Update: Primus Reschedules Rush Tribute at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Date for September

Primus will bring its Rush tribute to town in September. - Chapman Baehler
Chapman Baehler
Primus will bring its Rush tribute to town in September.
Update: We had been looking forward to seeing the alt rock act Primus pay tribute to prog rock pioneers Rush last summer on its Tribute to Kings trek, but the pandemic forced the band to cancel the show that would've taken place last year at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. Primus simply bumped the 2020 tour to 2021; it's now announced that it's pushed those rescheduled dates back to late summer and early fall.

It'll now perform on Sept. 17 at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.

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," says frontman Les Claypool in a statement. "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 [bass guitar] and belt out some girthy ditties to sweaty throngs of punters."

Previously purchased tickets will reportedly be honored for the new date.

Original Post 2/18/2020: The alternative rock act Primus has just announced that it’ll take its tribute to the prog rock act Rush on the road this summer.

Dubbed A Tribute to Kings, the cross-country tour will feature the Bay Area trio playing Rush's classic 1977 album A Farewell to Kings in its entirety.

Primus will also play some of its own music own music.

The tour comes to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica on June 27.

"A little over one year ago, [guitarist] Ler Lalonde and I started kicking the idea around of Primus performing a series of shows featuring an iconic Rush album from our youth," says bandleader Les Claypool in a statement. "Being that A Farewell to Kings was the first Rush record I ever heard, and that it contains my all-time favorite Rush tune, ‘Cygnus X1,’ the choice narrowed quickly. Years ago, I had done something similar with Colonel Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, when we covered Pink Floyd's Animals in its entirety. It was an insane amount of work but ended up being one of the most enjoyable live endeavors I've ever done.”

A special presale, including VIP upgrade options, will go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Find more info at primusville.com.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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