Rush plans for 2004

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Rush plans for 2004

Post: # 3478Post Astral traveller
Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:46 am

<font color=black>Great news from the Power Windows site:

<font color=blue>30th Anniversary Tour: While on Rockline Dec. 11th, Geddy and Alex confirmed Rush will embark on a 30th Anniversary Tour in Summer 2004. Geddy confirmed they will play <font color=black><b>30-35 North American dates and 10 European dates </font id=black></b>(for the fans "they have neglected for so long"). In addition, they discussed plans for a <font color=black><b>future studio album</b></font id=black> which they hoped to record in early 2004 but delayed to celebrate their anniversary on tour instead. They are still planning to record a new album in the near future, however, and plan to support it with another tour to possibly <font color=black><b>South America (to include Argentina and Chile in addition to Brazil)</font id=black></b>. - Dec. 11, 2003</font id=blue>

Cool, huh??

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Post: # 60991Post inzin
Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:16 am

Yes this is great news. I missed the vapor trails tour. I bought the Rush in Rio DVD and it is great. I will be going to a show on the next tour. I am glad they are going to tour Europe. Good for the EU folks to see them .

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Post: # 60994Post Megalodon
Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:25 am

That is the best news I have heard all year on rock-line
last night. I'm sure this will be one heck of a show,
being that is their 30th anniversary tour. More lights
and lazers, and a dream setlist!! Woo-hooo!!!!
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Post: # 61303Post guitarz
Fri Dec 19, 2003 3:12 pm

<font face='Papyrus'><font size=3><font color=brown><b><font size=4>Bonus!</font id=size4></b>
I'm there, dude, and you can bet I'm going to work my ass off to get close seats. There's nothing like a Peart solo up close. Well, maybe a Howe solo has it beat, but barely!</font id=brown></font id=size3></font id='Papyrus'>

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Post: # 61310Post TenVoices
Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:22 am

I too am excited about the tour, and I think it is somewhat a surprise that Rush decided to "celebrate" a 30th anniversary tour. Certainly their history has proven they aren't trying to spotlight themselves. I am glad they realized the importance of this milestone.

As for the setlist...
I'll be interested to see what they choose. I am a bigger Rush fan that Yes, which is quite a statement as avid a Yes fan as I am. I was VERY disappointed in the VT setlist because it was way too similar to the T4E setlist.

I remember doing the math...
If you substitute the VT songs for the T4E songs depending on the tour the album was being promoted you had only 6 songs of 28 different tour to tour. Granted, any 28 Rush songs are great, but 6 new additions in a 5 year span. That was weak in my opinion.

Other thoughts?

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Post: # 61311Post khalpin
Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:02 am

Well, the setlist better be different. I saw them on the summer ampitheater tour and the fall arena tour last year and the entire setlist was exactly the same except they replaced Vital Signs with The Trees in the Fall.

I have a feeling it'll be the same show. With one or two changes.

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