Primus announced today that they will support Slayer on the final leg of Slayer’s farewell world tour, alongside Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. The tour kicks off on November 2 at the ExploreAsheville Arena in Asheville, NC and sees the bands touring across the US, including a stop at Madison Square Garden on November 9, before wrapping up with Slayer’s final show at The Forum in Los Angeles on November 30 (all tour dates below). Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 12 at 10AM local.
Taking inspiration from a wide range of influences is part of what made Primus one of the most distinctive, innovative bands to come out of the 1990s. The trio’s alt/punk/avant-garde/psychedelic/country attack, along with Les Claypool’s surreal, fever-dream lyrics, resulted in some of rock’s unlikeliest hits, including “Tommy the Cat,” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver,” and “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver”. Starting as an underground phenomenon in San Francisco, the band’s cult grew rapidly with now classic albums such as Sailing the Seas of Cheese(1991), Pork Soda(1993), and Tales from the Punch Bowl(1995) all reaching gold status. Over the course of multiple decades Primus has toured with some of rock’s biggest names including U2, Jane’s Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush, and many more. They’ve headlined the third Lollapalooza and maintained being a global music festival staple with notable appearances including Woodstock, Bonnaroo, Big Day Out, and Hellfest to name a few.
The latest studio album, The Desaturating Seven, released in late 2017 on ATO Records, marks the return of the definitive Primus line-up: Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde, and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander — for its first album of original music since 1995.
11/2 Explore Asheville Arena, Asheville, NC^
11/3 PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC^
11/5 Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA^
11/6 Giant Center, Hershey, PA^
11/8 Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA^
11/9 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY^
11/11 KFC Yum Center, Louisville, KY^
11/12 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH^
11/14 TaxSlayer Arena, Moline, IL^
11/15 Denny Sanford Center, Sioux Falls, SD^
11/17 Fargodome, Fargo, ND^
11/18 CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE^
11/20 Broadmore Arena, Colorado Springs, CO^
11/22 Rimrock Arena, Billings, MT^
11/24 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA^
11/26 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA^
11/27 MGM Arena, Las Vegas, NV^
11/30 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA^
^ = w/ Slayer, Ministry, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals