Primus Busts Out Rush Cover In Asheville

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Primus returned to the road on Saturday as one of the support acts for the final leg of Slayer‘s farewell tour. The trio’s set at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville included a cover of Rush’s “Cygnus X-1.”

While bassist Les Claypool had regularly teased a brief portion of the song from Rush’s 1977 studio album A Farewell To Kings in past years, Saturday marked the most complete performance of “Book I: The Voyage” since April 17, 2000 as per Setlist.FM. Primus played “Cygnus X-1” again last night in Raleigh.

Watch fan-shot video captured by Danielle Cook of Primus’ “Cygnus X-1” below:

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Setlist

Primus at ExploreAsheville.com Arena

  • Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
  • Too Many Puppies
  • Sgt. Baker  
  • The Seven
  • Frizzle Fry
  • Here Come the Bastards
  • Cygnus X-1  
  • Welcome to This World
  • Professor Nutbutter's House of Treats
  • My Name Is Mud
  • Jerry Was a Race Car Driver