Les Claypool Says Primus Will Open For Slayer’s Final Tour Dates This Fall
With their spring U.S. trek announced late last year, many people have wondered when Slayer will officially end their current final tour. But a during recent interview, Primus’s Les Claypool said that Slayer’s finally U.S. tour leg will happen this fall, and will include Primus as an opener.
During his recent appearance on The Monday Morning Podcast with comedian Bill Burr, Les revealed that Slayer are going to kick off their final American tour leg this October in New York, and will end it at a hometown show in LA — though he’s also quick to say that it might be “a rumor.”
“There’s another thing too that’s kind of a secret but maybe I can tell you now… So it looks like we’re confirmed, we’re gonna play the last, the very last run supporting Slayer’s very last tour, Primus is…It’s starting at Madison Square Garden and ending at The Forum, that’s the rumor.”
Listen to the full interview below:
Primus might seem like an odd choice for a band as extreme and evil as Slayer, but the band has performed together in the past as part of various festivals and package tours, including Ozzfest ‘99.
Also in the podcast, Les went on to discuss buying weed in high school…from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett. “Kirk was in my algebra class with Mr. Kelly. Kirk had this dirty white t-shirt with big thick pop bottle glasses and he sat behind me divvying up dimebags and looking at guitar magazines. I remember, cause I would always be singing these songs and he would be like ‘Hey, Claypool, hey man, you want to come sing for my band?’ And I was too bashful to sing. I can barely sing now. So when it came down to it I couldn’t do it.”
Slayer have yet to announced the tour in question. In the meantime, make sure you catch them with Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, and Cannibal Corpse at one of the upcoming dates listed below:
2 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
3 - Albuquerque, [email protected] Isleta Amphitheatre,
5 - El Paso, Texas @ UTEP/Don Haskins Center
7 - Edinburg, Texas @ Bert Ogden Arena
8 - Dallas, Texas @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10 - Tampa, Fla. @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
11 - West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
13 - Huntington, [email protected] Big Sandy Superstore Arena
14 - Columbia, Md. @ Merriweasther Post Pavilion
16 - Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
17 - Bonner Springs, Kansas @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
19 - Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Center
20 - Youngstown, Ohio @ Covel Centre
22 - Ottawa, Ontario @ Canadian Tire Centre
24 - Camden, [email protected] BB&T Pavilion
25 - Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
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