Primus have confirmed the dates for The Oddity Faire. This is the second annual Oddity Fairre, a multi-medium event that will play in intimate environments around the country. The musicians and performers will rotate from region to region. The tour begins in Sacramento, CA on September 14th and ends in Detroit, MI on October 3rd. The pre-sale for tickets begins on Monday June 14th. The tickets officially go on sale on June 19th.
The first Oddity Faire was created in 2009 by Primus’ Les Claypool as a way to perform with a group of likeminded bands that, in his words, "dwelled outside the box and broke beyond the parameters set by the safe pallett of the mainstream." Claypool noted at the time, "Having trod the stages of such events as Lollapalooza, Woodstock 94, Reading, Bonnaroo, etc. I’ve come to realize that there really hasn’t been an event that truly represented the type of creative individual that I am kin to."
Primus formed in the late ’80s in Northern California, releasing their first album, Suck On This, in 1989. They signed to Caroline Records and released the now classic Frizzle Fry in 1990. As part of the alternative rock explosion of the ’90s, the band signed to Interscope and gave the world some of the biggest records of the decade, including Sailing The Seas Of Cheese, Pork Soda, Tales From The Punchbowl and The Brown Album, had several Billboard top 10 debuts, garnered a Grammy nomination and wrote the internationally loved and enduring theme song for South Park.
The complete tour dates are below:
14 Sacramento, CA, Memorial Auditorium w/Mariachi el Bronx
16 & 17 Los Angeles, CA, Club Nokia w/Mariachi el Bronx
20 Eagle, ID, Eagle River Pavillion
21 Central Point, OR, Lithia Motors Amphitheater
22 Portland, OR, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
24 Seattle, WA, Wamu Theatre at Qwest Field
25 Vancouver, BC, PNE Forum
27 Edmonton, AB, Edmonton Events Centre
28 Calgary, AB, University of Calgary
30 Winnipeg, MB, Burton Cummings Theatre
1 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
2 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
3 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit