Doing Birmingham & from the 3rd track they've made available the album sounds pretty good.
In comparison to other arena gigs the price is about the going rate I guess, tho still makes me shudder....
On others' comments, I'm really surprised about the comments on the sound - they've always sounded great when I've seen 'em. And I don't think less than 2hrs music is gonna happen - I've never seen Rush play less than 2hrs & have been to every tour bar one since 1979....
That said, I can really understand folks not going. But as every tour could be their last & this one is for a new album, I didn't think twice!
I will certainly get the record but that night pretty much killed my enthusiasm for seeing old-time acts in big venues. Perhaps it was the sound, perhaps it was the eye watering ticket prices, perhaps it was the sight of an oddly svelte and merch-bedecked Adrian Chiles looming towards us in the circle of lard hell that is the concession area at the O2. Perhaps it was the awful feeling that caring about these kinds of acts at all in the 21st century was itself an exercise in futility and financial self flagellence. Even Mooncat's excellent company couldn't save me from feeling like the unwitting victim of a 37 year practical joke. As I say, it was a bad night for innocent pleasures!