LES CLAYPOOL names the five albums he listened to a lot at the start of PRIMUS

Primus leader The Claypools recently named the five albums he couldn’t live without during the band’s early days. In an interview with twirl, claypool gave lengthy explanations for each record as well as a brief reason why he didn’t choose the albums he’s been interested in lately.

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“Because I’ve made some of these lists in the past and my brain would explode if I could only choose five, I decided to jot down what was probably in the contents of the CD carousel at the start when Larry LaLonde and I was driving around in the old 1976 Dodge conversion van in Northern California. Probably stoned.”

They are:

  1. pink floydThe wall
  2. public enemyIt takes a nation of millions to hold us back
  3. tom is waitingrain dogs
  4. Hot red peppersThe Mofo Uplift Party Plan
  5. Fish boneIn your face

Primus will release their new EP Conspiranoid on April 22, and will perform Dashthe entire 1977 album A farewell to kings followed by a set of their own material. Get the dates below.

with battles

4/15 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion [Tickets]
4/16 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theater [Tickets]
4/19 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater [Tickets]
4/20 – Kansas City, MO – KC Grinders [Tickets]
4/22 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheater [Tickets]
4/23 – Madison, WI – La Sylvee [Tickets]
4/25 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater [Tickets]
4/27 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theater [Tickets]
4/30 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall, Von Braun Center [Tickets]
5/3 – Miami Beach, Florida – The Fillmore [Tickets]
5/4 – St. Petersburg, Florida – Mahaffey Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Arts [Tickets]
5/6 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center [Tickets]
5/7 – Saint Augustine, Florida – Saint Augustine Amphitheater [Tickets]
5/9 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium [Tickets]
5/10 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theater [Tickets]

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with Black Mountain

5/13 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall [Tickets]
5/14 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall [Tickets]
5/16 – Montreal, QC – Olympia [Tickets]
5/17 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Center [Tickets]

with battles

5/18 – Albany, NY – Palace Theater [Tickets]
5/20 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theater [Tickets]
5/21 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater [Tickets]
5/22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount [Tickets]
5/24 – Washington, DC – Warner Theater [Tickets]
5/25 – Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center [Tickets]
5/27 – Atlantic City, New Jersey – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa [Tickets]
5/28 – LaFayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards [Tickets]
5/30 – Louisville, KY – Former Forester’s Paristown Hall [Tickets]
5/31 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC live at 20 Monroe [Tickets]
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6/3 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theater [Tickets]

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with Black Mountain

6/4 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theater for the Performing Arts [Tickets]
6/6 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Center – Capital Auto Theater [Tickets]
6/7 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place – Sid Buckwold Theater [Tickets]
6/9 – Calgary, AB – Gray Eagle Event Center, Gray Eagle Resort & Casino [Tickets]
6/10 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Expo Center [Tickets]
6/12 – Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum [Tickets]

with The dark angels

6/14 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield [Tickets]
6/15 – Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium [Tickets]
6/17 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium [Tickets]
6/18 – Reno, NV – Grand Theater, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino [Tickets]
6/19 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic [Tickets]
6/21 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater [Tickets]
6/23 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium [Tickets]
6/24 – Long Beach, CA – Terrace Theater, Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center [Tickets]
6/25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Las Vegas Hotels [Tickets]

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