Wednesday, October 26, 2011

VIDEO: Rush perform Tom Sawyer on new live DVD

Rush fans are counting the days until the new, “Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland,” DVD is released on November 8.

The new set, recorded at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena back in April, captures Rush in full flight, including an entire performance of their 1981 classic, “Moving Pictures.”

"We realized that we've recorded almost all of our DVDs abroad,"
Rush frontman Geddy Lee tells Rolling Stone. "And we had never done one in America, and we noticed we were doing Cleveland on the last leg of the tour. We thought it was an appropriate choice seeing as Cleveland's such an important town in our history. It was the first city that was ever warm to us. We thought it would be kind of apropos to come full circle and do that particular show there."

Lee admits that he feels a little extra pressure at shows when the cameras are rolling.

"You always get a little bit of a tight ass when you're doing a recording," he says. "Even though we’ve done I don’t know how many of these things by now, you want it to be perfect. And of course it rarely is perfect, but you just hope for a good show and we certainly felt we did a good show that night. The crowd really inspired us to want to work as hard as we could. But you can say you’re a veteran, but when the red light comes on, you do tighten up a little bit."

The band is also releasing "Moving Pictures: Live 2011" as a digital download and vinyl record.

Here’s a preview of “Tom Sawyer” from the new package…

Rush Rush

Rush – Tom Sawyer
“Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland”

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