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Claypool preps tour in support of Fungi

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    In a world of original artists, Les Claypool is a name that truly stands out. Beyond the well known exploits and music videos of Primus’ past, the slap bass guru has had countless projects between the Flying Frog Brigade, original songs for TV (South Park, Robot Chicken) and his solo album work. The fruits of this most honest and odd labor include Of Whales and Woe, only to be followed this year by Of Fungi and Foe. The question remains as usual . . . what else might be up the fisherman’s sleeve?

    After his two solo efforts, Claypool and his bizarre, alternative mindset have begun to take to the road. Starting May 23, the California native will embark on a nationwide tour that will carry him to both coastlines and everywhere in between, before concluding with a stop at the All Good Festival. The tour also includes a fine trio of accompanying acts – Stubbs’ finest Matisyahu, O’Death and Yard Dogs Road Show. While this is the primary focus of the recent Claypool undercurrent, another project that has gained attention from his official website is a film entitled Pig Hunt which boasts soundtrack tunes from the famous bassist.

    “Sometime back, I was commissioned to write soundtrack music for two projects that promised to have quite a bit of very intense and unique imagery, one was for an interactive game about a meteor that hits Earth and brings intelligence to the mushrooms within the crash proximity, and the other was about a 3,000-pound wild boar that terrorizes the marijuana fields of Northern California.”

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    The summer tour Claypool will be embarking on supports the newest solo outing by the former Primus front man, Of Fungi and Foe that became available in March. Be sure to pick up the latest work from Les Claypool and try to catch the next hot tour of the year when it comes to a watering hole near you.

    Les Claypool 2009 Tour Dates:
    05/23 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Festival
    05/24 – Thornville, OH @ Hookahville Festival
    05/26 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater ^
    05/27 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ^
    05/28 – Hilton Head, SC @ Shoreline Ballroom ^
    05/30 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
    05/31 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues *
    06/01 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing *
    06/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
    06/04 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall *
    06/05 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
    06/07 – Dallas, TX @ The Palladium *
    06/08 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues *
    06/09 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall *
    06/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine
    06/12 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
    06/13 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre #
    06/19 – Sacramento, CA @ The Grove/Radisson Hotel #
    06/21 – Medford, OR @ Britt Pavilion #
    06/23 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
    06/24 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
    06/30 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings ^
    07/01 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue ^
    07/03 – Omaha, NE @ Anchor Inn ^
    07/04 – Rothbury, MI @ Rothbury Festival
    07/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vouge ^
    07/06 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Audtiorium ^
    07/07 – Knoxville, TN @ The Bijou Theater ^
    07/10 – Masontown, WV @ All Good Festival
    07/11 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Change Theater ^
    07/12 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground ^
    07/17 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues

    ^ = w/ O’Death
    * = w/ Matisyahu
    # = w/ Yard Dogs Road Show

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