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PRIMUS And Members Of TOOL To Perform At Benefit Concert In Los Angeles

To benefit a sick friend and his family.

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Primus and members of Tool have announced they will be linking up for one night only for a benefit concert on April 17 at The Belasco in Los Angeles. The concert is held in support of long-time friend screenwriter and animator Jimmy Hayward, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment. Primus, plus bassist Justin Chancellor and drummer Danny Carey of Tool, will perform, along with more guests soon to be announced.

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"Every now and again, cancer steps into our world and pulverizes the lives of people that are dear to us," said Primus bassist Les Claypool. "Such a thing happened a while back with our good friend Jimmy Hayward. Over the past couple years, Jimmy has undergone many major surgeries to remove then reconstruct major damage from a cancer that invaded his bones. With a wife and two very young children at hand, Jimmy has shown incredible courage and tenacity in an unbelievably challenging time.

"It is at this time that we in Primus and some of Jimmy's good friends in the music/entertainment world have decided to give a 'brother a hand,' and do a live performance in his honor and for the benefit of his family. Please come down and witness a one-time collaborative music event in celebration of our good friend."

Tickets are on sale as of today, and for more information and to purchase tickets, visit You can bet there will be some great jam sessions happening that night.

Meanwhile, Claypool recently announced that he's resurrected his group the Fearless Flying Frog Brigade for a tour of the US this spring and summer. They will perform Pink Floyd's 1977 proto-prog masterpiece, Animals, on each night of this tour. You can check out all confirmed dates below.

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Dates for the Les Claypool and the Fearless Flying Frog Brigade can be found below.

w/ Fishbone

5/17 Stateline, NV – TBA [Tickets]
5/19 Napa, CA – Blue Note Summer Sessions [Tickets]
5/2 Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium [Tickets]
5/21 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park [Tickets]
5/23 Salt Lake City, UT – TBA [Tickets]
5/24 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom [Tickets]

Fearless Flying Frog Brigade only

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5/26 Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival [Tickets]
5/26 Kansas City, MO – Grinders KC [Tickets]
5/28 Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater [Tickets]

w/ Neal Francis

5/3 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom [Tickets]
5/31 Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live! [Tickets]
6/1 Lansing, WV – Mountain Music Festival (no Neal Francis) [Tickets]
6/2 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre [Tickets]

w/ Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain In Light

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6/6 Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island [Tickets]
6/7 Raleigh, NC – Memorial Auditorium [Tickets]
6/9 Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit [Tickets]
6/1 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern [Tickets]
6/11 Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium [Tickets]
6/13 Dallas, TX – Music Hall at Fair Park [Tickets]
6/14 Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater [Tickets]
6/16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall [Tickets]
6/17 New Orleans, LA – Mardi Gras World [Tickets]
6/19 Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre [Tickets]
6/2 Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino [Tickets]

Fearless Flying Frog Brigade only

6/22 Baltimore, MD – The Lyric (w/ Witch) [Tickets]
6/23 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre [Tickets]
6/24 Westbury, NY – In The Round [Tickets]
6/26 Northampton, MA – The Pines Theatre at Look Park [Tickets]

w/ The Budos Band

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6/28 Portland, ME – State Theatre [Tickets]
6/29 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway [Tickets]
6/29-7/2 Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival (no Budos Band) [Tickets]
7/2 Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed (indoors) [Tickets]
7/3 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre [Tickets]

w/ Moon Duo

7/7 Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater [Tickets]
7/8 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park Live [Tickets]
7/9 Forest Grove, OR – Grand Lodge Hotel and Property [Tickets]
7/11 Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live [Tickets]
7/13 San Luis Obispo, CA – Madonna Inn [Tickets]
7/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern [Tickets]
7/15 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren [Tickets]

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