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Primus Headlines Second Oddity Faire Tour

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — After finishing up a round of summertime shows with Gogol Bordello, Primus will bring back the Oddity Faire Tour for the second consecutive year this fall.

The funk-rock group will venture across the continent beginning with a July 27 show in Toronto and run through an Aug. 15 stop in Santa Barbara, CA.

After that road trip, the band will embark on the second annual Oddity Faire, kicking off the nomadic event Sept. 14 in Sacramento, CA, and moving throughout the western portion of the nation through an Oct. 3 gig in Detroit.

Primus' eclectic and eccentric bassist singer/bassist Les Claypool created the Oddity Faire Tour last year in an effort to bring together a group of artists that, as he put it, "dwelled outside the box and broke beyond the parameters set by the safe pallet of the mainstream," according to a press release.

Along with headline sets from Primus, the tour will also feature performances by hardcore band The Bronx's mariachi alter-ego Mariachi El Bronx, up-and-coming experimental rock outfit Portugal. The Man, and acoustic cowpunk group Split Lip Rayfield on select dates.

Earlier this year, Claypool and guitarist Larry LaLonde announced the reformation of the original Primus lineup with drummer Jay Lane.

Until the start of this year, Lane had been playing with former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh in their new rock band Furthur. Lesh confirmed Lane's departure in a mid-May announcement on the PhilZone message board, writing, "I will miss Jay’s enthusiasm and ebullience; he’s a great guy to hang and play music with," according to TicketNews.

Primus Tour Dates:
7/27 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
7/29 – Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley – Essex Junction, VT
7/30 – Williamsburgh Waterfront – Brooklyn, NY
7/31 – Gathering of the Vibes- Bridgeport, CT
8/01 – Charlottesville Pavillion- Charlottesville, VA
8/03 – Time Warner Cable Amphitheater – Cleveland, OH
8/05 – LC Pavillion – Columbus, OH
8/06 – Ryman Auditorium- Nashville, TN
8/07 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/09 – Stir Cove at Harrah's – Council Bluff, IA
8/10 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO
8/12 – Red Rocks – Denver, CO
8/13 – The Rail – Salt Lake City, UT
8/14 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
8/15 – County Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA

Oddity Faire Tour Dates:
9/14 – Memorial Auditorium – Sacramento, CA
9/16 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA
9/17 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA
9/20 – Eagle River Pavillion – Eagle, ID
9/21 – Lithia Motors Amphitheater – Central Point, OR
9/22 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR
9/24 – Wamu Theatre at Qwest Field – Seattle, WA
9/25 – PNE Forum – Vancouver, BC
9/27 – Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB
9/28 – University of Calgary – Calgary, AB
9/30 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
10/1 – Orpheum Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
10/2 – Congress Theatre – Chicago, IL
10/3 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI

— CelebrityAccess Staff Writers