In a little over a month, Primus’ hiatus officially ends as the rock trio launches its late summer tour with Gogol Bordello. But that’s not the end of the road for Les, Larry and Jay, who recently announced plans to tour through the fall with the second consecutive Oddity Faire Tour.

Primus’ eclectic and eccentric bassist Les Claypool founded the Oddity Faire in 2009 as a way to tour with like-minded musicians. This year the nomadic festival will launch with a September 14 concert at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, CA.

Sixteen event dates have been unveiled so far for the tour, which is currently set to end on October 8 at Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA. Along the way, performances are inked for September 16-17 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA; September 25 at PNE Forum in Vancouver, BC; September 30 at Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, MB; and October 2 at Congress Theatre in Chicago, IL.

Oddity Faire ticket sales begin over the June 18-19 weekend in most markets. Most tickets have face values ranging from $35 to $45, though prices range up to $55 at Tower Theatre, according to current event listings on and

Along with headline sets from Primus, the tour will also feature performances by hardcore band The Bronx’s mariachi alter-ego Mariachi El Bronx, up-and-coming experimental rock outfit Portugal. The Man, and acoustic cowpunk group Split Lip Rayfield on select dates.

Earlier this year, Claypool and guitarist Larry LaLonde announced the reformation of the original Primus lineup with drummer Jay Lane.

Until the start of this year, Lane had been playing with former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh in their new rock band Furthur. Lesh confirmed Lane’s departure in a mid-May announcement on the PhilZone message board, writing, “I will miss Jay’s enthusiasm and ebullience; he’s a great guy to hang and play music with.”

Oddity Faire Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 14 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
September 16 – 17 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
September 18 Tempe, AZ Arizona Fall Frenzy
September 20 Eagle, ID Eagle River Pavilion
September 21 Central Point, OR Lithia Motors Amphitheater
September 22 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
September 24 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
September 25 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum
September 27 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Centre
September 28 Calgary, AB University of Calgary
September 30 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
October 1 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
October 2 Chicago, IL Congress Theater
October 3 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
October 8 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre