Primus’ 1989 classic debut, Suck on This is being repressed on ruby red vinyl which is exclusively available in our stores and on pre-order now.

Frontman and bass legend Les Claypool recently reflected on the first time this record was pressed:

We didn’t have the money to go into the studio and make a proper record, but we had all these fans, locally. We were actually pretty popular in the area. I borrowed three thousand dollars from my father, who didn’t have a lot of money. I said, “Dad, we have enough fans, and if we press a thousand records, I think we could sell them all!” So it was this live album, and we pressed up a thousand records, and we sold all of them. I took that money, paid him back, and then pressed up a thousand more and sold those. And then we made a thousand more and sold those. We sold the records, and he got his money back.

Wise investment, dad, as Primus obviously not only were able to pay you back, but have gone on to sell many more records and tickets in their still-going-strong 30+ year career.

For their upcoming tour, they're playing Rush's classic A Farewell to Kings in full, and they just added even more dates to that trek entitled the 'A Tribute to Kings' tour, including shows in Las Vegas and Cedar Rapids, IA.

UPDATE: Primus write: "Due to visa issues, special guests Wolfmother will not be able to travel to the US to join us on the 'Tribute To Kings' Tour. Instead, we are excited to invite Black Mountain on tour alongside The Sword and Battles to open select dates.

The tour hits the NYC area with The Swords on 9/25 at Stone Pony in Asbury Park and 9/28 at Beacon Theatre. All dates are listed below.

Grab that red vinyl HERE.

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Primus - 2021 Tour Dates
Aug 10 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center w/ Battles
Aug 11 Bonner, MT Kettlehouse Amphitheater w/ Battles
Aug 13 Spokane, WA Riverfront Park w/ Battles
Aug 14 Redmond, WA Marymoor Park w/ Battles
Aug 17 Troutdale, OR Edgefield w/ Battles
Aug 18 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater w/ Battles
Aug 28 Asheville, NC ExploreAsheville Arena w/ The Sword
Aug 30 Orlando, FL Hard Rock w/ The Sword
Aug 31 Atlanta, GA Roxy Theater w/ The Sword
Sep 03 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo w/ The Sword
Sep 04 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater w/ The Sword
Sep 05 Charlotte, NC Metro Amphitheater w/ The Sword
Sep 07 Houston, TX The Bayou w/ The Sword
Sep 09 Austin, TX ACL Live @ Moody Theater w/ The Sword
Sep 10 New Orleans, LA The Saenger Theater w/ The Sword
Sep 11 Irving, TX Toyota Music Factory w/ The Sword
Sep 14 St Louis, MO Music Park w/ The Sword
Sep 16 Indianapolis,IN The Lawn w/ The Sword
Sep 17 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion w/ The Sword
Sep 18 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion w/ The Sword
Sep 20 Columbus, OH Express Live Paviion w/ The Sword
Sep 21 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater w/ The Sword
Sep 22 Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheater w/ The Sword
Sep 24 Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion w/ The Sword
Sep 25 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Lot w/ The Sword
Sep 26 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theater w/ The Sword
Sep 28 New York, NY Beacon Theater w/ The Sword
Sep 29 Baltimore, MD MECU Pavilion w/ The Sword
Oct 01 Philadelphia, PA MET Opera House w/ Black Mountain
Oct 02 Essex Junction, VT Midway Lawn Champlain Valley Expo. w/ Black Mountain
Oct 03 Portland, ME Main Savings Pavilion w/ Black Mountain
Oct 05 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE w/ Black Mountain
Oct 06 Richmond, VA Virginia Credit Union LIVE!w/ Black Mountain
Oct 08 Milwaukee, WI BMO Pavilion w/ Black Mountain
Oct 09 Kansas City, MO Grinder's w/ Black Mountain
Oct 10 Cedar Rapids. IA McGrath Amphitheatre w/ Black Mountain
Oct 13 Salt Lake City, UT Complex Live w/ Black Mountain
Oct 15 Berkeley, CA The Greekw/ Black Mountain
Oct 16 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheater w/ Black Mountain
Oct 17 Los Angeles, CA The Greek w/ Black Mountain
Oct 19 San Diego, CA Cal Coast w/ Black Mountain
Oct 21 Denver, CO The Mission w/ Black Mountain
Oct 22 Denver, CO The Mission w/ Black Mountain
Oct 24 Las Vegas, NV Virgin Hotel w/ Black Mountain
Oct 25 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theater w/ Black Mountain

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