• Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

What happens when arguably the best prog rock band of the United States performs songs by the best prog rock band of not only Canada, but of all time? Vegas will found out on June 25th when the mighty Primus brings their A Tribute to Kings tour to the Virgin Hotel & Casino!

The California based band will be performing Rush’s classic album A Farewell to Kings in its entirety, ending their 46 date tour here in Vegas. Originally we should have seen this tour in 2020, but we all know what happened there. Luckily it was able to be rescheduled.

From what I can gather from setlists and show reviews so far, this 2 part concert is not one to be missed, with Primus performing an array of their own songs as well as Rush’s 1977 classic. So, even if you aren’t the biggest Rush fan (which, how dare you), there is still plenty of Primus to enjoy! For those of us who are Rush fans that never got to see them live, this is due to be the next best thing.

It is bound to be an amazing show. We’ve caught Primus before and we can say honestly they are one of our favorites to see live. They never disappoint and should be a bucketlist band due to their musicianship alone.

Either way you slice it, Les Claypool and bandmates I’m sure will pay perfect homage to Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and the late, great Neil Peart.

For ticket information click here.

To check out our previous coverage of Primus click here.

PHOTO CREDIT: Primus/Les Claypool photo by Alexander Zayas for ZRockR Magazine

By Stephy Muzio

Stephanie " Stephy " Muzio (formerly Hayward) - Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE! Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Originally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.