Primus Postpone Three Shows After Member Of Their Touring Party Tests Positive For COVID-19

Primus have postponed three shows on their “A Tribute To Kings” tour due to a member of their touring party testing positive for COVID-19. The band said the following:

“To our fans in Wisconsin, Missouri, and Iowa – we regret to announce that there has been a confirmed COVID-19 case within the Primus touring party. The safety of our fans, crew, venue staff and band are our top priority so out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing our shows in Milwaukee, Kansas City, and Cedar Rapids this weekend. We are working to reschedule the dates and your tickets will be valid at the new dates. We appreciate your understanding and support throughout these unprecedented times and we’ll keep you posted with more information soon.”

Primus Announce 10th Anniversary Green Vinyl Pressing Of “Green Naugahyde”

Primus have announced that they will be releasing a 10th anniversary vinyl pressing of “Green Naugahyde” on November 5. You can pre-order the effort now on ghostly green vinyl. This news comes after the band recently reissued their 1989 EP “Suck On This” on cobalt blue vinyl.

Watch Primus Perform Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” During Nampa, ID Show

As previously reported, Primus are performing Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” in full during their current tour. That trek officially kicked off yesterday (August 10) at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, ID and footage of the band covering the aforementioned album during the show can be found below:

[via The PRP]

Les Claypool Appears To Have Been Getting Lessons From Geddy Lee Ahead Of Primus’ Upcoming Rush Tribute Tour

As previously reported, Primus will be paying tribute to Rush by covering “A Farewell To Kings” in full during a U.S. headlining tour. Now, it appears that Les Claypool has been getting ready for the trek by training with Geddy Lee himself. Claypool recently shared a picture of himself with Lee, along with the caption: “learning from the master…”

[via The PRP]

Wolfmother Drop Off Primus’ “A Tribute To Kings” Tour

Wolfmother have been forced to drop off of Primus’ “A Tribute To Kings” tour due to visa issues. The trek, which will find Primus performing Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” in full, will now feature The Sword, Battles and Black Mountain on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Battles:

08/10 Boise, ID – Outlaw Field
08/11 Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
08/13 Spokane, WA – Riverfront Park
08/14 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park
08/17 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
08/18 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater

With The Sword:

08/28 Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville Arena
08/30 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock
08/31 Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theater
09/03 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
09/04 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
09/05 Charlotte, NC – Metro Amphitheater
09/07 Houston, TX – The Bayou
09/09 Austin, TX – ACL Live @ Moody Theater
09/10 New Orleans, LA – The Saenger Theater
09/11 Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory
09/14 St. Louis, MO – Music Park
09/16 Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn
09/17 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion
09/18 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
09/20 Columbus, OH – Express Live Pavilion
09/21 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
09/22 Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheater
09/24 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
09/25 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Lot
09/26 Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theater
09/28 New York, NY – Beacon Theater
09/29 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion

With Black Mountain:

10/01 Philadelphia, PA – MET Opera House
10/02 Essex Junction, VT – Midway Lawn Chamlain Valley Expo
10/03 Westbrook, ME – Main Savings Pavilion
10/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/06 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
10/08 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Pavilion
10/09 Kansas City, MO – Grinder’s
10/10 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
10/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex Live
10/15 Berkeley, CA – The Greek
10/16 Raso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheater
10/17 Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theater
10/19 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast
10/21 Denver, CO – The Mission
10/22 Denver, CO – The Mission
10/24 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater At Virgin Hotels
10/25 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater

Primus Add Two More Dates To “A Tribute To Kings” Tour

Primus have added two more dates to their “A Tribute To Kings” tour, including new stops in Cedar Rapids and Las Vegas. As previously reported, that trek will find the band performing Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” in full. Wolfmother will serve as direct support and The Sword will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

08/10 Boise, ID – Outlaw Field
08/11 Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
08/13 Spokane, WA – Riverfront Park
08/14 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park
08/17 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
08/18 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
08/28 Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville Arena (feat. The Sword)
08/30 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock (feat. The Sword)
08/31 Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theater (feat. The Sword)
09/03 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
09/04 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater (feat. The Sword)
09/05 Charlotte, NC – Metro Amphitheater (feat. The Sword)
09/07 Houston, TX – The Bayou (feat. The Sword)
09/09 Austin, TX – ACL Live @ Moody Theater (feat. The Sword)
09/10 New Orleans, LA – The Saenger Theater (feat. The Sword)
09/11 Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory (feat. The Sword)
09/14 St. Louis, MO – Music Park (feat. The Sword)
09/16 Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn (feat. The Sword)
09/17 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
09/18 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
09/20 Columbus, OH – Express Live Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
09/21 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater (feat. The Sword)
09/22 Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheater (feat. The Sword)
09/24 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
09/25 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Lot (feat. The Sword)
09/26 Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theater (feat. The Sword)
09/28 New York, NY – Beacon Theater (feat. The Sword)
09/29 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
10/01 Philadelphia, PA – MET Opera House
10/02 Essex Junction, VT – Midway Lawn Chamlain Valley Expo
10/03 Westbrook, ME – Main Savings Pavilion
10/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/06 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
10/08 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Pavilion
10/09 Kansas City, MO – Grinder’s
10/10 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
10/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex Live
10/15 Berkeley, CA – The Greek
10/16 Raso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheater
10/17 Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theater
10/19 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast
10/21 Denver, CO – The Mission
10/22 Denver, CO – The Mission
10/24 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater At Virgin Hotels
10/25 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater

Primus Announce Rescheduled Dates For “A Tribute To Kings” Tour With Wolfmother & The Sword

Primus have officially rescheduled their “A Tribute To Kings” North American tour. That trek will find the band performing Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” in full. Wolfmother will serve as direct support and The Sword will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

08/10 Boise, ID – Outlaw Field
08/11 Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
08/13 Spokane, WA – Riverfront Park
08/14 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park
08/17 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
08/18 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
08/28 Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville Arena (feat. The Sword)
08/30 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock (feat. The Sword)
08/31 Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theater (feat. The Sword)
09/03 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
09/04 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater (feat. The Sword)
09/05 Charlotte, NC – Metro Amphitheater (feat. The Sword)
09/07 Houston, TX – The Bayou (feat. The Sword)
09/09 Austin, TX – ACL Live @ Moody Theater (feat. The Sword)
09/10 New Orleans, LA – The Saenger Theater (feat. The Sword)
09/11 Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory (feat. The Sword)
09/14 St. Louis, MO – Music Park (feat. The Sword)
09/16 Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn (feat. The Sword)
09/17 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
09/18 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
09/20 Columbus, OH – Express Live Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
09/21 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater (feat. The Sword)
09/22 Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheater (feat. The Sword)
09/24 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
09/25 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Lot (feat. The Sword)
09/26 Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theater (feat. The Sword)
09/28 New York, NY – Beacon Theater (feat. The Sword)
09/29 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
10/01 Philadelphia, PA – MET Opera House
10/02 Essex Junction, VT – Midway Lawn Chamlain Valley Expo
10/03 Westbrook, ME – Main Savings Pavilion
10/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/06 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
10/08 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Pavilion
10/09 Kansas City, MO – Grinder’s
10/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex Live
10/15 Berkeley, CA – The Greek
10/16 Raso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheater
10/17 Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theater
10/19 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast
10/21 Denver, CO – The Mission
10/22 Denver, CO – The Mission
10/25 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater

Primus’ Les Claypool commented:

“Finally, the clouds are parting, the planets are aligning, the dough is rising…whatever metaphor floats your preverbal boat, Primus is going on tour again. We were poised and ready for a massive, bent-rock extravaganza when the gremlins of covid came and yanked the rug out from under us all.

I personally have been climbing the walls like a shit-house rat and, after my first season off in 30 some odd years, I’m very anxious and excited to stand in front of the microphone with my four string piece of furniture and belt out some girthy ditties to sweaty throngs of punters.

C’mon Down,
Les Claypool“

Primus Announce “Alive From Pachyderm Station” Virtual Concert

Primus have announced a virtual concert, which they are calling “Alive From Pachyderm Station.” The event will take place on December 11 at Claypool Cellars winery in Sebastopol, California and tickets can be found HERE. Les Claypool commented:

“Strange, eclectically wonderful things tend to happen when the three of us get in a room together with our instruments. This will be an intimate and casual performance between three longtime friends as opposed to an elaborate ‘show.’ Primus in the raw.”

Actor Jason Momoa Gets Lessons And Jams With Primus’ Les Claypool

Metalhead actor Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”) recently got some bass lessons and jammed with Primus’ Les Claypool. You can see photos and footage of that in the below Instagram gallery:

[via The PRP]

Primus Announce Rescheduled Dates For “A Tribute To Kings” Tour

Primus have announced the rescheduled dates for their “A Tribute To Kings” North American tour. The band will be performing Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” in full on the trek, which will also feature Wolfmother, The Sword, and Battles on select dates.

2021 Tour Dates:

With Wolfmother & The Sword:

06/09 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
06/11 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
06/12 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
06/13 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
06/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
06/16 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
06/18-19 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
06/20 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/22 Asheville, NC – Exploreacheville.com Arena
06/23 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
06/25 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live!
06/26 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
06/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
06/29 Essex Junction, VT – Midway Law at Champlain Valley Expo
07/01 Westbrook, ME – Main Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
07/02 Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre
07/03 Scranton, PA – TBA
07/05 Lafayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards (no The Sword)
07/06 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
07/08 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
07/09 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony Summer Stage
07/10 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
07/13 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
07/15 Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor
07/16 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
07/17 Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
07/19 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion

With Wolfmother & Battles:

07/20 Chicago, IL- Chicago Theatre
07/21 Indianapolis, IN – Amphitheater at White River Stage Park (no Battles)
07/23 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
07/24 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
07/25 Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
07/27 Kansas City, MO – Grinders SKC
07/29 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
07/30 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
07/31 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex Outdoors
08/02 Phoenix, AZ – Commerica Theatre
08/04 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
08/06 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
08/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
08/10 Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden
08/11 Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
08/13 Spokane, WA – Riverfront Park
08/14 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park

With Battles:

08/17 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
08/18 Bend, OR – Les Schab Amphitheater
08/20 Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theater

Primus frontman Les Claypool commented:

“Third time is the charm…we’ve postponed this ‘Tribute to Kings’ tour twice now. Once, because we opted to help send Slayer on their way into retirement, and once because mother nature decided to slap us all into isolation with a nasty virus. This time, I will get to go out there and get my ‘Geddy on’. I’ve got my Ricky shined up and have been practicing my Moog licks. 2020 has proven to be one nasty kick to the crotch on many levels.

This nation is divided beyond anything I’ve ever seen; from who’s wearing masks or not to who’s treating folks with common dignity…or not. Let’s hope 2021 will resolve us all into some form of unity. As far as touring, it will be nice to be back in the saddle again, see y’all next summer…’Geddy up!’”