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PRIMUS Streams 11+ Minute Single "Conspiranoia," Announces New EP

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Primus has announced their new EP Conspiranoid for April 22, and is now streaming the massive new single "Conspiranoia." If you're into the more epic side of Primus, or if you wish Rush was just a weirder band, then you're going to love this. Conspiranoid features "Conspiranoia" alongside two other songs "Follow The Fool" and "Erin On The Side Of Caution."

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Bassist and vocalist Les Claypool said in a recent interview that Primus' rehearsals for their upcoming Rush covers tour really got the gears turning again and inspired the new material.

"Basically, what I wanted to do was record one giant song, which we did. But you can't just release one song, so we had to have a b-side. We recorded another song but the first song was so giant that we had to do two [other] songs. So now we're doing a three-song 12-inch single."

"We didn't have a lot of time to make a full-blown album. But also, how many people are open to us playing a full-blown album live these days? We've got the Rush stuff, we've got all our stuff and when you go see a band you've been seeing for many years, often watching them go and play a bunch of new songs isn't necessarily what you [want]. But trickling in a few new songs… that way we can actually play these things live and we're not burying people with all this music they don't know."

Primus will perform Rush's entire 1977 album A Farewell To Kings followed by a set of their own material. Get the dates below.

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w/ Battles

4/15 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion [Tickets]
4/16 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre [Tickets]
4/19 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre [Tickets]
4/20 – Kansas City, MO – Grinders KC [Tickets]
4/22 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre [Tickets]
4/23 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee [Tickets]
4/25 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre [Tickets]
4/27 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre [Tickets]
4/30 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall, Von Braun Center [Tickets]
5/3 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore [Tickets]
5/4 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Arts [Tickets]
5/6 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center [Tickets]
5/7 – Saint Augustine, FL – The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre [Tickets]
5/9 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium [Tickets]
5/10 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre [Tickets]

w/ Black Mountain

5/13 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall [Tickets]
5/14 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall [Tickets]
5/16 – Montreal, QC – L'Olympia [Tickets]
5/17 – Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre [Tickets]

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w/ Battles

5/18 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre [Tickets]
5/20 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre [Tickets]
5/21 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater [Tickets]
5/22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount [Tickets]
5/24 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre [Tickets]
5/25 – Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center [Tickets]
5/27 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa [Tickets]
5/28 – LaFayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards [Tickets]
5/30 – Louisville, KY – Old Forester's Paristown Hall [Tickets]
5/31 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe [Tickets]
6/2 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion [Tickets]
6/3 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre [Tickets]

w/ Black Mountain

6/4 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts [Tickets]
6/6 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre – Capital Auto Theatre [Tickets]
6/7 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place – Sid Buckwold Theatre [Tickets]
6/9 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre, Grey Eagle Resort & Casino [Tickets]
6/10 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Expo Centre [Tickets]
6/12 – Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum [Tickets]

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w/ The Black Angels

6/14 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield [Tickets]
6/15 – Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium [Tickets]
6/17 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium [Tickets]
6/18 – Reno, NV – Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino [Tickets]
6/19 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic [Tickets]
6/21 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre [Tickets]
6/23 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium [Tickets]
6/24 – Long Beach, CA – Terrace Theater, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center [Tickets]
6/25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas [Tickets]

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