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Partner Covers Rush’s “Limelight” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions


The Polaris Music Prize has released the video for its third and final SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2019 featuring Partner covering “Limelight” from Rush’s Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize-winning album, Moving Pictures.

An in-studio performance video of the song is now available via the Polaris YouTube channel. Additionally, an audio stream of it can be found on the Polaris Soundcloud channel.

Partner’s version of “Limelight” was engineered and mixed by Darren McGill at Union Sound Company in Toronto.

Partner are strong supporters of the classic prog power trio.

“We love you Rush. You seem like the coolest people ever,” said Partner’s Lucy Niles in the video.

“I have a message from my dad,” added fellow band member Josée Caron, reading from a phone, “‘Your dad had the Exit Stage Left vinyl and 2112 is his favourite.’”

The Partner cover is the final session planned for 2019 that features past Polaris nominees interpreting songs from albums that have received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. Rush’s Moving Pictures album received its Heritage Prize designation in 2016. Partner made the Short List in 2018 for their album In Search Of Lost Time.

Partner’s interpretation as well as Faith Healer performing The Band’s “When You Awake” and Pierre Kwenders’ cover of Jean-Pierre Ferland’s “It Ain’t Fair” have been pressed on to a limited edition vinyl record that was given out free with purchase at participating retail stores in late-summer. The record will also be given to Polaris Gala attendees.

This is the 15th cover song commissioned by Polaris. Other acts who’ve contributed to the series include Faith Healer, Kwenders, Jean-Michel Blais, Lindi Ortega, Weaves, Little Scream, Hannah Georgas, Les soeurs Boulay, Joel Plaskett, Zaki Ibrahim, Whitehorse, Sarah Harmer, Great Lake Swimmers and Arkells. All these performances are available on the Polaris YouTube and Soundcloud channels.

Upcoming Partner tour dates:
Sept. 3 Oxford, UK @ Jericho Tavern
Sept. 4 Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall
Sept. 5 London, UK @ The Shacklewell Arms
Sept. 6 Manchester, UK @ Yes
Sept. 7 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Sept. 9 Amsterdam, NL @ Cinetol
Sept. 11 Paris, FR @ SUPERSONIC
Sept. 12 Nyon, CH @ La Parenthèse
Sept. 14 Praha, CZ @ Café V lese
Sept. 16 Krakow, PL @ Klub Re
Sept. 17 Berlin, DE @ Lido
Sept. 18 Malmö, SE @ Plan B
Sept. 19 Stockholm, SE @ Hus 7
Sept. 20 Helsingborg, SE @ The Tivoli
Sept. 21 Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn
Oct. 31 Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
Nov. 1 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Nov. 2 Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
Nov. 3 Hot Springs, AR @ Low Key Arts
Nov. 5 Dallas, TX @ Dada Dallas
Nov. 6 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Nov. 7 Houston, TX @ Satellite
Nov. 8 New Orleans, LA @ Santos
Nov. 9 Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
Nov. 11 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s
Nov. 12 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Nov. 13 Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
Nov. 14 Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
Nov. 15 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Nov. 16 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
Nov. 17 Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
Nov. 18 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
Nov. 19 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
Nov. 20 Richmond, VA @ The Camel
Nov. 21 Washington, DC @ Black Cat DC
Nov. 22 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Nov. 23 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
Nov. 28 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Nov. 29 Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club


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