On a recent episode of comedian Bill Burr‘s weekly podcast, bassist Les Claypool let out a surprising secret. According to Claypool, Primus will be one of the support acts on the last leg of Slayer‘s final U.S. tour, which has yet to be announced.
Claypool explains to Burr,
There’s another thing too that’s kind of a secret but maybe I can tell you now… So it looks like we’re confirmed, we’re gonna play the last, the very last run supporting Slayer’s very last tour—Primus is… It’s starting at Madison Square Garden and ending at The Forum, that’s the rumor.
Claypool also had some fun discussing his high school years with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, and how some of his extracurricular activities got him into legal trouble. Claypool explains,
Kirk was in my algebra class with Mr. Kelly. Kirk had this dirty white t-shirt with big thick pop bottle glasses and he sat behind me divvying up dimebags and looking at guitar magazines. I remember, cause I would always be singing these songs and he would be like ‘Hey, Claypool, hey man, you want to come sing for my band?’ And I was too bashful to sing. I can barely sing now. So when it came down to it I couldn’t do it.
You can listen to the full episode of Bill Burr and Les Claypool’s chat below:
Next up for Slayer is their North American spring tour, featuring support from Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, and Cannibal Corpse. The hard rockers will then head to Europe for a series of headlining shows and festival appearances before presumably returning to the U.S. for the yet to be announced tour with Primus. For a full list of Slayer’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.
Currently, Primus has no scheduled tour dates.