Primus has to be one of the best bands on earth to celebrate Halloween with and the Tabernacle is without a doubt the perfect venue to host such an occasion. It was a party from start to finish featuring some new tunes, some old tunes, and a 15 year bust out. The first set was filled with mostly new and some old, with Primus showing off their jammier side with lots of nice and spooky improvisation.
The second set was a barn burner that featured some oldies that had the crowd raging hard until the last note. After “My Name Is Mud,” which was a huge highlight in and of itself, Les said, “I don’t want to blow a bunch of smoke, but this is the best crowd I’ve ever played for… and to celebrate we are going to play a song we haven’t played in about 15 years.” The band immediately ripped into “The Heckler,” which got an enormous reaction from the crowd and went on to be the highest highlight of the evening. With 3d visuals, halloween costumes a plenty, and a couple raucous sets of music, this one was certainly a treat for the tips.
SETLIST: PRIMUS @ The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA || Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Set I: American Life, Dirty Drowning Man, Moron TV, Southbound Pachyderm, Over the Falls, Lee Van Cleef, Spegetti Western,. Wynonna’s Big Brown Beaver, Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
Set II: Hamburger Train, Del Davis Tree Farm, Glass Sandwich, Jilly’s on Smack, On the Tweek Again, My Name Is Mud, The Heckler, Extinction Burst, Harold of the Rocks,
Encore: Tommy the Cat > The Awakening > Tommy the Cat, Too Many Puppies > Hello Skinny > Too Many Puppies
— LIVE music blog (@livemusicblog) November 1, 2012