Primus Announce Spring 2022 Leg Of “A Tribute To Kings” Tour

Primus have announced a spring 2022 leg of their “A Tribute To Kings” tour. Like the original run, these shows will find the band performing Rush‘s “A Farewell To Kings” in its entirety. Battles, Black Mountain, and The Black Angels will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Battles:

04/15 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
04/16 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
04/19 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre
04/20 Kansas City, MO – Grinder’s
04/22 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
04/23 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
04/25 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
04/27 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theater
04/30 Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center – Mars Music Hall
05/03 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
05/04 St. Petersburg, FL – Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
05/06 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
05/07 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
05/09 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
05/10 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre

With Black Mountain:

05/13 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
05/14 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
05/16 Montreal, QC – L’Olympia
05/17 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre

With Battles:

05/18 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
05/20 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
05/21 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
05/22 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/24 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
05/25 Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center
05/27 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Casino Resort
05/28 Lafayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards
05/30 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
05/31 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
06/02 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
06/03 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre

With Black Mountain:

06/04 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
06/06 Regina, SK – Conexus Art Centre
06/07 Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place – Sid Buckwold Theatre
06/09 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – Grey Eagle Event Centre
06/10 Edmonton, AN – Edmonton Expo Centre
06/12 Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre

With The Black Angels:

06/14 Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
06/15 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium
06/17 Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
06/18 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino – Grand Theatre
06/19 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic Auditorium
06/21 Santa Barbara, CA – The Arlington Theatre
06/23 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
06/24 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center – Terrace
06/25 Las Vegas, NV – Virgin Hotel

Primus Announce Rescheduled “A Tribute To Kings” Shows

As previously reported, Primus were forced to postpone several shows on their “A Tribute To Kings” tour after a member of their touring party tested positive for COVID-19. Those concerts have since been rescheduled with the new dates available below. Like the original run, these shows will find the band performing Rush‘s “A Farewell To Kings” in full. Here’s the new dates:

04/20 Kansas City, MO – Grinder’s
04/22 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
04/27 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theater
06/02 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
06/25 Las Vegas, NV – Virgin Hotel

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.”