PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Jim James + Claypool Lennon Delirium Tour
Friday, June 28 • 6:30 p.m.
TICKETS: Reserved $48 | Standing Room Only $52 | Lawn $39 | Child (1-12) Lawn $29
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
ALCOHOL: Patrons will not be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance
Jim James has spent the better part of almost two decades as the lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of My Morning Jacket. Through seven studio albums, My Morning Jacket has grown into one of the most acclaimed rock 'n' roll bands in the world. Alongside the band's recording and touring, James has maintained a steady flow of solo work and extra curricular activity.
. James released his debut solo record, REGIONS OF LIGHT AND SOUND OF GOD in 2013, followed three years later by 2016's ETERNALLY EVEN, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's "Top Alternative Albums" chart. James' third solo album, UNIFORM DISTORTION, arrived in June 2018 and was received with immediate acclaim. "There are enough artistic twists and turns to please even the most dedicated Jacket fan," declared American Songwriter, "showing that James remains as musically edgy as ever on an album that pulses with energy, enthusiasm and the restless spirit James has always personified."
October 2018 saw James return with UNIFORM CLARITY, a companion work to UNIFORM DISTORTION comprising acoustic renditions of its songs. "This time around, the 11 songs that graced the initial disc provide a serene counterpoint," wrote Paste, "one that coaxes the listener along and shares some sentiment along the way." "Ultimately, UNIFORM CLARITY reiterates that immutable fact already demonstrated on UNIFORM DISTORTION," declared Exclaim! "Jim James is a great songwriter."
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!
Guest Artist: Uni
The course of history often seems wayward and chaotic. It’s the gum on the heel of your shoe that a homeless saint picks off and plops in his mouth to chew again.
Uni grows underneath your fingernails when you sit next to your parents in Church, digging them into the soft flesh above your knee.
Uni dribbles from the mouths of sidewalk sleeping drunks and slithers into the throat of a politician to make him cough and loosen his tie.
Uni was there during your first masturbation and first confession.
Uni wakes you up in the middle of the night. Parents of America. A new phenomenon has taken over our youth. Uni wages war on the apathy and digital narcissism of 1st world ignorance.
It is a cult of one, a cult of infinity.
Jack James is the voice, a slender boy from Texas with a penchant for glitter and Oscar Wilde, who came down from another planet to be the rock star of the future. David Strange is the sword, a grisled poet and carpenter who can build anything, writing sonnets and summoning demons on his guitar. Kemp is the brain, a crazed scientist who composes prog riffs and surrealist visuals, leading the three into the great abyss. But you are the hands. Go spread the message.