On Wednesday, The Claypool Lennon Delirium opened up their 2019 spring tour with a stop at Toronto, ON’s Danforth Music Hall. Les Claypool and Sean Lennon recently released their second album together, South of Reality, via ATO. South of Reality is the follow-up to 2016’s Monolith of Phobos, the band’s debut record that displayed their fascinatingly raw authenticity, and 2017’s Lime And Limpid Green EP, which featured psychedelic covers of Pink FloydThe WhoKing Crimson, and Flower Travellin’ Band.

In Toronto, the Claypool Lennon Delirium worked through material off of Monolith of Phobos and South of Reality, which included the live debut of “Broiska”, as well as covers of Pink Floyd’s “Astronomy Domine”, King Crimson’s “The Court of the Crimson King”, and The Who’s “Boris the Spider”.

The band also welcomed Rush bassist and Toronto native Geddy Lee to add some depth on the low end for a set-closing cover of The Beatles‘ “Tomorrow Never Knows, off of the group’s beloved 1966 Revolver album. Claypool and Lee locked into some double bass action beside the son of late Beatle John Lennon. Claypool walked offstage mid-song to allow Lee a chance to take the spotlight. The Claypool Lennon Delirium returned sans Lee and delivered a one-song encore of Primus favorite, “Southbound Pachyderm”.


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Last night was a pinnacle moment for this Ol’ Colonel’s career.  My dear friend and childhood superhero #GeddyLee decided to join The Delirium onstage in Toronto for our rendition of Sean’s Dad’s, “Tomorrow Never Knows”. As Geddy slinked out of the shadows with my Pachyderm bass in his mighty grips, the crowd slowly swelled to a frenzy of recognition.  The energy and excitement was so palatable that it brought a joyful tear to my eye.  Like Joe DiMaggio stepping back up to the plate, Geddy proceeded to show us all why he is one of the greatest to ever wield a four string piece of furniture.  It was pure magic and I imagine I’ll feel the tingle on the back of my neck for some time. Alas, our recording equipment went on the fritz so it will only live in our minds…and on the handful of cellphones that were fortunate enough to capture the glory. Good times. – Les Claypool

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Watch fan-shot video of The Claypool Lennon Delirium and Geddy Lee covering The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows” below:

The Claypool Lennon Delirium ft. Geddy Lee – “Tomorrow Never Knows”

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The Claypool Lennon Delirium continue their tour on Friday, April 12th, with a stop at Philadelphia, PA’s Fillmore.  For a full list of upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.

Setlist: The Claypool Lennon Delirium | Danforth Music Hall | Toronto, ON | 4/10/2019

Set: There’s No Underwear in Space, Astronomy Domine, Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium), Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket), South of Reality, Blood and Rockets: Movement I, Saga of Jack Parsons – Movement II Too the Moon, Mr. Wright, The Court of the Crimson King, Easily Charmed by Fools, Boriska, Breath of a Salesman, Boris the Spider, Cricket Chronicles Revisited: Part 1, Ask Your Doctor – Part 2, Psyde Effects, Tomorrow Never Knows

Encore: Southbound Pachyderm

[H/T JamBase]