National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo (Hip-O/UMe/BAIT/National Lampoon) features the only known studio recordings of Electric Apricot, a band with no limits, no fear, and no clue--their anthem "Hey Are You Going To Burning Man?," "Backroads Of My Mind," "Uncle Pete's Party" and "Sugar Train Blues"--plus their epic live 19-minute "Yog Sagoff," recorded in May 2005 in Mill Valley, CA.
Also heard on Quest For Festeroo are the jam gems "Shady Grove" from Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia and David Grisman from 1996's Shady Grove album, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead, RatDog) with "Playing In The Band" from 1972's Ace, Gov't Mule led by Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band) with "Time To Confess" from 2002's The Deep End Volume 2, Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde with his electronic music masterpiece "Calling All Sand Worms," Michael Franti & Spearhead with "Everybody Ona Move" from 2006's Yell Fire!, the classic "Fishing Blues" from Henry Thomas, and Stiff Dead Cat with a rockin' tribute to the Dead with their rendition of "Dire Wolf" from 2003's Snake Oil.
National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot follows a young UCLA filmmaker yearning to make a music documentary that would redefine the genre. He finds Electric Apricot: drummer-singer Lapland "Lapdog" Miclovik (played by Claypool), singer-guitarist Steve "Gordo" Gordon, keyboardist-singer Herschel Tambor Brillstein, and bassist-singer Steve "Aiwass" Trouzdale. The mockumentary then follows the band as they record their first album and head for the Holy Grail of music festivals, Festeroo. Claypool embarks on his own two-month cross-country tour on February 14th.
Tour Dates: Date/ City/ Venue
February 29 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
March 1 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
March 3 Nashville, TN City Hall
March 4 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
March 6 Big Cypress, FL Langerado
March 8 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
March 10 Kansas City, MO Voodoo Lounge
March 11 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
March 12 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
March 14 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
March 15 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
March 16 Boise, ID Big Easy Concert House
March 18 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
March 20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
March 21 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club
March 22 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
March 25 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
March 27 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
March 28 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
March 29 Austin, TX Stubb's BBQ