Influential alternative rock icons Primus are returning to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, June 22. The band is touring in support of their first album in eleven years, Green Naugahyde, featuring the line-up of bassist/singer Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane.
For the past 27 years Primus has followed in the footsteps of boundary-pushing artists like Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd to create some of the most original and inventive music in existence—and they’ve collaborated with everyone from Tom Waits to Tom Morello over the years in the process.
Like Primus’ early output before they were international superstars, there was no earth-shattering catalyst behind Green Naugahyde other than the fact that all three of these musicians—and life-long collaborators who have worked together in various contexts—were getting the itch to experiment again. Claypool and LaLonde also concur that Lane injected the band with a new energy that’s evident in every note of Green Naugahyde. Produced and engineered by Claypool in his personal studio, the album’s warm sound and unique tones are pure Primus and could never be obtained via a set of Internet plug-ins. Green Naugahyde expands on the Primus’ incomparable sound and also sees them bringing it into the next millennium.
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Tickets, starting at $35.00 (plus applicable service fees), are available at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online HERE or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.