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Primus will perform all of the Rush album ‘A Farewell To Kings’ at each stop of their upcoming spring and summer tour.
Primus dusted off their most complete cover of Rush’s “Cygnus X-1” in years on Saturday night in Asheville.
Primus will spend the fall opening for Slayer’s Farewell Tour, except for one lone headlining concert that has just been added to the trio’s touring itinerary.
The last leg of Slayer’s ‘The Final Campaign’ tour will feature support from Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals.
Primus teamed with Stern Pinball to create a custom pinball machine being sold in a limited edition of 100.
“Captain Jack Sparrow,” a.k.a. Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds joined Primus for a portion of their encore in Athens on Tuesday night.
Latest Primus Setlist
Primus at The Forum
- Clown Dream
- Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
- Too Many Puppies
- Sgt. Baker
- The Seven
- Cygnus X-1
- Southbound Pachyderm
- Mr. Krinkle
- Welcome to This World
- Professor Nutbutter's House of Treats
- My Name Is Mud
- Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
“Tommy the Cat.” “John the Fisherman.” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver.” “My Name is Mud.” “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.” Yessiree, Primus is responsible for some of the most cutting edge and original rock music of the 1990’s. And now, the definitive Primus line-up – singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander – is back together and planning on getting the worldwide masses bobbing up and down in unison once more.
Although originally formed in 1984, it was not until shortly before the end of the decade that the aforementioned classic line-up was solidified. With most hard rock/heavy metal acts at the time either neatly falling into either “thrash” or “glam” categories, Primus joined a variety of underground bands that refused to be pigeonholed (and by the early ’90s, had fully infiltrated the mainstream) – merging metal, funk, alternative, punk, country, roots rock, and experimental music, along with Claypool’s penchant for witty and often humorous storytelling lyrics.
Building a large and loyal following first in and around San Francisco (before eventually, going global), Primus kicked things off with a string of releases that are now considered classic alt-rock titles – 1989’s ‘Suck on This,’ 1990’s ‘Frizzle Fry,’ 1991’s ‘Sailing the Seas of Cheese,’ 1993’s ‘Pork Soda,’ and 1995’s ‘Tales from the Punchbowl.’ Along the way, Primus toured with some of rock’s biggest names (Jane’s Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush, U2, etc.), headlined the third-ever Lollapalooza Festival, and issued a variety of crafty music videos, which stood out in sharp contrast to the ultra-seriousness of most other video clips at the time.
Alexander exited Primus in 1996, but returned in 2003, in time for an EP/DVD set, ‘Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People,’ and a sold out reunion tour, that lasted over the next few years, before the drummer departed once more. But as Claypool got to work on putting together a forthcoming book about the band’s history, Les began longing for the days of when Alexander’s unmistakable and powerful drumming provided the beat. A phone call was placed, a conversation ensued, and before you could say, “Here come the bastards,” the Claypool-LaLonde-Alexander line-up was back in business. Plans to tour the world over and offering up new music are already in place. Be forewarned…here they come!
Neil Young & Crazy Horse will embark on the BARN tour of vintage arenas in North America.
Phish released pro-shot video of a top-shelf “Free” from night one of their Mexico run and “Weekapaug Groove” into “Shafty” to close out night two.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead dusted off a The Band cover and unveiled a Robbie Robertson tune during the second night of their Capitol Theatre run.
Phish presented a setlist filled with rarities and classics on their jam-filled third night of Phish Riviera Maya Mexico 2020.
Tedeschi Trucks Band busted out a Cowboy cover during their acoustic set at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C.