When Primus hit the road next month, they’ll be without drummer Tim Alexander, who is currently recovering from open-heart surgery. Fortunately, they’ve found themselves a worthy replacement in Tool’s Danny Carey.
According to Rolling Stone, Carey will sit behind the kit for a handful of the band’s shows in September, including their appearances at Riot Fest Chicago and Denver (win tickets here).
Primus’ always colorful frontman, Les Claypool, said in a statement to Rolling Stone: “The mighty Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander is a polyrhythmic Viking of extreme and unique talent so the one person that we thought could step into his shoes and do it justice is the one and only Mr. Danny Carey. Whereas Herb is the stocky, Easter Island-faced, boulder of a drumming human, at nearer to seven feet, Danny Carey is the mighty redwood tree of percussion; towering over his kit like a golden-haired noble spruce.”
“I can’t wait to see that menacing grin of Danny’s shine out as we pound our way through ‘Here Come the Bastards’ and ‘Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers.’ He’s a dear old friend and we are extremely excited to have him aboard, and I would wager we are equally if not more intrigued than most by what kind of sounds are going to come out of the three of us once we actually get in a room together and do more than just consume fancy booze.”
In addition to Alexander’s work in Primus, he’s drummed for both of Maynard James Keenan’s Tool side projects, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, which explains how he and Carey have crossed paths.
Alexander is expected to rejoin the band when they embark on their Primus and the Chocolate Factory tour in October. See the band’s full tour schedule below.
Primus 2014 Tour Dates:
09/12 – Maplewood, MN @ Myth
09/13 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
09/12-14 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest Chicago
09/19-22 – Denver, CO @ Riot Fest Denver
10/22 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
10/24 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
10/25 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
10/26 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for Performing Arts
10/28 – Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater
10/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome
10/31 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
11/01 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre
11/02 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
11/03 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
11/05 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
11/07 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
11/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/09 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
11/11 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
11/12 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/14 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/15 – Austin, TX @ ACL live at the Moody Theater
11/16 – Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre
11/17 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
11/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
11/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre LA