For a long time, Rush didn’t get much regard. The Canadian progressive rock trio built up rather a fan base in the 1970s and ’80s with intricate, layered music, complex concept cds like 2112 and Hemispheres and radio-friendly hits like “Fly By Night,” “Working Man,” “Limelight,” “Freewill” and “Tom Sawyer.” But critics at the time were less enthusiastic, providing the band harsher testimonials than many of their fellow top-selling rockers. Unlike a lot of those bands, though, Rush has actually persisted and grown for decades now, affecting musicians who matured listening to their cds, and in recent years the band has actually lastly gotten its due.
In 2012, the band was sworn in into the Rock-and-roll Hall of Fame after nearly 15 years of eligibility, and Wanderer put the band on its cover for the very first time last month, finishing a turn-around in regard years in the making. The present R40 trip stops in Vegas today, and celebrates the 40th anniversary of the timeless lineup, and band members have said it might be their last major trip. If that holds true, they’re heading out having attained the honor that fans have actually known they was worthy of given that the beginning.
MGM Grand, 8 p.m. July 25, $59-$179 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster