Giveaway: Primus at the Arkansas Music Pavilion

Wanna win tickets to see Primus at the Arkansas Music Pavilion? Go for it.

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners, Morgan Boehm and Samuel Ridge.

Remember when we told you guys that Primus was coming to town for a show at the Arkansas Music Pavilion?

That wasn’t a dream.

The band, featuring bass playing genius Les Claypool, Larry “Ler” LaLonde, and new (original) drummer Jay Lane, will be at the AMP on May 27 along with The Dead Kenny G’s.

The show is part of their current US tour, before heading to Europe for a string of dates this summer. According to a statement released by Claypool back in February, the band is also very close to releasing their first record since their 1999 album, Antipop.

From Claypool’s statement:

The Primus record is nearly done. For those of you that enjoyed the new song, “Last Salmon Man”, that we played New Year’s, you’ll love the record because every song basically sounds exactly the same as that one. In fact, we just kept recording the same song over and over and I would just change a few of the lyrics around. I hear that’s the way Pink Floyd used to do it and those guys are no slouches.

(My manager got bent out of shape for me writing that last bit about the record and he wanted me to change it so, here is what I’m changing it to…)

The Primus record is nearly done. Every song is pretty much a variation of “Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult. Everyone should buy two copies.

Dude’s a bad butt.

We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away to the show. Win!

How to enter
Leave a comment with the title of your favorite Primus song. If you’re drawing a blank, just say, “My Name is Mud,” ’cause that song rules.

What you’ll win
Two (2) winners will receive two (2) tickets each to see Primus on Friday, May 27 at the Arkansas Music Pavilion.

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • You may enter this specific contest once.
  • This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers, Arkansas Music Pavilion/Walton Arts Center employees, and their immediate family members.
  • Contest is open until 12:00 p.m. CST on Friday, May 13
    Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address when filling out the comment form since that’s how we’ll contact you if you’ve won. Once we notify the winners, you’ll have 24 hours to respond via email to claim your prize.
  • You’ll have to provide us with your first and last name (if you win) and then be prepared to show a valid photo ID when picking up your tickets.

* The winners’ names will be added to the beginning of this post once they’re chosen.

Thanks to the AMP for sponsoring this contest. For more information about this performance or to purchase tickets, visit