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Primus Front Man Les Claypool Set To Release Solo Tour DVD, 'Fancy'; Win It

May 30th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Les Claypool(Los Angeles, CA) - On May 29, renowned bassist and legendary Primus frontman Les Claypool released Fancy (Prawn Song), his first solo live concert DVD from his 2006 summer tour with his latest group of accomplished players. A major market tour commences May 23 in Minneapolis and wraps July 14 at the All Good Music Festival in Masontown, WV.

Fancy shows the latest band at its peak performance. With long time associates Skerik on sax and Mike Dillon on vibes, marimba and percussion (both of Garage a Trois and Critters' Buggin'), the band is rounded out by Cake drummer Paolo Baldi and multi-instrumentalist Gabby La La. The 2006 tour was in support of Claypool's then-current CD release Of Whales and Woe, and thus material from this album is favored here. Other songs are drawn from 2002's Purple Onion and the 1996 Interscope release Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel: Highball With the Devil.

Long acknowledged as one of rock's leading bassists, Les Claypool began branching out from the alt-rock sound of Primus in 2000, starting Colonel Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, courting the jam band audience. Selling over 500,000 CDs since then under a few different band names including Oysterhead (with The Police's Stewart Copeland and Trey Anastasio of Phish), Les put out the career-spanning DVD 5 Gallons of Diesel in 2005. This disc captured the complete myriad of band projects Les has worked with outside of Primus.

Partial Tour Date List:
5/30 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
6/1 Boston, MA The Roxy
6/2 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
6/3 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

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