Primus Announces Rush Tribute Tour

Primus is hitting the road this summer and will honor Rush with “A Tribute to Kings,” a full recreation of Rush’s 1977 album A Farewell To Kings, at each tour stop.

The tour comes in the wake of the death of Rush drummer Neal Peart, although Primus’ Les Claypool noted that the tribute was originally scheduled to be performed in the fall of 2019, but plans were pushed into 2020 when Slayer invited Primus on the road last year. Now, the tour holds more meaning with a plan to honor Rush in more ways than one.

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The Tribute To Kings Tour will run for 40 shows, from late May until early August, with stops in New York at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on June 17, and on July 2 in Lafayette at Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards.

Claypool says of Rush, “Geddy, Alex and Neil had been superheroes to Larry, Herb and I in our teens, so when we all became pals while touring together in the early ’90s, we were pretty delighted; partially because of the musical geek-out factor but mostly because the three guys whom we had admired so much from afar, turned out to be truly great, down-to-earth humans, and like us, a tad eccentric. The ‘Tribute to Kings’ tour will be just as it is implied, a respectful and loving tribute to three spectacular musicians, songwriters, legends and friends.”

For more information visit Primus’ official website.

Primus: A Tribute To Kings 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: 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! *^

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: The 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 *+

July 15 Salt Lake City, UT: The Complex *+

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 *+

July 25 Troutdale, OR: Edgefield *+

July 28 Spokane, WA: Riverfront Park Amphitheater *+

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 *+

* w/ Wolfmother

^ w/ The Sword

+ w/ Battles

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