It has been a long time since Primus has been in West Michigan, but that is going to change in May when they bring their special tribute to Rush to Grand Rapids.

Primus is one of the music industry's legendary 3 piece bands that feature world-renowned bassist and singer Les Claypool, guitarist Larry Lalonde, and drummer Tim Alexander.

Les Claypool is a huge fan of another legendary 3 piece band from Canada by the name of Rush. Originally Claypool had discussed Primus possibly covering the Rush album "Hemispheres" but felt that album was too much to handle, they decided to cover the album "A Farewell To Kings." Claypool said,

Rolling Stone magazine reported, "We settled on Kings, because A) it was the first Rush record I ever heard and B) it contains 'Cygnus X-1,' which has always been my favorite Rush tune. It seems to be a good one for us to tackle; 2112 seemed a little obvious." 

All three members of Primus, Les, Tim, and Larry all consider Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and the late Neal Peart as superheroes. The members of Primus were lucky enough to get to know the members of Rush back in the 90s and were delighted when they learned the guys they admired from afar, turned out to be great, down-to-earth humans, and like us, a tad eccentric.

Primus will perform the 1977 Rush Album "A Farewell To Kings" in its entirety but will also perform all your favorite songs from their own extensive catalog. The full show runs for just over 2 hours.

Here is a link to a setlist from the last time Primus did the tour.

Primus will perform at the GLC Live at 20 Monroe, May 31st. Battles will be the band that will open the show.

Tickets for Primus "A Tribute To Kings" go on sale Friday, December 17th at 10 a.m.

Make sure and listen to GRD all this weekend (December 18 and 19) for your chance to win tickets to the show. Listen for the sounder that will tell you the phrase to message to the GRD app to win.

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