The Claypool Lennon Delirium began their tour last night at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario, and as the first set came to a close they gave the Canadian audience a ridiculously special treat by welcoming Rush bassist Geddy Lee to the stage to play along with the band as they ripped through The Beatles classic, “Tomorrow Never Knows.”
Yes, that’s John Lennon’s son leading the bassist for Primus and the bassist for Rush through the wildest and more psychedelic of all of the songs in the Beatles catalog. And someone got footage of all 10 minutes of the incredible jam. Check it out below.
Les Claypool shared a heartfelt note on his social channels about how this moment was a bit of a “pinnacle moment” for him. In all of the years that Primus honored Rush, like teasing “YYZ” on their recordings and playing Rush songs live, it’s incredible to see that Les finally got his chance on stage with him.
Last night was a pinnacle moment for this Ol’ Colonel’s career. My dear friend and childhood superhero #GeddyLee decided to join The Delirium onstage in Toronto for our rendition of Sean’s Dad’s, “Tomorrow Never Knows”.
As Geddy slinked out of the shadows with my Pachyderm bass in his mighty grips, the crowd slowly swelled to a frenzy of recognition. The energy and excitement was so palatable that it brought a joyful tear to my eye. Like Joe DiMaggio stepping back up to the plate, Geddy proceeded to show us all why he is one of the greatest to ever wield a four string piece of furniture. It was pure magic and I imagine I’ll feel the tingle on the back of my neck for some time.
Alas, our recording equipment went on the fritz so it will only live in our minds…and on the handful of cellphones that were fortunate enough to capture the glory. Good times.
-- Les Claypool
Good times, indeed. These are two of my favorite musicians just destroying the stage together…what a moment.