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Title: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Thailand Express on August 05, 2013, 03:08:57 am
...is tonight in Kansas City.

Always a melancholy moment when you hear the tour is ending (possibly not for the band though).

I wonder how long til the machine is fired up again?...
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Nulli Secundus on August 05, 2013, 08:41:19 am
It does seem an odd date to end the tour and rather early in the summer. Given that there is still nearly all of August and cetainly the first couple of weeks in September when the weather in the US is suitable for the type of outside concerts they do over there.

Some people might say this is evidence that there is going to be a R40 type tour in 2014   ::)
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: captainkurtz on August 05, 2013, 09:29:01 am
I think they've confirmed theyre taking 2 years off.

I know they're due a welcome break off, but 2 years seems quite alot - I'd get bored.  And of course, they're not getting any younger and the de$ire to see classic rock bands seems to be in$atiable.
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on August 05, 2013, 10:13:37 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 05, 2013, 09:29:01 am
I think they've confirmed theyre taking 2 years off.

I know they're due a welcome break off, but 2 years seems quite alot - I'd get bored.  And of course, they're not getting any younger and the de$ire to see classic rock bands seems to be in$atiable.


Quite a few of the mega successful bands take 4 to 5 years between albums and touring cycles. They each have lots if interests and hobbies to keep them amused.  I think Rush have overexposed themselves a little and, as you suggest, they have a punishing show/touring schedule for guys in their sixties. The kids and grandkids are growing up fast too. 2 years doesn't seem excessive. No doubt there will be 'product' released in the meantime to keep the pension pots topped up.
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Thailand Express on August 05, 2013, 12:23:16 pm
I think by 2 years off they mean no more gigs til 2015 rather than 2 complete years off.

If they go out again my prediction is for another retrospective tour like the Time Machine Tour, with a couple of new songs being aired. I also think they'll keep the string section...
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: captainkurtz on August 05, 2013, 12:53:21 pm
I hope they keep the string section.  Particularly the one with the tight pants.
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Captain Ron on August 05, 2013, 16:46:43 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 05, 2013, 12:53:21 pm
I hope they keep the string section.  Particularly the one with the tight pants.


;D
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Nulli Secundus on August 06, 2013, 08:53:05 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 05, 2013, 12:53:21 pm
I hope they keep the string section.  Particularly the one with the tight pants.


Was that the one called Bill?  ;D
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Thailand Express on August 06, 2013, 09:16:11 am
Quote from: Nulli Secundus on August 06, 2013, 08:53:05 am
Was that the one called Bill?  ;D


Yeah I thought he could lose a few pounds...
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Fishy on August 06, 2013, 09:39:39 am
Did Geddy say .." we hope to see you guys very soon" at the end ?
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: NeilP on August 06, 2013, 09:40:16 am
he always says that... 2015 it is then?
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: The Letter R on August 09, 2013, 14:05:08 pm
Quote from: Fishy on August 06, 2013, 09:39:39 am
Did Geddy say .." we hope to see you guys very soon" at the end ?


He also says "We've got way too many songs to play tonight" or something along those lines......they never play "way too many" for me though  :D
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Vapor Trailer on August 09, 2013, 15:57:52 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on August 09, 2013, 14:05:08 pm
He also says "We've got way too many songs to play tonight" or something along those lines......they never play "way too many" for me though  :D


Spot on. At Manchester he said "we've got about a million songs..." It was nowhere near a million. That's false advertising.
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: captainkurtz on August 09, 2013, 16:33:31 pm
Quote from: Vapor Trailer on August 09, 2013, 15:57:52 pm
Spot on. At Manchester he said "we've got about a million songs..." It was nowhere near a million. That's false advertising.

I don't think you'd be advised to litigate as you had already procured your ticket by that point and will therefore be unable to prove that you were induced into doing so by the aforementioned statement.

Hassan Rizvi
LLB (Hons)

(Invoice is in the post)

;D
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: NeilP on August 09, 2013, 16:35:13 pm
he repeated the folly at Sheffield too, some days later, my learned friend
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Bez on August 09, 2013, 17:23:16 pm
Quote from: Vapor Trailer on August 09, 2013, 15:57:52 pm
Spot on. At Manchester he said "we've got about a million songs..." It was nowhere near a million. That's false advertising.


They played significantly closer to a million than a billion.... ::)
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Fishy on August 09, 2013, 17:55:21 pm
Quote from: NeilP on August 06, 2013, 09:40:16 am
he always says that... 2015 it is then?


Yeah I.m sure he said it at the end of the 1988 HyF tour then they never re-appeared for about  14 years..lying bastard...
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Rrroooaaarrr on August 09, 2013, 21:24:39 pm
Quote from: Fishy on August 09, 2013, 17:55:21 pm
Yeah I.m sure he said it at the end of the 1988 HyF tour then they never re-appeared for about  14 years..lying bastard...
Didn't they come back in '92 ;) It was 12 years before they re-appeared in '04
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Fishy on August 09, 2013, 22:32:10 pm
ftp://
Quote from: Rrroooaaarrr on August 09, 2013, 21:24:39 pm
Didn't they come back in '92 ;) It was 12 years before they re-appeared in '04


Yeah sorry of course they re-appeared for RtB tours thn fecked off for a very long time 
apologies...
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: NeilP on August 09, 2013, 23:40:08 pm
tut tut Iain
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Rrroooaaarrr on August 10, 2013, 02:04:51 am
Quote from: NeilP on August 09, 2013, 23:40:08 pm
tut tut Iain
Who's Iain?
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: NeilP on August 10, 2013, 09:48:53 am
Mr Fisher
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Rrroooaaarrr on August 10, 2013, 14:36:14 pm
Quote from: NeilP on August 10, 2013, 09:48:53 am
Mr Fisher
Ah, Iain Fishy.  You learn something new every day!
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: Fishy on August 11, 2013, 11:21:10 am
Quote from: NeilP on August 09, 2013, 23:40:08 pm
tut tut Iain


yeah sorry i'm useless... me..:)
Title: Re: Final Night of the Tour
Post by: NeilP on August 11, 2013, 14:07:29 pm
we'll blame it on the heat