Sean Lennon & Les Claypool of Primus Recording Together as The Claypool Lennon Delirium; Set Tour

Rock royalty Sean Lennon and Primus bassist Les Claypool have come together in the new group The Claypool Lennon Delirium.

This is not the first time the two musicians have worked together. Their respective bands, Primus and Ghost of Saber-Tooth Tiger toured together last year and the two artists hit it off, jamming backstage.

Claypool explained about the collaboration "Sean is a musical mutant after my own heart. He definitely reflects his genetics, not just the sensibilities of his dad but also the abstract perspective and unique approach of his mother. It makes for a glorious freak stew."

The new band will release their first album, Monolith of Phobos, on June 3 via ATO Records. Claypool continued on the recording process, "Usually I play the drums and percussion on my records but Sean has such a different feel than I do, it just made more sense for him to man the kit on most of the tunes on this project. I took the helm at my old vintage API console and let him bang away. He was happy as a piggy rolling in shit every time he grabbed the sticks…his drumming is like a cross between Ringo and Nick Mason. But I think folks will be most surprised by what a monster guitar player he is, especially when you prod him a bit."

Lennon added "It’s been an honor and a challenge playing with someone of Les’ caliber, but luckily the Gods of Pinot Noir shone favorably down and granted us a bundle of devilish tunes about monkeys, outer space and sexual deviancy."

Here's the first preview of the album, the very spacey Mr. Wright:


The track list:
  • The Monolith of Phobos
  • Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)
  • Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)
  • Mr. Wright
  • Boomerang Baby
  • Breath of a Salesman
  • Captain Lariat
  • Ohmerica
  • Oxycontin Girl
  • Bubbles Burst
  • There's No Underwear in Space
The day after the album's release, the Claypool Lennon Delirium will go on the road, adding former Beastie Boys band member Mark Ramos Nishita and Paul Baldi of the Fungi Band.

The dates:
  • 06/04 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham
  • 06/05 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz
  • 06/07 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
  • 06/09 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
  • 06/10 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
  • 06/11 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
  • 06/12 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
  • 06/14 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
  • 06/15 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
  • 06/17 - Garrettsville, OH - Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
  • 06/18 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
  • 07/21 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox SoDo
  • 07/22 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
  • 07/23 - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
  • 07/25 - Jackson Hole, WY - Pink Garter Theatre
  • 07/26 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre
  • 07/27 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
  • 07/29 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre
  • 07/30 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
  • 07/31 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
  • 08/02 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
  • 08/03 - San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park
  • 08/04 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theatre
  • 08/05-07 - Buena Vista, CO - Vertex Festival
  • 08/09 - Iowa City, IA - Englert Theatre
  • 08/11 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
  • 08/12 - Columbus, OH - Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
  • 08/13 - Scranton, PA - Peach Fest
  • 08/26 - Boston, MA - HOB Boston
  • 08/27 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
  • 08/28 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
  • 08/30 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
  • 08/31 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
  • 09/01 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club


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