Oysterhead Emerges For Album, Fall Trek
Oysterhead, the alt-rock supergroup featuring Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Primus bassist Les Claypool, and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland, will on Oct. 2 release its Elektra debut album, "Oysterhead, the alt-rock supergroup featuring Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Primus bassist Les Claypool, and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland, will on Oct. 2 release its Elektra debut album, "The Grand Pecking Order," and follow it with a month-long U.S. tour of theaters and arenas.
The 13-track album was recorded at Anastasio's barn studio in Vermont by Oz Fritz and mixed by Toby Wright. It includes such tracks as "Army's On Ecstacy," "Rubberneck Lions," "Pseudo Suicide," and first single "Mr. Oysterhead." A full MP3 download of "Mr. Oysterhead," as well as samples of three other album tracks, are available at the band's new official Web site.
The trio will play two club warm-up shows next month, Sept. 14 at Toad's Place in New Haven, Conn., and the next night at New York's Irving Plaza as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. A month later, the group will convene in Seattle to begin a 20-date U.S. tour..
Tickets for the two September shows go on sale Thursday (Aug. 23). Tickets for the full tour will go on sale to the public Sept. 7, but an Internet pre-sale via the group's Web site begins Thursday at midnight and lasts until midnight on Aug. 29.
Here are Oysterhead's tour dates:
Sept. 14: New Haven, Conn. (Toad's Place)
Sept. 15: New York (Irving Plaza)
Oct. 21: Seattle (Paramount)
Oct. 23: Vancouver (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 24: Salem, Ore. (Salem Armory)
Oct. 26: Berkeley, Calif. (Greek Theatre)
Oct. 27: Los Angeles (Hollywood Palladium)
Oct. 30-31: Denver (Fillmore)
Nov. 2: Chicago (Aragon Ballroom)
Nov. 3: West Lafayette, Ind. (Elliott Hall of Music)
Nov. 4: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Hill Auditorium)
Nov. 6: Cleveland (Cleveland St. Theatre)
Nov. 7: Toronto (Massey Hall)
Nov. 9: Utica, N.Y. (Utica Memorial Auditorium)
Nov. 10: Lowell, Mass. (Tsongas Arena)
Nov. 11: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
Nov. 13-14: New York (Roseland Ballroom)
Nov. 16: Washington, D.C. (D.A.R. Constitution Hall)
Nov. 17: Asheville, N.C. (Asheville Civic Center)
Nov. 18: Gainesville, Fla. (Stephen O'Connell Center)