Started by mickpaz2112, June 02, 2015, 04:33:15 am
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Quote from: mickpaz2112 on June 03, 2015, 12:02:37 pmMy point in the late 70's , 80's they should have played to a far bigger global audience than they did, they played it too safe.
Quote from: DavidL on June 03, 2015, 14:00:48 pmIMO that 'global audience just didn't exist. They were never U2. Their record sales were not large enough, their popularity not large enough and their desire to change those things not strong enough. To become truly global requires a certain level of commerciality and sustained radio airplay. Rush are a cult band - mainly because their music is just too damn weird for the majority.I think they've made the most of what popularity they had without much in the way of compromising their artistic integrity. No doubt they could have secured a larger global fanbase but would probably have felt a little uncomfortable playing TSoR to them!
Quote from: mickpaz2112 on June 03, 2015, 14:38:41 pmSo they played it safe, we call Rush a cult band but they have Global sales of over 35m and that was 1992. Rush did big sell out tours in the UK and US but never tried to expand these areas enough, they sold well in Japan, South America and were released Worldwide. They never played Spain or Italy (until recently), missed out France. I traded for years with people in countries who never got a chance of seeing Rush, but were visited regularly by Purple, Yes, Kiss even Uriah Heep, I just feel they missed a big opportunity. "Uriah Heep's audience declined by the 1980s, to the point where they became essentially a cult band in the United Kingdom and United States. The band maintains a significant following and performs at arena-sized venues in the Balkans, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia and Scandinavia. They have sold over 40 million albums worldwide with over 4 million sales in the U.S"
Quote from: NeilP on June 03, 2015, 11:01:09 amI think the best tours ere were pre 83 tbh, but then I'm an oldie
Quote from: Jonners on June 04, 2015, 15:47:11 pmI do feel incredibly envious of you fellers who saw ESL etc and even earlier tours for some.
Quote from: Valen on June 04, 2015, 08:45:25 amAlternatively, by playing it safe perhaps that helped them maintain their longevity?
Quote from: Nick on June 04, 2015, 18:35:24 pmAre their fans lazy tourists?
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 04, 2015, 21:44:49 pmWish I had been on the S&A tour...
Quote from: Richard_2112 on June 05, 2015, 20:25:06 pmBut looking back on all the live albums I really wished I'd seen them on the Hold Your Fire tour, but alas I was only a couple of months old when that happened...
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