Primus To Tour U.S. In November

Groove-metal trio to launch outing in support of Antipop after Family Values trek ends.

After playing on both the Ozzfest and Family Values tours this year,

quirky hard rockers Primus are heading out on their own next month in

support of their new album, Antipop.

The album, released Tuesday (Oct. 19), returns Primus to the riff-heavy,

bass-popping sound of their early work. "It's like 'acid-metal' or

somethin'. Groove-oriented acid-metal," Primus leader Les Claypool recently

said of songs such as "Laquer Head" (RealAudio

excerpt).

After the Family Values tour — which also includes Limp Bizkit and

Filter, among others — closes Oct. 31 in Biloxi, Miss., Primus will

kick off their own outing Nov. 6 in Cleveland.

The tour is currently scheduled to end Nov. 30 in Las Vegas, but Claypool

said the band hopes to play a New Year's Eve show in Oakland, Calif.

The band, which also includes drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia and guitarist

Larry LaLonde, has been releasing albums since 1989. Primus are best known

for their radio hit "My Name Is Mud" (RealAudio

excerpt), from 1993's Pork Soda.

Primus tour dates:

Nov. 6; Cleveland, Ohio; Agora Theatre

Nov. 10; Boston, Mass.; Avalon

Nov. 11; New York, N.Y.; Roseland

Nov. 12; Lewiston, Maine; Central Maine Civic Center

Nov. 13; Philadelphia, Pa.; Electric Factory

Nov. 14; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Nov. 16; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Metropol

Nov. 17; Detroit, Mich.; State Theatre

Nov. 18; Chicago, Ill.; Riviera Theatre

Nov. 19; Milwaukee, Wis.; Eagles Ballroom

Nov. 20; St. Louis, Mo.; American Theatre

Nov. 22; New Orleans, La.; State Palace Theatre

Nov. 23; Atlanta, Ga.; Tabernacle

Nov. 24; Orlando, Fla.; House of Blues

Nov. 26; Wichita, Kan.; Cotillion

Nov. 27; Kansas City, Mo.; Uptown Theatre

Nov. 29; Salt Lake City, Utah; SaltAir Pavilion

Nov. 30; Las Vegas, Nev.; Hard Rock Hotel – The Joint