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Tool's Danny Carey To Play Drums With Primus On Tour

by Joey DeGroot   Aug 14, 2014 15:20 PM EDT

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Though Primus' next album Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble is the band's first with drummer Tim 'Herb' Alexander since 1995, his recent heart troubles will force him to sit out some early dates on the band's upcoming tour. To replace him, Primus has selected Tool's Danny Carey, who will briefly fill in for Alexander in September, including performances at both Riot Fests in Chicago and Denver.

"The mighty Tim 'Herb' Alexander is a polyrhythmic Viking of extreme and unique talent so the one person that we thought could step into his shoes and do it justice is the one and only Mr. Danny Carey," bassist Les Claypool told Rolling Stone. "Whereas Herb is the stocky, Easter Island-faced, boulder of a drumming human, at nearer to seven feet, Danny Carey is the mighty redwood tree of percussion; towering over his kit like a golden-haired noble spruce.

"I can't wait to see that menacing grin of Danny's shine out as we pound our way through 'Here Come the Bastards' and 'Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers,'" Claypool continues. "He's a dear old friend and we are extremely excited to have him aboard, and I would wager we are equally if not more intrigued than most by what kind of sounds are going to come out of the three of us once we actually get in a room together and do more than just consume fancy booze."

You can check out all of Primus' upcoming tour dates right here:

09/12: Maplewood, MN @ Myth
09/13: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
09/12-14: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest Chicago
09/19-22: Denver, CO @ Riot Fest Denver
10/22: Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
10/24: Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
10/25: Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
10/26: Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for Performing Arts
10/28: Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater
10/29: Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome
10/31: New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
11/01: New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre
11/02: Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
11/03: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
11/05: St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
11/07: Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
11/08: Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/09: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
11/11: Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
11/12: Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/14: Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/15: Austin, TX @ ACL live at the Moody Theater
11/16: Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre
11/17: San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
11/19: Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
11/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre LA

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