February 19, 2020

Primus: A Tribute to Kings tour

Experimental avant-funk metal trio Primus will perform the classic Rush album A Farewell to Kings in its entirety during their A Tribute to Kings tour. All three band members are huge fans of the Canadian prog trio. The tour should have happened last year, but they could resist the opportunity to join Slayer on their final shows. Bass player and singer Les Claypool in Rolling Stone:

Well, we had talked about doing an album in its entirety a while ago. Frog Brigade did Pink Floyd’s Animals in its entirety years ago, and it was an insane amount of work but it was also incredibly gratifying. We did the Willy Wonka thing with Primus, and we’d always talked about potentially doing Hemispheres because that was my first concert, and it may have been Ler’s [LaLonde] first concert too, actually. And when it finally came down to it, we started looking at the different records and settled on Farewell to Kings.

(...) [Our manager] Brad brought it to us last summer, I believe; last spring he started talking to Live Nation. So Live Nation thought it was a good idea, and that’s the tour, so away we’re going. We were going to do it last fall and then this whole Slayer thing came up. We had been talking about doing something with Slayer on and off over the years, and then the opportunity to do the final-final [tour in 2019] and send these guys off was a pretty cool thing, so we postponed the Kings tour.
Live dates:
  • 05/26 Irving, TX @ The Pavilion *^
  • 05/27 Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center *^
  • 05/29 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater *^
  • 05/30 New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theater *^
  • 06/01 Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena *^
  • 06/03 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live *^
  • 06/05 Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy *^
  • 06/06 Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
  • 06/07 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater *^
  • 06/09 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion *^
  • 06/10 Columbus, OH @ Express Live! *^
  • 06/12 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
  • 06/15 Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union LIVE! *^
  • 06/16 Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion *^
  • 06/17 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre *^
  • 06/19 Philadelphia, PA @ The Met *^
  • 06/20 Asbury Par, NJ @ The Stone Pony *^
  • 06/21 Essex Junction, VT @ Midway Lawn *^
  • 06/23 Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion *^
  • 06/24 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre *^
  • 06/26 Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre *^
  • 06/27 Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion *^
  • 06/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *^
  • 06/30 Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach *^
  • 07/02 Lafayette, NY @ Beak and Skiff *
  • 07/03 Westbrook, ME @ Main Savings Pavilion
  • 07/06 Indianapolis, IN @ The Amphitheater *+
  • 07/07 Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion*+
  • 07/08 Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory*+
  • 07/10 Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre*+
  • 07/11 St. Louis, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park*+
  • 07/12 Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC*+
  • 07/14 Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom*+
  • 07/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex*+
  • 07/17 Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater*+
  • 07/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre*+
  • 07/19 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater*+
  • 07/21 Boise, ID @ Outlaw Field*+
  • 07/23 Bonner, MT @ KettleHouse Amphitheater*+
  • 07/24 Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park*+
  • 07/25 Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield*+
  • 07/28 Spokane, WA @ Riverfront Park Amphitheater*+
  • 07/29 Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater*+
  • 07/31 Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre*+
  • 08/01 San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre*+
  • 08/02 Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre *+

* = w/ Wolfmother
^ = w/ The Sword
+ = w/ Battles

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