Primus Releasing New Album ‘Green Naugahyde’ September 13th

Fall Tour Dates Announced


Primus recently unveiled the details for the release of ‘Green Naugahyde’, the veteran rock band’s first studio album in 11 years. ‘Green Naugahyde’ will hit stores on September 13th via ATO Records/Prawn Songs and the band will be embarking on a month-long 18-stop tour in support of the release. The tour, billed ‘An Evening with Primus’ will feature two full sets from the band and start in Boston on September 23rd before making its way west to the tour finale in Los Angeles on October 22nd.

A pre-sale for the new album ‘Green Naugahyde’ and the tour venues is currently available at The album was produced and engineered by Les Claypool in his personal studio, Rancho Relaxo, in Northern California, and features long-time
guitarist Larry LaLonde as well as drummer Jay Lane.

Primus Tour Dates:
September 23 – Boston, MA @ The Orpheum
September 6 – Richmond, VA @ The National
September 27 – Albany, NY @ Palace, Theatre
September 30 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
October 1 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
October 2 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
October 4 – Montreal, QE @ Metropolis
October 5 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
October 7 – Pittsburg, PA @ Stage AE
October 8 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
October 10 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
October 13 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
October 14 – Chicago, IL @ The Congress
October 15 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
October 17 – Denver, CO @ Ogden
October 18 – Denver, CO @ Ogden
October 20 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater
October 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

Les Claypool Cryptic About Primus Return

In an interview with Artisan News Service, Les Claypool shared his thoughts on his plans for 2008 and talked about a very busy year ahead with many musical options. The Primus bassist and vocalist said of a possible return to the band, “So now you’re asking me the same questions that my management are asking for years, which is, ‘Let’s plan our year.’ There’s too many variables. That’s as far as I plan. We’ve got some film projects on the table that we’re trying to get going. Now there’s this writers’ strike, so who knows what the hell happens with any of these things. I think I’ve given you all I know as far as what’s in the future.” Watch the interview at YouTube.

Primus Perform In Berkeley

Primus performed to promote the release of the new album ‘Blame it on the Fish’ at the Berkeley Community Theater on December 2nd in Berkeley, California. Check out pictures from GettyImages.