By Rich Harshaw
On February 12, 1981, the rock band Rush released what would become its most commercially successful album ever, Moving Pictures.
Given the fact that a huge percentage of both remodeling contractors and Rush fans are white men in their early 40s to mid 50s means there’s a pretty good chance you’re familiar with Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, Limelight, and YYZ.
The album—that band’s eighth—was certified 4X platinum, which means it sold over 4 million copies in the USA alone. The band immediately kicked off a tour where they played 84 shows in less than 5 months.
I was 12 years old at the time and wasn’t a big fan just quite yet (that would come a few years later); however, my older brother and several of my good friends made their way to Reunion Arena in Dallas to see the show.
Price of a ticket? $10.00. This ticket stub below is a GREAT seat… 11 rows up and less than 30 feet back from the stage.