Check out our live Rush concert blog
Rush plays Tampa's Ford Amphitheatre tonight, and Times pop music critic Sean Daly and I are going to be there to cover it. We're hoping to update this blog during the actual show and post some photos from the scene, so check back often after about 6pm for the first posts.
I haven't seen Rush live since their Exit Stage Left tour in 1982 at St. Petersburg's now-demolished Bayfront Center Arena. (A sad, sad day when I covered that the implosion. I'd seen Rush, Styx and Billy Joel there during the '80s.)
Of course, catching a band that's touring to promote a live album is always a great thing -- it's all the greatest hits with maybe one or two songs from an upcoming studio album. (That night, Rush introduced "New World Man" and "Subdivisions" from their yet-unreleased "Signals" album.)
I don't expect to be as lucky tonight. I found a copy of the setlist online today, and I'm not happy about what I'm seeing.
Check back later for our live impressions.