A couple of weeks ago I confessed to my colleagues this would be the first summer I would not see Rush in many tours. Maybe that was a signal to the planets. That next Sunday Palladia aired the new Rush movie, Behind the Lighted Stage. Hale showed interest.
I quickly scanned tickets online for the DC show September 18. Like most of their tour, the show is virtually sold out. Lawn seats were the only thing left. StubHub provided a reasonable remedy.
So we’re going. Upon hearing the news that she was invited to a Rush concert, Hale provided the hardest high-five of her life. My hand is still stinging.
Below I offer a mix of my favorite Rush tunes of the new era. Rush has been making music for 40 years. Modern era would be the last 20-ish. Enjoy!
LAN’s Rush Ready Mix for the Modern Era:
- Far Cry, Snakes & Arrows
- Dreamline, Roll the Bones
- Animate, Counterparts
- Ghost Rider, Vapor Trails
- Faithless, Snakes & Arrows
- Cold Fire, Counterparts
- One Little Victory, Vapor Trails
- Everyday Glory, Counterparts
- Bravado, Roll the Bones
- Earthshine, Vapor Trails
- Stick It Out, Counterparts
- Roll the Bones, Roll the Bones
- The Pass, Presto
- The Way the Wind Blows, Snakes & Arrows
- Secret Touch, Vapor Trails
- Ghost of a Chance, Roll the Bones
- Out of the Cradle, Vapor Trails
- The Seeker, Feedback
Stay tuned. We may provide a B side mix from the first 20 years. I’ve got a good running list of about 12 songs already. And if we feel up to it we may stream some tunes next week. Maybe…