It's a Rush


November 07, 1996|By J.D. Considine

It's not that unusual to see once-reviled bands assume the status of classic rock acts -- just look at KISS. But while most such acts get there through a combination of camp and nostalgia, Rush owes its ascendance to musicianship and songwriting skills. Simply put, the band gets better with each passing year, and people are beginning to notice.

Maybe that's why there's such a buzz around the band's current tour, which arrives at the USAir Arena tonight. It helps, of course, that "Test for Echo" is being called the band's best album ever, but new material is only part of the story; the best part of any Rush show isn't hearing the new songs done live, but experiencing the onstage chemistry between Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. Experience it once, and you'll understand why most fans, erm, Rush to get tickets.

The concert is tonight at 8 at the USAir Arena. Tickets are $38.50 and $25. Call (800) 481-7328.

Pub Date: 11/07/96

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