Posted in music | tour dates on January 6, 2014

by Doug Moore

Duo De Twang

So here's a novel live package: though Primus haven't announced any tour dates for 2014 yet, bassist/vocalist/legendary weirdo Les Claypool will return to the road at least once this year with his bizarre skiffle-shred Americana project Duo De Twang, who will play a run of North American dates from January through March in support of their upcoming debut album Four Foot Shack. (You can preorder it here if you're a Claypool devotee.)

Anything involving Claypool will probably be at least a little odd, but the 2/27 NYC date at the McKittrick Hotel will be extra gonzo. The hotel is also home to Sleep No More, Punchdrunk's chaotic, creepy (and popular!) experimental production of Macbeth. Duo De Twang's gig is being billed as part of an SNM performance; they'll play after the theatrical segment. Sleep No More has featured musical guests before, notably Jim James of My Morning Jacket and MMJ collaborators Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

You can preorder tickets for the 2/27 combined gig here. They're a little steep at $130; if you just want to see Duo De Twang, you can catch them in on 2/28 in Woodstock, NY at the Bearsville Theater (tix here). Sleep No More-only tickets can be had for $80 on pretty much the day of your choosing.

Check out a Duo De Twang version of Primus's "Jerry Was a Racecar Driver", some live footage, and the full run of dates below...

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Les Claypool's Duo De Twang -- 2014 Tour Dates
1/7 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
1/8 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater
1/9 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - FL Revolution
2/27 - New York, NY - The Heath at McKittrick Hotel
2/28 - Woodstock, NY - Bearsville Theater
3/1 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
3/3 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
3/4 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
3/6 - Kent, OH - The Kent Stage
3/7 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
3/8 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue

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Comments (18)

There are three truths in life: You will be born, you will die, and Primus will always be the worst band to ever exist.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 10:02 AM

What a hilarious observation. Great job, Dr. Anonymous.

Posted by Bill | January 6, 2014 10:12 AM

hilarious, but blindingly true

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 10:23 AM

I give props to Claypool for being a talented bassist, but dude makes some of the worst music imaginable. Literally every project he's involved in is terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 10:37 AM

All I'm saying is that if I spent as much time hating everything as the average BV commenter spends hating everything, I'd have no time left for liking anything.

That said, I mean... yeah. Claypool is way too prolific for his own good. But it kinda goes without saying at this point. Roughly two decades of mostly irrelevant songwriting have made the guy and all his projects pretty snark-immune, in my opinion.

Posted by Bill | January 6, 2014 11:08 AM

Except for the Riddles Are Abound Tonight album, don't bother with anything Les Claypool is involved in, except Primus.

Advice for the newbie: #3946.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 11:28 AM

"All I'm saying is that if I spent as much time hating everything as the average BV commenter spends hating everything, I'd have no time left for liking anything."

Bill- Even with all my hate I find the time to like stuff. I'm a big fan of cats & enjoy learning about the commercial trucking industry.

Best,
Dr. Anonymous


Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 11:29 AM

Primus is the worst band to ever exist? Really? You should check out Phish.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 11:49 AM

If you think Primus are better than Phish you are literally the most gigantic dumbass I have ever encountered.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 12:18 PM

^ BOOYA!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 12:33 PM

worse than sausage music

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 12:38 PM

wasn't sleep no more supposed to end, like, a year ago? at least?

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 1:06 PM

Sleep No More has been very popular and they've extended the run.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 1:35 PM

No one's heard of Sleep No More? Really? Maybe not in your hometown of Ohio but it's pretty popular.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 1:59 PM

"two decades of mostly irrelevant songwriting"

....that's been selling out venues all over the world on a non-stop basis.

Must be pretty irrelevant there guyze!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 9:15 PM

I was there in front! I have the same poster on my wall signed by les! And nobody knew the lyrics to big rock candy mountain.

Posted by Oderwald | October 31, 2014 5:04 PM

Sunday music!!!!

Posted by word vango | November 20, 2014 2:26 AM

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