Primus New Album Out Now + US Tour Dates

[20 September 2011]

By Allison Taich

Primus released their seventh studio album Green Naugahyde this month on ATO Records and Prawn Song. The album was produced and engineered by bass master Les Claypool at his studio Rancho Relaxo in Northern California, featuring Primus’ original 1988 lineup: Claypool on bass, Larry LaLonde on guitar and Jay Lane on drums. Lane drummed for Primus and Sausage in the ‘80s, and briefly returned in 1994 for a reunion of the 1988 lineup. He officially rejoined the band in 2010 after departing Grateful Dead outfit Furthur. 

Green Naugahyde is Primus’ first studio release since 1999’s Antipop. According to Jambase Claypool described the new album as a return to the band’s early days: “If I were to look at all of our records, it seems like this is reminiscent of the early stuff. Obviously, with Jay there’s a newness to it, but because he left the band right before we recorded our first record, his approach has an eerie harkening to the old Frizzle Fry days.”

In honor of Green Naugahyde Primus will be touring the states starting in Boston on September 23.

TOUR DATES
09/23 – Boston, MA @ The Orpheum
09/26 – Richmond, VA @ The National
09/27 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theater
09/30 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
10/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
10/02 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
10/04 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/05 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/08 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
10/10 – Lousiville, KY @ Palace Theater
10/11 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
10/13 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
10/14 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
10/15 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
10/17 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
10/18 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
10/20 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Ampitheatre
10/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/27 - Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre*

*Oddity Faire Date

Published at: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/148754-primus-new-album-out-now-us-tour-dates/