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PHOTOS: Rush At Charter One Pavilion

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 6, 2010 6:00PM

Rush played two sets at Charter One Pavilion on Monday night; the first peppered old favorites with new offering with the standouts being a joyous "The Spirit Of Radio" and a menacing reading on "Subdivisions," and the second focusing primarily on a song-for-song reconstruction of 1980's Moving Pictures. Album recreation shows can be a tricky thing but we're willing to argue that the Canadian power-trio probably delivered a more forceful vision of that breakthrough record last night then they did when initially touring behind it nearly thirty years ago. There were no big surprises for the crowd, primarily since the band published the setlist for the entire tour on their website, but we ran into a few folks who had already seen the band a number of times on this tour and they said things are fresh every night.

This was also our first visit to Charter One Pavilion and while the venue has a state-fairground feeling to it we were struck by how small and inviting the space was, delivering excellent sound and good sight lines all around. Rush returns to the venue tomorrow and we highly recommend catching the show if you're a fan.