Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade Returns After 20 Years

Les Claypool

Les Claypool shared some exciting news with the return of one of his projects. After 20 years, Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade is back and will be touring the United States this spring and summer during the “Summer of Green” tour.

The band’s lineup for the excursion will include SSean Lennon on guitar, Harry Waters on keys, Paolo Baldi on drums, Skerik on saxophone, and Mike Dillon on percussion. Together they’ll be presenting a full performance of Pink Floyd’s masterpiece album Animals each night of the run.

“In an age of calibrated chaos, moral constipation, and conspiranoia, it is reassuring to know that certain frogs can and do fly,” says Claypool.


The “Summer of Green” tour will begin in Stateline, Nevada, on May 17th and run through the Western states before heading east. Several festivals are on the itinerary, including Peach Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, and Mountain Music Festival. The band’s final date is slated for July 15th in Phoenix, Arizona.

The FFFB will have support from some great artists, including Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew’s Remain in Light (with Julie Slick), Fishbone (with Norwood Fisher), Neal Francis, Budos Band (with Daniel Foder), W.I.T.C.H., and Moon Duo.

The project is a chance for Claypool to try out different things, including the Whamola.

“Summer of Green” Tour Dates:

May 17Stateline, NVVenue TBA 2
May 19Napa, CAVenue TBA 2
May 20Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Civic Aud 2
May 21San Diego, CAObservatory North 2
May 23Salt Lake City, UTVenue TBA 2
May 24Denver. COMission Ballroom 2
May 26Kansas City, MOGrinders KC
May 27Chillicothe, ILSummer Camp Music Festival
May 28Louisville, KYIroquois Amphitheater 3
May 30Buffalo, NYTown Ballroom 3
May 31Columbus, OHKEMBA Live! 3
Jun 2Detroit, MIRoyal Oak Music Theatre 3
Jun 3Oak Hill, WVMountain Music Festival
Jun 4Chattanooga, TNVenue TBA
Jun 6Richmond. VABrown's Island1
Jun 7Raleigh, NCRaleigh Memorial Auditorium 1
Jun 9Asheville, NCRabbit Rabbit 1
Jun 10Atlanta, GAThe Eastern 1
Jun 11Columbia. SCTownship Auditorium 1
Jun 13Dallas, TXMusic Hall at Fair Park 1
Jun 14Austin, TXThe Moody Amphitheater 1
Jun 16Houston, TXWhite Oak Music Hall Lawn 1
Jun 19Mobile. ALSaenger Theatre 1
Jun 20Tampa, FLSeminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 1
Jun 22Baltimore, MDThe Lyric 5
Jun 23Port Chester, NYCapitol Theatre 3
Jun 24Westbury, NYNYCB Theatre (in the round) 3
Jun 26Northampton, MAThe Pine Theater 3
Jun 28Portland, MEState Theater 4
Jun 29Boston. MAMGM Music Hall at Fenway 4
Jul 1Scranton. PAPeach Music Festival
Jul 2Chicago, ILSalt Shed (indoor) 4
Jul 3St. Paul, ILPalace Theatre 4
Jul 4Bonner, MTKettlehouse Amphitheater 6
Jul 8Redmond, WAMarymoor Park Live 6
Jul 9Forest Grove, ORGrand Lodge 6
Jul 11Wheatland, CAHard Rock Live 6
Jul 13San Lois Obispo, CAMadonna Inn 6
Jul 14Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern 6
Jul 15Phoenix. AZVan Buren 6

1 Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew Remain In Light
2 Fishbone
3 Neal Francis
4 Budos Band
5 W.I.T.C.H.
6 Moon Duo

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