OLD SCHOOL 101: What Bands Do You Remember Opening For Rush?

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OLD SCHOOL 101: What Bands Do You Remember Opening For Rush?

Post by CygnusX1 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:48 am

Before Rush went solo on tours, they had top-notch, QUALITY
bands open for them.

I saw numerous bands open for them on tours, to include:

Starz

Merillion (sic?)

The British Lions

Michael Schenker Group

Blue Oyster Cult

Saxon


List 'em here folks....Educate the younger fans to
what it was all about.
Don't start none...won't be none.

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Post by Big Blue Owl » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:33 am

Whoa. I went through my box of ticket stubs. I now realize I've seen Rush more than 50 times, met them/had conversations 4 times (in the old days, not recently) and have seen a ton of acts supporting them. Thanks for the "Memory Lane", Cyg.

The opening acts that I can remember;

U.F.O.
Cheap Trick
Stillwater
Max Webster
April Wine
Pat Travers
Starz
.38 Special
FM
John Butcher Axis
Rory Gallagher
Steve Morse
Mr. Big
Eric Johnson
Primus

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Post by Middle Kingdom » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:24 am

MSG / GUP
Mr Big / Presto and RTB
Candlebox / CP

I forget HYF and PoW
though I think Rory Gallagher was one.
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Post by ElfDude » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:36 am

BBO kicks my trash. I've seen:

April Wine
FM
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Mr. Big (on two different tours)

There must be more... but my memory is failing me.

BBO, are you in that pic you posted?
Aren't you the guy who hit me in the eye?
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Post by CygnusX1 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:29 am

Big Blue Owl wrote:Thanks for the "Memory Lane", Cyg.
My pleasure Owlie.

It's almost depressing that this information is not readily available.

They were just as much a part of Rush's show as Rush!

Well done. Rush trivia buffs .....celebrate!!! :headbang:

BTW...Pat Travers Band totally KICKED ASS. :headbang:
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Post by Big Blue Owl » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:19 am

ElfDude wrote:
BBO, are you in that pic you posted?
Nope, but like on the marquee, I absolutely adored the days when Rush would do 2 concerts in the same venue, back-to-back. I bet they did as well. It meant they were so popular they were both sold out. My friends and I could see two shows in Baltimore, then head over to Allentown to see them at the fairgrounds (they played in the center of the horse race track) then back to Philly at the Spectrum, then over to DC to see them at the Cap Center.

No wonder my brain is frizzle-fried now :-)
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Post by CygnusX1 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:24 am

Big Blue Owl wrote:
ElfDude wrote:
BBO, are you in that pic you posted?
Nope, but like on the marquee, I absolutely adored the days when Rush would do 2 concerts in the same venue, back-to-back. I bet they did as well. It meant they were so popular they were both sold out. My friends and I could see two shows in Baltimore, then head over to Allentown to see them at the fairgrounds (they played in the center of the horse race track) then back to Philly at the Spectrum, then over to DC to see them at the Cap Center.

No wonder my brain is frizzle-fried now :-)
Rush/Starz at Cap Centre? I WAS THERE!!! :headbang:
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Post by awip2062 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:10 am

I've not been to nearly as many shows as BBO has! Dude, you have had some good times. :-D

When I saw them for the Moving Pictures tour they had Golden Earring opening for them.
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Post by Sir Myghin » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:56 pm

awip2062 wrote:I've not been to nearly as many shows as BBO has! Dude, you have had some good times. :-D

When I saw them for the Moving Pictures tour they had Golden Earring opening for them.

oooooh, one of the few bands on these lists i recognize ;)

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Post by funky cm » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:26 pm

Kickaxe?

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Re: OLD SCHOOL 101: What Bands Do You Remember Opening For R

Post by TheMadCap » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:23 am

CygnusX1 wrote:Before Rush went solo on tours, they had top-notch, QUALITY
bands open for them.

I saw numerous bands open for them on tours, to include:

Starz

Merillion (sic?)

The British Lions

Michael Schenker Group

Blue Oyster Cult

Saxon


List 'em here folks....Educate the younger fans to
what it was all about.
Holy crap! Are you talking about "STARZ" with Syd Barrett????


First show I saw was Presto, and I think it was Mr. Big. Pretty sure after that it was "An Evening with Rush" aka, "We don't need no stinking Opener...

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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:28 am

The only support I've ever seen Rush with was Primus on RTB - none of the other tours I've seen them on have had an opener
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Post by awip2062 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:20 am

Slaine!!!!!! :D Welcome home, Man!
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