Primus and Mastodon have united, and they’re heading to Columbus!

Catch Primus and Mastodon with opening act, JJUUJJUU, at Express LIVE (405 Neil Ave Columbus) Tuesday Jun 5. The show is outdoors, rain or shine, and doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $42.50 in advance and $45 on the day of show. Tickets can be purchased online at

Taking inspiration from a wide range of sources was part of what made Primus one of the most distinctive, innovative bands of the 1990s. Primus released their ninth album last year, The Desaturating Seven, a concept record themed around the Italian author Ul de Rico’s 1978 children’s book, The Rainbow Goblins.

Atlanta-based sludge/stoner/alternative metal outfit Mastodon formed in 1999 and received the 2018 Grammy for Best Metal Performance. Last year, Mastodon released their seventh LP, Emperor of Sand, and a follow-up EP, Cold Dark Place, featuring a new song, “Toe to Toes,” and three leftover tracks from the sessions of 2014’s Once More ‘Round the Sun.

Put your horns up and do not miss the metal-tastic performance!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.