Classic Albums Live: Rush 2112
2112 is the sound of young men becoming world class musicians. It was the album that echoed out of passing cars, school parking lots and Massey Hall. Rush were unusual. Early comparisons to Led Zeppelin didn’t stick. They were there own thing.
Canada embraced Rush immediately. The rest of the world soon got on board and here in Toronto, we beamed about the hometown boys doing good. They became our goodwill ambassadors. We loved and love them.
While rehearsing the album - it quickly became apparent that we need more than a trio on deck. So we added two extra guitarist, a keyboard player, an orchestral percussionist and a stand alone singer. It takes a small army of musicians to take on what the lads are capable of. We’ll be honour the legacy of Rush the only way we know how; note for note - cut for cut.