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Primus have been gearing up for the release of their tribute album to the classic film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory for months now. Back in July, the group announced their classic lineup reunion and unveiled plans to release Primus & the Chocolate Factory, a re-imagining of the film’s soundtrack in a true Primus off-puttingly psychedelic fashion. Finally due for release next week, the album can now be heard in its entirety via New York Times. It’s a trip, man.

Primus will be touring soon in support of the album. Dates are as follows:

October 22 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
October 24 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
October 25 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
October 26 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for Performing Arts
October 28 – Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater
October 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome
October 31 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
November 1 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre
November 2 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
November 3 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
November 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
November 7 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
November 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
November 9 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
November 11 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
November 12 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 14 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
November 15 – Austin, TX @ ACL live at the Moody Theater
November 16 – Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre
November 17 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
November 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
November 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre LA

The band have plans on performing the album in its entirety with Les Claypool’s The Fungi Ensemble. You can about guarantee the stage show is going to be as whacky as the music. If you can make it out to any of the dates, don’t miss out.

– JR

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