Les Claypool Learning from Geddy Lee for Primus Tour

Les Claypool and Geddy Lee

After several postponements, Primus is heading out on their epic “A Tribute To Kings” tour, which will feature the trio performing Rush’s A Farewell to Kings in its entirety. Fans have been anxiously waiting since the tour was announced in late 2019. Les Claypool has been very open about his eagerness for the outing as well, and apparently he’s been practicing up – and learning the parts from Geddy Lee.

Claypool posted a photo of himself with the Rush bassist on Instagram with the caption “Learning from the master…” Apparently, the photo was taken four years ago, but that’s one lesson I think we’d all like to sit in on.

Lee gave his blessing for Primus to do the tour back when the idea first came about. “I texted with him — I keep in touch with Geddy — just to make sure we weren’t trodding on something weird,” Claypool told Rolling Stone. “So I checked in with him to see what he thought of it, and he was excited about the notion.”

The tour runs from August 10th through October 25th with dates across the entire U.S. with support from Battles, The Sword and Black Mountain.

Primus 2021 Tour Dates:

Aug 10Boise, IDOutlaw Field
Aug 11Bonner, MTKettlehouse Amphitheater
Aug 13Spokane, WARiverfront Park
Aug 14Redmond, WAMarymoor Park
Aug 17Troutdale, OREdgefield
Aug 18Bend, ORLes Schwab Amphitheater
Aug 28Asheville, NCExploreAsheville Arena
Aug 30Orlando, FLHard Rock
Aug 31Atlanta, GARoxy Theater
Sep 3Manchester, TNBonnaroo
Sep 4Raleigh, NCRed Hat Amphitheater
Sep 5Charlotte, NCMetro Amphitheater
Sep 7Houston, TXThe Bayou
Sep 9Austin, TXACL Live @ Moody Theater
Sep 10New Orleans, LAThe Saenger Theater
Sep 11Irving, TXToyota Music Factory
Sep 14St Louis, MOMusic Park
Sep 16Indianapolis, INThe Lawn
Sep 17Cleveland, OHJacobs Pavilion
Sep 18Cincinnati, OHPNC Pavilion
Sep 20Columbus, OHExpress Live Pavilion
Sep 21Chicago, ILChicago Theater
Sep 22Sterling Heights, MIFreedom Hill Amphitheater
Sep 24Boston, MARockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Sep 25Asbury Park, NJStone Pony Lot
Sep 26Wallingford, CTOakdale Theater
Sep 28New York, NYBeacon Theater
Sep 29Baltimore, MDMECU Pavilion
Oct 1Philadelphia, PAMET Opera House
Oct 2Essex Junction, VTMidway Lawn Chamlain Valley Expo
Oct 3Westbrook, MEMain Savings Pavilion
Oct 5Pittsburgh, PAStage AE
Oct 6Richmond, VAVirginia Credit Union LIVE!
Oct 8Milwaukee, WIBMO Pavilion
Oct 9Kansas City, MOGrinder's
Oct 13Salt Lake City, UTThe Complex
Oct 15Berkeley, CAThe Greek Theater
Oct 16Paso Robles, CAVina Robles Amphitheatre
Oct 17Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre
Oct 19San Diego, CACal Coast Credit Union Open-Air Theater at SDSU
Oct 21Denver, COThe Mission Ballroom
Oct 22Denver, COThe Mission Ballroom
Oct 25Phoenix, AZComerica Theater

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