Date: May 30, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Due to the coronavirus, the Saturday, May 30, 2020 Animation – Tribute to Rush performance been postponed. We are working quickly to confirm a new date for this show.
All current tickets will be valid for the new show date. After the new date has been announced, our team will begin processing refunds upon request if you can no longer attend.
All tickets are $24 +tax.
About the show
Animation has been headlining as “A Tribute to RUSH” since their first show in 1987. Animation is a Chicago-based 3-piece RUSH Tribute Band. They are 3 RUSH fanatics whose attention to the details and nuances of RUSH music allow them to re-create an extremely accurate rendition of the original trio’s music. The band covers all eras of Rush, from the first album to their latest CD.
They have played many shows and concerts including opening for The Scorpions, The Doobie Bros., Heart, Asia, Peter Frampton, and STYX.
They even played an adjacent stage from RUSH for 10,000 RUSH fans, TWICE!
Meet the band
TONY GERMANN (Guitars, Synth Pedals, Vocals)
Tony can play guitar, banjo, and a little ukulele. His greatest influences were awesome acts like The Monkees, The Singing Nun, Tiny Tim, and Greg Brady. Of course, he sounds nothing like them but could if he wanted to! He has been playing guitar since Jimmy Carter was president. There have been too many bands in his past to count but they ranged in almost every style except country.
JULIAN JAY ROCHA (Acoustic and Electric Drums, Percussion)
Julian Jay has been playing drums since he was just 4 years old. He attended his first RUSH concert in 1982 at the age of 8 and fell irrevocably in love with the loud, exciting, vibration-heavy music. As a result of that concert, the band’s incredible brilliance became a major influence on Julian Jay’s musical taste and playing style. Julian has an encyclopedic knowledge of Rush’s music as well as a diversity of others.
JOE ROCHA (Vocals, Bass, Keyboards)
Joe has been a professional musician and music educator in the Chicagoland area for a number of years. He began his musical training on violin and piano, but expanded his abilities by singing and learning guitar, bass and drums during his high school years. Joe has taught and performed on all the above instruments steadily for over 20 years.