01.04. Coliseum, Greensboro, NC 03.04. Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN 05.04. KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY 06.04. Huntington Center, Toledo, OH 08.04. Giant Center, Hershey, PA 10.04. Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 12.04. United Center, Chicago, IL 15.04. Quickens Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH 17.04. Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI 19.04. Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON 20.04. Bell Centre, Montreal, PQ 22.04. 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
04.05. Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland 06.05. Globe, Stockholm, Sweden 08.05. Malmo Arena, Malmo, Sweden 12.05. O2, Dublin, Ireland 14.05. SECC, Glasgow, Scotland 16.05. Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, UK 19.05. MEN Arena, Manchester, UK 21.05. Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK 22.05. LG Arena, Birmingham, UK 25.05. O2, London, UK 27.05. Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam, Netherlands 29.05. Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
08.06. BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC 10.06. New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA 12.06. Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX 14.06. UTEP Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX 16.06. US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ 18.06. Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA 20.06. Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA 22.06. Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA 24.06. MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV 26.06. Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA 28.06. Sleep Country Amphitheater, Portland, OR 30.06. Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
Jun. 29 - Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque presents The Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM Jul. 01 - Starlight Theatre - Kansas City, MO Jul. 02 - Miller Lite Oasis on the Summerfest Grounds - Milwaukee, WI Jul. 05 - Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island - Chicago, IL Jul. 19 - Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT Jul. 21 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ Jul. 23 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY Jul. 24 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY Aug. 05 - USANA Amphitheatre - West Valley City, UT Aug. 07 - White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, WA Aug. 09 - Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View - Mountain View, CA Aug. 11 - The Forum - Inglewood - Inglewood, CA Aug. 13 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA Aug. 14 - MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV Aug. 16 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO Aug. 20 - INTRUST Bank Arena - Wichita, KS Aug. 22 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis - Maryland Heights, MO Aug. 25 - Qwest Center Omaha - Omaha, NE Aug. 27 - Minnesota State Fair - St. Paul, MN Aug. 29 - Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH Aug. 31 - Allentown Fairgrounds Grandstand - Allentown, PA Sep. 02 - New York State Fair Grandstand - Syracuse, NY Sep. 03 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ Sep. 14 - TD Garden - Boston, MA Sep. 16 - Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA Sep. 18 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA Sep. 21 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK Sep. 23 - AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX Sep. 25 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - The Woodlands, TX Sep. 26 - Superpages.com Center - Dallas, TX Sep. 29 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Alpharetta, GA Oct. 01 - Ford Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL Oct. 02 - Cruzan Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL
Oct. 08 - Morumbi, Sao Paulo Oct. 10 - Praca da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro Oct. 15 - G.E.B.A. , Buenos Aires Oct. 17 - Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Zitat Geddy Lee: Rush in the studio soon, Summer 2010 tour possible
Geddy Lee was a special guest at the 25th annual Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) Miracle Day charity event yesterday in Toronto. According to reports from a few lucky fans who were there and spoke to the man himself, Geddy said that Rush plans on entering the studio very, very soon and are hoping to then tour this summer. While this is a tentative sort of statement and there has been no official announcement, it's still very encouraging news and seems to corroborate Alex Lifeson's comments from a couple of his interviews over the Summer. In his Prog magazine interview Alex stated the following:
Zitat ... Tentatively, we start work on the next album in the fall - I did mention it to Ged before he went away on holiday and he sort of looked the other way. Come September and we'll certainly have some plans, we did the last record, or we started on the last album in the fall and I'd like to do that again, start recording maybe. I don't know who might produce, that's some ways off yet. ...
And more recently in an interview with Noisecreep.com Alex said:
Zitat ... Neil and his wife had a baby just a couple of weeks ago, so he's asked if we can just wait a little bit until he gets settled and see how he feels about getting back to work or when to get back to work. So we're sort of playing it open right now. ... I would guess that sometime in the early fall we would get back together and start writing again, and then hopefully by next summer, we'd be ready to tour.
So all of this leads me to speculate that Neil must have given the thumbs up for getting back to work when the band met in Los Angeles for their November meeting. My guess is that they won't start recording until after the Holidays at the earliest. So assuming all of this is true, we can start speculating about who will produce, where they will record, when the album will be released, when/where they will tour, etc. Let the speculation begin! :)
Sollten die Drei während der Tour den Weg nach England machen (wovon eigentlich stark auszugehen ist), werden sie sicher auch das Festland beehren. Realistisch wären dann zwei oder drei Shows in den Niederlanden (Rotterdam), Italien, Skandinavien und eben Deutschland.
Ich fange auf jeden Fall schon mal an Geld auf die Seite zu schaffen.
