Posted in music | tour dates on January 10, 2012

Primus at Roseland (more by Kurt Christensen)
Primus

Ahoy there all,
I just wanted to thank everyone for the support my nephew Mathew has received over the last year. It has been amazing how many folks have put forth the effort to help my brother and his family. Unfortunately, just at a time when he's learning to walk, little Matthew has had a major relapse and is back at Stanford Medical Center for treatment. To see what this little guy has gone through these last twelve months has been heart wrenching and to think he has to go through it again is just beyond comprehension.
Matthew will undergo an intense round of chemotherapy this month in the hope of getting his blood levels back to a status where he can receive a bone marrow transplant. As far as a donor, we have decent options within the family but there could potentially be a better match out there somewhere. If anyone is inclined, check out: www.marrow.org for information on how to see if they are good match for Little Matthew or others in the same terrible situation. It is a simple procedure to test and the program has saved a lot of lives.

Thanks again for the support,
Les Claypool

Here's to hoping for some good news for Little Matthew and the Primus frontman soon. Head to the link above for more details or if you can help.

In the meantime, Primus will try and move toward a sense of normalcy with a string of European dates what will take place after a smaller-than-usual-show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 2/8. Tickets for the Brooklyn show go on AMEX presale on 1/11 at noon and regular sale on Friday.

Primus are also scheduled to play Summer Camp Music Festival (not to be confused with Summer Camp the band who just announed some shows) in Chillicothe, IL from May-25th-27th. The three day festival will feature a bevy of jammy all-stars (moe., Umphrey's Mcgee, etc) as well as an appearance from Gogol Bordello who recently played NYC twice: Dec 30th and Dec 31st. Primus played their own pair of New Year's Eve shows in San Francisco.

All tour dates and some song streams are below.

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Primus HOINFODAMAN by ATO Records

Primus - Tragedy's a'Comin' by ATO Records

PRIMUS - 2012 TOUR DATES
8-Feb-2012 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
23-Mar-2012 Pordenone, Italy Palasport
24-Mar-2012 Brescia, Italy Pala Eib
26-Mar-2012 Fribourg, Switzerland Fri-Son
27-Mar-2012 Paris, France Zenith
29-Mar-2012 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
1-Apr-2012 Eindhoven, Netherlands Klokgebouw
2-Apr-2012 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
4-Apr-2012 London, England Royal Albert Hall
5-Apr-2012 London, England Royal Albert Hall
May-25-27-2012 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp Music Festival

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Comments (26)

damn, when's the last time they played somewhere that size?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 2:43 PM

awesome!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 2:44 PM

How much do I have to pay to not go?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 3:02 PM

3:02, 20 dollars. Please send payment to go fuck yourself, 16 eatabagofdix st., Staten Island, NY.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 3:13 PM

this is great news

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 3:23 PM

Figures your from Staten Island, 3:13. Or should we just call you Cropsy?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 3:28 PM

I don't care for Primus, but it's okay if you all do.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 3:36 PM

people who like Primus are like those people who have framed posters of Salvador Dali works but have no idea what they mean.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 3:48 PM

3:28 - All the cool kids live on eatabagofdix st. I'm surprised you don't live there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 3:53 PM

Your mom keeps wanting me to bring her to Eatabagofdix St. After she gags on mine that is.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 4:02 PM

People who care what Salvador Dali works mean are missing the point.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 5:05 PM

Primus is a famous band, but I've never met anyone who liked Primus. Where are all the fans? I do remember a kid in middle school (or for Queens natives, junior high) who had a Primus shirt with a whale on it or something. I only know one song by Primus (besides the South Park theme?) and in the video the guy dropped his nachos and the band was playing in the dropped nachos I think.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 5:07 PM

Les is such a good guy. I wish he'd put the Flying Frog Brigade back together for some benefit shows. I would certainly pay for that!

Posted by DavidHorowitz | January 10, 2012 5:26 PM

Spell check!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 5:52 PM

I feel for that kid. No kid should suffer like that. Then again, we shouldn't either. Can I just send money for the kid and not have to put up with 90 minutes of inane wanking? I mean, come on people - you like this shit and you think Eddie Van Halen is a wanker? You get no respect.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 5:57 PM

Ima be sailing the seas of cheese with my big brown beaver, so, sadly, I'll be missing this show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 10:56 PM

I'm looking for a condo on eatabagofdix st.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 11:11 PM

Sailing the seas of hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:58 AM

"Figures your from Staten Island, 3:13. Or should we just call you Cropsy?"


I'm from SI and I like Primus. Where you live shouldn't discount you from being a Primus fan. That is of course, unless you're a transplant here from some other lame-ass state :)

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 9:16 AM

Love the old Primus, hate the new stuff. Wish I could see a setlist before I decide if I wanna drop fifty-freakin-five dollars.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 10:01 AM

3:13 / 9:16 (Staten Island douche) - I don't know why I was surprised that you missed the point. So, since your probably Polish too, I'll speak louder ...
Your "humor" was unfunny, your insult said more about you than it did about us that find the band insufferable, and your attitude is all wrong. In summary, typical for a Staten Island douche.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 10:21 AM

everything up to pork soda was fantastic, after that, they kinda lost me.

are the setlists still peppered with old material, or is it mostly new shit?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 10:23 AM

^ Go see Anthrax instead. They're playing on the same day. And for much less too :)

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 10:38 AM

i used to love anthrax, too

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 10:47 AM

^ good call. Anthrax, Primus, Helmet ... bad music for HS males

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 11:01 AM

awesome is right

Posted by jordon | August 8, 2013 3:25 PM

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