Primus and Mastodon
EXPRESS LIVE! — 405 Neil Ave Columbus, OH 43215
Tuesday, June 5, 2018; Doors open at 6:00 PM
$42.50 Advance / $45.00 Day of Show
General Admission — All Ages
This show is outdoors — Rain or Shine!
Opening Artist: JJUUJJUU
“It’s a story about gluttonous individuals sucking the colors out of the world,” says Primus singer/bassist Les Claypool. “The overuse of resources by the greedy elite, and how the meek masses can overcome them in the end by unifying. It seemed pretty relevant these days.” The tale Claypool is describing comes from a 1978 children’s book called The Rainbow Goblins by the Italian author and artist Ui de Rico, and it forms the basis for the new Primus album coming out September 29, The Desaturating Seven.
Taking inspiration from a wide range of sources was part of what made Primus one of the most distinctive, innovative bands of the 1990s. The trio’s alt/punk/avant-garde/psychedelic/country attack, along with Claypool’s surreal, fever-dream lyrics. Resulted in some of rock’s unlikeliest hits, including “Tommy the Cat,” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver,” and “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.” The Desaturating Seven markes the return of the definitive Primus line-up – Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde, and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander – for its first album of original music since 1995.
Atlanta-based sludge/stoner/alternative metal outfit Mastodon formed in 1999 around the talents of guitarist Bill Kelliher, drummer Bränn Dailor, bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, and guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds. One of the more notable New Wave of American Heavy Metal acts, a genre spawned in the mid-'90s by bands like Pantera, Biohazard, and Machine Head, Mastodon's innovative, lyrically astute blend of progressive metal, grindcore, and hardcore helped position the band as one of the preeminent metal acts of the early 21st century. Proving this, Mastodon received the 2018 Grammy for Best Metal Performance. Don’t miss Primus and Mastodon at EXPRESS LIVE! on June 5th!
Official Website: primusville.com and mastodonrocks.com
Tickets on sale online at ticketmaster.com or chaharge by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit promowestlive.com.