Primus, Mastodon Team Up for 2018 Tour

On the heels of 2016’s The Desaturating SevenPrimus have recently announced a two-month stint of a U.S. tour, joined on the road by heavy metal rockers Mastodon.

On May 6, they’ll kick things off at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colo., and end July 7 at Phoenix’s Comerica Theatre. Tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public this Friday, Feb. 1, with a pre-sale beginning tomorrow with the password “Goblins.” Check out all the dates below and get full ticketing details at Primus’ website.

The Desaturating Seven album was based on a book called The Rainbow Goblins by Ul Del Rico that Primus frontman Les Claypool supposedly used to read to his children. The plot centers on seven goblins who “pull the color out of the world.”

“The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately, and I thought, ‘This would make good fodder for a piece of music,'” Claypool said in an interview. “The use of color and darkness both in the paintings and the writing was compelling and now, near two decades later, the metaphor of greed, gluttony and deceit vs. unity of the masses is eerily relevant. I brought the notion to the Primus guys and they were all for it. Plus, I figured it’s about time someone brought ‘Goblin Rock’ back to the fold.”

Last night during the Grammy’s, Mastodon took home the Best Metal Performance for “Sultan’s Curse.” The track, which the band cross-promoted with its very own own beer, appeared on Emperor of Sand.

Primus and Mastodon 2018 U.S. Tour
May 6 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
May 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
May 10 – Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
May 11 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
May 12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
May 14 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
May 15 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
May 16 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
May 18 – Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavilion
May 19 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 20 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
May 22 – Reading, PA – Diamond Credit Union Theater @ Santander
May 23 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheater
May 25 – Glen Falls, NY – Cool Insuring Arena
May 26 – Providence, RI – Bold Point Park
May 27 – Portland, ME – TBA
May 29 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
May 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
June 1 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
June 2 – Baltimore, MD – Pier 6 Pavilion
June 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater @ Coney Island Boardwalk
June 5 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
June 6 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
June 9 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
June 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
June 12 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
June 14 – Minneapolis, MN – MYTH LIVE
June 15 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
June 16 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater
June 18 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater
June 21 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
June 22 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
June 23 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
June 25 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
June 28 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort Amphitheater
June 29 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre
June 30 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Resort Casino
July 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salt Air – Outdoors
July 3 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Event Center
July 5 – Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
July 6 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
July 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

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