Jordan Strauss, Invision LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rush fans can relax. The band is…
- Posted on Jul 5th 2011 6:30PM by Jason MacNeil
The band were nearing the conclusion of their lengthy performance playing their classic '2112: Overture/Temples of Syrinx' when a person dressed as a chicken and wearing a Boston Bruins jersey appeared to the left of bassist Geddy Lee and started to stroll around. Seconds later, a gorilla sporting a Vancouver Canucks jersey appeared on guitarist Alex Lifeson's side of the stage, and proceeded to chase down the chicken and assault it repeatedly with an aluminum bat. The gorilla -- whose uniform sported 'C' for captain -- then kicked the chicken a few more times before victoriously placing his foot on top of his feathered adversary as the crowd cheered loudly.
A few YouTube clips of the spectacle have been posted from various angles with Rush performing as if nothing was going on.
Rush wrapped up their 2011 North American tour with a show in Seattle earlier this week, and have no other tour dates confirmed. However, RushIsABand.com, a dedicated fan site, reports the band will be releasing a live DVD entitled 'Time Machine' on Sept. 27. The DVD was apparently recorded during the group's April 15 performance in Cleveland. There's no word if a live CD will also be part of the package, nor is there any news on the condition of that battered Boston chicken.