While all the media attention has been centred on the Grammy nominations for Bryan Adams, Canada's veteran rock band, Rush, has gone unnoticed as a Grammy nominee this year. The popular Anthem trio's track, "Where's My Thing?" from their latest album Roll The Bones, has been nominated in the Best Rock Instrumental category.
This is the second time Rush has been nominated for a Grammy. They were nominated in 1981 for their instrumental, "YYZ", from the Moving Pictures album.
On learning of the nomination, Rush's manager, Ray Danniels commented, "We are very happy about receiving the nomination. It's nice to have history repeat itself again." Moving Pictures was the band's largest selling album to date.
The band is currently on a world tour that continues through July 1992. They have been selling out dates across the US in spite of the soft concert business. They recently performed two sold-out concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden and were awarded the prestigious Gold Ticket Award from the Garden organization for selling over 100,000 tickets at the location over their career.
Upcoming tour dates in Los Angeles for two shows, Fresno and Oakland are already sold out. They are also scheduled for a Feb. 2nd date in Vancouver.
The band begins a tour of Europe in April to run through May playing dates in England, as well as Glasgow, Hannover, Cologne, Frankfurt, Berlin, Nurenberg, Stuttgart, Paris and Rotterdam.