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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   To celebrate their 41st anniversary in 2015, the greatest rock band in the world is prepping a tour that will feature rare material and the band's signature awesomeness   ( divider line
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2014-03-21 11:04:40 AM  
3 votes:
Saw them on the Clockwork Angels tour and was mildly disappointed with the setlist choices. 4 songs from Power Windows? I have a soft spot in my heart for that album, but it was far from their finest moment. They virtually ignored their 70s output in favor of that from the mid-80s and later, and because they chose to play CA virtually in its entirety, lots of great older songs got the axe.

Here's hoping their next tour is alternating nights of "A Farewell to Kings" and "Hemispheres" in their entirety, mixed in with hardly-ever-played tracks from Permanent Waves (Jacob's Ladder! Natural Science!), 2112 and Fly By Night.
2014-03-21 11:27:08 PM  
2 votes:
I'll go see them again. Their last show in Indy was kind of disappointing, but only because the sound system in Conseco sucks. They are a band where you want to hear every note and it was all turned to mush by the shiatty basketball arena acoustics. Rush, if you are listening, book a real concert venue next time.
2014-03-21 07:20:44 PM  
2 votes:
Please please please let this be true. They put on a hell of a show. Their old stuff and new stuff has different strengths, but it's all fun. (Humblebrag on) Only got to see them twice on the CA tour, but the VIP section made this small dose of awesomeness acceptable (humblebrag off).
2014-03-21 06:56:26 PM  
2 votes:
I'll chime in on the "Suck it haters" bit.  I first saw them in 1984 on the Grace Under Pressure tour, and I saw them 28 years later on the Clockwork Angels tour.  They put on a flawless, 3-hour performance that had an audience spanning three generations singing along- when the first bars of 2112 started up in the encore I suspect we were louder than the Seahawks fans.

They're in their sixties and they'll still outplay and outperform your latest favorite band.  And in a decade when your favorite band is long forgotten, Rush will still be packing stadiums.
2014-03-21 12:58:21 PM  
2 votes:

karnal: I've always felt they peaked with 2112

At this rate, they'll still be touring in 2112.

/try the space veal.
//space veal would be a great name for a Rush cover band.
2014-03-21 11:57:25 AM  
2 votes:
Led Zeppelin is getting back together?
2014-03-21 11:56:56 AM  
2 votes:
Led Zeppelin has been around longer than 41 years, subby.
2014-03-21 09:01:50 AM  
2 votes:
U2 hasn't been around that long...
2014-03-21 08:55:20 AM  
2 votes:
I've always felt they peaked with 2112
2014-03-21 08:53:37 AM  
2 votes:
Freddie Mercury came back to life?
2014-03-21 08:50:32 AM  
2 votes:

Old Man Winter: I'll be that guy. I'm 36 and Rush has always wounded like old people music.

I'll be that other guy. Rush indeed is the greatest rock band in the world. All who doubt me, suck cock by choice.
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2014-03-21 05:03:01 PM  
1 vote:
Duran Duran?
2014-03-21 04:58:03 PM  
1 vote:
Lately I've been getting into some old 70's rock. Stuff I never heard before like Birthcontrol. A 70's German prog rock band. Some great stuff out there. I might wanna check out Rush if they go on tour next year. Last Rush show I saw was back in '95.
2014-03-21 01:30:30 PM  
1 vote:
Greatest. Band.


2014-03-21 01:17:20 PM  
1 vote:
....if they promise not to play anything after "Signals" I would go.

To be fair. I think "Grace Under Pressure" and "Power Windows" had decent compositions but both those records were utterly ruined by dreadful 80s production.

Every thing RUSH has done since 85 (their last 7 or 8 records) has sucked ass. period.
2014-03-21 10:47:29 AM  
1 vote:
Came here for the insolent whining of the tasteless and unwashed.
Leaving satisfied, you may now resume listening to the sounds of strangled cats.

/I knew who subby was referring to.
2014-03-21 09:43:04 AM  
1 vote:
I saw their last tour.  They played for 3 hours with only a short break when they brought out a string section to play some stuff from Clockwork Angels.  It was a great show.
2014-03-21 09:34:27 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-03-21 09:01:07 AM  
1 vote:

Great_Milenko: abhorrent1: Oh cool. I'll get my mullet and IROC ready.

/Worst. Band. Ever

In a world with Creed, Nickelback, and NIrvana, how could you possibly say that?

Nirvana does not belong in that group, and I'm not even really a grunge fan.
2014-03-21 08:46:56 AM  
1 vote:
I'll be that guy. I'm 36 and Rush has always wounded like old people music.
2014-03-21 08:41:31 AM  
1 vote:
Bubs gonna be there?
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