Primus Back On Tour And New Album

Les Claypool has pulled the members of Primus back together after being on a four year hiatus, reports. The band will perform with their former drummer Jay Lane who hasn’t played with the band since 1989. They’ll start their new tour July 27th in Toronto with gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello, perform at Gathering of the Vibes on July 31st in Connecticut and finish on August 15th in Santa Barbara, Ca with Wolfmother.

But here’s the big stuff. They’re also planning on releasing a new album later this year. They’ll go into the studio after their tour which they plan will “refine their chops before heading into the studio to record their first album of brand new music since 1999’s ‘Antipop.'”

Check out the full 2010 lineup below:

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