Primus bring Willy Wonka show to UK
Classic-era lineup of Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Tim Alexander return after 18 years
Primus have announced they’ll bring their Willy Wonka-themed show to the UK in June.
It will mark the first time the classic-era lineup of mainman Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander have played in Britain for 18 years.
The shows are based on last year’s Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble – a reimagining of the soundtrack to the 1971 Wonka movie starring Gene Wilder. They’ll play two sets each night.
Last year Claypool told Metal Hammer: “We plan on pounding out old tunes – stripped-down, bare bones 1990-era Primus. Then the curtain opens and all of a sudden you’re in the Chocolate Factory and we do the whole project from start to finish.
"There may be an Oompa-Loompa or two appearing every now and again.”
UK tour dates
Jun 23: London O2 Brixton Academy
Jun 24: Manchester O2 Apollo
Jun 25: Birmingham O2 Academy