Primus pay homage to prog rock legends Rush on the 'A Tribute To Kings' tour, where the Bay Area trio will play Rush's classic 1977 album A Farewell to Kings in its entirety alongside their own music. The 'Tribute to Kings' tour will be exactly as it sounds: a respectful and loving tribute to three spectacular musicians, songwriters, legends and friends.
Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources, Primus became one of the most distinctive and innovative bands of the 1990s. The trio's alt/punk/avant-garde/psychedelic/country approach, along with Claypool's surreal lyrics, led to some of rock's most unlikely hits, including "Tommy the Cat", "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver" and "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver", and of course the huge hit "Too Many Puppies" from their 1990 debut album "Frizzely Fry".
With "The Desaturating Seven", Primus returned in 2017 with the original, ultimate Primus line-up of Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander for their first album of original music since 1995. "This record is reminiscent of our prog roots - Rush, Yes, Crimson, all that stuff," Claypool says. "It's a little heavier than the last record and more complex than anything we've done in a long time."