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BOK Center - Tulsa, Oklahoma
TIME MACHINE TOR PICTURES
September 21st, 2010
The "Time Machine 2010-11" Tour spanned from June 29th through October 17th, 2010 and March 30th through July 2nd, 2011
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"Concert Hall Echoes with the Sound of Excellence as Rush Wows Fans at Garden"
RUSH Fires Up Flux Capacitor
Written by Ernie Osborn
Photos by Kevin Pyle
RUSH, what can actually be said about a band like this that has been around for over 40 years? Same three dudes, amazing song catalog, and still enough in the tank to throw down on a 3 hour plus concert.
Maybe there is something to be said for 3 piece bands. ZZ Top (who will be at BOK Center tonight, Sept. 23), The Police (when they decide to lay down their differences) and Rush, never a change in faces and amazing longevity. Other bands that have revolving doors of personnel could take a lesson.
On an evening where most bands that have been around this long would just be churning out a greatest hits type show, Rush took a different look at what they wanted to present to the packed BOK Center Tuesday night. Sure the songs you would expect to be there were there, but after 19 albums and another in the works you have plenty of music to choose from. The tour dubbed "Time Machine" was every bit of that and then some as a set list of 26 songs would keep the Canadian trio busy and fans going nuts.
The evening starts with a video clip of a young polka band attempting to find their sound. The bands name, RASH. The video plays to this as though this is the beginning and "true" story of how Rush came to be. In the corner of a sausage diner, while three strikingly familiar looking folks take their jabs and give advice to the youngsters. One of the three, a rather portly fellow breaks out the "Gefelter", a machine designed to help the band find their sound is also equipped with a curious "time machine" button. The button is "accidentally" engaged and we are off on our evening of incredible music and master musicianship.
From show opener "The Spirit of Radio" the stage is set ablaze with some of the most recognizable sounds you will ever hear. It is amazing to me that this kind of sound comes out of a 3 piece band. Absolutely incredible. Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson are as tight a unit as you will ever see and the songs truly sound as fresh and spot on as what you find on the albums. I mean even after years and years of touring and aging, Lee has still got the pipes it takes to hold down the classic songs, as well as a new found energy and passion for the new songs yet to come. Two of which were showcased on this night, "Brought Up To Believe" and "Caravan." Both of which have a much edgier sound than early stuff.