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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:08 pm 
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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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There hasn't been an opener for any of the (non-festival) U.S. dates.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:52 pm 
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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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I think many people from many different genres of music would welcome the opener being dropped!


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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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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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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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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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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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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:

I was at that Show, DAC!!!!!!!!!!!!! 11/29/82
Rory was really, really Good :rock:










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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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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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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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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.
Hunter


Saw RUSH in '89 in Edmonton and Mr. Big was the opener.










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