Jun 23

Les Schwab Amphitheater


plus special guests JJuuJJuu


+ service fees

Feel free to bring to follow items to this event. Select the green icon for more info:

This concert allows low-profile chairs. Re-usable water bottles/canteens and Take Note Initiative Silipints. Strollers. Personal umbrellas, phones, backpacks, binoculars and personal cameras without detachable lenses. Happiness.

The following items are restricted from this event. Click the gold icon ( at left ) for more info:

Blankets, towels or yoga mats; tall chairs or recliners. Weapons of any kind including pocket knives. Anything to smoke of any kind. Outside food, beverages, drugs. Golf umbrellas. Aeroloungers. Fireworks and all other projectiles. Hula hoops or poi spin balls. Pets including emotional support or companion animals.

Event Details

This concert allows low-profile chairs but not blankets or yoga mats.

Join us for an evening with PRIMUS with special guests Mastodon and support by JJuuJJuu. Tickets onsale Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. through this website and in person at the Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District.

Taking inspiration from a wide range of sources has always been what makes Primus one of the most distinctive, innovative bands of the past 30 years.

The trio’s alt/punk/avant-garde/psychedelic/country attack, along with singer/bassist Les Claypool's surreal, fever-dream lyrics, resulted in some of rock’s unlikeliest hits, including "Tommy the Cat," "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver," and "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver."

The band’s latest album, The Desaturating Seven, marks the return of the definitive Primus line-up—Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde, and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander—for its first album of original music since 1995.

Starting as an underground phenomenon in San Francisco, the band’s cult grew rapidly. Such albums as Sailing the Seas of Cheese (1991), Pork Soda (1993), and Tales from the Punch Bowl (1995) all went gold and or platinum, and Primus toured with some of rock's biggest names—U2, Jane's Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush—and headlined the third Lollapalooza festival.

Joining Primus on June 23 in Bend is Mastodon. Since forming back in 2000, Mastodon have certainly made the most of their time. Most recently, their 2014 album Once More ‘Round The Sun bowed at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, marking their highest chart entry to date and second consecutive Top 10 debut following 2011’s The Hunter.

Casting a shadow over pop culture, they received “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” GRAMMY® Award nominations in 2007, 2014 and again in 2015 and won the 2018 GRAMMY® for “Best Metal Performance” for the song “Sultan’s Curse” on their latest album, Emperor of Sand.

Mastodon’s music has also blasted through the Academy® Award-winning comedy The Big Short, animated blockbuster Monsters University, and sci-fi western Jonah Hex starring Josh Brolin—for which the group composed the score. After contributing “White Walker” to HBO’s Catch The Throne, Vol.2 mixtape, bandmates Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher appeared as “Wildlings” in a popular episode of Game of Thrones Season 5.

Performing everywhere from Coachella and Bonnaroo to Download and Sonisphere and nearly every major festival, they’ve headlined legendary venues such as Red Rocks and sold out shows around the globe. Emperor of Sand offers the next conceptual and instrumental evolution for these musicians.