Yes, Albany’s Palace Theatre will be transformed into a world of pure imagination on Friday, October 24 when the re-united classic line-up of Primus hits the stage in support of their upcoming weird, wild and thoroughly Wonka-fied album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, which is slated for release earlier that week on ATO Records. The concert is just the second date of the tour.
The album finds the line-up of deliriously skewed visionary-bassist Les Claypool and guitarist Larry Lalonde reunited with prodigal drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander together again for their first album since 1995.
And, yes, the upcoming album – the eighth studio album from the always eccentric thrash-funksters – is a tribute to the original 1971 musical film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” “The idea was to combine the Frog Brigade and Primus, and do this record,” says Claypool. “I really wanted to pay homage to a film that was very important to me as a kid and very influential to me musically. And as opposed to just going in and recording the songs and playing them the way they are in the film, we twisted them up a bit…twisted them up a lot.”
Tickets for the Palace concert by the reunited definitive Primus line-up are priced at $29.50, $34.50, $39.50, $44.50 & $54.50 and will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday, August 1.
LIVE: Primus @ the Palace Theatre, 9/27/11