QRO pops open a can of pork soda to put on a spotlight on veteran alt-funksters Primus. ...

QRO pops open a can of pork soda to put on a spotlight on veteran alt-funksters Primus.


Name: Primus

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Associated act(s): Oysterhead, Sausage

Members: Tim Alexander, Les Claypool, Todd Huth (former), Larry LaLonde, Jay Lane (former), Briyan Mantia (former), Tim Wright (former)

Albums: Suck On This (1989), Frizzle Fry (1990), Sailing the Seas of Cheese (1991), Pork Soda (1993), Tales from the Punchbowl (1995), Brown Album (1997), Rhinoplasty (1998), Antipop (1999), Green Naugahyde (2011), Sailing the Seas of Cheese (expanded edition) (2013), Primus & The Chocolate Factory (2014), The Desaturating Seven (2017)

TV shows appeared on: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC), Last Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC), South Park (COMEDY CENTRAL)

PrimusRelated Articles:

Photo gallery of Les Claypool from Rothbury Festival in Rothbury, MI on July 4th, 2009

Photo gallery from Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY on September 30th, 2011

Review of Green Naugahyde

Photo gallery from Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, IA on October 15th, 2011

Interview with Les Claypool

Live review playing Sailing the Seas of Cheese and Green Naugahyde at Royal Albert Hall in London, U.K. on April 4th, 2012

Photo gallery from Royal Albert Hall

Photo gallery from Wakarusa Festival in Ozark, AR on June 2nd, 2012

Photo gallery from High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA on July 5th, 2013

Review as part of Riot Fest in Chicago, IL on September 14th, 2014

Photo gallery from Riot Fest

Photo gallery from JBL Live at Pier 97 in New York, NY on July 30th, 2015

Photo gallery from Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA on New Year’s Eve, 2015

Photo gallery from ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX on October 22nd, 2017

Livestream review from Claypool Cellars in Sebastopol, CA on December 11th, 2020

Tour dates:

6/9 Houston, TX: Revention Music Center *^
6/11 Irving, TX: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *^
6/12 Austin, TX: ACL Live at the Moody Theater *^
6/13 New Orleans, LA: Saenger Theater *^
6/15 Orlando, FL: Hard Rock Live Orlando *^
6/16 Atlanta, GA: Coca-Cola Roxy *^
6/20 Charlotte, NC: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
6/22 Asheville, NC: Arena *^
6/23 Raleigh, NC: Red Hat Amphitheater *^
6/25 Richmond, VA: Virginia Credit Union LIVE! *^
6/26 Baltimore, MD: MECU Pavilion *^
6/28 Pittsburgh, PA: Stage AE – Outdoor *^
6/29 Essex Junction, VT: Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Exposition *^
7/01 Westbrook ME: Main Savings Pavilion at Rock Row *
7/02 Wallingford, CT: Toyota Oakdale Theatre *^
7/05 Lafayette, NY: Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards *
7/06 Boston, MA: Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion *^
7/08 New York, NY: Beacon Theatre *^
7/09 Asbury Park, NJ: The Stone Pony Summer Stage *^
7/10 Philadelphia, PA: The Met Philadelphia *^
7/13 Toronto, ON: RBC Echo Beach *^
7/15 Columbus, OH: Express Live! – Outdoor *^
7/16 Cleveland, OH: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica *^
7/17 Sterling Heights, MI: Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill *^
7/19 Cincinnati, OH: PNC Pavilion *^
7/20 Chicago, IL: The Chicago Theatre *+
7/21 Indianapolis, IN: The Amphitheater at White River State Park *+
7/23 Minneapolis, MN: The Armory *+
7/24 Milwaukee, WI: BMO Harris Pavilion *+
7/25 Maryland Heights, MO: Saint Louis Music Park *+
7/27 Kansas City, MO: CrossroadsKC *+
7/30 Denver, CO: The Mission Ballroom *+
7/31 Salt Lake City, UT: The Complex *+
8/02 Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Federal Theatre *+
8/04 San Diego, CA: Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU *+
8/06 Paso Robles, CA: Vina Robles Amphitheatre *+
8/07 Los Angeles, CA: Greek Theatre *+
8/11 Boise, ID: Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden *+
8/13 Spokane, WA: Riverfront Park Amphitheater *+
8/14 Redmond, WA: Marymoor Park *+
8/17 Troutdale, OR: Edgefield +
8/18 Bend, OR: Les Schwab Amphitheater +
8/20 Berkeley, CA: Greek Theater +

* w/ Wolfmother
^ w/ The Sword
+ w/ Battles

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