PRIMUS AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
WITH THE FUNGI ENSEMBLE WITH SPECIAL GUEST CLUTCH
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 AT 8 P.M.
Tickets on sale Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.
Primus and the Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble with special guest Clutch will transform The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino into an imagination wonderland on Friday, September 4. Tickets are on sale Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.
The Grammy-nominated experimental rock group consists of Primus’ reunited lineup, Les Claypool (vocals and bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums). In the summer of 1971, Claypool was a couple months shy of his eighth birthday when David L. Wolper’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory debuted in movie theaters. Like many people of a certain age and temperament, the movie became a perennial favorite that he would come back to repeatedly throughout different stages of his life.
Claypool’s love for the story, its creativity and soundtrack inspired him to host a Willy Wonka-themed Primus concert on New Year’s Eve in 2013, and the band hasn’t looked back. The group took to the studio to produce their next album, Primus and the Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble, which was released October 21, 2014, and is now touring its imaginative production throughout the U.S. and Europe.
“The whole thing just unfolded,” says Claypool, who produced the album himself. “It was a very easy and pleasant project. It wasn’t like we sat and scratched our heads… every song was all wrapped around how I would interpret the vocals, for the most part, because that was the most challenging thing.”
Maryland heavy rockers, Clutch, are also known for their inventive, boundary-pushing music. The group’s music has achieved notable ranks on the iTunes and Billboard charts, and their album Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” in 2013 by Metal Hammer magazine and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2013.”
Tickets start at $42.50 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact email@example.com. For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,255-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. The Joint features seven luxury suites, a VIP studio level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the Pollstar Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best awards, “Best Rock Residency Program” by Las Vegas Weekly, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and more. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue has been home to successful residencies with Carlos Santana, Tiësto, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS, Rascal Flatts and Journey. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, and Reba, Brooks & Dunn (opening June 17); is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas; and produces limited-engagement performances at The Venetian Theatre including Diana Ross in April. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com