Les Claypool announces new tour dates

Les Claypool is taking over the northern hemisphere as his summer tour started today May 26th in Charlotte, NC. This is the 2nd leg of his year-long tour in support of his critically acclaimed latest masterpiece Of Fungi and Foe out now on Prawn Song Records.

Of Fungi and Foe is the expansion of material Claypool has recorded over the past few years for the video game “Mushroom Men” and the motion picture “Pig Hunt”. Being inspired by these 2 projects Claypool decided to keep creating and turn it into an album. The song Mushroom Men on this release is a more in depth version of the theme song from the video game. Additionally a jam session with Gogol Bordello’s charismatic front-man Eugene Hutz turned into the track “Bite Out Of Life”. The band is comprised of Les Claypool on bass/vocals, Paulo Baldi on Drums (Cake), Mike Dillon on Percussion (Ani Difranco), and Sam Bass on Cello (Deadweight).

Special collectors’ addition of Of Fungi and Foe came out on vinyl May 12th. This is a MUST HAVE for all Les Claypool fans. This is a limited run so go to http://www.clubbastardo.com/ and get your copy~

LES CLAYPOOL SUMMER TOUR DATES:

May

26         Charlotte, NC              Neighborhood Theatre

27         Asheville, NC               Orange Peel

28         Hilton Head, SC           Shoreline Ballroom

30         Pompano Beach, FL    Pompano Beach Amphitheater  w/ Matisyahu

31         Orlando, FL                  House of Blues w/ Matisyahu

June

1          St. Petersburg, FL          Jannus Landing w/ Matisyahu

2          Atlanta, GA                 Tabernacle    w/ Matisyahu

4          Memphis, TN                Minglewood Hall   w/ Matisyahu

5          Ozark, AR                    Wakarusa       

7          Dallas, TX                     The Palladium  w/ Matisyahu

8          Houston, TX                  House of Blues w/ Matisyahu

9          Austin, TX                     Austin Music Hall  w/ Matisyahu  

11         Albuquerque, NM        Sunshine Theatre

12         Tempe, AZ                    The Marquee

13         Ventura, CA                Ventura Theatre

19         Sacramento, CA         The Grove @ Radisson Hotel

20         San Francisco, CA       The Warfield

21         Medford, OR                Britt Pavilion

23         Boise, ID                       Knitting Factory

24         Spokane, WA              Knitting Factory

25         Vancouver, BC            Commodore

27         Edmonton, AB             Event Center

28         Calgary, AB                 MacEwan Hall

30         Winnipeg, MB              Burton Cummings

July

1          Fargo, ND                    The Venue

4          Rothbury, MI                Rothbury

5          Indianapolis, IN           The Vogue

6          Nashville, TN                War Memorial Auditorium

7          Knoxville, TN                Bijou Theater

9          Norfolk, VA                  Norva

10         Masontown, WV          All Good Fest

11         Poughkeepsie, NY       The Chance

12         Burlington, VT               Higher Ground

17         Atlantic City, NJ           House of Blues

 For more information go to http://www.lesclaypool.com/ or www.myspace.com/thereallesclaypool

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