Primus Announces Charity Auction of Autographed Fender Guitars Used at Sick New World Festival

Photo credit: Valeria Avalos (@valavarco)

In an unexpected twist at the Sick New World Festival in Las Vegas, Primus turned a potential disaster into a stroke of rock 'n' roll luck. Coming off of a two-night sold-out run at Red Rocks in Colorado along their Sessanta Tour with Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, the band faced a new challenge when a snowstorm stranded their gear. Knowing the show must go on and wasting no time, frontman Les Claypool and guitarist Larry LaLonde headed straight to a nearby guitar shop, picked up a pair of matching Fender instruments, and delivered their set as planned.
Now, following this memorable performance, Primus is now auctioning the Fender guitars to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. For more information and to bid on the Fender guitars, please visit www.closiit.com/primusforstjude.
"Ler and I wanted to match up (like ZZ Top!),” shared Claypool from his Instagram as he and LaLonde posed for a photo holding the guitars as they were being purchased. “The bass turned out to be very nice and played like a dream. Tempted to keep it but want to do something for St. Judes because they are a magical entity."
As they reach the end of the Sessanta tour tomorrow night with a performance at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, Primus is not slowing down. Between wrapping up this tour and starting their summer co-headlining tour with Coheed & Cambria on July 12th in Redding, CA, Primus has scheduled a series of special headlining and festival performances, including an appearance at the High Sierra Music Festival on Saturday, July 6th. The tours also follow the release of Adverse Yaw: The Prawn Song Years Box Set, which revisits Les Claypool's extensive solo career, featuring remastered versions of his work from the Fearless Flying Frog Brigade to Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains. This collection showcases the depth and versatility of Claypool’s contributions to music over the years.
For more information and to purchase tickets for Primus’ upcoming appearances, please visit https://www.primusville.com/
Friday, July 12 - Redding Civic Auditorium - Redding, CA*
Saturday, July 13 - Hayden Homes Amphitheater - Bend, OR*
Monday, July 15 - Mountain America Center - Idaho Falls, ID*
Thursday, July 18 - Marymoor Park - Redmond, WA*
Friday, July 19 - Edgefield - Troutdale, OR*
Saturday, July 20 - Spokane Pavilion - Spokane, WA*
Monday, July 22 - Kettlehouse Amphitheater - Bonner, MT*
Wednesday, July 24 - Denny Sanford Premier Center - Sioux Falls, SD*
Friday, July 26 - The Ledge Amphitheater - Waite Park, MN^
Saturday, July 27 - McGrath Amphitheatre - Cedar Rapids, IA^
Sunday, July 28 - The Astro - La Vista, NE^
Tuesday, July 30 - The Andrew J Brady Music Center - Cincinnati, OH^
Thursday, August 1 - Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park - Indianapolis, IN^
Friday, August 2 - Breese Stevens Field - Madison, WI^
Saturday, August 3 - Saint Louis Music Park - St. Louis, MO^
Monday, August 5 - Blossom Music Center - Cuyahoga Falls, OH^
Tuesday, August 6 - KEMBA Live! - Columbus, OH^
Thursday, August 8 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA~
Friday, August 9 - Outer Harbor - Buffalo, NY~
Saturday, August 10 - Michelob Ultra Summer Stage at Tag's - Big Flats, NY~
Monday, August 12 - Broadview Stage at SPAC - Saratoga Springs, NY~
Tuesday, August 13 - State Theatre Summer Concert Series at Thompson's Point - Portland, ME~
Wednesday, August 14 - The Anthem - Washington, DC~
Friday, August 16 - Virginia Credit Union LIVE! - Richmond, VA~
Saturday, August 17 - Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC~
* with Guerilla Toss
^ with Too Many Zooz
~ with Puddles Pity Party
Tuesday, May 6 - The F.M. Kirby Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Thursday, May 8 - Rabbit Rabbit - Asheville, NC+
Friday, May 9 - Charleston Music Hall - Charleston, SC
Saturday, May 11 - Welcome To Rockville - Daytona Beach, FL
Saturday, July 6 - High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, CA
Sunday, July 7 - Vina Robles Amphitheatre - Paso Robles, CA*
Tuesday, July 9 - Yaamava’ Theater – Yaamava' Theater - Highland, CA
Sunday, August 18 - Avondale Brewing Company - Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, August 20 - Grind City Amphitheater - Memphis, TN
Wednesday, August 21 - Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater - Austin, TX
Friday, August 23 - Dillon Amphitheater - Dillon, CO
Saturday, August 24 - Sunset Amphitheater - Colorado Springs, CO
+ with All Them Witches
* with Guerilla Toss
Saturday, May 4 - Forest Hills Stadium - Forest Hills, NY