Les Claypool Says Primus Are Going To Open For Slayer On The Final U.S. Leg Of Their Farewell Tour

According to Les Claypool, Primus are going to open for Slayer on the final U.S. leg of their farewell tour. He said the following during an appearance on Bill Burr’s Thursday Afternoon Monday Morning Podcast:

“There’s another thing too that’s kind of a secret, but maybe I can tell you now… So it looks like we’re confirmed — we’re gonna play the last, the very last run supporting SLAYER’s very last tour; PRIMUS is… It’s starting at Madison Square Garden [in New York City] and ending at The Forum [in Los Angeles]. That’s the rumor.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Primus To Release Official Pinball Machine

Primus have joined forces with Stern Pinball to create an official pinball machine. The game will feature artwork by Zoltron and Zombie Yeti, custom voice overs by Les Claypool, a custom “Frizzle Fry” shooter knob, and more. It will be limited to 100 units and each one will be signed by the band. Pre-orders will be available HERE on November 26 and they will cost $7,995.

Primus Announce Limited Edition Vinyl Reissues

Primus will be reissuing a number of albums on limited edition colored vinyl. They include: “Pork Soda”, “Brown Album”, “Miscellaneous Debris”, “Tales From The Punchbowl”, “Antipop”, “Rhinoplasty”, and “Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People” The efforts have been remastered and pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s the release dates and available options:

November 16:

  • “Pork Soda” (2LP on gold metallic color vinyl, limited to 1,000)
  • “Brown Album” (2LP on translucent orange color vinyl, limited to 1,000)

November 30:

  • “Miscellaneous Debris” (1LP on olive green color vinyl, limited to 1,000)
  • “Tales From The Punchbowl” (2LP on magenta color vinyl, limited to 1,000)

December 14:

  • “Antipop” (2LP on translucent blue color vinyl, limited to 1,000)
  • “Rhinoplasty” (2LP on translucent red color vinyl, limited to 1,000) [includes bonus cover of “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”]
  • “Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People” (1LP on opaque yellow color vinyl, limited to 1,000)

Primus Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Primus have announced a fall U.S. tour. Les Claypool commented:

“Hey all you Primates out there. So, due to popular demand and the fact that such a spectacular time on this latest summer tour was had, we’ve decided to extend our short fall run into three glorious Goblin filled weeks of Primus. If you haven’t seen it yet or want to catch it one last time, now’s your chance to get your “gob on”. We might even slip a little Nutbutter onto your Glass Sandwich as we all ride the Hamburger Train to Kalamazoo…well maybe. And, don’t forget, dress like your favorite Goblin or Primus character and win a prize. (We are thinking jars of Pickled Ler Underpants but we’ve yet to work that out).”

Tour Dates:

09/09 Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center
09/19 Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Amphitheatre at Fort Tuthill Park
09/22 San Antonio, TX – River City Rockfest
09/23 Tulsa, OK – The Brady Theater
09/25 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
09/26 Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Company
09/28 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hard Rock Live
09/30 Louisville, KY – Louder than Life Music Festival
10/01 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
10/03 Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre
10/04 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
10/05 Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel & Casino
10/07 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/08 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

Primus Perform Peter Gabriel‘s “Intruder” With Mastodon & Tool Members

During their July 5 show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, Primus were joined onstage by Tool’s Danny Carey and Mastodon’s Brann Dailor and Troy Sanders for a performance of their cover of Peter Gabriel‘s “Intruder.” You can see footage of that below:

Primus Perform Peter Gabriel‘s “Intruder” With Mastodon’s Brann Dailor

During their June 9 show in Sterling Heights, MI, Primus were joined onstage by Mastodon’s Brann Dailor for a performance of their cover of Peter Gabriel‘s “Intruder.” This was the band’s first time playing the track since 1992.