Primus to Pay Tribute to Rush on 2022 North American Tour

The 46-date trek will make several stops across Canada
Primus to Pay Tribute to Rush on 2022 North American Tour
Photo: Randy Johnson
After COVID-related delays back in 2020, Primus have announced plans to restart their tribute tour to Rush's A Farewell to Kings, which they'll perform in its entirety on an extensive 46-date run kicking off in April 2022. The trek will find the California band playing in several cities in Canada, including a pair of stops at Toronto's Massey Hall.

Following a pre-pandemic run of A Tribute to Kings, Les Claypool and co. will kick off the latest iteration of the Rush tribute in Oklahoma City on April 15. After a pair of shows at Massey on May 13 and 14, they'll move on to Montreal and Quebec City, on the 16th and 17th, respectively. Throughout June, Primus have plotted dates in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The trek is scheduled to wrap up in Las Vegas at the end of the month.

They'll be joined by supporting act Black Mountain along the Canadian leg of the run, with Battles and the Black Angels offering support in the States.

"Geddy, Alex and Neil had been superheroes to Larry, Herb and I in our teens," Claypool recalled in a statement. "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."

Presales for the tour began today, while general sales open this Friday (December 17) at 10 a.m. local time here.

See the announcement and schedule below.
 
Primus 2022 Tour Dates:

04/15 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion *
04/16 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre *
04/19 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre *
04/20 Kansas City, MO – Grinders KC *
04/22 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre *
04/23 Madison, WI – The Sylvee *
04/25 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre*
04/27 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre *
04/30 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall, Von Braun Center *
05/03 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore *
05/04 St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Arts *
05/06 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center *
05/07 Saint Augustine, FL – The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre *
05/09 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium *
05/10 Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre *
05/13 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall +
05/14 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall +
05/16 Montreal, QC – L'Olympia +
05/17 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre +
05/18 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre *
05/20 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre *
05/21 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater *
05/22 Huntington, NY – The Paramount *
05/24 Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre *
05/25 Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center *
05/27 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa *
05/28 LaFayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards *
05/30 Louisville, KY – Old Forester's Paristown Hall *
05/31 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe *
06/02 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion *
06/03 Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre *
06/04 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts +
06/06 Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre – Capital Auto Theatre +
06/07 Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place – Sid Buckwold Theatre +
06/09 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre, Grey Eagle Resort & Casino +
06/10 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Expo Centre +
06/12 Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum +
06/14 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield ~
06/15 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium ~
06/17 Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium ~
06/18 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino ~
06/19 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic ~
06/21 Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre ~
06/23 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium ~
06/24 Long Beach, CA – Terrace Theater, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center ~
06/25 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas ~

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