Primus Announces Spring Tour in Support of Green Naugahyde


Primus is excited to announce a spring tour in support of Green Naugahyde, out now on ATO Records and Prawn Songs. An evening with Primus, featuring two full sets, begins on May 3rd in Columbia, MO, and wraps up on June 24th in Modesto, CA.

In conjunction with the tour, ATO Records will release a limited edition 10″ single, with live versions of “Jilly’s On Smack” and “Eyes of the Squirrel.” The vinyl, which will be wrapped in a green naugahyde sleeve, will be available at independent record stores in late April. More details on this release will be available at

Recently, Primus performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band played “Lee Van Cleef” off Green Naugahyde, as well as the classic “Jerry Was A Racecar Driver” as a web exclusive. Primus also released the video for the single “Tragedy’s a’ Comin'”, which premiered on in a three-part series (part 1, part 2, part 3).

Green Naugahyde was produced and engineered by Les Claypool in his personal studio, Rancho Relaxo, in Northern California, and features Claypool, long-time guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane. Lane was in an early lineup of the band, and was also in Sausage, a 1994 reunion of the 1988 Primus lineup. Green Naugahyde expands on Primus’ incomparable sound and also sees them bringing it into the next millennium. It is a cerebral and complex album that, like all of the band’s output, is teeming with the band’s signature blend of whimsy and underlying darkness.

For the past 27 years, Primus have followed in the footsteps of boundary-pushing artists like Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd to create some of the most original and inventive music in existence. Green Naugahyde is a Primus record with all of the magic and mystery that phrase entails-and while no one can say for sure what the future will hold in store for the band, the most important thing is that the album exists and will inevitably hold its own in the band’s impressive cannon of music.

Primus Tour Dates:

5/03 – Blue Note – Columbia, MO %
5/05 – Sugar Mill – New Orleans, LA %
5/06 – Beale Street – Memphis, TN %
5/19 – Paramount – Huntington, NY %
5/20 – Landmark Theater – Syracuse, NY %
5/22 – AE Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA ^
5/23 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH ^
5/25 – Summer Camp Festival – Chillicothe, IL %
5/26 – Harmony Park – Geneva, MN %
5/27 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI %
5/29 – Ryman Theater – Nashville, TN %
5/30 – Brady Theater – Tulsa, OK %
6/01 – Gilloiz Theater – Springfield, MO %
6/02 – Wakarusa Festival – Ozark, AR %
6/03 – Houston Press Festival – Houston, TX %
6/05 – Kiva Auditorium – Albuquerque, NM %
6/06 – Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park – Flagstaff, AZ %
6/08 – The Greek – Los Angeles, CA #
6/11 – Brit Pavilion – Jacksonville, OR %
6/12 – Cuthbert Amp – Eugene, OR %
6/14 – Marymoor Park – Redmond, WA %
6/15 – Orpheum Theater – Vancouver, BC %
6/16 – Fox Theater – Spokane, WA %
6/17 – Big Sky Brewery – Missoula, MT %
6/22 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV #
6/23 – Santa Cruz Auditorium – Santa Cruz, CA #
6/24 – Civic Center Plaza – Modesto, CA %

% An Evening With Primus
^ with Gogol Bordello
# with Fishbone