August 18, 2014

Primus: "Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble" 10/21

Can you reinvent the soundtrack of a beloved movie classic? Primus will try on their new album Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble (October 21 on ATO Records). A twisted musical ensemble takes on a twisted movie. Mind you: this is the 1971 version staring Gene wilder, not the flawed 2005 remake directed by Tim Burton - man man Les Claypool hates that one. The songs were premiered at their 2013 NYE show at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. The album features the Fungi Ensemble to fill out the sound; Mike Dillon is on marimba & percussion, and Sam Bass is on cello.

Tim "Herb" Alexander is back on drums for this album marking his first studio appearance in 19 years. He recently underwent successful heart surgery and he is expected to be joining Claypool and Larry "Ler" LaLonde on stage when the Chocolate tour kicks off in October. Tool's Danny Carvey will replace him for the three September dates.

The album is available for preorder and yes, there are five golden ones for lucky buyers of the vinyl version.

Live dates:
  • 09/13 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
  • 09/14 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
  • 09/19 Denver,COL - Riot Fest
  • 10/22 Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA
  • 10/24 Palace Theatre – Albany, NY
  • 10/25 Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
  • 10/26 Flynn Center for Performing Arts – Burlington, VT
  • 10/28 Palace Theater – Waterbury, CT
  • 10/29 Hippodrome – Baltimore, MD
  • 10/31 Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
  • 11/01 State Theatre – New Brunswick, NJ
  • 11/02 Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
  • 11/03 The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
  • 11/05 Peabody Opera House – St. Louis, MO
  • 11/07 Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
  • 11/08 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
  • 11/09 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
  • 11/11 The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach, FL
  • 11/12 Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL
  • 11/14 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Biloxi, MS
  • 11/15 ACL live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
  • 11/16 The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX
  • 11/17 Majestic Theatre – San Antonio, TX
  • 11/19 Orpheum Theatre Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ
  • 11/21 Orpheum Theatre LA – Los Angeles, CA

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