When the Canadian progressive rock band, Rush, released their iconic album, A Farewell to Kings, in 1977, Les Claypool, Larry Lalonde and Tim Alexander were teenagers.
The album was the Claypool’s introduction to Rush. In 2019, he and Lalonde began what became “Primus: A Tribute to Kings” tour. The tour is a tribute to a band that was, for the band’s members, superheroes who shaped their journey in music.
Primus opened by playing the entire album. They more than did justice to Rush: The sold-out crowd at Kettlehouse Amphitheatre responded with wild enthusiasm. After a short break, the band came back and played their own songs.
This was the second show of the tour, which will take Primus across the country into October.
Battles, an experimental rock duo of Ian Williams and John Stanier from New York City, opened the concert. For images of the concert, follow this link to the Missoula Current’s photo gallery.