February 6th, 2015
While there are some good bands coming to Madison this spring and summer, there are other tours that will be avoiding Madison like the plague, unfortunately.
Rush is embarking on their R40 tour to celebrate 40 years of something. The band started in the late 60s, Neil Peart joined in 1974, and so I’m not really sure what it’s the 40th anniversary of this year. Anyway, this is slated to be their final large-scale tour and the closest stop is at the United Center in Chicago on 12 June. Perhaps if they do only smaller tours in the future, they might actually return to Madison.
The Primus and the Chocolate Factory tour contiues in 2015. Again, Chicago is the closest stop with the band playing at the Chicago Theatre on 10 April. Perhaps with The Fungi Orchestra onboard, an extra large venue was required.
Lastly, Jay Farrar has hit the road as well and he’s bringing Gary Hunt with him. Surprise, surprise! The closest stop is yet again Chicago with a couple of dates at the Old Town School of Folk Music on 25-26 April.