Primus will hit the road later this year for an extensive run of summer tour dates which will see the veteran rock outfit pay tribute to their heroes in Rush every night on stage.As per the band’s announcement on Tuesday, Primus’ upcoming A Tribute to Kings Tour (named after Rush’s 1977 A Farewell to Kings studio album) will hear the band play the classic rock album in full at every show when the summer run begins on May 26th in Irving, TX.Each show on the tour will hear the band perform the music featured on A Farewell to Kings–the first Rush album bassist/singer Les Claypool ever heard–in addition to original material out of the Primus songbook. The tour’s name and overall mission also make for a fitting tribute to late Rush drummer Neil Peart, who died unexpectedly earlier this year.Related: Oysterhead, Trey Anastasio Band To Headline SweetWater 420 Fest 2020The upcoming tour will follow the band’s one-off performance in Missoula, MT back in November when it begins in late May. The extensive run of shows will take the band through a long list of North American cities before the tour wraps following a performance at Phoenix, AZ’s Arizona Federal Theatre on August 2nd.Primus will be joined in support throughout the tour on select dates by Wolfmother, The Sword, and Battles.“I talked to Geddy [Lee] about it, yeah. I texted with him — I keep in touch with Geddy — just to make sure we weren’t trodding on something weird,” Claypool said about the upcoming run with the tour’s announcement on Tuesday. “He just got excited; he thought it was a great idea. You know, we go way back with those guys so I think it made him feel good that it was going to be us that was going to do this thing.”Claypool’s other band, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, recently welcomed Geddy Lee to sit in during a recent performance in Toronto last spring.Claypool also touched on the final memory of his old friend and rock colleague in Neil Peart in adding, “The last time I saw Neil was at Stewart Copeland’s house. He had one of his Sacred Grove jams, and it was he and I and Neil and [Tool drummer] Danny Carey, and Matt Stone was there.”A special pre-sale for the tour begins this Wednesday, February 19th, at 10 a.m. local time. Public on-sale will follow starting this Friday, February 21st, at 10 a.m. local. Head to the band’s website for ticket info.Scroll down for the full listing of 2020 tour dates.A Tribute to Kings 2020 Tour DatesMay 26 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *^May 27 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center *^May 29 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater *^May 30 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theater *^June 1 – Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena *^June 3 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Orlando *^June 5 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy *^June 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *^June 7 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater *^June 9 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion *^June 10 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! – Outdoor *^June 12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Arts And Music FestivalJune 15 – Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union LIVE! *^June 16 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion *^June 17 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre *^June 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia *^June 20 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony Summer Stage *^June 21 – Essex Junction, VT @ Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Exposition *^June 23 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion *^June 24 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre *^June 26 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill *^June 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica *^June 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Outdoor *^June 30 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach *^July 2 – Lafayette, NY @ Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards *July 3 – Westbrook ME @ Main Savings Pavilion at Rock RowJuly 6 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Amphitheater at White River State Park *+July 7 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion *+July 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory *+July 10 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre *+July 11 – St Louis, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park *+July 12 – Kansas City, MO @ CrossroadsKC *+July 14 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom *+July 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *+July 17 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater *+July 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *+July 19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort *+July 21 – Boise, ID @ Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden *+July 23 – Bonner, MT @ KettleHouse Amphitheater *+July 24 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park *+July 25 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield *+July 28 – Spokane, WA @ Riverfront Park Amphitheater *+”July 29 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater *+July 31 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre *+August 1 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU *+August 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre *+* w/ Wolfmother^ w/ The Sword+ w/ BattlesView All Tour Dates[H/T Rolling Stone]
Here is a summary of the week’s Web Tech action on Read/WriteWeb. For those of you reading this via our website, note that you can subscribe to the Weekly Wrapups, either via the special RSS feed or by email.Note: This is a shortened version of the Wrapup, due to Thanksgiving in the US.Here is a sample of our best posts this week:Amazon Sets eBook World Alight with Kindle, New Internet-enabled eReader DeviceThe RWW Guide to the World’s Most Popular Twitter ClientsSocial Graph & Beyond: Tim Berners-Lee’s Graph is The Next LevelR/WW Thanksgiving: Thank You Google for Open Social (Or, Why Open Social Really Matters)Firefox 3 Beta Hits the Web – Faster, But Still a Memory HogStudy: Web Will Slow by 2010SpiralFrog Loses $3m in 3 months: Not “Getting It” is Getting ExpensiveThe Nearly Never Ending Market for Niche Social NetworksThe Rise Of Hyperlocal InformationDeconstructing the Business Social NetworkVisualizing Social Software Best Practices: Three ApproachesIs Facebook Really Ruining Christmas?Newspaper Ad Sales Up Online, Down in PrintPoll: Will You Have More Business Contacts in Facebook than LinkedIn, in 6 Months? (results below)Poll ResultsIn 6 months time, will you have more business contacts in Facebook than LinkedIn?Yes, Facebook will have more 26% (116 votes)No, LinkedIn will still have more 68% (307 votes)They will be even 6% (29 votes)That’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone. Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
On the field or off the field, the master blaster always scores. On his 39th birthday on Tuesday, the little master was trending all over the social networking sites. The microblogging site twitter had #Happy Birthday SACHIN TENDULKAR trending at second place.While most of the tweets simply wished him a happy birthday, others went overboard. A cricket fan, Debadutta Nayak tweeted, “@sachin_rt has given finite value to GOD which even GOD could not do.” Anterpreet Singh tweeted, “Happy Birthday to the guy who defined cricket, greatness, and humbleness to me.” R Dhruvan wrote, “Happy Birthday SACHIN TENDULKAR.He is a big inspiration to every kid playing in gully. I was one of them!”Equating the little master to pure gold, Sandesh Kolgaonkar wrote, “on this Akshaya Tritiya, I wanna buy Gold but we are already having 100% pure gold ‘Sachin Tendulkar’.” There were also some tongue in cheek tweets like this one from Naomi Datta: “Happy birthday sachin tendulkar! What do you give a man who has everything? My vote goes to a much better hair stylist. Good luck with that.” Zalak tweeted, “It should be a National Holiday today.”
