Claypool Goes Fancy, Lampoon Grabs Apricot
Les Claypools summer 2006 tour with his Fancy Band will be documented on a DVD set for a May 29 release. The aptly-titled Fancy captures the bassist along with last summers touring group that featured Skerik, Mike Dillon, Paolo Baldi and Gabby La La. Claypool will mark the occasion with a 2007 cross-continental summer run that begins on May 23 at Minneapolis First Avenue and continues through July 14 at the All Good Music Festival.
In other Claypool news, his feature film, _ Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo_ has been acquired by National Lampoon. A theatrical release is expected to follow later this year, with additional details yet to be announced.