Update (06/10/2013): Click HERE for a gallery of photos from the Sweden Rock Festival performance.
Update (06/08/2013): As expected, Rush did play a shortened set list at the festival tonight. You can check out the set list at this LINK.
Rush is set to take the stage at the Sweden Rock Festival tonight as the European leg of their Clockwork Angels tour is almost complete. Rush's appearance at the festival is certainly a rare one. The last time the band played a European festival was back on June 4th, 1979 when they appeared at the Pink Pop Festival during their Hemispheres Tour.
Due to the nature of the four-day long festival, it appears that Rush will not perform their usual 3-hour set. According to a posting at the festival's website, Rush will play on the Festival Stage beginning at 9:30PM and playing through to 11:45PM, presumably without an intermission. As usual, we'll have a complete set list for the show once we get a report in.
Rumor has it that part or all of the festival acts will be filmed. That said, there is a very good possibility of some professional footage of Rush being released in the future; possibly as part of their upcoming Clockwork Angels Live DVD, expected later this year. Again, both the filming and certainly the inclusion on any future footage on a DVD set is purely rumor and speculation at this point.
After the festival performance, Rush will close out their European leg with a stop at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The band will then break for elevan days before resuming the final leg of the tour on June 21st in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
For a complete list of the remaining dates, please visit the tour dates section of the site.
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