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  1. The future disappears into memory With only a moment between Forever dwells in that moment Hope is what remains to be seen Just came on the DVD I'm watching. Incredibly poignant tonight in particular.
  2. I joined in Summer 2007 right before seeing my first ever show on the Snakes & Arrows Tour. As you can see, I have less than 50 posts, but I still visit pretty regularly. To me, this place hearkens back to a simpler time - and I am truly grateful for it. And for the band and what it has meant to me and so many others.
  3. Toasting a whiskey here in CT while watching the Clockwork Angels DVD. Check the timestamp on when he hit the solo in "Where's My Thing?/Here It Is!" No joke.
  4. Rick Beato is in the music business and has a pretty big following on YouTube. I don't know where he and his friend got their info, but apparently Neil died on Tuesday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmOkTmGnFHc if you do a google search on Neil, it says DOD was 1/7/20 The band said he passed on Tuesday in their official statement. 1/7/20.
  5. EDIT: Statement from the band. (https://twitter.com/rushtheband/status/1215751793247969281) https://www.rollings...bituary-936221/ Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for Rush, died Tuesday, January 7th, in Santa Monica, California at age 67. The cause was brain cancer, which he had been quietly battling for three years, according to Elliott Mintz, a spokesperson for the Peart family. A representative for the band confirmed the news to Rolling Stone. Peart was widely considered one of the best drummers in rock history, with a flamboyant yet utterly precise style. He joined singer-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson in Rush in 1974, and his virtuosic playing and literate lyrics – which drew on Ayn Rand and science fiction, among other influences – helped make Rush one of the key bands of the classic-rock era. A rigorous autodidact and a gifted writer, he was also the author of numerous books. “Neil is the most air-drummed-to drummer of all time,” former Police drummer Stewart Copeland told Rolling Stone in 2015. “Neil pushes that band, which has a lot of musicality, a lot of ideas crammed into every eight bars — but he keeps the throb, which is the important thing. And he can do that while doing all kinds of cool shit.” Rush finished their final tour in 2015; Peart was done with the road and eager to spend more time with his wife, Carrie Nuttal, and daughter Olivia.
  6. The band hasn't been reliant on ticket sales for decades. They get a guarantee from the promoter. Maybe you, or someone else here in the know, can explain that one to me. I honestly have no idea of how any of this works. But one thing I have come to learn being here on TRF is that what I thought was a simple form of entertainment is actually quite a business and no different in many ways from how major corporations are run. In today's touring world for a major act like Rush, it's actually fairly simple and the band is removed fairly early on: 1) Promoter (Live Nation) agrees on a price to pay to Rush (the organization) for an agreed upon number of shows. 2) Rush uses that money to pay salaries, production, trucks, fuel, per diem, travel, etc. 3) Promoter rents venues and pays for advertising, etc. 4) Promoter sets ticket prices and keeps the ticket sales. It gets complicated if Rush gets a cut of ticket sales on top of the guarantee or has another arrangement of sorts, but that's the gist.
  7. The band hasn't been reliant on ticket sales for decades. They get a guarantee from the promoter. Yep. These numbers are just for fun and have no bearing on the band's take-home pay. Whoever the promoter is says "okay, you'll do 35 shows? We'll pay you $xxx for it." Then the promoter routes the tour, etc., and gets the money.
  8. http://www.rollingst...cover-20150615# http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/2015/media/199552/_original/1434380451/1035x1407-R1238COV.jpg
  9. What a completely ignorant reply. Way to show you have any clue how the concert industry works. And "whatever city it is they are booked in Minnesota"? That would be Saint Paul. It's kind of the state capital. Welcome to The Rush Forum! Thanks! Been here since 2007! :rush:
  10. What a completely ignorant reply. Way to show you have any clue how the concert industry works. And "whatever city it is they are booked in Minnesota"? That would be Saint Paul. It's kind of the state capital. Well you don't need to be a jerk about it, sheesh. It's not jerk-ish to say that Rush is being wasted on people in Lincoln?
  11. What's interesting about this concept is -- theoretically -- the songs will get harder for Geddy to sing as the night goes on, since the vocals have changed as he has aged. I wonder how he'll fare with this!
  12. What a completely ignorant reply. Way to show you have any clue how the concert industry works. And "whatever city it is they are booked in Minnesota"? That would be Saint Paul. It's kind of the state capital.
  13. This could be the way it's always printed when referencing "booking agency," but it lists International in between USA and Canada. #secondleg
  14. Folks, I cannot stress this enough... NO SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT YET. It may look that way, but I promise you nothing is sold out. That's the way venue sales work. They release blocks at a time and as the show gets closer other blocks are released... rinse and repeat. Yes, the tour is selling well. But you just need to keep watching Ticketmaster like a hawk to get what you want. It will pop up, and it's just a matter of you being prepared. Think about it, if you are a promotor/venue/band - put up the first 5,000 in the first month and get people to think "Oh man, nothing's left! Better get these seats in Section 307 or pay a scalper!" And by the time the show rolls around, you'll have the place filled from the back-up, and viola, a crowd is built. Yes, venues sell direct to scalpers and broker sites nowadays. It sucks, but it's reality. In fact, believe it or not, a lot of times it's THE BAND THEMSELVES selling a group of prime seats to broker sites, who give it back to bands on the back-end. You'd think they would make enough money from just selling tickets normally, but alas... Again, it's the nasty side of the business. But that's the way it works. Knowing this, I picked up a pair for St. Louis today during the public on-sale just to make sure I had something, and I will literally have Ticketmaster open to the show page every day I'm at work until May. And I bet you I'll end up in the first five rows at face value.
