An Odd One From Primus

Scheduled to begin Sept. 14, the second annual Oddity Faire Tour features Primus along with likeminded bands.

When the first Oddity Faire Tour launched in 2009, Les Claypool described the outing as an opportunity for Primus to play with bands that “dwelled outside the box and broke beyond the parameters set by the safe pallet of the mainstream.”

Uh? Say that again?

“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.”

Photo: John Davisson
Outside Lands festival, San Francisco.

Oddity Faire gets rolling Sept. 14 in Sacramento at the Memorial Auditorium, plays two nights in Los Angeles at Club Nokia Sept. 16-17 and lands in Eagle, Idaho, at the Eagle River Pavilion Sept. 20. Other stops include Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Chicago and Detroit.

Mariachi El Bronx appears Sept. 14-17, and other bands are to be announced. Pre-sales began today and the public onsale begins June 19. For more information, click here for the Primus website.