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A tribute album to my favorite film, Willy Wonka, is something I can definitely get behind. On the album released Oct. 21st, prog-rockers, Primus, deliver a sweet and trippy tribute to the classic 1971 film with their own psychedelic twist.
“Pure Imagination” is the equivalent to being dropped smack dab in the middle of the Wonka Factory but with way more haunting Oompa Loompas and the definitive knowledge that the bratty ones definitely did not make it out alive in the end.
Just in time for an out of ordinary musical Halloween celebration, Primus hits the city’s historic Beacon Theatre, on you guessed it, October 31st.
Primus drummer Tim Alexander suffered a heart attack July 2014 and is currently recovering from open-heart surgery. Primus is touring with Danny Carey, drummer of TOOL, until Alexander’s return.
Pre-order Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Funghi Ensemble here and see below for more tour dates.
Primus & the Chocolate Factory tour dates:
October 22 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
October 24 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
October 25 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
October 26 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for Performing Arts
October 28 – Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater
October 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome
October 31 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
November 1 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre
November 2 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
November 3 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
November 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
November 7 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
November 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
November 9 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
November 11 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
November 12 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 14 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
November 15 – Austin, TX @ ACL live at the Moody Theater
November 16 – Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre
November 17 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
November 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
November 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre LA
November 22 – Escondido, CA @ Center for the Arts
December 31 – Oakland, CA # Fox Theater*
January 2 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
January 3 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
*annual New Year’s show, without Chocolate Factory
Article by: Lindsey Gardner