster, PA – Freedom Hall
07/23 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/25 Portland, ME – Maine State Pier
07/27 Burlington, VT – Lake Champlain Festival
07/28 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
07/29 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
07/30 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
08/01 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles ballroom
08/03 Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheater
08/04 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheater
08/05 Kansas City, MO – Crossroads
08/06 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
08/08 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
08/09 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
08/11 Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
08/12 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
08/13 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
08/15 Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
08/17 Stateline, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
08/18 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater

Primus Announce 2017 U.S. Tour

Primus have announced a spring headlining tour. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

05/15 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
05/16 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks (feat. The Claypool Lennon Delirium)
05/19 Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
05/20 Grand Rapids, MI – Monroe Live
05/19-21 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
05/23 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
05/24 Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Co.
05/26-28 Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival