Les Claypool Starts Summer Escapade

Les Claypool will take over the northern hemisphere on his summer tour starting May 26th in Charlotte, NC. This is the 2nd leg of his year-long tour in support of his critically acclaimed latest masterpiece OF FUNGI AND FOE out now on Prawn Song Records.
Special collectors’ addition of OF FUNGI AND FOE  will come out on vinyl May 12th. This is a MUST HAVE for all Les Claypool fans. This is a limited run so go to http://www.clubbastardo.com/ and get your copy.
OF FUNGI AND FOE is the expansion of material Claypool has recorded over the past few years for the video game “Mushroom Men” and the motion picture “Pig Hunt”. Being inspired by these 2 projects Claypool decided to keep creating and turn it into an album. The song "Mushroom Men" on this release is a more in depth version of the theme song from the video game. Additionally a jam session with Gogol Bordello’s charismatic front-man Eugene Hutz turned into the track “Bite Out Of Life”. The band is comprised of Les Claypool on bass/vocals, Paulo Baldi on Drums (Cake), Mike Dillon on Percussion (Ani Difranco), and Sam Bass on Cello (Deadweight).


23         Chilicothe, IL                Summer Camp
24         Thornville, OH              Hookahville
26         Charlotte, NC              Neighborhood Theatre
27         Asheville, NC               Orange Peel
28         Hilton Head, SC           Shoreline Ballroom
30         Pompano Beach, FL    Pompano Beach Amphitheater                          w/ Matisyahu
31         Orlando, FL                  House of Blues                                                 w/ Matisyahu
1          St. Petersburg, FL        Jannus Landing                                               w/ Matisyahu
2          Atlanta, GA                  Tabernacle                                                      w/ Matisyahu
4          Memphis, TN               Minglewood Hall                                             w/ Matisyahu
5          Ozark, AR                   Wakarusa       
7          Dallas, TX                     The Palladium                                                  w/ Matisyahu
8          Houston, TX                 House of Blues                                                 w/ Matisyahu
9          Austin, TX                    Austin Music Hall                                              w/ Matisyahu  
11         Albuquerque, NM        Sunshine Theatre
12         Tempe, AZ                   The Marquee
13         Ventura, CA                 Ventura Theatre
19         Sacramento, CA          The Grove @ Radisson Hotel
20         San Francisco, CA       The Warfield
21         Medford, OR                Britt Pavilion
23         Boise, ID                      Knitting Factory
24         Spokane, WA              Knitting Factory
25         Vancouver, BC            Commodore
27         Edmonton, AB             Event Center
28         Calgary, AB                 MacEwan Hall
30         Winnipeg, MB              Burton Cummings

1          Fargo, ND                    The Venue
4          Rothbury, MI                Rothbury
5          Indianapolis, IN            The Vogue
6          Nashville, TN                War Memorial Auditorium
7          Knoxville, TN                Bijou Theater
9          Norfolk, VA                  Norva
10         Masontown, WV          All Good Fest
11         Poughkeepsie, NY       The Chance
12         Burlington, VT              Higher Ground
17         Atlantic City, NJ           House of Blues
For more information go to http://www.lesclaypool.com/ or www.myspace.com/thereallesclaypool