  15. WestSideBeemerBoyz @Praetorianx1 1:49 am 13 Aug 13 WSBB not done! More fun shortly! Hmmmm....
  16. Hi guys, I have a pair of floor tickets for the Nashville show. Section 6 (Geddy's side), Row 7. They are aisle seats. I will eat the Ticketmaster fees, so I will sell the pair for face value at $180. I can meet up before the show. PM me if interested!
  17. Looks like Rush will be coming to Nashville on this leg of the tour. There is a seating chart labeled "Rush" on Bridgestone Arena's Ticketmaster page, and the seating configuration on the floor matches up with what the configuration was for the first leg of the tour. Of course, a Nashville stop lines up with what Rush did on the Time Machine Tour - missed it on the first run, but came back in spring of 2011. Here it is (I can't embed the image): http://media.ticketmaster.com/tm/en-us/tmimages/venue/maps/scs/46886s_a.
  18. QUOTE (FT Tracker @ May 7 2012, 06:59 PM) Yes I know f2 is behind f1 but I do not know how many rows are in each section. Do you have any idea? This is for Indy, Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Their seating chart isnt very clear, or at least the one I seen wasn't. I found the Bankers Life Fieldhouse chart to be one of those most clear I have ever come across, actually. Floor 1 has 16 rows and Floor 2 has 12. The three blocks in each floor section are seats 1-12, 21-34 and 41-52, it appears.
  19. I snagged 9th row for Indianapolis. I'll take it.
  20. QUOTE (TheBluePhoenix @ Feb 1 2011, 12:08 PM)Nope. That won't work. There are too many what ifs, such as: What if you buy tickets for someone as a gift? What if you buy tickets for a large group and you arrive late or not at all? Nobody can get in until you arrive. What if you buy tickets and can't go and sell them to a friend? I don't like it either but there really is no solution to this problem. No matter what system the online ticket sites put in place to keep out brokers they will find a way around it. It doesn't apply to ever seat in the building - just prime seats. As in the first 10 rows of the floor or something. After all, who goes to a broker site to buy seats in section 237? If you purchase tickets that have this stipulation, you simply make the appropriate arrangements. Have everyone in your group go in at the same time. That sort of thing. Just follow those rules. You can't want a system like this that regulates broker re-sales and then complain about the rules put in place. And there are ways to transfer the information if you do sell the ticket to a friend or give it as a gift. It involves both parties consenting to certain things, etc., that you wouldn't be able to get if you were a broker trying to cheat the system.
  21. QUOTE (rummut71 @ Feb 1 2011, 10:26 AM)How many times must it be said? Will call pickup. CC used to purchase with matching State ID or DL. Done. Elimination. Kaput. AC/DC did this exact thing on their Black Ice World Tour, and it seemed to work perfectly. I don't understand why more artists don't go this route. It probably has to do with band management and recording labels having agreements with certain venues. And for those of you who don't have any luck at the start of Ticketmaster sales, here's a little trick. It's a well-known fact that Ticketmaster doesn't open the best seats right from the start. They simply aren't available to purchase when the tickets go on sale, whether you are hitting refresh at 10:00 on the dot or not. They essentially sell from the back of the venue first, and it makes people who log on right at the start think that these are the only seats available. Keep checking Ticketmaster daily in the months and weeks leading up to the actual show date, and miraculously the better seats open up. On two different occasions I pulled actual front row tickets for shows about three weeks before the show on Ticketmaster - not a broker. Regular Ticketmaster. I know it's sometimes hard to wait that long to buy tickets, and you're weighing whether or not you'll find anything better than what you can currently get, etc., but it definitely pays off to wait until Ticketmaster opens their good seats. That also happens when the band returns the seats they have set aside for guest lists to the venue. Good luck!
  22. QUOTE (shaun3701 @ Dec 5 2010, 06:43 PM)I remember thinking the same thing in 2008 when they extended the S&A tour, you could definitely tell they were tired and just going through the motions through the whole second leg. Generalize much?
  23. QUOTE (nobodys hero @ Aug 19 2010, 03:04 AM) I know for a fact that they filmed as we had to sign disclaimers. Were there big boom cameras swooping around and camera operators on the stage? If they were filming for a DVD, you would know for sure - there would be WAY more cameras than usually used just for the video boards during the show.
  24. Remember... this is considered a "warm-up tour" before a bigger, more extensive album tour next year. They'll hit the places they are missing this summer next year for sure, and they'll be back to bigger-sized venues across the board. In my opinion, it's sound strategy to branch out and hit places you might not usually play in a two-year tour scenario like this.
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