A reader wrote in and took me to task for not mentioning Rush's show Friday night at the Q in my column this week.
And, as a longtime Rush fan (and journalist-type due) I do feel bad that I ignored a band that holds a warm (heavily syncopated, helium high voiced, arpeggio-tastic) place in my heart.
The Canuck trio band has been playing their classic 1981 album Moving Pictures (say it with me) "in it's entirety" on the
So here's some Rush info for that guy and any other Rush fans out there.
Oh! yeah, and Rush is recording the Cleveland show for a DVD release.
Here's the band's official statement.
"We are returning to where it all started south of the border and paying homage - Cleveland April 15th show will be filmed!"
The band chose to film their show in Cleveland because it was the first American city to begin playing their music. This will also mark the first time the band have recorded a full length in the United States."
So, be sure to do your best air drums to THE drum break in Tom Sawyer and scream extra vehemently after "and the words of the prophets were written on the studio walls.....CONCERT HALLS!"
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 15
Where: Quicken Loans Arena
Tickets: $46.50, $69.00 and $93.50.
Information: http://www.theqarena.com, ticketmaster.com
Interesting tidbit I've repeated several times over the years.
Back in '05 when I worked the Rock Hall induction ceremony in NYC (too many) years ago, one of the old-guard rock critics (almost none of whom wanted to be there, by the way) told me that one of the prominent members of the Rock Hall voting body said aloud to him and anyone else in earshot.
"As long as I have anything to say about it, Rush will NEVER be inducted into the Rock Hall"
Anyway, here's backstage conversation with Alex and Geddy from ROLLING STONE
Sorry about the autoplay....I hate that crap...