Primus announce charity auction with signed Fender guitars

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Primus announce charity auction with signed Fender guitars

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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, Primus 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.

Primus signed Fender guitars

Now, following this memorable performance, Primus is now auctioning the Fender guitars to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Click here for more information and to bid on the Fender guitars.

“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.”

Sessanta Tour

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.

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