RUSH: 30th Anniversary DVD In The Works?

According to a posting on the RUSH fan site Power Windows, RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee confirmed that RUSH filmed their Sep. 24, 2004 show "as a historical record of this tour." A recent article in FOH Online, however, makes it seem that a great deal of cost and effort went into the recording for a simple "historical record": "Brad Madix leans over an 80-input Yamaha PM1D inside the cavernous Festhalle, the centerpiece of Frankfurt's Messe convention complex... A crew of 14 cameras is shooting footage for what will ultimately become RUSH's second DVD music video. The fact that the cameras are HD, shooting in 1080p, indicates the band and its management plan a long and profitable revenue life for this project, well into the arrival of the next generation of high-density disc formats (HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc) and the proliferating number of high-def broadcast outlets in the U.S. and elsewhere...The video shoot was financed by the band and its Canadian management company, Anthem Entertainment, and will cost several hundreds of thousands of dollars by the time post-production and 5.1 mixing are finished. Thus, it wouldn't be surprising if the evening’s emphasis naturally tended to be on the shoot over the show. 'The video is expensive, true, and it will be around for a long time in the form of a DVD,' Madix concedes."

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