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Primus returns, reunites with former drummer

on May 03, 2010, 4:38pm

After posting some teaser messages on a new Twitter page (“We are back!”) and a new teaser website (“Primus! Will be with you shortly”), Primus has released a month’s worth of summer tour dates. And if that weren’t enough, according to The PRP,  said dates will feature a reunion with early drummer Jay Lane.

Lane, who hasn’t performed with Primus since 1989, left his recent duties with Phil Lesh/Bob Weir outfit Furthur to rejoin his former bandmates. Longtime Primus drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander has been spending his time of late touring with Puscifer, and it appears he’s been having too much fun talking wine with Maynard James Keenan to come back home.

The North American tour, the band’s first headlining trek in four years, will kick off July 27th in Toronto, round up the East Coast a little (including an appearance at Gathering of the Vibes), and head west. Primus will play a show at Denver’s Red Rocks and a special midnight performance in Vegas before hitting the Santa Barbara County Bowl. There is a month-long gap in the tour before the September 18th show in Tempe, Arizona.

Gogol Bordello will be supporting Primus on many of the dates, while Wolfmother and Heloise & The Savoir Faire will join the band for one show each. Check out the full schedule below, and get tickets, starting Saturday, May 8th, on Ticketmaster (pre-sale password here!).

Primus 2010 Tour Dates:
07/27 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
07/29 – Essex Jct., VT @ Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo *&
07/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront *
07/31 – Bridgeport, CT @ Gathering of the Vibes Festival
08/01 – Charlotesville, VA @ Charlottesville Pavilion *
08/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Cable Ampitheater *
08/05 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion *
08/06 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
08/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
08/09 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s *
08/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater *
08/12 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks *
08/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Rail *
08/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (An Evening with Primus – Special midnight show)
08/15 – Santa Barbara, CA @ County Bowl ^
09/18 – Tempe, AZ @ Arizona Fall Frenzy

* = w/ Gogol Bordello
& = w/ Heloise & The Savoir Faire
^ = w/ Wolfmother

7/27 Toronto, ON Sound Academy Presale*
7/29 Essex Jct, VT Midway Lawn at
Champlain Valley Expo
Gogol Bordello and
Heloise & The Savoir Faire
Buy
99.9 The Buzz – Gates 5:30pm, Show 6:30pm – All Ages
7/30 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Waterfront Gogol Bordello Presale*
7/31 Bridgeport, CT Gathering of the Vibes View Buy
8/01 Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavilion Gogol Bordello Presale*
8/03 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amp Gogol Bordello Presale*
8/05 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion Gogol Bordello Presale*
8/06 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium Presale*
8/07 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Presale*
8/09 Council Bluff, IA Stir Cove at Harrah’s (21+) Gogol Bordello Presale*
8/10 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater Gogol Bordello Presale*
8/12 Denver, CO Red Rocks Gogol Bordello Presale*
8/13 Salt Lake City, UT The Rail (21+) Gogol Bordello Presale*
8/14 Las Vegas, NV The Joint Presale*
An Evening with Primus – Special Midnight show
8/15 Santa Barbara, CA County Bowl Wolfmother Presale*
9/18 Tempe, AZ Arizona Fall Frenzy
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