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Primus Announces North American Tour and First New Album In Over 10 Years

When it was announced by Phil Lesh on his official message board this March that former Primus drummer Jay Lane would be leaving his previous band Furthur to rejoin Primus, it has been anticipated that a new album and tour is likely inevitable. On May 3rd 2010, it was announced that Primus will be coming out with another studio album and touring specific locations throughout America. It has been confirmed that this will be a full-length studio album, and is expected to come out in 2011. This is the first studio album since 1999's "Antipop."

The latest 2010 Primus tour dates:

07/27 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
07/29 – Essex Jct., VT @ Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo
07/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront
07/31 – Bridgeport, CT @ Gathering of the Vibes Festival
08/01 – Charlotesville, VA @ Charlottesville Pavilion
08/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Cable Ampitheater
08/05 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
08/06 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
08/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
08/09 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s
08/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
08/12 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
08/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Rail
08/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (An Evening with Primus – Special midnight show)
08/15 – Santa Barbara, CA @ County Bowl
09/18 – Tempe, AZ @ Arizona Fall Frenzy

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1. Chazz writes:

This is awesome. I love Primus and I'll definitely check out the new album.

# May 5, 2010 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

NO Charlotte NC date??!!

::sinks into depression::

hahahaha, glad to see them back out and a new album on the way!!

# May 5, 2010 @ 9:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. hellrat writes:

WHAT???? this is completely wrong

these loony fvckers are altogether gonna be in MY fvckin town at one of the best venues in the fvckin world on a good day (sb bowl) and i'm gonna be on some godforsaken crag in the rockies with the dang bighorns???

FVCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not even redrocks will work out......FVCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! another fvckin KILLER venue, so close---yet so goddamn far!!!

fvck this fvckin sh!t man

i'm going to bed now, its not fvcking fair

# May 5, 2010 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

xxxooo for hellrat!!!

# May 5, 2010 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. 50bmg writes:

HR, if sb bowl owns Red Rocks, I gotta check that out! Red Rocks is a fuqin awesome place to see a show! Hands down my favorite. I miss it! Gonna have to hit the Council Bluffs IA stop. GL on the sheep hunt man!

# May 5, 2010 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. OlafBerzerker writes:

Where you going Toronto boy !!!

# May 5, 2010 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

no fvckin kidding brother ...boo fvkkin hoo fer my sorry ass....

GODDAMNIT!!!

.50---its really a tossup between them two---they're so similar in layout and acoustics---but couldn't be more different in setting---both are insane places to see good shows

FVCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i'm really going to bed now....this sh** fvckin, THIS fvckin SH!T

# May 5, 2010 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. snoodler writes:

Come to SEATTLE/PORTLAND

# May 5, 2010 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. weasel321 writes:

No NOLA (shakes head)

# May 6, 2010 @ 5:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. The Legend writes:

Where is the Philly show? C'mon boys.

# May 6, 2010 @ 8:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Dethbass writes:

"The Legend", Philly always seems to get passed over. WTF!!

# May 6, 2010 @ 9:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. subl33t writes:

Yeesssssss!

I need to change my pants now.

# May 6, 2010 @ 10:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deathfreak writes:

VT? Why not NH or MA? What are they going to play for cows.

# May 6, 2010 @ 9:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Hammerheart writes:

Awesome. I've been wondering if these guys were through or not.

Les Claypool is one of the greatest bassists ever. Period.

# May 7, 2010 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. kletusmc writes:

PRIMUS SUCKS!!! :/

# May 8, 2010 @ 5:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. WOLF7 writes:

I guess this is not a good moment to say that I fully agree with post #15..

# May 8, 2010 @ 5:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. RTB writes:

Last 2 posts were awesome.....
Personally i d rather go see hypocrisy with hate...sounds a bit more my speed....
RAT whats that SB county bowl venue like?...never heard of it...

# May 8, 2010 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. b.bristowe writes:

I like Claypool because he's a genius. I'm sure they'll be adding some more dates following the albums release.

# May 8, 2010 @ 2:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. OlafBerzerker writes:

Not everyones cup of tea thats for sure, but if and when you get Primus it will all make sense. Def a seasoned veteran and well worth the coin......... and maybe just maybe a couple gals in the crowd. Go Canucks Go !!!!!

# May 8, 2010 @ 3:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Christian writes:

I love how their only Cali date is SB lol.

# May 9, 2010 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. scottane writes:

what about the last release "animals should not try to act like people"? just keepin tabs here.

# May 11, 2010 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. hellrat writes:

hey RT, the bowl is fvckin awesome on a good day (weather)....and glad you're feeling better this fine day brother ;)

thanks for the good luck .50! we're GONNA have us that barbie damnit---- ram chops!!

like Berserker says----not everyone's cup o joe....but if you're remotely into it, it be a shame to let it pass unwitnessed if you have the chance.....goddamnit!

FVCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fvck!

ah shucks....

# May 11, 2010 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Lijemo writes:

Essex Jct VT?? I used to live there. We NEVER got major acts stopping there. I think it's freaking awesome that they're going to Essex Junction, even though I don't live there anymore. (of course, urban sprawl has also exploded since I've been there, with an infestation of numerous big box stores where forest used to be, but what can you do?)

# May 12, 2010 @ 5:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. metal2death writes:

yepp. philly always gets f***ed over with tour dates. its a shame, i have to drive all the way to lancaster for a phucking concert... wtf's in lancaster?!?! cows?

# May 12, 2010 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Disc0rdant writes:

It is fvcken awesome Primus are getting back together. I saw Les Claypool in Sydney a couple of months ago doin a solo show and he played some Primus stuff it was fvcken mad. Tour Australia dammit!

# May 14, 2010 @ 9:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Metalheadxlx writes:

This should be intresting, is it true that Metallica actually turned out les claypool due to the fact James thought he was too good?

# May 19, 2010 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. twistedratt writes:

Hey just think how i feel. the closest they come to me is in Nashville,tn and that is a 14 hour drive for me in Tampa,fl area. That really sucks azz

# May 22, 2010 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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