@Tillmann: dass, wenn denn dann, bei einem Deutschland-Abstecher Nürnberg dabei ist, halte ich für fast ausgeschlossen. Wenn dann München, und hier wurde ja die 2004er Show schon abgeblasen. Offiziell wegen einer zu schwachen Deckenkonstruktion (in Bezug auf den Bühnenaufbau), inoffiziell wegen eines zu schwachen Vorverkaufs.
Zitat UPDATE - 12/17@9:30AM: From what I'm now hearing from my sources, there won't be any kind of official tour announcement until early next year. But the good news is that it sounds like the band is currently in the process of nailing down dates for a 2010 tour to start in the late Spring, focusing particularly on first getting to places they missed on the last tour - like South America. Supporting this is that fact that the biggest FM radio station in Buenos Aires (FM Rock & Pop) reported earlier this week that a major local booking agency is working on bringing Rush to Argentina for the next tour (thanks Martin from Argentina). The wheels are definitely in motion. Barring some unforeseen catastrophe, I'd say it's pretty clear that Rush will be touring in 2010. Now the big question is what type of studio release will we see from the band and when.
UPDATE - 12/16@10:38PM: It looks like WYSP in Philadelphia is in on the game too (thanks PwrWndws) ... probably other stations out there as well.
Now for the new details. We've been wondering whether Snakes & Arrows producer Nick Raskulinecz will continue working with Rush for their next album. According to reader spitneye, it looks like this will indeed be the case. He claims to have run into Nick in a Tennessee (Nick is a Knoxville native) grocery store recently and here's what he reported in the comments on last week's Friday updates post:
Zitat I live in Franklin, Tennessee and my son and I just ran into Nick Raskulineez at a local grocery store. When I walked past him I immediately recognized him as the producer of the last album Snakes & Arrows so I asked him if he was getting ready to go into the studio with the boys. He looked up with a big smile on his face and said "yes" and said that he just got back from L.A. where they all met and worked out the details. He said that they will be in the studio next month. He said the new album will be like the last album and one of the songs will have a "Natural Science" feel to it.
I can't independently confirm all of this, but it sounds plausible and I tend to take spitneye at his word. Nick's remarks seem to indirectly suggest that the band already has several songs written, which would certainly make it easier for them to get a new album out the door in time for a Spring release. I can confirm via my other sources that Rush definitely do plan on entering the studio next month and that an official announcement regarding the tour will be coming in February. One other rumor I'm hearing is that the band is considering using the tour to somehow mark the 30th anniversary of Permanent Waves (the album was released on January 1, 1980) and may even play that album in its entirety in celebration. That's one rumor I really hope turns out to be true! I'm also hearing that the Rush documentary crew will be on hand to film the band in the studio and probably some of the initial dates on the tour, like they were hoping. So my guess is that the documentary won't be out until the summer at the earliest.
Zitat Neil Peart: new Rush project may not be a full-length album
In a recent short interview with The Canadian Press where he discusses his recording of a new version of The Hockey Theme, Neil Peart gives us the first official bit of news regarding the format of Rush's next project:
Zitat Rush drummer Neil Peart says the legendary Toronto band is in the early stages of planning a new project but the new music may not be released in traditional album format.
"We feel very much liberated from the album format in a way right now, because in the three years since our last album (2007's 'Snakes & Arrows'), suddenly albums don't mean anything," Peart told The Canadian Press in a telephone interview from his home in California.
"We're thinking of writing and recording a few songs and maybe releasing them, and playing them live, and then going back and doing some more later. We just feel really free (in terms) of what we might do right now.
"Anything is possible in the nicest way and we like the fact of shaking it all up."
Peart says he's started writing new lyrics while bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson are preparing at their Toronto studio ("every time we start a new record, the technology is all different, and we've gotta learn it . . . again," he explains).
Asked if he would be willing to reveal details of any of the new songs, the personable Peart replied: "No, sir. (But) I like them."
But the 57-year-old says the band is aware that the record industry is in flux, and would rather adapt with the times than worry about the past.
"We're kind of taking this as a challenge to do something with, rather than to moan about," he explained.
"(It's) a healthier reaction than getting mad: 'Aww, things aren't how they used to be -- we wanted to make a 12-inch album with two sides!' Those things ARE hard to give up, and every time now we make a side one and side two mentally and build the dynamics ... so there is something lost.
"But, on the other hand, it's pointless to lament about it, and now we have the opportunity to take advantage of this amorphous situation going on in the music business right now." ...
So it sounds like releasing an LP is still possible though unlikely, and they will instead just release a few songs digitally or as an EP (or both), and play the songs on tour this Summer. This makes sense in light of the fact that producer Nick Raskulinecz will be busy working on the next Stone Sour album in the coming weeks. That would make it tough for him to also produce a full-length Rush album before a Summer tour. But it's certainly possible for him to produce a few songs for digital release in that timeframe. Hopefully more details regarding the project will be revealed in the coming weeks, and we should be getting an official announcement regarding the tour sometime next month. Thanks to Here and now for the heads up.
