Primus Concert: A Tribute to Kings
Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 8 p.m. at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Primus will bring their tour A Tribute to Kings to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Saturday, May 7, 2022, with special guest Battles.
The 46-date, coast-to-coast extension of its wildly popular A Tribute To Kings Tour, pays homage to prog-rock legends, Rush. A Tribute To Kings will find the Bay area trio performing Rush’s 1977 album A Farewell To Kings in its entirety, following a set of their own music. The announcement follows the massive success of the first leg of A Tribute To Kings, which was long-delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s just the latest in a long series of Rush-related milestones for Primus, who first opened for their musical heroes in 1992.
As bassist Les Claypool told Rolling Stone, the tour is about paying tribute to a band that has given him so much inspiration over the years.
“Hemispheres was my first concert,” Claypool said, referring to Rush’s 1978 album and tour. “Originally we’d always kind of joked around about doing Hemispheres…but we settled on Kings, because A) it was the first Rush record I ever heard and B) it contains ‘Cygnus X-1,’ which has always been my favorite Rush tune. It seems to be a good one for us to tackle; 2112 seemed a little obvious.”
Kicking off in Oklahoma City before winding its way throughout the U.S., the second leg of A Tribute To Kings will also include the tour’s first stops in Canada, beginning with two dates in Toronto on May 13-14. Rush was formed in Toronto in 1968.
Admission:Tickets are $35 to $ 65 and are available online or at the box office at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Where: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340 A1A South in St. Augustine, FL 32080.
Parking Information: The Amp St. Augustine is located on Anastasia Island next to Anastasia State Park. Limited paid parking is available in The Amp's Main Lot, but only with advance purchase of a Premium Parking ticket. Free satellite parking areas are located within one mile of the Amphitheatre, at R.B. Hunt Elementary and at Anastasia State Park (see map below).
Shuttle Information: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre shuttle system begins its run 45 minutes prior to show time. The shuttle will pick up event patrons at four designated shuttle stops: the R.B. Hunt Elementary School Soccer Field, the west entrance of the Anastasia State Park Main Parking Lot, the Loop at the Anastasia State Park, and the entrance of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. To see the full shuttle route, please see the map below.
Shuttles will run continuously until approximately 45 minutes after the scheduled start time of a concert. For anyone wanting to leave prior to the end of a show, shuttles will begin taking people back to the satellite parking areas one hour before the event is over. The driver will not depart The Amp until the shuttle is more than 50% full.