Rush - Time Machine Tour 2011
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I noticed a lot of Rush love here on head-fi, a very positive thing!
 
After their 2010 Time Machine Tour, they're continuing this in 2011, starting with USA/Can in March/April, after that finally it's Europe's turn again to have these 3 amazing guys on our continent again. There was a time that Rush didn't want to come overseas, very fortunately, that time has passed, I'm going to see them for the third time now in the Netherlands and I'm very gratefull for that.
 
 

 
 
North American tour
  1. 03/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
  2. 04/01 Greensboro, NC @ Coliseum
  3. 04/03 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
  4. 04/05 Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
  5. 04/06 Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
  6. 04/08 Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
  7. 04/10 New @ York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  8. 04/12 Chicago, IL @ United Center
  9. 04/15 Cleveland, OH @ Quickens Loans Arena
  10. 04/17 Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
  11. 04/19 Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
  12. 04/20 Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre
  13.  04/22 Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
 
European tour
  1. 05/04 Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
  2. 05/06 Stockholm, Sweden @ Globe
  3. 05/08 Malmo, Sweden @ Malmo Arena
  4. 05/12 Dublin, Ireland O2
  5. 05/14 Glasgow, Scotland @ SECC
  6. 05/16 Sheffield, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
  7. 05/19 Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
  8. 05/21 Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena
  9. 05/22 Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
  10. 05/25 London, UK @ O2
  11. 05/27 Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ Ahoy  <--oh yeah, I will be there
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  12.  05/29 Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle
 
 
 
Any of the head-fiers going to one of these tour dates? Any of you've been to the 2010 Time Machine Tour. I read they perform(ed) Moving Pictures entirely!
 

 
 
Please share your experiences with this tour and/or your anticipation to the 2011 tour.
 
Salute, to three prog.rock legends, who are alive and kicking, playing sets of 2-3 hours like they're young men!
 
Dec 10, 2010 at 10:44 PM Post #3 of 47

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(old fart here)
 
I'll be at the Chicago show in April.  Have seen them 28 times going back to 1975 with the "Caress of Steel" Tour and have never looked back.  Being from Toronto they were always touring in the Midwest and it was comonly a $10 ticket with Cheap Trick or Kansas as a "back-up" band.  Many fond memories....
 
2112, Hemispheres and Moving Pictures are the best!!
 
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(old fart here)
 
I'll be at the Chicago show in April.  Have seen them 28 times going back to 1975 with the "Caress of Steel" Tour and have never looked back.  Being from Toronto they were always touring in the Midwest and it was comonly a $10 ticket with Cheap Trick or Kansas as a "back-up" band.  Many fond memories....
 
2112, Hemispheres and Moving Pictures are the best!!



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Newer generation Rush fan here, the first I listened to was A Show of Hands, then Counterparts and then Test for Echo came out.
But I know all of their records offcourse now, 2112 and Moving Pictures are favorits offcourse, also Signals. Counterparts will always be one of my all time rock favorits, the way Neil drums on that record...
 
Going to see them for the 3rd time, I grew up with the knowledge Rush don't come overseas to Europe, and here I am, saw them 2 times, was in the standing crowd when they recorded the Snakes and Arrows live concert, and will be there when they do Moving Pictures.
 
Fond memories, I can imagine that.
 
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Been a big fan for years and finally caught them on the R30 tour, my first Rush gig. However UK tickets for this tour are over £70, which is unacceptable even for a fan like me.



I paid 65 euros
 
But it's true, in general concert tickets (and soccer tickets also) get higher and higher every year
 
Dec 13, 2010 at 11:21 PM Post #7 of 47

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Newest generation listener here :D
 
My dad introduced me to Rush, Genesis, Yes, pretty much all of the staples of prog. rock, and i've been hooked. I went and saw Rush at their Boston show, and it was incredible. Seeing the people who have influenced me the most as musicians was insane. 
 
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And why are they not in the Rock and Roll Hall Fame? Makes completely no freakin' sense.
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I did see them here in their hometown this summer performing Moving Pictures and it was incredible!
 
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And why are they not in the Rock and Roll Hall Fame? Makes completely no freakin' sense.
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I did see them here in their hometown this summer performing Moving Pictures and it was incredible!


