After a hiatus in touring and recording, bassist Les Claypool and his Primus compatriots Larry LaLonde and Jay Lane are back. The bass-driven trio this week announced its plans for a summer co-bill with gypsy punk crew Gogol Bordello.
Primus’ itinerary stretches from July 27 with a concert at Sound Academy in Toronto, ON, through August 15 at County Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA. Gogol Bordello will be along for the ride from July 29 at Midway Lawn in Essex Junction, VT, through August 13 at The Rail in Salt Lake City, UT.
The two bands, noted for their unique sounds and performance styles, will perform a total of nine concerts together during that time. But their paths will split several times along the way, allowing each group to concurrently complete a few solo shows.
Dates featuring both acts include performances on July 30 at Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, NY; August 5 at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in Columbus, OH; and August 12 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO.
The tour partners will go their separate ways for solo shows on three isolated dates on the calendar. Primus is booked into gigs on July 31 at the Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT; August 6 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN; and August 7 at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI. Gogol Bordello has concerts booked on July 31 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ; August 6 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO; and August 7 at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL.
Public onsales for Primus and Gogol Bordello, as well as select solo performances, are blanketed over the May 7-9 weekend. Ticket prices vary depending on the venue and participating acts, but most are between the $30 and $40 range, according to Ticketmaster.com.
Though dormant on the tour circuit in recent years and without a full-length studio release since 1999’s “Antipop,” Primus is expected to return to the studio at the end of the summer to begin work on a new album. According to a press release from the band, they are using the tour as a chance to “refine their chops before heading into the studio.”
Gogol Bordello recently completed a spring headline tour of North America. The gypsy punk crew is promoting its new studio album “Trans-Continental Hustle,” released April 27. Produced by Rick Rubin, “Hustle” is the band’s first record in three years and debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 110.
Primus, Gogol Bordello itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|July 27||Toronto, ON||Sound Academy *|
|July 29||Essex Junction, VT||Midway Lawn|
|July 30||Brooklyn, NY||Williamsburg Waterfront|
|July 31||Bridgeport, CT||Gathering of the Vibes *|
|July 31||Sayreville, NJ||Starland Ballroom +|
|August 1||Charlottesville, VA||Charlottesville Pavilion|
|August 3||Cleveland, OH||Time Warner Cable Amphitheater|
|August 5||Columbus, OH||Lifestyle Communities Pavilion|
|August 6||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium *|
|August 6||St. Louis, MO||The Pageant +|
|August 7||Milwaukee, WI||The Rave *|
|August 7||Chicago, IL||Lollapalooza +|
|August 9||Council Bluff, IA||Stir Cove at Harrah’s|
|August 10||Kansas City, MO||Uptown Theater|
|August 12||Denver, CO||Red Rocks Amphitheatre|
|August 13||Salt Lake City, UT||The Rail|
|August 14||Las Vegas, NV||The Joint *|
|August 15||Santa Barbara, CA||County Bowl *|
* Primus only
+ Gogol Bordello only