Wenn sie DAS tatsächlich machen, also kein richtiges Album als CD/LP herausbringen und stattdessen nur einzelne Songs digital als MP3 veröffentlichen, dann werde ich das leider boykottieren müssen, indem ich mir die Songs lediglich illegal besorge. Das werden dann auch hoffentlich noch viele andere tun, damit RUSH merken, dass heutzutage nicht jeder davon begeistert ist elektronische Daten zu kaufen. So eine Aktion werde ich nicht unterstützen. Aber es wurde ja noch nicht konkret gesagt, ob eine VÖ als CD dann ausbleibt... mal abwarten.
Der Grund dafür kann meiner Meinung nach auch nur Kommerz sein, denn wenn sie neue Songs nur als Download veröffentlichen, machen sie damit wesentlich mehr Kohle, da ja die Produktionskosten für die CD wegfallen.
Und selbst wenn es trotzdem noch im CD-Format veröffentlicht wird; so eine "Zerstückelung" in mehrere Singles/EPs halte ich ebenfalls für vollkommen daneben. Das würde den Preis sicher auch in die Höhe schrauben, also beispielsweise drei EPs und jede kostet z.b. 8 Euro, das wären dann insgesamt 24 Euro! Ist natürlich nur reine Spekulation, aber die Preise wären dann sicher ähnlich.
Ne, also gerade von einer traditionellen Band wie Rush hätte ich so etwas nie erwartet. Damit werden sie sich sicher keine Freunde machen...
How fragile is the flame that burns within us all to light each passing day? Brett Gurewitz
Zitat von easywildIhre "Kunden" gehören doch eher der Ü30-Generation an, die sich doch lieber eine CD kaufen, siehe AC/DC!
Eben. Ich versteh nicht was Neil damit meint: "suddenly albums don't mean anything"?! Die können das Album doch auch ganz normal parallel als Download anbieten, ich seh da kein Problem drin. Aber wer will sich denn Stück für Stück immer 2-3 Songs downloaden oder gar als EP kaufen?
How fragile is the flame that burns within us all to light each passing day? Brett Gurewitz
Für die kommende Tour gibt es jetzt (wieder) eine Petitionsseite, wo man für maximal 5 selten bzw. lange nicht gespielte Songs abstimmen kann. Die Jungs kennen die Seite anscheinend und haben sie wohl in der Vergangenheit schon mal beim festlegen ihrer Setlisten berücksichtigt.
Also alle bitte mal schön für The Necromancer, Hemispheres und The Camera Eye voten!
Ne, aber jeder der mit dem Rush-Backkatalog vertraut ist, sollte dort mal abstimmen, dann kriegt man eventuell auf der kommenden Tour eine selten gespielte Perle zu hören...
Das Album wird wohl doch erst Anfang nächstes Jahr kommen, sowie auch wahrscheinlich (hoffentlich) ne Europa Tour.
Zitat How far off is the next album?
We were off for a year and a half, and now it's just pouring. Everything is totally crazy and there's not a minute left in the day. We've got these half-dozen songs, and we'll probably go in the studio and work on a couple of them and see how it goes, perhaps release something – and I say perhaps – and then we plan on being on the road in the middle of June. Ideally, we'd like to showcase a couple of these songs on the tour, come off tour in mid-October, go back in the studio and continue writing, then record through late this year and early next year, and then release the album in the spring of 2011 on a slightly more substantial tour. This [year's] tour will probably be about 45 dates. Most likely summer, 2011, would be more like 70.
Zitat Neil Peart added his voice to the mix later yesterday with these words from a JAM! Music interview, confirming that they are once again working with producer Nick Raskulinecz:
Zitat ... the band is about five songs into the record with co-producer Nick Raskulinecz, from 2007's Snakes and Arrows, but won't talk about the sound or how or when the tunes will be released or subsequent tour plans. "I stopped in Toronto a couple of weeks back and went over to Geddy's house and listened to what they've been working on from my lyrics and it's very exciting, we've got probably five very good songs there," ... "So we were saying, 'Well, I kind of just want to keep working on this and finish the record.' But on the other hand we were thinking, 'Well, something we haven't done since the '80s is write new songs and go out and play them.' It's interesting to be so deeply involved in songwriting right now with this honour coming up. It kind of puts a fresh observation on it for me." ...
Anscheinend werden die Tourdates (und evtl. Infos zum neuen Album) in ca. 38 Stunden bekanntgegeben. Auf Rush.com gibt es jetzt nen Countdown: http://www.rush.com/
Bin mal gespannt, aber ich geh davon aus, dass Europa erst nächstes Jahr dran ist, denn Alex meinte in nem Interview (siehe vorletzten Post), dass sie dieses Jahr ca. 45 Gigs spielen werden und nächstes Jahr 70.