The delirious duo are making their late night JazzFest debut on Thursday, May 2. For the second time ever, The Claypool Lennon Delirium are bringing their celestial rock to the Big Easy.
Following JazzFest on Thursday, May 2, the duo comprised of Les Claypool (of Primus) and Sean Lennon (yes, that Sean Lennon, of The Ghost of the Saber Tooth Tiger) will fill the Civic Theatre with psychedelic, bassy ballads like ‘Amethyst Realm,’ and pithy, ironic anthems like ‘Easily Charmed By Fools.’ These are two of the nine tracks on South of Reality, the Delirium’s sophomore album that dropped in February 2019.
Claypool Lennon formed in 2015 and first appeared in New Orleans in 2016 following the release of their debut album, Monolith of Phobos. The eleven-track LP featured the familiar metal bass that Claypool fans love, set to lyrics depicting strange characters like ‘Mr. Wright’ and ‘Captain Lariat.’ South of Reality is a weirdly delightful follow-up to the band’s first effort and their 2017 EP, Lime And Limpid Green.
Fans who can’t make it to The Claypool Lennon Delirium show can catch Les Claypool headlining a very late night show on Friday, May 3 at Joy Theater following Mike Gordon’s (of Phish) headlining show.
The event is billed as Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz, featuring the local likes of Mike Dillon, Stanton Moore, and other unannounced special guests. You can also catch the Delirium around the country promoting South of Reality on tour this summer with Jim James (of My Morning Jacket) and The Flaming Lips.