Primus Offers Reunion Show Downloads
Primus will make each concert from its upcoming tour available for purchase online.Primus will make each concert from its upcoming tour available for purchase online. The outing, featuring the band's original lineup, launched this week in California, and will keep Primus on the road through the end of November. Shows from October will be available for purchase on the newly created Web site PrimusLive.com beginning Nov. 7.
Each performance will offered in MP3 and FLAC audio formats. Pricing for the downloads has not yet been set. After Nov. 7, new concerts will be posted online 48 hours after their completion. Fans will also be able to download artwork for use in CD jewel cases.
As previously reported, the trek, dubbed the Tour de Fromage, will feature two sets. Primus will play a different first set each night of tracks from its back catalog, followed by a second set replicating the album "Sailing the Seas of Cheese" in its entirety. It marks the first time leader Les Claypool and guitarist Larry Lalonde are performing with original drummer Tim Alexander since his 1996 departure.
Primus is touring in support of the DVD/CD package "Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People" (Interscope), which debuted this week at No. 44 on The Billboard 200.
Here are Primus' remaining tour dates:
Oct. 18: Los Angeles (The Wiltern)
Oct. 21: Denver (The Fillmore)
Oct. 22: Salt Lake City (Salt Air)
Oct. 25: Eugene, Ore. (Hult Center)
Oct. 26: Seattle (Paramount)
Oct: 28: Eureka, Calif. (Municipal Auditorium)
Oct. 29: Santa Cruz, Calif. (Civic Center)
Oct. 30-31: San Francisco (The Warfield)
Nov. 6: Minneapolis (State Theater)
Nov. 7: Chicago (Aragon Ballroom)
Nov. 8: Milwaukee (Eagles Ballroom)
Nov. 9: Detroit (State Theater)
Nov. 11: Columbus, Ohio (PromoWest Pavillion)
Nov. 12: Cleveland (Agora Theater)
Nov. 14: New York (Roseland)
Nov. 15: Philadelphia (Tower Theater)
Nov. 17-18: Boston (Orpheum)
Nov. 19: Newiston, Mass. (Central Maine Civic Center)
Nov. 20: Burlington, Vt. (Memorial Auditorium)
Nov. 24: Syracuse, N.Y. (Landmark Theater)
Nov. 25: New York (Roseland)