Geddy Lee Weighs In On Primus’ Rush Tribute Tour

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson with Primus

Primus has been paying homage to the classic Rush album A Farewell to Kings by playing it in its entirety during their “A Tribute To Kings” tour. The outing has bassist Les Claypool effectively covering the role of the Geddy Lee on songs including “Closer to the Heart”.

Lee finally got to witness the show on Friday the 13th in Toronto and weighed in on the performance.

“On Friday night we had the joyful experience of reuniting with our grand pals from Primus… Les, Ler, Herb and their gang,” he wrote on Instagram. “We sat side stage as they immaculately worked through a cool selection of classic Primus tunes which brought back fond memories of our touring together back in the early 90’s and then we were treated to the weird and wonderful experience of watching them perform our music: A Farewell to Kings in its entirety. Totally nailed it! They did us proud and we thank them deeply for the tribute and the lasting friendship.”

The tour is still going on and will run through June. It’s slated to wrap up June 25th in Las Vegas.

Primus ‘A Tribute To Kings’ 2022 Tour Dates:

May 17Quebec, QCVideotron Centre +
May 18Albany, NYPalace Theatre *
May 20Port Chester, NYThe Capitol Theatre *
May 21Montclair, NJWellmont Theater *
May 22Huntington, NYThe Paramount *
May 24Washington, D.C.Warner Theatre *
May 25Bethlehem, PAThe Wind Creek Event Center *
May 27Atlantic City, NJBorgata Hotel Casino & Spa *
May 28LaFayette, NYBeak & Skiff Apple Orchards *
May 30Louisville, KYOld Forester’s Paristown Hall *
May 31Grand Rapids, MIGLC Live at 20 Monroe *
Jun 2Milwaukee, WIBMO Harris Pavilion *^
Jun 3Saint Paul, MNPalace Theatre *
Jun 4Winnipeg, MBBurton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts +
Jun 6Regina, SKConexus Arts Centre - Capital Auto Theatre +
Jun 7Saskatoon, SKTCU Place - Sid Buckwold Theatre +
Jun 9Calgary, ABGrey Eagle Event Centre, Grey Eagle Resort & Casino +
Jun 10Edmonton, ABEdmonton Expo Centre +
Jun 12Vancouver, BCThe Orpheum +
Jun 14Troutdale, OREdgefield ~
Jun 15Redding, CARedding Civic Auditorium ~
Jun 17Sacramento, CASacramento Memorial Auditorium ~
Jun 18Reno, NVGrand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino ~
Jun 19San Jose, CASan Jose Civic ~
Jun 21Santa Barbara, CAArlington Theatre ~
Jun 23Riverside, CARiverside Municipal Auditorium ~
Jun 24Long Beach, CATerrace Theater, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center ~
Jun 25Las Vegas, NVThe Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas ~^

* with Battles
+ with Black Mountain
~ with The Black Angels

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