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 Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
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|