This is turning out to be quite the significant tour. For one, Rush's "Hemispheres" tour was actually Primus bassist Les Claypool's first concert at the age of 14. And second, the tour comes following the death of Rush drummer Neil Peart in January.
- Chapman Baehler
- The members of Primus, in white-suit glory.
Throughout the tour, Primus will play "A Farewell to Kings" all the way through each night before diving in to some Primus originals. This is an awesome gesture from one band to another—especially when considering Primus opened for rush on tour back in 1992, and the two sets of musicians have remained connected in some capacity over the years.
Joining Primus in Bend on Wed., July 29, is Australian rock band Wolfmother and New York duo Battles.
The Les Schwab Amphitheater announced the show today, though tickets for the show go on sale Friday, February 21, at 10 am.