The last six days saw me attend three concerts.
In Austin, Texas I saw Finnish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH (whom I mentioned earlier) with new lead singer Floor Janson replacing Annette Olzon. The two women have somewhat different voices and I was interested to see how Ms. Janson would do replacing Ms. Olzon who abruptly left/was thrown out of the band. In my opinion this was an step up as Floor Janson is a highly trained operatic singer and extremely attractive. She dominated the stage throughout and I hope she stays with this band for a long time.
The other two concerts were both by RUSH in their home town of Toronto. The tour supporting their new Clockwork Angels albums just gets better and better, with most of the setlist coming from the keyboard-heavy albums of the 1980's. I loved it.