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    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:20:55

    Primus to Release New Album on October 21 - See the title + tour dates

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    The '90s resurgence and nostalgia continues, courtesy of one of the alt rock scene's finest. And things are about to get chocolate-y.

    The definitive Primus lineup – Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and set to release their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years.

    Primus & the Chocolate Factory is due out on ATO Records on October 21. And one thing is for sure. Claypool and co. do not dig Johnny Depp's take on the great fictional chocolatier.

    "The idea was to combine the Frog Brigade and Primus, and do this record," says Claypool. "I think like a good portion of the planet, we were all pretty put off by the remake of the Willy Wonka movie -- the Tim Burton version. I really wanted to pay homage to a film [1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder] that was very important to me as a kid and very influential to me musically. So that's what we did. And as opposed to just going in and recording the songs and playing them the way they are in the film, we twisted them up a bit...twisted them up a lot."



    So L. Claypool didn't dig Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, huh?

    We totally think Primus should tour with the reunited Veruca Salt, another '90s alt rock staple who take their name from a Wonka character.

    Primus Tour Dates:

    10/22 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA
    10/24 – Palace Theatre – Albany, NY
    10/25 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
    10/26 – Flynn Center for Performing Arts – Burlington, VT
    10/28 – Palace Theater – Waterbury, CT
    10/29 – Hippodrome – Baltimore, MD
    10/31 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
    11/01 – State Theatre – New Brunswick, NJ
    11/02 – Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
    11/03 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
    11/05 – Peabody Opera House – St. Louis, MO
    11/07 – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
    11/08 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
    11/09 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
    11/11 – The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach, FL
    11/12 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL
    11/14 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Biloxi, MS
    11/15 – ACL live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
    11/16 – The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX
    11/17 – Majestic Theatre – San Antonio, TX
    11/19 – Orpheum Theatre Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ
    11/21 – Orpheum Theatre LA – Los Angeles, CA

    For more touring info, visit primusville.com.

    Who plans to see Primus this fall?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    07.30.14



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