LIVE: Rush @ SPAC, 6/25/13

July 5th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Sara


Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Veteran Canadian prog-rock trio Rush rolled into the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs last week. Geddy Lee and the boys were touring in support of their new album, Clockwork Angels, but they were also celebrating their recent (and long overdue) induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Live: Rush @ SPAC, 7/23/10

July 29th, 2010, 5:00 pm by Greg

Rush: Geddy Lee

Rush: Geddy Lee

The Canadian power-trio Rush has been touring and playing their brand of progressive rock-meets-heavy metal (with a splash of new wave thrown in) since 1974 in its current, and now classic, line-up.

Extraordinary vocalist-bassist Geddy Lee, keyboard and electric guitar virtuoso Alex Lifeson and monster drummer Neil Peart rolled into the Saratoga Performing Arts Center last Friday night for three terrific hours of music, the centerpiece of which was a complete, note-for-note re-creation of their magnificent 1981 album, “Moving Pictures.”

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Alex Lifeson, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

July 21st, 2010, 11:06 am by Greg

Alex Lifeson

“Yeah, the first album I ever bought was ‘High Tide and Green Grass’ by the Rolling Stones.

That was the first album, but my first single was ‘Sink the Bismark’ by Johnny Horton. ‘In May of 1941, the war had just begun…’

And I remember that the second single I bought was the Stones’ ‘Satisfaction.’ I sure did like the Stones.”

Guitarist Alex Lifeson and his bandmates in Rush will be bringing their Time Machine Tour to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Friday. As the centerpiece of the concert, Rush will be performing “Moving Pictures” in its entirety.

Film Update: “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage”

June 11th, 2010, 11:05 am by Greg

OK, the award-winning feature-length documentary film about Geddy Lee and his band Rush played to a sold-out house at the Spectrum 8 Theatres in Albany on Thursday night, but it didn’t play at all at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, where it had also been scheduled for a one-night-only screening.

Apparently there were some delivery SNAFU issues – i.e., the film didn’t get to the theater on time – so the Woodstock screening was postponed at the last minute. “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage” is now scheduled to be shown twice at the Bearsville Theater on Sunday – at 4 and 8pm. Prior to the 8pm showing, there will also be a raffle for a pair of tickets to see Rush in concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 23, as well as a pair of drumsticks used by Rush drummer Neil Peart. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

The film is also slated to be screened again at the Spectrum 8 Theatres at 7:15pm on Thursday. Tickets are $9; seniors $7.25; children $6.25.

New SPAC Concert Announcement

April 12th, 2010, 11:15 am by Greg

The Canadian power-prog-rock trio Rush is headed back to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center at 8pm on Friday, July 23, which also happens to be opening day at the track.

Geddy Lee and company are currently recording a new album, and they promise to mix in a few sneak preview selections along with their classic hits on their summer tour, which they’ve dubbed the Time Machine Tour.

Most importantly for fans, Rush will be performing their classic 1981 album, “Moving Pictures,” in its entirety on this tour.

Tix are slated to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday.

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