Posted in music | tour dates on January 20, 2012

Primus at Roseland (more by Kurt Christensen)
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Primus recently announced a MHOW show happening on February 8. Tickets went on sale last week and are now sold out. They've since added another NYC show happening one day later at Gramercy Theatre (2/9). The show is a benefit for Les Claypool's nephew Matthew who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and at 2 months old was admitted into the hospital. All proceeds from the show will go toward his medical bills. Tickets for this show go on sale at noon today (11/26).

If you are unable to get tickets to the show before it sells out, but would still like to donate in support of Matthew, you can do so at www.babymatthew.org.

Primus were also recently announced on the lineup of the 2012 Wakarusa Festival which goes down in Ozark, Arkansas from Mary 31-June 3. The jam band-heavy fest also will host sets by Girl Talk, Fitz & the Tantrums, Gary Clark Jr., Daedelus, Tinariwen, Blitzen Trapper and more. Full list below.

Our thoughts go out to Matthew and his family. Updated Primus dates, the Wakarusa lineup, and more about Matthew below...

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Our precious baby Matthew was born on July 14, 2010 at 2:59pm, Weighing a healthy 8lbs 13oz and 21 inches long to parents Ron Pierce and Aimee Grijalva and brother to Izahia and sister Noa. They were so happy and had the family they always dreamed of.

On September 22, 2010 after a follow up doctor's appointment their dream became a nightmare, Baby Matthew was airlifted to Stanford and the family was told the worst news anyone could ever imagine. Baby Matthew was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and was now fighting for his life. At only 2 months old he is fighting the odds and doctors are calling him a "miracle".

Baby Matthew and his family have a long road ahead of them. We ask that you please keep them in your prayers, and if you would like to donate to help with expenses, we would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for all your prayers and support.
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Primus -- 2012 Tour Dates
2/8 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
2/9 Gramercy Theater New York, NY
23-Mar-2012 Pordenone, Italy Palasport
24-Mar-2012 Brescia, Italy Pala Eib
26-Mar-2012 Fribourg, Switzerland Fri-Son
27-Mar-2012 Paris, France Zenith
29-Mar-2012 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
1-Apr-2012 Eindhoven, Netherlands Klokgebouw
2-Apr-2012 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
4-Apr-2012 London, England Royal Albert Hall
5-Apr-2012 London, England Royal Albert Hall
May-25-27-2012 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp Music Festival
May-31-June-3-2012 Ozark, AR Wakarusa Music Festival

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Wakarusa 2012 initial lineup
Pretty Lights
The Avett Brothers
Primus
Weir, Robinson, & Greene Acoustic Trio
Umphrey's McGee
Slightly Stoopid
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Girl Talk
Fitz & the Tantrums
Matisyahu
G. Love & Special Sauce
Ghostland Observatory
Big Gigantic
Balkan Beat Box
Beats Antique
The Del McCoury Band
Railroad Earth
SAVOY
EOTO
Quixotic
MiM0SA
Tinariwen
SOJA
ALO
Tea Leaf Green
Keller Williams
Perpetual Groove
MarchFourth Marching Band
Green Velvet
The Travelin' McCourys Featuring Keller Williams
Gary Clark Jr.
Iration
Blitzen Trapper
Emmitt-Nershi Band
The Devil Makes Three
Split Lip Rayfield
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Orgone
The Travelin' McCourys
NiT GriT
RJD2
12th Planet
MartyParty
Paper Diamond
LA Riots
Michal Menert
VibeSquaD
Krafty Kuts & A.Skillz w/ Dynamite MC
Gramatik
Futurebirds
New Monsoon
The Motet
Papadosio
The Werks
Gaelic Storm
Hot Buttered Rum
The Infamous Stringdusters
Assembly of Dust
Tribal Seeds
Toubab Krewe
The Dirty Guv'nahs
The Heavy Pets
That 1 Guy
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
The Sheepdogs
The Moondoggies
Heartless Bastards
Snarky Puppy
The Secret Sisters
The Lumineers
Dirtfoot
Mountain Sprout
Opiuo
Adventure Club
Kids These Days
Keys N Krates
Lyrics Born
Rubblebucket
Daedelus
Phutureprimitive
R/D
Lance Herbstrong
Wick-it the Instigator
Nathaniel Rateliff
Cordovas
Break Science
Love and Light
Virtual Boy
Monophonics
The Floozies
Dangermuffin
Mia Borders
Shannon McNally
Nadis Warriors
Govinda
Ugly Lion
The Delta Saints
Quiet Corral
Head for the Hills
Dumptruck Butterlips
Hearts of Darkness
Ben Miller Band
Mouth
Clandestine

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Comments (8)

this wouldve been awesome when i was 12.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 11:38 AM

how will this affect the resale price of my mhow tix?

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 11:47 AM

@11:38
what? having benefit for someone with a rare disease?
have some compassion, you fucking toolbag

Posted by J | January 20, 2012 11:49 AM

Hah, this festival is smack in the ozarks, gonna nab me some juggalo poon!

Posted by Stephen Whitfield | January 20, 2012 11:49 AM

Leave it to a bunch of loser commenters living in their parent's basement somewhere in middle america to be insensitive about this.

Posted by Really? | January 20, 2012 12:53 PM

I got 2. Think it'll be fun in a tiny place. I've only seen Primus at Nassau Coliseum and at Roseland. Looking forward to this one.

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