Primus at Suwannee Hulaween 2015. Photo by Brandt Vicknair.

Incomparable rock trio Primus announces New Orleans concert

Bizarro rock trio Pimus will head to the Civic Theatre when their newly announced Ambushing the Storm Tour swings through New Orleans on Monday, November 13.

Led by inimitable bassist Les Claypool, the group will be on the road in support of their ninth studio album, The Desaturating Seven, which is slated for release on September 29 via ATO Records. The record will mark the band’s first full-length release of original material since 2011’s Green Naugahyde (2014’s Primus & The Choclate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble was a reimagining of the 1971 Willy Wonka soundtrack).

In celebration of The Desaturating Seven, Primus has unveiled “The Seven,” new single from the forthcoming album that finds the band very much in its maddeningly off-kilter comfort zone.

It definitely has that Discipline feel,” Claypool told Rolling Stone in reference to King Crimson’s 1981 album. “But it’s also very reminiscent of [Primus’ 1991 track] ‘Jerry Was a Racecar Driver,’ that tapping and the syncopated bit with me and [guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde]. But all that probably comes from the Crimson influence as well because Crimson was definitely a big influence on the three of us.”

Primus last performed in New Orleans when they opened for Tool at the Smoothie King Center in January 2016. Tickets for their upcoming show at the Civic Theatre will go on sale to the general public this Friday, August 4.