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Primus began hyping up the 3D-enhanced aspects of their tour plans months ago when the band announced their Fall leg.  Unfortunately, the adventure pretty much stayed East of The Rockies.

The new leg includes markets missed on the Fall journey, but before the band heads for the tour’s first stop at BottleRock Napa Valley in Napa, CA in May, it has three gigs in Mexico City at Auditorio Blackberry March 11-13.  Those shows follow an appearance at the BUKU Music + Art Project in New Orleans March 8.

The new leg is as follows:

05/09/13 – BottleRock Napa Valley in Napa, CA
05/10/13 – Eureka Municipal Auditorium in Eureka, CA
05/12/13 – Revolution Concert House and Event Center in Garden City, ID
05/13/13 – Wilma Theatre in Missoula, MT
05/14/13 – Shrine Auditorium in Billings, MT
05/16/13 – Historic City Auditorium in Colorado Springs, CO
05/17/13 – Santa Fe Community Convention Center in Santa Fe, NM
05/18/13 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
05/19/13 – Fox Theater Pomona in Pomona, CA
05/21/13 – Majestic Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA
05/22/13 – Majestic Fox Theater in Bakersfield, CA
05/24/13 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, OR
05/25/13 – Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, OR
05/26/13 – Sasquatch! Music Festival in Quincy, WA
05/28/13 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta
05/29/13 – MacEwan Hall Ballroom in Calgary, Alberta
05/31/13 – Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba
06/01/13 – Myth in Saint Paul, MN
06/02/13 – Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL
06/06/13 – Mountain Jam Festival in Hunter, NY
06/07/13 – Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario
06/08/13 – Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario
06/09/13 – Niagara River Rocks in No. Tonawanda, NY

The festival gigs in Napa, CA; Quincy, WA; and Hunter Mountain, NY are already on sale.  No. Tonawanda is a free show.

Head over to for more information.

ATO Records is excited to announce that Primus is holding a video contest for “HOINFODAMAN” off their latest album Green Naugahyde. Fans can submit their entries to The band will choose their favorite three videos, and fans will select the winner from the final three. The winner will receive $5,000. Submissions are due on December 15. Video specifications are as follows:


  • Format: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • File Extension: .mov
  • Dimensions: 1920 x 1080
  • Frame Rate: 30 fps (NTSC)


  • Output Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Channels: Stereo

Primus is excited to be on a unique 3D tour this Fall, featuring two sets per evening. Apparently, this is the first-ever traveling 3D enhanced live musical performance. This groundbreaking tour is sure to provide a one-of-a-kind psychedelic experience, further enhanced by the fact that every show will also feature Quad Surround Sound. Primus will bring its psychedelic 3D show to the state of California for a holiday stint that begins in San Diego at the Balboa Theater on Dec 27, returning to the Wiltern in Los Angeles on Dec. 29 and two nights at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater on Dec 30 and 31. These shows will also feature the super fancy surround sound as well.

Current confirmed tour dates:

10/12/12 – Mid Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY
10/13/12 – Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, VT
10/15/12 – The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, MD
10/16/12 – F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA
10/17/12 – Tower Theatre Upper in Darby, PA
10/19/12 – Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY
10/20/12 – Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA
10/21/12 – Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, RI
10/23/12 – The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY
10/24/12 – The Fillmore Detroit (State Theatre) in Detroit, MI
10/27/12 – Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN
10/28/12 – Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO
10/30/12 – Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH
10/31/12 – The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA
11/02/12 – Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO
11/03/12 – The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO
11/04/12 – Cotillion Ballroom in Wichita, KS
11/05/12 – McFarlin Auditorium in Dallas, TX
11/07/12 – Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX
11/09/12 – Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL
11/10/12 – The Fillmore Miami Beach in Miami Beach, FL
12/27/12 – Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA
12/29/12 – The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA
12/30/12 – The Warfield in San Francisco, CA
12/31/12 – The Warfield in San Francisco, CA

On February 9, Primus performed a couple of tunes on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon including “Lee Van Cleef” from their most recent album, Green Naugahyde. Check it out:

I can’t seem to decide what to do for NYE. Have you decided?

Sea of Dreams New Year's Eve 2012

2012 is almost upon us, and if you’re like me and my friends, you’re bickering over 6 different New Years Eve plans floating around. Well, allow us to confuse you even more. Here’s Thrillcall’s recommendations of the best concerts on New Years Eve in San Francisco to ring in 2012:

Primus – “Hawaiian Hukilau” at Great American Music Hall

  • Who: Primus
  • When: Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
  • Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell (at Polk)
  • Tickets

Les Claypool’s annual New Years Eve party is a thing of legends, which explains why it sold out the Great American Music Hall weeks before the end of the year – but if you can pony up cash for resale tickets or slip in at the door, you’ll enjoy one of the weirdest parties to exist in this already-very-weird city. This should carry that extra special reunion vibe considering 2011’s Green Naugahyde was Primus’…

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