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Who's the opener?

Post by ConstrictorRules » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:08 pm

Who's been opening on the tour so far?

Any idea if the opener will change for the Canadian dates?

Thanks!

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Re: Who's the opener?

Post by SickThings » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:08 pm

There hasn't been an opener for any of the (non-festival) U.S. dates.

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Re: Who's the opener?

Post by ConstrictorRules » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:52 pm

Thanks for the info. I was wondering why I hadn't heard any comments or mentions in the press reviews. That explains it!

A little bit odd, but I'm all for getting right to the main course of the evening.

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Re: Who's the opener?

Post by scotty » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:33 pm

I think many people from many different genres of music would welcome the opener being dropped!

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Post by SickThings » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:21 pm

It's been great! Rush was the first band I saw that did that. When they started touring again in 2002, they promoted it as "An Evening with Rush," and there was no opener. I had assumed/hoped that would be the case when I saw the name of this tour, and it was/is.

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Re: Who's the opener?

Post by Si » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:51 pm

SickThings wrote:It's been great! Rush was the first band I saw that did that. When they started touring again in 2002, they promoted it as "An Evening with Rush," and there was no opener. I had assumed/hoped that would be the case when I saw the name of this tour, and it was/is.

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In the case of Rush I don`t believe they have had support bands, at least over here, for much longer then that. I'm pretty sure that when I first saw them in 1982 they didn`t have one.

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Post by SickThings » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:00 pm

That's cool. I know through the '80s, they always had opening acts in the U.S. Blue Oyster Cult opened for them in Nashville in 1983.

I didn't see Rush until 2002, but I wondered if they had opening acts on their '96 tour in the U.S. Those shows were very long shows, too.

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Post by Daggers & Contracts » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:15 am

Si wrote: In the case of Rush I don`t believe they have had support bands, at least over here, for much longer then that. I'm pretty sure that when I first saw them in 1982 they didn`t have one.
Rory Gallagher opened for Rush at Capital Centre in Landover MD. in 1982. :rock:
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Re: Who's the opener?

Post by SickThings » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:30 am

Naturally, there are Rush sites much like STUK. This page lists all of their tour dates and openers (and when they Rush was the opener):

http://www.2112.net/powerwindows/tours/Tours.htm

1994 was the last tour for which Rush had opening acts.

And I was mistaken. BOC didn't open for them in 1983; it was Fastway. I must have been thinking of the Black and Blue (Sabbath and Oyster Cult) show that my roommate also went to that year.

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Re: Who's the opener?

Post by tuneylune » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:05 pm

Daggers & Contracts wrote:
Si wrote: In the case of Rush I don`t believe they have had support bands, at least over here, for much longer then that. I'm pretty sure that when I first saw them in 1982 they didn`t have one.
Rory Gallagher opened for Rush at Capital Centre in Landover MD. in 1982. :rock:
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Re: Who's the opener?

Post by guttertrash » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:49 pm

I've never seen Alice on a bill with any other bands. I'd be fine with an opener sometimes, but it seems very rare for him to take another band out on tour with him. I would never go see him open for another band like Motley Crue, because I have no desire to see a truncated Alice show or see a subpar band headlining over Alice.

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Re: Who's the opener?

Post by SickThings » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:13 pm

It is true that the last time I saw a band opening for Alice was in 2012. The six shows I've seen since then have had no opener.

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Re: Who's the opener?

Post by schinkengott » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:40 pm

Best package I have seen was in Wolverhampton around 2011, I think. Duff McKagan's Loaded and Ugly Kid Joe opened. Fantastic.

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Re: Who's the opener?

Post by Shoesalesman » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:40 pm

SickThings wrote:That's cool. I know through the '80s, they always had opening acts in the U.S. Blue Oyster Cult opened for them in Nashville in 1983.
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