Primus Releases Details and 11-Minute Song from Upcoming EP

Primus: ConspiranoidRecently we shared the news that a new Primus EP was on the way, and now Les Claypool and the gang have revealed more details about it including the epic 11-minute opening track.

Conspiranoid will be released on April 22nd, just a week into the next leg of their “A Tribute To Kings” tour. The first song, “Conspiranoia,” features the band’s hallmark sounds including Claypool’s creative and powerful bass lines.

“I’d been itching to record an opus–basically a long, winding, bastard of a song, reminiscent of some of the compositions I cut my teeth (or ears) on, in my music-hungry adolescence,” the bassist explained to Consequence. “‘Conspiranoia’ was sprouted from a seed I had planted in my notebook a year or so ago–a few lines commenting on the mental state of the contemporary world.”

Primus released an equally epic music video for the song that was directed by Cage Claypool.

Conspiranoid will be out digitally on April 22nd with vinyl copies arriving in August. Their “A Tribute To Kings” tour, which features a full playthrough of the Rush album A Farewell to Kings, kicks off again on April 15.

North America Tour

Apr 15Oklahoma City, OKThe Criterion *
Apr 16San Antonio, TXMajestic Theatre *
Apr 19Springfield, MOGillioz Theatre *
Apr 20Kansas City, MOGrinders KC *^
Apr 22Cedar Rapids, IAMcGrath Amphitheatre *^
Apr 23Madison, WIThe Sylvee *
Apr 25Knoxville, TNTennessee Theatre*
Apr 27New Orleans, LASaenger Theatre *^
Apr 30Huntsville, ALMars Music Hall, Von Braun Center *
May 3Miami Beach, FLThe Fillmore *
May 4St. Petersburg, FLMahaffey Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Arts *
May 6North Charleston, SCNorth Charleston Performing Arts Center *
May 7Saint Augustine, FLThe Saint Augustine Amphitheatre *
May 9Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium *
May 10Fort Wayne, INThe Clyde Theatre *
May 13Toronto, ONMassey Hall +
May 14Toronto, ONMassey Hall +
May 16Montreal, QCL'Olympia +
May 17Quebec, QCVideotron Centre +
May 18Albany, NYPalace Theatre *
May 20Port Chester, NYThe Capitol Theatre *
May 21Montclair, NJWellmont Theater *
May 22Huntington, NYThe Paramount *
May 24Washington, D.C.Warner Theatre *
May 25Bethlehem, PAThe Wind Creek Event Center *
May 27Atlantic City, NJBorgata Hotel Casino & Spa *
May 28LaFayette, NYBeak & Skiff Apple Orchards *
May 30Louisville, KYOld Forester’s Paristown Hall *
May 31Grand Rapids, MIGLC Live at 20 Monroe *
Jun 2Milwaukee, WIBMO Harris Pavilion *^
Jun 3Saint Paul, MNPalace Theatre *
Jun 4Winnipeg, MBBurton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts +
Jun 6Regina, SKConexus Arts Centre - Capital Auto Theatre +
Jun 7Saskatoon, SKTCU Place - Sid Buckwold Theatre +
Jun 9Calgary, ABGrey Eagle Event Centre, Grey Eagle Resort & Casino +
Jun 10Edmonton, ABEdmonton Expo Centre +
Jun 12Vancouver, BCThe Orpheum +
Jun 14Troutdale, OREdgefield ~
Jun 15Redding, CARedding Civic Auditorium ~
Jun 17Sacramento, CASacramento Memorial Auditorium ~
Jun 18Reno, NVGrand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino ~
Jun 19San Jose, CASan Jose Civic ~
Jun 21Santa Barbara, CAArlington Theatre ~
Jun 23Riverside, CARiverside Municipal Auditorium ~
Jun 24Long Beach, CALong Beach Convention & Entertainment Center ~
Jun 25Las Vegas, NVThe Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas ~^
Aug 12Vail, COGerald R. Ford Amphitheatre
Aug 13Vail, COGerald R. Ford Amphitheatre

Europe Tour

Sep 9Stockholm, SwedenFryshuset Arenan
Sep 10Oslo, NorwayOslo Spektrum
Sep 12Copenhagen, DenmarkVega
Sep 14Berlin, GermanyHuxley’s Neue Welt
Sep 16Warsaw, PolandKlub Stodola
Sep 17Prague, CzechiaForum Karlin
Sep 18Munich, GermanyTonHalle München
Sep 20Zürich, SwitzerlandKaufleuten
Sep 21Padova, ItalyGran Teatro Geox
Sep 23Bogerhout, BelgiumDe Roma
Sep 24Paris, FranceL’Olympia
Sep 25Amsterdam, NetherlandsAFAS Live
Sep 27Glasgow, United Kingdom02 Academy Glasgow
Sep 29London, United KingdomEventim Apollo
Sep 30Manchester, United KingdomManchester Academy
Oct 1Dublin, IrelandOlympia Theatre

* with Battles
+ with Black Mountain
~ with The Black Angels
^ Tickets are currently on sale for these performances

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