Primus to Tour With Tool; Shares Claymation Video for "Candyman"
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:28:59
Primus has announced it will hit the road in 2016 in support of Tool. The news comes on the heels of the band's string of Primus & The Chocolate Factory shows, concerts that explored the wonderfully twisted sonic territory of the band's 2014 album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, a re-imagining of the 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory soundtrack.
The warped bass tone of Les Claypool never sounded as playfully distorted as it did on that release, of which Claypool has said: "The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film. The notion wasn't so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books, because when you read those books, there is an eerie and somewhat menacing aspect implied."
Today also sees the release of the 5.1 surround sound edition of Primus & the Chocolate Factory, a package accompanied by candy-coated visualizers of each track. In a like-minded nod, the band additionally released a video for the song "Candyman," a surreal and psychedelic trip in which a Claymation Les Claypool serenades candy cave creatures.
It's a fitting visual for the song, as well as the perfect teaser to the upcoming tour with Tool, a band whose stylized videos are also known to take conceptual packaging to the next level.
Watch the music video for "Candyman" from Primus:
Tool with Primus tour dates:
1/9 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
1/13 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
1/16 - Tulsa, OK - Bok Center
1/17 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
1/19 - Southaven, MS - Lander Center
1/23 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
1/25 - Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Arena
1/26 - Charlotte, NC - Bojangles Coliseum
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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