Friday, July 1, 2011

Review: RUSH at Rogers Arena June 30 2011





CONCERT REVIEW


            RUSH AT ROGERS ARENA
                      VANCOUVER BC
                       JUNE 30TH 2011

It was a night I had been looking forward to and by the excitement of the crowd I clearly was not alone.
First we we shown a small clip on the not so big screen with the group acting out a scene that  had a time machine and with the time they were sent from the past to now and then appeared onstage starting with "Spirit of Radio" off of one of my all time favorite albums of all time.  



SPIRIT OF RADIO
The crowd from the start of the song were on their feet and would remain there for the remainder of the night when the band was on stage.
They played two newer songs through the night
"BU2B" & "CARAVAN"  both from the upcoming  "CLOCKWORK ANGELS" due out sometime in the next year?


PLAYING CARAVANS

HERE IS A YOU TUBE LINK:
RUSH PLAYING CARAVANS
PLAYING BU2B
Neil Peart would do his always amazing drum solo that had contemporary drumming in it, then with a switch the riser turned around , he had electronic drums, made an awesome sound with those.Then stitched back and playing big time band drums, Ala Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich, even had the big band sound.




I LIKE THIS PICTURE IT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE IT HAS MUSIC NOTES IN IT--IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH
Here is some footage I found on you tube from last night                                                       Neil Peart Drum Solo




ALEX PLAYING ACOUSTIC ARRANGEMENT LEADING INTO
"CLOSER TO THE HEART"
     

The next set would just be "Moving Pictures"

PLAYING TOM SAWYER


RED BARCHETTA

YYZ





LIMELIGHT
THE CAMERA'S EYE
WITCH HUNT
VITAL SIGNS

  The night would hold some great treats as well as the complete playing of "Moving Pictures" "2112" & The Temples Of Syrinx" would be played as well



2112

    

Temples of Syrinx



Here are some other pictures from  last night





Out of the two concerts I attended this week, this was 100 times better all in this saying sums it up best

"Less is More"
 The production on both was great however Rush's set was smaller and was more about the music than the set and pyro etc.
Not taking anything away from KISS I enjoyed their show, but LOVED seeing RUSH for the 3rd time.

Thanks for Reading This
Sincerely

Anthony Nadeau