Primus is hitting the road to serve up a huge musical tribute to the band’s biggest rock heroes this summer.
The California native alt-metal/punk band is paying homage to Rush by playing their 1977 album A Farewell to Kings in its entirety, along with their own songs, on their massive A Tribute to Kings tour. Wolfmother, The Sword, and Battles will support them as special guests on the nationwide trek.
The 2020 A Tribute to Kings tour kicks off in Irving, Texas on May 26. The tour will hit major cities all over the country including Richmond (Tickets), Denver (Tickets), Salt Lake City (Tickets), Redmond (Tickets), and Spokane (Tickets).
Presales for select shows are currently underway and tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 21.
A limited number of premium tickets and VIP Packages will also be available to purchase. A Tribute to Kings VIP Packages include One (1) General Admission ticket with early entry to see Primus, a Meet & Greet/Photo Opportunity with Primus, a pour of Purple Pachyderm Pinot, Invite to a special Tribute to Kings Q & A session with Primus, Limited Edition Tour Poster Signed by Primus, Exclusive VIP Merchandise Gift, Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard, a Dedicated Venue Entrance with Early Access to Merch shopping and an On-site Experience Host.
Primus frontman Les Claypool is revisiting his youth and paying tribute to one of his biggest musical heroes by performing A Farewell to Kings on the band’s impending tour.
Claypool told Rolling Stone that a 1978 Rush Hemispheres show in San Francisco was his first concert when he was 14. Fast forward to 1992 and Claypool and his Primus bandmates Larry LaLonde and Tim Alexander had the surreal honor of opening for Rush on the Canadian native band’s Roll the Bones Tour.
Now, Claypool is stoked to honor the band on the road and play some of his favorite Rush tracks to live audiences across the country. In a press statement about the tour, Claypool revealed that A Farewell to Kings was the first record he ever heard, and it contains his “all-time favorite Rush tune, ‘Cygnus X1.’”
Claypool and LaLonde came up with the idea to perform a Rush record on tour about a year ago, and because A Farewell to Kings holds such special meaning to Claypool, the album was the most obvious choice.
Primus and Rush fans alike can revel in listening to a rare prog-rock treat at live shows across the nation this summer.
Primus A Tribute to Kings 2020 Tour Dates
May 26 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *^
May 27 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center *^
May 29 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater *^
May 30 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theater *^
June 1 - Asheville, NC - ExploreAsheville.com Arena *^
June 3 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live Orlando *^
June 5 - Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy *^
June 6 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
June 7 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater *^
June 9 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion *^
June 10 - Columbus, OH - Express Live! – Outdoor *^
June 12 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival
June 15 - Richmond, VA - Virginia Credit Union LIVE! *^ (Tickets)
June 16 - Baltimore, MD - MECU Pavilion *^
June 17 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre *^
June 19 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met Philadelphia *^
June 20 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony Summer Stage *^
June 21 - Essex Junction, VT - Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Exposition *^
June 23 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion *^
June 24 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Oakdale Theatre *^
June 26 - Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill *^
June 27 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica *^
June 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE – Outdoor *^
June 30 - Toronto, ON - RBC Echo Beach *^
July 2 - Lafayette, NY - Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards *
July 3 - Westbrook ME - Main Savings Pavilion at Rock Row *
July 6 - Indianapolis, IN - he Amphitheater at White River State Park *+
July 7 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Pavilion *+
July 8 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory *+
July 10 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre *+
July 11 - St Louis, MO - Saint Louis Music Park *+
July 12 - Kansas City, MO - CrossroadsKC *+
July 14 - Denver, CO - The Mission Ballroom *+ (Tickets)
July 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex *+ (Tickets)
July 17 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theater *+
July 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre *+
July 19 - Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort *+
July 21 - Boise, ID - Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden *+
July 23 - Bonner, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater *+
July 24 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park *+ (Tickets)
July 25 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield *+
July 28 - Spokane, WA - Riverfront Park Amphitheater *+ (Tickets)
July 29 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater *+
July 31 - Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre *+
Aug. 1 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU *+
Aug. 2 - Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Federal Theatre *+
Dates, venues, and prices are subject to change. Please check individual event pages for more details.
* with WOLFMOTHER
^ with THE SWORD
+ with BATTLES