Primus Push Rescheduled Rush Tribute Tour to Late Summer + Fall 2021
UPDATE June 22, 2021: Primus have revealed that Wolfmother had to bow out of the support spot on the "A Farewell to Kings" tour due to Visa issues. Black Mountain will now fill the void, with additional support from The Sword and Battles on select dates.
UPDATE: Primus again have rescheduled their plan tribute tour saluting Rush's A Farewell to Kings album. Wolfmother and The Sword will be joining them for the run that now starts in August. All original tickets will be honored and refunds are available for the next 30 days. See all the dates and details at the bottom of this post and read a message from Les Claypool below. Ticketing and refund details can be found here.
Finally, the clouds are parting, the planets are aligning, the dough is rising…whatever metaphor floats your preverbal boat, PRIMUS is going on tour again. We were poised and ready for a massive, bent-rock extravaganza when the gremlins of covid came and yanked the rug out from under us all. I personally have been climbing the walls like a shit-house rat and, after my first season off in 30 some odd years, I’m very anxious and excited to stand in front of the microphone with my four string piece of furniture and belt out some girthy ditties to sweaty throngs of punters.
Primus have rescheduled their "A Tribute to Kings" tour, in which they will be performing Rush's A Farewell to Kings album in its entirety. Joining them in the summer of 2021 will be Wolfmother, The Sword and Battles, all appearing at select stops.
"Third time is the charm…we’ve postponed this 'A Tribute to Kings' tour twice now. Once, because we opted to help send Slayer on their way into retirement, and once because mother nature decided to slap us all into isolation with a nasty virus. This time, I will get to go out there and get my 'Geddy on.' I’ve got my Ricky shined up and have been practicing my Moog licks. 2020 has proven to be one nasty kick to the crotch on many levels," said Primus singer and bassist Les Claypool.
The visionary continued, "This nation is divided beyond anything I’ve ever seen; from who’s wearing masks or not to who’s treating folks with common dignity…or not. Let’s hope 2021 will resolve us all into some form of unity. As far as touring, it will be nice to be back in the saddle again, see y’all next summer... Geddy up!"
More information and tickets can be found at the Primus website. All tickets originally purchased for the corresponding 2020 dates will be honored for the shows taking place next summer. Refunds are also available with further information available here.
View the complete list of tour dates below.
Primus 'A Tribute to Kings' 2021 Tour Dates
Aug. 10 - Boise, Idaho @ Outlaw Field
Aug. 11 - Bonner, Mont. @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater
Aug. 13 - Spokane, Wash. @ Riverfront Park
Aug. 14 - Redmond, Wash. @ Marymoor Park
Aug. 17 - Troutdale, Ore. @ Edgefield
Aug. 18 - Bend, Ore. @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
Aug. 28 - Asheville, N.C. @ ExploreAsheville Arena (feat. The Sword)
Aug. 30 - Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock (feat. The Sword)
Aug. 31 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Roxy Theater (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 03 - Manchester, Tenn. @ Bonnaroo
Sept. 04 - Raleigh, N.C. @ Red Hat Amphitheater (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 05 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Metro Amphitheater (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 07 - Houston, Texas @ The Bayou (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 09 - Austin, Texas @ ACL Live @ Moody Theater (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 10 - New Orleans, La. @ The Saenger Theater (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 11 - Irving, Texas @ Toyota Music Factory (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 14 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Music Park (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 16 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Lawn (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 17 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Jacobs Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 18 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ PNC Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 20 - Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 21 - Chicago, Ill. @ Chicago Theater (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 22 - Sterling Heights, Mich. @ Freedom Hill Amphitheater (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 24 - Boston, Mass. @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 25 - Asbury Park, N.J. @ Stone Pony Lot (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 26 - Wallingford, Ct. @ Oakdale Theater (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 28 - New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theater (feat. The Sword)
Sept. 29 - Baltimore, Md. @ MECU Pavilion (feat. The Sword)
Oct. 01 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ MET Opera House
Oct. 02 - Essex Junction, Vt. @ Midway Lawn Chamlain Valley Expo
Oct. 03 - Westbrook, Maine @ Main Savings Pavilion
Oct. 05 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
Oct. 06 - Richmond, Va. @ Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
Oct. 08 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ BMO Pavilion
Oct. 09 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Grinder’s
Oct. 13 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Complex Live
Oct. 15 - Berkeley, Calif. @ The Greek
Oct. 16 - Paso Robles, Calif. @ Vina Robles Amphitheater
Oct. 17 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Greek Theater
Oct. 19 - San Diego, Calif. @ Cal Coast
Oct. 21 - Denver, Colo. @ The Mission
Oct. 22 - Denver, Colo. @ The Mission
Oct. 25 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Arizona Federal Theater
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