Sakshi Dhoni, the wife of Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday refuted media reports about her pregnancy.Expressing surprise over the reports, Sakshi tweeted: “Waow..I am pregnant.. is news to me also just like the past two years..wonder who fooled all of you..n how u guys blindly believe anything.”Waow..I am pregnant.. is news to me also just like the past two years..wonder who fooled all of you..n how u guys blindly believe anything&; Sakshi Singh Dhoni (@SaakshiSRawat) April 2, 2014However, in her next tweet, she thanked her followers for the wishes which followed the reports. “But guys it was really sweet to c everyone’s wishes n reactions…shows how much u guys care n love Mahi!”But guys it was really sweet to c everyone’s wishes n reactions…shows how much u guys care n love Mahi !&; Sakshi Singh Dhoni (@SaakshiSRawat) April 2, 2014 Reports had earlier said Dhoni and Sakshi were expecting their first child in July.
Both Ankita Raina and Prarthana Thombare trounced their rivals in straight setsAnkita Raina and Prarthana Thombare trounced their rivals in the singles matches as India blanked Pakistan 2-0 in their opening tie in the Asia/Oceania Group II of the Fed Cup on Wednesday.Prarthana trounced Sara Mansoor 6-1, 6-0 in the first singles match of the day and then Ankita, India’s top singles player, sealed the issue with an equally dominating 6-0, 6-1 win over Ushna Suhail.India’s playing-captain Sania Mirza, who returned late last night from the United States after achieving the World No. 1 rank in women’s doubles, did not need to take field as the players from the neighbouring country proved easy meat for the two Indian girls.
The hugely popular Yass Knockout tournament will be conducted on the Australia Day Long weekend on the 27-28 January 2007 at Walker Park, Yass, New South Wales.The annual event, going strongly in its 18th year of existence, averages 85 nominations across Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed A and B divisions and offers $12,000 in prize money.Tournament organizer Rod Wise believes the unique event conducted in the Southern Suns franchise catchment area will be even bigger in 2007.“Leading players and teams from around Australia, as well as social teams who use the event for school reunions and the like, enjoy coming to Yass to compete in the low key format that is as big on quality touch as it is on social atmosphere.” Mr. Wise said.The tournament is Australia’s biggest Knockout event of its type and offers competitors the unique experience of camping at the fields in “Tent City” and enjoying the challenge of combining a full playing program with a very social off field agenda.2006 defending champions in the Men’s A Grade “Suns of Beaches” featuring 2007 Australian Open FIT World Cup representatives Brad Holden, Andrew Baggio, Matt Curran, and Joel Willoughby will attempt to go back to back at this year’s event.Women’s champions the “Southern Belles” led by World Cup Women’s Open representative Rachel Holden and young guns Nicole Beck, Amanda Skwarko, and Ash Dobbins will again prove tough to beat.“The Guns” featuring Mixed Touch legend, Australian Open Mixed Co-Captain Tony Eltakchi and his 2007 Australian World Cup Mixed teammate Amy Fong, claimed the 2006 title and the competition is sure to be intense in the popular Mixed section of the tournament in 2007.In 2006 “Rookies Heroes” from Temora won the Men’s B Division, and “Rippit Penrith” took out the Mixed B division.Teams from all over New South Wales are joined by sides from Victoria, and Queensland, and a host of New Zealand’s best players who make the journey across the Tasman to try their luck in sweltering conditions in an ideal lead up tournament for the National Touch League in March.Social teams, some of who have been attending the tournament for over a decade, have been known to make their mark with bold fashion choices in the uniform department, and will be looking to play some enterprising touch and share in the fantastic social atmosphere that underpins the Yass Knock-out.Nomination fee is $ 220 per team and nominations close on 12 January 2006.For full details including accomodation options, tournament officials contact details, and entry conditions, please open the below attachment.Related Files2007_yasstouch_knockout_nomination_form__1_-doc
Australia will be playing for pride on day six of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, after New Zealand claimed the Open’s Trans Tasman trophy on day five. The Australian Women’s Open team will be hopeful of taking a 3-0 series win following taking out the series with a 8-4 on day two. They will be up on field one at Trusts Stadium at 1.10pm NZ time. The Australian Men’s and Mixed teams will be looking to stop New Zealand taking 3-0 clean sweeps in their respective series after suffering series defeats on day two. They take to the field at 12.00pm (Mixed) and 2.20pm (Men’s) NZ time. Touch New Zealand will be live streaming the day three games for free on the Touch NZ YouTube channel:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzB2x4Iq0WA&feature=plcpJoin us on our social media pages throughout the day to follow the team’s progress:www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliawww.twitter.com/touchfootyaus Related LinksSTT Day Six
Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says that motorcycle dealers will be required to have a dealership licence from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries in order to conduct sales. He said the legislation will be accompanied by regulations to better protect riders and pillions on the roadways. Story Highlights This is part of provisions under the new Road Traffic Act, which was passed in the House of Representatives last November. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says that motorcycle dealers will be required to have a dealership licence from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries in order to conduct sales.This is part of provisions under the new Road Traffic Act, which was passed in the House of Representatives last November.He said the legislation will be accompanied by regulations to better protect riders and pillions on the roadways.“What we are moving to insist upon is that in the purchase price of the motorbike, a helmet and a vest will be attached. We are insisting on the registration number of the motorcycle being printed on the helmet and the vest as well,” Minister Montague said.“What we want to see are persons in their helmets, because when there is a motorcycle accident, that person has to go to the hospital… with $300,000 to $400,000 to treat that injury,” he added.Mr. Montague was speaking with JIS News at the High Level Symposium for Transport Ministers of the Caribbean Region, held recently at the Iberostar Hotel in Rose Hall, St. James.He said that the Ministry is “getting the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) to be the lead agency, and although the Act has been passed and the regulations are being prepared, there are certain mechanics that have to be put in place”.“We are putting in the Board now and we are recruiting a managing director. It is a groundbreaking legislation; it is new and we are taking our time to get things right,” he noted.The regulations of the new Road Traffic Act are expected to come into effect in short order and will tackle indiscipline as well as enforce law and order on the island’s roadways.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday (October 16) approved a resolution extending the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem, St. James, for a period of 60 days.The Resolution was moved by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who noted that activities in the community have progressed steadily since its declaration as Jamaica’s first Zone of Special Operations in September 2017.“Today, the high rate of gang-related violence, which previously characterised the community, and the police division by extension, is no longer at the level it was prior to the declaration of the Zone,” he said.“In fact, over the period September 2017 to October 11, 2018, the community experienced no murders or shootings,” he added.The Prime Minister said there is a commitment to sustain the interventions, which will include measures to address violence and steer young men away from gangs.“The social intervention has to be parallel with the security intervention. The intervention has to create an area where people feel secure, that they can have their rights preserved and that there is quick access to a system of justice,” he noted.The State, through the Social Intervention Committee has coordinated the delivery of social services to the community. The interventions have intensified since the transition to the build phase in February 2018.To date, phases one and two of road rehabilitation have been completed and include the rehabilitation of Mount Salem and Barnett View roads. Also some 115 households have had their accounts regularised by the National Water Commission (NWC).In addition, the Mount Salem Primary and Junior High School is to be rehabilitated to include construction of a classroom block; renovation of the sanitation block, kitchen, and existing bathrooms; and undertaking termite treatment for the compound.A new state-of-the-art infant school will be developed, with the project to entail a four-classroom block and bathrooms. Perimeter fencing will be erected and a tertiary sewer system built.
MONTREAL – WestJet Airlines Ltd. is expanding its global network by adding its first flights to mainland Europe.The Calgary-based airline announced Monday that daily direct flights will begin May 31 to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris from Halifax Stanfield International Airport. That’s on top of a new route between Halifax and Gatwick Airport in London that gets underway April 29.WestJet’s foray to Europe began in the summer of 2014 when it launched seasonal service between St. John’s, N.L., and Dublin.It added Glasgow the next year from Halifax and began flights to London by adding Gatwick in 2016.The Halifax routes will be flown by its new Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft.“Venturing to London and now Paris is an indication of our ambitious growth plans as we move towards becoming a global network carrier,” stated Ed Sims, WestJet executive vice-president commercial.Political officials from Nova Scotia, including federal MP Scott Brison, said the additional transatlantic flights will help the regional tourism industry and strengthen the economic and social connections to Europe.“Nova Scotia has a growing economy and this connection is a tremendous opportunity to enhance trade and investment relationships, strengthen cultural ties and promote Nova Scotia as a great place to live, study and visit,” said Minister Geoff MacLellan.WestJet has four wide-body 767s but has yet to announce routes for the large planes. It also expects delivery of 787 Dreamliners to begin early in 2019.The airline last year ordered 10 long-haul Dreamliners to be delivered through the end of 2021. It also has an option to buy 10 more of the fuel-efficient planes to be delivered between 2020 and 2024.It will soon announce destinations for its new ultra low cost carrier Swoop, that is slated to begin flying this summer.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA)