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Wolfmother Drop Off Primus Tour Due to Visa Issues

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Ahhh, visa issues… remember when those were the only bugaboos preventing international bands from touring the U.S., our byzantine government bureaucracy responsible for cancelation after cancelation? Back before a friggin’ pandemic shut down all touring for an entire year and a half. Such innocent times!

Well, it sure is great that touring is back en masse and all, but the flip side is that visa problems are once again rearing their ugly head. The situation has become even more complicated with various Covid-19 regulations governing travel, both here and abroad, and for that reason many international bands have avoided scheduling U.S. tours entirely (and vice versa).

Wolfmother are the first band in our corner of the world to suffer from the malady known as Visa Issues in the post-Covid world. They were scheduled to open for Primus, who are paying tribute to Rush’s 1977 classic, A Farewell to Kings… but now they won’t, replaced by Black Mountain and Battles on different dates (The Sword are still on the tour). We don’t know whether any Covid-19 regulations were responsible for the visa delays, but it seems plausible they could’ve been a contributing factor.

Primus revealed the news yesterday:

“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.”

Dates:

Primus and Battles:
8/10 Boise, ID @ Outlaw Field
8/11 Bonner, MT @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater
8/13 Spokane, WA @ Riverfront Park
8/14 Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park
8/17 Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
8/18 Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater

Primus and The Sword:
8/28 Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville Arena
8/30 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock
8/31 Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theater
9/3 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
9/4 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
9/5 Charlotte, NC @ Metro Amphitheater
9/7 Houston, TX @ The Bayou
9/9 Austin, TX @ ACL Live – Moody Theater
9/10 New Orleans, LA @ The Saenger Theater
9/11 Irving, TX @ Toyota Music Factory
9/14 St. Louis, MO @ Music Park
9/16 Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn
9/17 Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
9/18 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
9/20 Columbus, OH @ Express Live Pavilion
9/21 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
9/22 Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheater
9/24 Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
9/25 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Lot
9/26 Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theater
9/28 New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
9/29 Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion

Primus and Black Mountain:
10/1 Philadelphia, PA @ MET Opera House
10/2 Essex Junction, VT @ Midway Lawn Chamlain Valley Expo
10/3 Westbrook, ME @ Main Savings Pavilion
10/5 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/6 Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
10/8 Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Pavilion
10/9 Kansas City, MO @ Grinder’s
10/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex Live
10/15 Berkeley, CA @ The Greek
10/16 Raso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheater
10/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theater
10/19 San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast
10/21 Denver, CO @ The Mission
10/22 Denver, CO @ The Mission
10/25 Phoenix, AX @ Arizona Federal Theater

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