Rush to Tour in '04

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  1. Zane Charron

    Zane Charron Second Unit

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    Yes, it is true. On the 30th anniversary of their first album they are doing a tour. And finally they are going to make it over here to Europe! Happy days.

    That's it for info though. Stay tuned in the new year.

    http://www.rush.com/
     
  2. Steve Crowley

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    Did you get the new "Rush in Rio"? Or the 3 cd of the concert? It is pretty good for the die hard fans. Can't wait for the new tour. Saw them in '78 and have not missed a chance to see them when they come around. Cheers.
     
  3. Dave Bennett

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    Sweet. I saw them for the first time in 96 then again on opening night of the tour in Hartford in 2002. I'll definately be up for this if it comes near me.
    My older brother, who got me into Rush, will have seen them 4 times if they make it our way.
     
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    Lee's voice is too girlishly annoying...

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  5. Dave Bennett

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    why can't we have a Rush thread without someone saying that [​IMG]
    Do Yes fans have to suffer the same criticism over Jon Andersons high voice as well? [​IMG]
     
  6. Bob Turnbull

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    Hmmm, I don't think Geddy has really hit that high range since the early 80's. Moving Pictures seemed to be the point where he made the conscious decision to lower the register a bit. That's not to say he doesn't hit those stratospheric heights occasionally though...[​IMG]

    It'll be interesting to see what their playlists are for the 30th anniversary...Will they continue with the same list they did for the Vapor Trails tour (since it touched just about every single album they've ever recorded) or throw in some more of the lesser played tunes? Saw them twice on the recent tour (and I think 6-7 times overall), so I would certainly prefer the latter.
     
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    lesser played tunes! when they played natural science a couple tours ago (t4e?), i just about died and went to heaven. they also played all side one (whoops, does that date me?) of 2112. brilliant.
     
  8. Zane Charron

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    I think doing a chronological retrospective would be really cool. Something like opening with Finding My Way and moving through Vapor Trails, playing some songs that never get played live anymore, like The Camera Eye. Maybe something like this:

    Finding My Way/In the Mood/Working Man medley
    Bytor and the Snowdog
    Anthem/Fly By Night medley
    Bastille Day
    Selections from Fountain of Lamneth Suite
    Selections from 2112 Suite
    A Passage to Bangkok
    A Farewell to Kings/Xanadu medley
    Cinderella Man
    Closer to the Heart
    Selections from Hemispheres
    The Trees
    La Villa Strangiato

    Intermission

    The Spirit of Radio
    Freewill
    Entre Nous
    Red Barchetta
    YYZ/The Camera Eye/Vital Signs
    Subdivisions
    Digital Man
    The Weapon
    New World Man
    The Body Electric
    Kid Gloves
    Red Lenses or Between the Wheels
    Territories
    Emotions Detector
    Prime Mover
    High Water

    Intermission

    Show Don't Tell
    Presto
    Bravado
    Ghost of a Chance
    Cut to the Chase
    Double Agent
    Cold Fire or Everyday Glory
    Driven
    Totem
    Dog Years
    Peaceable Kingdom
    Ceiling Unlimited
    Freeze
    Earthshine

    Encore

    Tom Sawyer
    Time Stand Still

    HA! I realize that is a huge set list, and would never happen, but it's nice to think about. I like the idea of doing medleys. It would allow them to play the songs for fans but to cut down on the running time signifigantly.

    I wonder if they will take http://www.rushpetition.com/ into consideration again this tour?
     
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    i suppose I'll have to wait until they're in crutches before they come this way.. [​IMG]

     
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    It will be great to see Rush again. I saw the Signals tour back in '82 - That was a good show, but the Rush In Rio concert DVD shows them at a different level all together. What a great band!
     
  11. Bob Turnbull

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    Personally, I'm not such a big fan of this...I understand why they do it currently, but if they were to really do a "lesser hits" tour, I'd want full versions of songs. Every time I've heard that truncated version of 2112, it just leaves me wanting the rest..
     
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    I've seen every tour since Grace Under Pressure in '84 and missed 'em this last time. Thank goodness I'll have a chance to remedy that. My favorite band. [​IMG]
     
  13. Dave Bennett

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    Wow someone actually wants to hear them play Dog Years? [​IMG] Just one of the TFE songs that I like to ignore that it exists [​IMG]
     
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    Geddy won't be doing Ceiling Unlimited, it's too tough on the voice to do it every night. He has to strain through most of it.

    I'm glad you left "Roll the Bones" and "Dreamline" off your list. I love that album, but those songs have been played on every tour since the "Roll the Bones" tour and I think it's time to give them a rest. "Bravado" and "Ghost of a Chance" would rock.
     
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  16. Dave Bennett

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    When I saw them in Hartford in June of 2002 they played Bravado and it was awesome.
    Though I still think the coolest thing I saw them do was ALL of 2112 on the Test for Echo tour in 96. nothing like everyone doing the "HEY!" thing during Temples of the Syrinx.
     
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    Dog Years, I thought you were going to say "Kid Gloves"! [​IMG]

    Jay
     
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    C'mon! Dog Years is a fun little song! Now, "I think I'm Going Bald"...

    Jason
     
  19. Dave Bennett

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    Kid Gloves is a great song [​IMG]
    I'd really like to hear some rarities live though, Different Strings, Red Lenses, The Weapon, Countdown, Chain Lightning, Presto, The Body Electric, The Weapon, songs of that nature. I'm sure during shows closer to the release of these songs these were played but my first Rush show wasn't untl the TFE tour in 96 (at the ripe old age of 15!). I considered myself extremely lucky to be able to see them opening night of the Vapor Trails tour in Hartford but I'll be absolutely amazed if I get the chance to see them a third time. I wasn't sure I'd ever get to see them live, being as young as I am, and now it looks like I'll be able to do so atleast three times.
    Jay H,
    Yeah i guess I could let Dog Years slip past, but the whole "chasing cars in doggie heaven" line makes me cringe. Oh well, nothing is worse than virtuality. Just a downright terrible Rush song IMO.
     
  20. Zane Charron

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    Part of the reason I like to see Bravado and Ghost of a Chance live is because of the dynamics. They aren't all out rockers. They have a sonic openness (Bravado's verses, Ghost's choruses) that just sounds great live. It's a nice break from things like 2112 and Tom Sawyer, which are kinda bombastic throughout.

    I've personally never cared for Dreamline too much. Pretty mediocre for a Rush song. And although Roll the Bones kinda typifies that early 90's Rush sound, thay HAVE played it alot.

    I too would like to hear a lot of rarities, as Dave mentioned. Some of my favorite Rush songs are the 'B-sides'. But I understand that they have to balance 'casual' (AOR) fan desires, hardcore fan desires and their own.

    But Time Stand Still would be a great closer, me thinks.
     

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