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Primus' "A Tribute To Kings" tour, to include complete performance of "A Farewell to Kings" allbum

Today Live Nation announced that Primus will be embarking on their "A Tribute To Kings!" tour this summer, which will include a complete performance of Rush's entire album, A Farewell To Kings, in addition to their own music.  Presales start at 2/19 at 10am local. Get more info here.

Today RollingStone.com posted an interview with Primus' Les Claypool, where he explained that this tour has been in the works for some time, before the the passing of Neil Peart:
“We’re trying to be very sensitive about doing the tour and not having it be, ‘Hey, all about Neil,’ ” Claypool says. “It’s about admiration for these amazing musicians and friends.”

"I talked to Geddy about it, yeah. I texted with him — I keep in touch with Geddy — just to make sure we weren’t trodding on something weird. So I checked in with him to see what he thought of it, and he was excited about the notion.

"He just got excited; he thought it was a great idea. You know, we go way back with those guys, so I think it made him feel good that it was going to be us that was going to do this thing. But I don’t know, you’d have to ask him. I can’t put words in his mouth, but he seemed excited about it."

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