A Tribute to Kings
This event is all ages.
$55.00 – General Admission
*plus applicable service fees
In response to health and safety concerns, our show with Primus ‘A Tribute to Kings’ at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley on Friday, August 20th, 2021 has been rescheduled to Friday, October 15th, 2021. Please note that this show was originally scheduled for Friday, July 17th, 2020.
Tickets purchased for both July 17th, 2020 and August 20th, 2021 will be honored for the rescheduled date in October 2021.
Should you be unable to attend the new date, please go to place of purchase no later than Thursday, May 27th, 2021 to request a refund (30 days from the rescheduled dates announcement). This will allow others who can attend to purchase your ticket(s).
We thank you for understanding and look forward to seeing you at the show!
All doors & show times subject to change.
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Primus will pay homage to prog-rock legends Rush this summer with A Tribute to Kings, a cross-country tour that will feature the Bay Area trio playing Rush’s classic 1977 album A Farewell to Kings in its entirety, in addition to their own music.
“A little over one year ago, 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. “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. Dubbing the tour ‘Primus: A Tribute to Kings,’ it was originally scheduled to be performed in the Fall of 2019 but, when we were asked to support Slayer on their Final Campaign, the ‘Tribute to Kings’ tour was postponed.
Geddy, Alex and Neil had been superheroes to Larry, Herb and I in our teens, so when we all became pals while touring together in the early ’90s, we were pretty delighted; partially because of the musical geek-out factor but mostly because the three guys whom we had admired so much from afar, turned out to be truly great, down-to-earth humans, and like us, a tad eccentric.
The ‘Tribute to Kings’ tour will be just as it is implied, a respectful and loving tribute to three spectacular musicians, songwriters, legends and friends.”