Primus To Play Rush’s Greatest Hits During Tribute Tour Primus To Play Rush’s Greatest Hits During Tribute Tour
Primus are taking a different approach to their upcoming tour. The band announced that their Tribute To Kings Tour will honor one of their... Primus To Play Rush’s Greatest Hits During Tribute Tour

Primus are taking a different approach to their upcoming tour. The band announced that their Tribute To Kings Tour will honor one of their biggest musical influences, Rush, by playing their 1977 album A Farewell To Kings in its entirety.

The cross-country trek gets underway May 26 in Irving, Texas and stretches until early August with a concluding gig in Phoenix. Over 40 cities make up the itinerary, including Atlanta, Boston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Boise and San Diego. Special guests Wolfmother, Battles and The Sword will open the tribute show on select dates.

Primus’ decision to honor the progressive rock icons came primarily from bassist Les Claypool. The musician told Rolling Stone that A Farewell To Kings was the first album he’d ever heard and recalled how his first Rush concert changed his life. Claypool also singled out A Farewell To Kings track “Cygnus X-1” as his favorite Rush song – which sparked its recent addition to Primus setlists. Their official announcement of the tribute tour came just weeks after Rush drummer Neil Peart lost his battle with brain cancer at age 67.

In addition to their summer run, Primus will also perform at Bonnaroo in June.

See the full list of upcoming tour dates below.

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Primus Tour Dates – A Tribute To Kings Tour

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!
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 Theatre
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
August 1 — San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
August 2 — Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre