Geddy Lee Says Primus Did Rush Proud with Toronto Tribute Show
"We were treated to the weird and wonderful experience of watching them perform our music"
Published May 16, 2022They say not to meet your heroes, but have they said anything about whether you should watch your former tour-mates perform your songs?
Based on limited evidence, the scenario seems to have been a positive experience for all involved — including Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson — when California rockers (and longtime Rush super-fans) Primus brought their A Tribute to Kings tour to Toronto's newly revitalized Massey Hall on Friday (May 13).
On his ever-perfect geddyimages Instagram account, the legendary Canadian prog outfit's bandleader shared a photo of the five musicians posing together, as well as the setlist and his backstage pass from the remarkable evening.
"On Friday night, we had the joyful experience of reuniting with our grand pals from Primus — Les [Claypool], Ler [Larry LaLonde], Herb [Tim Alexander] and their gang," Lee wrote in the caption. "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 '90s and then we were treated to the weird and wonderful experience of watching them perform our music: A Farewell to Kings in its entirety."
He added: "Totally nailed it! They did us proud, and we thank them deeply for the tribute and the lasting friendship," before throwing in a #PrimusSucks for good measure.
Likewise, Primus posted another photo of the fivesome on Facebook, simply captioned: "Kings."
See Lee's Instagram post about the show below.
Primus released their latest EP Conspiranoid last month, when Lifeson and Lee also reflected on keeping Neil Peart's illness a secret inside a "bubble of grief."