Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Tonight’s Rush gig comes only two weeks in the wake of the band’s long-awaited and well-deserved induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While prog-rock’s flagship power trio inexplicably had to wait through 14 years of eligibility to enjoy such an honor, luckily Nashville didn’t have to wait as long to congratulate them. Tonight, for the second time in three years, “Tom Sawyer,” the other Canadian national anthem, will echo through the halls of the Preds arena. While Rush’s 2011 Bridgestone stop centered around nostalgia, with the band performing its 1981 power-prog masterstroke Moving Pictures in its entirety, tonight performance is all about the now, with the trio touring in support of its acclaimed 2012 concept album Clockwork Angels. They recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios with A-list rock producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones). Live, the band augments the Clockwork cuts with the addition of an accompanying string ensemble. But fear not, the strings won’t come in during Neil Peart’s drum solo.

—Adam Gold

Wed, May 1 | 7:30 PM
Bridgestone Arena
$46.00 - $300.00
All ages
[Venue Details]


Willowdale Ontario Canada  |  Rock

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