2011 was a big year for Primus. Following their 2001 hiatus to persue other projects, there have been sporadic reunions, but nothing long-term. In September 2011, they released ‘Green Naugahyde’, their first full studio album in a decade. Not only that, but the band also visited the UK and various other European territories for the first time since the ‘Antipop’ tour.
Every show in Europe was sold out. At the two UK shows (London and Manchester), Les Claypool, Ler Lalonde and original Primus drummer Jay Lane were given a heroes welcome. Unsurprisingly, UK shows for the first quarter of 2012 were announced almost immediately.
At the end of 2011, Primus appeared at the Brazilian SWU Festival. The set was filmed by a professional crew for a TV broadcast. If you weren’t lucky enough to catch any of the ‘Green Naugahyde’ shows, hopefully this will provide a small consolation.