Jim James and The Claypool Lennon Delirium have announced plans for a summer 2019 co-headline tour. The two acts will join forces for nine dates across the United States and Canada - beginning June 21 at Salt Lake City's Eccles Theater and then continuing into early July.
"For over 150 years, the firm of Claypool and Lennon has been providing clients with only the finest in rock and roll delirium and stark raving madness. This summer, I am excited and honored to say that we will be teaming up to offer a brand new twist on one of the most time tested and proven methods for inducing beautifully swirling and whirling delightfully delicious delirium: the healing power of rock and roll!" said James.
"Tour pairing is often a challenge in my world but I think we have a good package with The Delirium and Jim James. Jim's music, from my perspective, is palatable to the masses yet has just enough eclecticism to keep an oddball like me intrigued. I look forward to shambling around the country with him," said Les Claypool.
Presales begin Wednesday, March 6 at 10 am (local). Local presales follow on Thursday, March 7 at 10 am (local). All presales conclude Thursday, March 7 at 10 pm (local). All remaining tickets will then be released to the general public on Friday, March 8 at 10 am (local). In partnership with RPM, $1 from every ticket purchased for the Jim James + Claypool Lennon Delirium Summer 2019 Tour will benefit My Morning Jacket's Waterfall Project, this time benefitting the Young Authors Greenhouse, a nonprofit organization in Louisville, KY that inspires students ages 6-8 from diverse communities to grow their imaginations through writing.
JIM JAMES + CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM
SUMMER 2019 CO-HEADLINE TOUR
21 - Salt Lake City, UT - Eccles Theater
22 - Bonner, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater *
24 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
25 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
27 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
2 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
3 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
5 - Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheater
* = w/ Built to Spill
SOUTH OF REALITY, The Claypool Lennon Delirium's epic new sophomore album, might be just the antidote this sick world needs. Music so potent it could repel an asteroid impact from space, these seasoned warriors of psychedelia have crafted timeless songs that may as well be chiseled in stone. The monolithic dream team's new record was produced by Les Claypool and Sean Lennon themselves, and engineered and mixed by Les Claypool at his own Rancho Relaxo studio in Sonoma County, CA. SOUTH OF REALITY is available worldwide now via ATO Records.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium recently heralded SOUTH OF REALITY with "Blood And Rockets: Movement I, Saga Of Jack Parsons - Movement II, Too The Moon," streaming now HERE. The six-and-a-half minute track was hailed by Rolling Stone as "a sprawling epic that finds Lennon and Claypool crooning and snarling, respectively, over spacey synths and chiming guitars," adding "[SOUTH OF REALITY] feels like an organic extension of (2016's) THE MONOLITH OF PHOBOS, blending the wildly surreal and psychedelic with satirical social commentary."
Known independently for their accomplished music careers, Sean Lennon and Les Claypool first envisioned melding their powers back in 2015 when Sean's band The GOASTT supported Primus on a summer tour. After setting the intergalactic scene ablaze with their first record, THE MONOLITH OF PHOBOS, the duo joined mustaches once more to wrap listeners up in a mind-bending sonic cyclone. This is the album you'll want to blare while riding with your mutant pals in souped-up junkyard trucks through the yellow smog of a post-apocalyptic desert. The twosome have created an album of towering sagas depicting the misadventures and indulgences of misfit characters from the wrong side of the cosmic train tracks. Gather 'round to hear tales that celebrate the most unusual and sublime trivia known to humankind!
Claypool brings his skilled combo of rubber and grit, which is infused with Lennon's melodic, spacey style. Together, they tightrope-walk the line between highbrow-clever and lowbrow-brilliant. The explosive result is like pink-flavored Starburst candy followed by a shot of moonshine for your eardrums; a twisted, auditory voyage that will have you singing and hallucinating along to every lyric. SOUTH OF REALITY is an expression of our upside-down times, offering listeners both an escape from modern chaos and a filter through to which to embrace it. This album will suck you off into surreal narratives and audacious, inter-dimensional themes. Grab your goggles and a month's supply of Kool-Aid because The Claypool Lennon Delirium is about to take you for a ride on a rock 'n' roll rocket ship, and frankly you may never come back!