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Primus New Album Out Now + US Tour Dates

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

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