Because they had very few "top 40" hits which is a great thing IMHO.  All of their releasee slid under the radar.  Every one of them.  never any fanfare.  They were a cult following through the first 1/2 of their career and then built a large fan base off heresay and reputation but they were never a very "commercial" band which basically shuts you out of the RR hall of fame.  Commericialism of music is usually a bad thing.
 
 
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And why are they not in the Rock and Roll Hall Fame? Makes completely no freakin' sense.
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I did see them here in their hometown this summer performing Moving Pictures and it was incredible!


Because they had very few "top 40" hits which is a great thing IMHO.  All of their releasee slid under the radar.  Every one of them.  never any fanfare.  They were a cult following through the first 1/2 of their career and then built a large fan base off heresay and reputation but they were never a very "commercial" band which basically shuts you out of the RR hall of fame.  Commericialism of music is usually a bad thing.
 


I can agree with commericalization is a bad thing for music, but the facts are:
 
24 Gold Albums
14 Platinum Albums
3 Multi-Platinum Albums
Over 40 million albums sold worldwide
 
This places them in the top 3 of consecutive  gold albums by a rock band.
 
This says plenty, that they have real fans!
 
Dec 16, 2010 at 9:55 PM Post #11 of 47

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Looks like AZ was overlooked in 2011....so far. I hope they will add a leg here after the tour returns to the states August 25th.
 
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And why are they not in the Rock and Roll Hall Fame? Makes completely no freakin' sense.
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I did see them here in their hometown this summer performing Moving Pictures and it was incredible!


Because they had very few "top 40" hits which is a great thing IMHO.  All of their releasee slid under the radar.  Every one of them.  never any fanfare.  They were a cult following through the first 1/2 of their career and then built a large fan base off heresay and reputation but they were never a very "commercial" band which basically shuts you out of the RR hall of fame.  Commericialism of music is usually a bad thing.
 


I can agree with commericalization is a bad thing for music, but the facts are:
 
24 Gold Albums
14 Platinum Albums
3 Multi-Platinum Albums
Over 40 million albums sold worldwide
 
This places them in the top 3 of consecutive  gold albums by a rock band.
 
This says plenty, that they have real fans!



You guys have to see 'Beyond the Lighted Stage' , Rush' docu movie that came out lately. It's pretty remarkable, in the old days the radio stations whiped the floor with Rush, they just didn't want to play their songs. The last few years all of a sudden it's cool to listen to Rush.
 
These guys have always done their thing, in their own way, that never changed.
 
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And why are they not in the Rock and Roll Hall Fame? Makes completely no freakin' sense.
confused.gif

 
I did see them here in their hometown this summer performing Moving Pictures and it was incredible!


Because they had very few "top 40" hits which is a great thing IMHO.  All of their releasee slid under the radar.  Every one of them.  never any fanfare.  They were a cult following through the first 1/2 of their career and then built a large fan base off heresay and reputation but they were never a very "commercial" band which basically shuts you out of the RR hall of fame.  Commericialism of music is usually a bad thing.
 


I can agree with commericalization is a bad thing for music, but the facts are:
 
24 Gold Albums
14 Platinum Albums
3 Multi-Platinum Albums
Over 40 million albums sold worldwide
 
This places them in the top 3 of consecutive  gold albums by a rock band.
 
This says plenty, that they have real fans!



You guys have to see 'Beyond the Lighted Stage' , Rush' docu movie that came out lately. It's pretty remarkable, in the old days the radio stations whiped the floor with Rush, they just didn't want to play their songs. The last few years all of a sudden it's cool to listen to Rush.
 
These guys have always done their thing, in their own way, that never changed.


18-20 minute long songs might be the reason for the lack of air play in the US. But here in Canada, the CRTC (Canadian Radio and Television Commission) ensures a fair percentage of "Canadian content" is played over the public airwaves, so Rush get's plenty of radio time here.
 
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Have to get in here too. Been a fan since Moving Pictures, and seen them 4 times. Saw 'Beyond the Lighted Stage' and it was great. It's cool that they're still able to do the 2 hour 40 minute sets they started with during the "Test for Echo" tour.
 

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