Primal Scream Lines Up U.S. "Exterminator" Tour

Primal Scream will release its highly anticipated new album "Exterminator" on May 2 via Astralwerks Records, and the U.K. band has just announced its first round of headlining U.S. tour dates in more than eight years.

The Scream, who last headlined an America tour in 1991 to support its "Screamadelica" album and the hit single, "Movin' On Up," will start its eleven-date American run on May 26 in Washington, D.C. and wind down on June 10 in San Francisco.

For "Exterminator," Primal Scream adopted a more overtly militant stance for its brand of dance-punk than in the past (see "Primal Scream Gets Political For 'Exterminator'").

Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie and bassist Gary "Mani" Mounfield recently talked with MTV News about the upcoming tour and said that they were eagerly looking forward to detonating the energy of "Exterminator" in a concert setting.

"Every time we strap on guitars and get on stage, man, we're

at war," Mani said. "We come over the top with fixed bayonets."

"We've come out of the corner fighting hard," he added. "I love the way ['Exterminator'] shapes up. It's just a f***in' aural assault from minute one kind of thing. We like that. But even now, when we translate to playin' it live... it just transcended to another level, even."

"It's [huge],"
Gillespie interjected.

"We always knew that it would be big," Mani continued, "and we just say to people..."

"True heavy metal,"
Gillespie said.

"Wait 'til you see the show, man," Mani said. "It's like Osmium. It's as heavy as the heaviest element."

"It's true heavy metal,"
Gillespie explained. "It's just

high energy, free [spirited] rock and roll."

"It's punk, it's funk, it's f***in' full of spunk,"
Mani said, "and it's well worth checking out." [RealVideo]

American fans interested in catching a sneak peek of Primal Scream's live show can tune in to a Webcast of the band's concert in Koln, Germany on April 6 at 2:00 p.m. (ET). The European gig will be carried via the Scream's official site at

Dates for Primal Scream's spring U.S. tour:

  • 5/26 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
  • 5/27 - Boston, MA @ WBCN Radio Festival
  • 5/28 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 5/30 - Toronto, ON @ Guvernment
  • 5/31 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
  • 6/1 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
  • 6/3 - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Live
  • 6/4 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
  • 6/6 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
  • 6/8 - Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
  • 6/10

    - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore