The tour kicks off May 24 at Minneapolis’ legendary First Avenue and will make stops at clubs and theatres in 31 cities around the country including The Roxy in Boston (June 1), Philadelphia’s Electric Factory (June 3), The Vogue in Indianapolis (June 12), Austin’s Stubb’s BBQ (June 19), San Diego’s 4th & B Concert Theatre (June 26) and San Francisco’s Warfield (June 29).
Claypool will also make appearances at a few festivals including the Wakarusa Festival in Lawrence, Kan., the High Sierra Festival in Quincy, Calif., and the All Good Music Festival in Masontown, W. Va.
Two Gallants will open on nearly all non-festival dates.
Tickets for all shows are currently on sale. Joining Claypool on the tour are long time associates Skerik on sax and Mike Dillon on vibes, marimba and percussion, along with Cake drummer Paolo Baldi and Gabby La La on sitar.
Also coming up for Claypool is the theatrical release through National Lampoon of his directorial debut, “Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo.”
The film “takes an endearing yet twisted look at the American cultural phenomenon known as the Jam Band scene.”
While the description brings to mind the classic rock parody “This Is Spinal Tap,” Claypool said the film’s comedic style is closer to Ricky Gervais’ blistering BBC comedy “The Office.”