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Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson attend Primus’ ‘Farewell to Kings’ show


Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were in attendance for Primus’s performance in Toronto, where they played the entirety of Rush’s 1977 album A Farewell to Kings at the show.

Lee shared a photo on his Instagram featuring himself, Lifeson and the members of Primus backstage describing the event, writing: “On Friday night we had the joyful experience of reuniting with our grand pals from [Primus] … Les, Ler, Herb and their gang. We sat side stage as they immaculately worked through a cool selection of classic [Primus] tunes which brought back fond memories of our touring together back in the early ’90s and then we were treated to the weird and wonderful experience of watching them perform our music: ‘A Farewell to Kings’ in its entirety. Totally nailed it! They did us proud and we thank them deeply for the tribute and the lasting friendship.”

Touring together in 1992 was a bucket-list moment for Primus frontman Les Claypool and his band members, Claypool said: “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.”

Primus is scheduled to tour North America until August before heading overseas to perform in Europe and the U.K.  You can find tour information and tickets – here.

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