Primus to Cover Rush on New North American Tour

Primus (photo by Johnny Perilla) and Neil Peart of Rush (photo via Wikipedia Commons) Primus have announced a special North American tour that will see them cover Rush. Officially titled “A Tribute to Kings”, the trek will boast nightly full-album performances of Rush’s 1977 album A Farewell to Kings in addition to a proper Primus set. The massive trek officially launches at the end of May and extends through early August. Primus are scheduled to visit Houston, Austin, New Orleans, Orlando, Charlotte, Baltimore, and New York. There are also concerts marked for Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, Spokane, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Bands such as Wolfmother, The Sword, and Battles will join Primus on select dates. Primus and Rush were once tour mates, and the former had previously considered bringing the latter’s Hemispheres LP out on the road with them. However, it was A Farewell to Kings — the first-ever Rush record Primus leader Les Claypool had heard — that ultimately made the final cut. Claypool explained to Rolling Stone, saying: “Well, like I said, originally we’d always kind of joked around about doing Hemispheres. That record has always had a very big place in my heart and head. […]

John Legend announces “Bigger Love 2020 Tour”

John Legend has announced an extensive North American tour. The “Bigger Love 2020 Tour” is comprised of 27 dates and takes place during the summer months of August and September. This new itinerary includes shows in Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. The beloved 41-year-old musician will also play the piano for audiences in New York, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. Additionally, Legend will present a two-night stint at Seattle’s Chateau St. Michelle. Pre-sales begin February 11th, while general on-sale starts Valentine’s Day (February 14th) at 10 a.m. local time on Ticketmaster. Once they sell out there, tickets can be found here. Editors’ Picks Legend kicked off the year with a new single dubbed “Conversations in the Dark”. He also recently won his 11th Grammy for “Higher”, a collaboration with DJ Khaled and Nipsey Hussle. During the Grammy ceremonies, Legend participated in a moving tribute to the late Hussle. John Legend 2020 Tour Dates:08/12 – Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre08/13 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre08/15 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater08/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre08/18 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center08/19 – Saint Augustine, FL @ The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre08/21 – […]