One of the oddest rock bands out there, Primus was never a group that played by conventions. Sounding more like a nightmarish travelling vaudeville act than a traditional musical endeavor, the band has developed a huge cult following over the years that only grows with each new release.
The band will be touring the States in support of their latest release, Green Naugahyde, and this tour will be a little bit different than your normal fare. The stage will have a special 3D backdrop as well as a quadrophonic sound system, which means 4.0 surround sound (think of the four corners of a square). Bassist/singer Les Claypool states that the end result will be, “…really trippy“. Fans will be handed 3D glasses for the concert. Tour dates are below.
This is not the first time that the band has done this type of concert. At the 2008 New Year’s Eve show at the San Francisco Opera House, the band utilized this type of experience. Claypool elaborates, “It’s a pretty adventurous undertaking. Had we not done it once before, I’d be a little skeptical. But the show we did at the San Francisco Opera House was pretty amazing, and the notion of touring it seems to be an even more amazing concept, so we’re doing it.”
Also, during the concerts, the band will be turning and facing the backdrop where they will, “… jam along with our visualist“.
For more information on how the technology was created as well as the other aspects of the show, check out the full interview at Billboard.
Personally, I think this might be a very cool experience. It sounds like they are taking the traditional concert experience and figuring out how to add to it. Let’s just hope the 3D isn’t as bad as My Soul To Take, right? What are your thoughts? Think this will be an interesting way to expand on concerts or is it just another gimmick to raise ticket prices?
Primus Tour Dates:
Oct. 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center
Oct. 13 – Burlington, VT – Memorial Auditorium
Oct. 15 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
Oct.16 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Kirby Center
Oct. 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
Oct. 19 – New York NY – Hammerstein
Oct. 20 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
Oct. 21 – Providence, RI – Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Oct. 23 – Niagra Falls, NY – Rapids Theater
Oct. 24 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
Oct. 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theater
Oct. 28 – St Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
Oct. 30 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater
Oct. 31 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
Nov. 2 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown
Nov. 3 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
Nov. 4 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom
Nov. 5 – Dallas, TX – McFarlin
Nov. 7 – Austin, TX – Bass Hall
Nov. 9 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock
Nov. 10 – Miami, FL – Fillmore