PRIMUS / MASTODON
EVENT DATE, TIMES & LOCATION
Saturday, May 26th
Gates Open at 5:30pm | Music Starts at 7pm
At Bold Point Park on the East Providence Waterfront!
Tickets On Sale NOW: Click here
Advance Tickets $50.75 / Day Of $56
Or get them in person at:
Jordan’s Liquors: 199 Taunton Avenue East Providence
This event is all general admission. You may bring your own chair or blanket to the show.
There will be no re-entry for this event. Please plan accordingly.
Interested in season tickets? Click here for info!
THE DESATURATING SEVEN
“It’s a story about gluttonous individuals sucking the colors out of the world,” says Primus singer/bassist Les Claypool. “The overuse of resources by the greedy elite, and how the meek masses can overcome them in the end by unifying. It seemed pretty relevant these days.”
The tale Claypool is describing comes from a 1978 children’s book called The Rainbow Goblins by the Italian author and artist Ui de Rico, and it forms the basis for the new Primus album coming out September 29, The Desaturating Seven. In the story—which is accompanied by stunning illustrations, done in oil paints on wood panels—seven goblins come to the valley where rainbows are born, intending to steal the rainbows and eat them. The valley, though, knows that the goblins are coming, and makes a plan to thwart the wicked creatures by hiding the rainbow. After the goblins are caught in their own nets, the flowers release the colors of the rainbow and drown the goblins, and in gratitude, the rainbow turns the flowers into beautiful birds who fly across the valley in freedom.
“My wife got turned onto it when she was a kid, and we started reading it to my children when they were very young,” says Claypool. “It became a bedtime story favorite. It always came across a bit frightening, like an old Grimm’s fairy tale — a little dark and creepy, which seemed very much up my strasse.”
Claypool found particular inspiration in de Rico’s paintings for The Rainbow Goblins. “The artwork is just amazing,” he says. “There’s a beauty but also a dark eeriness for this compelling, sinister story. The paintings are incredible, vibrant, very unique looking—it’s a good contrast between dark and light visually and also metaphorically. And there’s always been a strong visual element to Primus.”
Indeed, taking inspiration from a wide range of sources was part of what made Primus one of the most distinctive, innovative bands of the 1990s. The trio’s alt/punk/avant-garde/psychedelic/country attack, along with Claypool’s surreal, fever-dream lyrics, resulted in some of rock’s unlikeliest hits, including “Tommy the Cat,” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver,” and “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.” The Desaturating Seven marks the return of the definitive Primus line-up—Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde, and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander—for its first
album of original music since 1995.
Starting as an underground phenomenon in San Francisco, the band’s cult grew rapidly. Such albums as Sailing the Seas of Cheese (1991), Pork Soda (1993), and Tales from the Punch Bowl (1995) all went gold and or platinum, and Primus toured with some of rock’s biggest names—U2, Jane’s Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush—and headlined the third Lollapalooza festival.
EMPEROR OF SAND
Every living creature must face the will and judgment of time.
Ancient Greeks personified time in the form of the titan Kronos, father of Zeus, and Egyptians celebrated Heh as an abstraction of endless years. Famously, William Shakespeare lamented humanity’s immutable fate as “time’s subjects” in Henry IV. GRAMMY® Award-nominated hard rock band Mastodon ponders the nature of time on their eighth full-length album, Emperor of Sand, on Reprise Bros. Records. Threading together the myth of a man sentenced to death in a majestically malevolent desert, the Atlanta, GA quartet—Troy Sanders (bass/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals), Bill Kelliher (guitars) and Brann Dailor (drums/vocals), and conjure the grains of a musical and lyrical odyssey slipping quickly through a cosmic hourglass.
“Emperor of Sand is like the grim reaper,” admits Dailor. “Sand represents time. If you or anyone you know has ever received a terminal diagnosis, the first thought is about time. Invariably, you ask, ‘How much time is left?’”
Since forming back in 2000, Mastodon have certainly made the most of their time. Most recently, their 2014 seventh offering Once More ‘Round The Sun bowed at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, marking their highest chart entry to date and second consecutive Top 10 debut following 2011’s The Hunter. Casting a shadow over pop culture, they received “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” GRAMMY® Award nominations in 2007, 2014 and again in 2015. Their music blasted through the Academy® Award-winning comedy The Big Short, animated blockbuster Monsters University, and sci-fi western Jonah Hex starring Josh Brolin—for which the group composed the score. After contributing “White Walker” to HBO’s Catch The Throne, Vol.2 mixtape, Dailor, Hinds, and Kelliher appeared as “Wildlings” in a popular episode of Game of Thrones Season 5.
Not only did they earn the appreciation of Time, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Billboard, and more, but they also turned many peers into fans, including Metallica, Pearl Jam, Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, CeeLo Green, and Feist, to name a few. Performing everywhere from Coachella and Bonnaroo to Download and Sonisphere and nearly every major festival, they’ve headlined legendary venues such as Red Rocks and sold out shows around the globe. Emperor of Sand offers the next conceptual and instrumental evolution for these musicians.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
We will have full bars featuring beer, wine, cocktails and other offerings.
Food Vendors Include:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS AND WHEN IS WILL CALL OPEN?
A: It’s easy to grab your tickets! The fastest way to get your tickets is to order online and print them right at home.
To order by phone, call Ticketmaster 1.800.745.3000.
Get tickets in person at our advance box office location. Please click here for location and hours.
Day-of ticket sales will be available at the event office at Bold Point Park, located right near the event entrance, beginning at noon on the day of the event.
Will Call tickets will be available at the event office at Bold Point Park, located right near the event entrance, beginning 1 hour prior to gates opening on the day of the event.
Q: IS THIS AN ALL AGES EVENT?
A: Yes, this is an all ages event. However, all guests including children are required to have a paid ticket.
Q: IF IT RAINS, DOES THE EVENT GO ON?
A: Of course! The event is rain or shine. Umbrellas are NOT permitted.
Q: MY TICKET SAYS GENERAL ADMISSION. DO I HAVE A SEAT AT THE EVENT OR CAN I BRING A CHAIR OR BLANKET?
A: This event is all General admission with no reserved seats, however, you are welcome to bring a blanket or chair with you to enjoy the event!
Q: I NEED ACCESSIBLE SEATING. HOW CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS?
A: Accessible seating is available for purchase online, over the phone and in person. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our team and we would be happy to speak with you.
Q: HOW DO I GET TO THE EVENT, AND WHERE DO I PARK?
A: Click here for details on parking information.
Q: CAN I BRING A COOLER WITH FOOD OR DRINKS INTO THE EVENT?
A: While we don’t allow outside food and beverage to be brought into the event there will be plenty available for purchase. Additionally, we do not allow coolers or large bags into the event, primarily for safety purposes. Please click here to check out our Bold Point Park policies page for more details.
Q: WILL THERE BE BEVERAGES AVAILABLE FOR SALE?
A: Absolutely! We will have full bars featuring beer, cocktails, wine and other offerings.
Q: WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE FOR SALE?
A: Yes! Please see Food & Beverage section above for more details.
Q: CAN I RE-ENTER THE EVENT IF I LEAVE?
A: Unfortunately, there will be no re-entry for this event. Please plan accordingly.
Q: ARE PETS WELCOME AT THE EVENT?
A: We love those furry friends, but unless they are certified assistance service animals unfortunately we cannot allow them inside the event.
Q: WHERE CAN I FIND ALL OF THE EVENT POLICIES?
A. Click here for a full list of the event policies.
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