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Rush @ Radio City Music Hall (7/19/2004)

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Artist: Rush
Venue: Radio City Music Hall – NYC
Date: 7-19-2004

New York City truly rocked this evening as Rush brought their 30th Anniversary Tour to the historic Radio City Music Hall. It is possibly one of the best sounding theaters ever built and to be able to sit as close for this show as I was made it a stellar evening. For several years Rush shows have been entitled “An Evening With Rush”, which means no opening band would be on the bill. This is a smart move for Rush to have taken as otherwise they would need to limit their set to a little over an hour and a half and when it comes to their music, the diehards don’t care about the openers. With Rush material, as far as the classics are concerned these are all long tunes and it’s more enjoyable to simply have them with no one else to watch. The group does a brief intermission and as result is able to offer some of the best tunes from their 30 year history. To start off the nights show, the band started with a humorous video bit featuring Jerry Stiller (from King Of Queens and most notably Seinfeld). From there a kick-ass instrumental medley of some of the earliest material was performed. This was very interesting to experience as I don’t think they ever did this before.
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