RUSH ANNOUNCE R40 LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR, TICKETS ON SALE JANUARY 30TH
Celebrating 40 years, Rush and Live Nation confirmed today that the R40 Live Tour will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer beginning May 8th in Tulsa, Okla. and finishing August 1st in Los Angeles, California. These not to be missed concerts will highlight four decades of the band’s music. Tickets for the Rush: R40 Live Tour will go on sale starting January 30th in select markets at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com (complete itinerary follows).
Over the course of their amazing career, Rush has lived a lifetime together, providing an influential soundtrack to many of their fans’ lives. Some have been with them since the start, while others have discovered them along the way and delved into their incredible body of work. To quote Dave Grohl from their momentous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “Rush built their following the right way. No hype, no bullshit, they did it from the ground up. Their legacy is incredible and their influence undeniable.”
After 40 years together and 20 gold and platinum studio albums – Rush is ready to celebrate with the most loyal fans in the world by embarking on their 21st tour, one which will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude. Celebrate four decades of music with three incredible musicians – all in 1 night.
Rush’s vast catalog includes such classics as 1974’s self-titled debut, 1976’s 2112, 1981’s Moving Pictures, 1996’s Test For Echo, and 2002’s Vapor Trails. Rush released their 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels in 2012 via Anthem/Roadrunner Records. The critically acclaimed collection marked their first studio recording since 2007’s Snakes & Arrows, and debuted at #1 in Canada and #2 on the Billboard 200 matching the highest chart debut of the band’s career. Known for their energetic live shows, the most recent Rush release was the R40 collector’s boxset including live footage spanning all four decades of the trio’s career, including over two hours of unreleased material and a rare performance of the seven-part version of 2112 packaged in an impressive 52-page hardcover book.
Their longevity has served a pop culture renaissance, with the band’s rare television appearance – their first in over 30 years – on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, tributes on South Park and a memorable cameo in the film I Love You, Man. A live review from their most recent Clockwork Angels tour boasted “the power-trio interplay could put guys half their age in the burn ward,” while The Globe & Mail declared Rush as “one of the few bands anywhere that just keeps getting better.” A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality by observing, “It’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.”
Rush has been recognized with eight Juno Awards, seven Grammy nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage that also won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. The band members were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994, made Officers of the Order of Canada in 1996 and inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010. They have received a star on both Canada’s Walk of Fame (1999) and Hollywood Walk of Fame (2010). In 2012, Rush were bestowed with the highest artistic honor in Canada when receiving the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. To the elation of their fans, Rush were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
Tickets for the Rush: R40 Live Tour will go on sale starting Jan. 30 in select markets at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Citi® card members will have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass® Program beginning January 27th in select markets. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Exclusive Rush ticket packages are available, please visit http://vipnation.com for package details.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.rush.com & www.livenation.com
Rush: R40 Live Tour North American Itinerary:
May 8 Tulsa, OK BOK Center On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
May 10 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena On Sale Soon
May 12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
May 14 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center On Sale Soon
May 16 Austin, TX 360 Amphitheater On Sale Soon
May 18 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
May 20 Houston, TX Toyota Center On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
May 22 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Arena On Sale Soon
May 24 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena On Sale Soon
*May 26 Atlanta, GA Verizon Amphitheater On Sale Soon
May 28 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum On Sale Soon
May 30 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
June 8 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena On Sale Soon
June 10 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
June 12 Chicago, IL United Center On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
June 14 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills On Sale Soon
June 17 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On Sale Fri. Feb. 6
June 19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On Sale Fri. Feb. 6
June 21 Montreal, QC Bell Centre On Sale Sat. Feb. 7
June 23 Boston, MA TD Garden On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
June 25 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
June 27 Newark, NJ Prudential Center On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
June 29 New York, NY Madison Square Garden On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
July 9 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center On Sale Soon
July 11 Denver, CO Pepsi Center On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
July 13 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center On Sale Soon
July 15 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome On Sale Fri. Feb. 6
July 17 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena On Sale Fri. Feb. 6
July 19 Seattle, WA KeyArena On Sale Soon
July 21 Portland, OR MODA Center On Sale Soon
July 23 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose On Sale Fri. Jan. 30
July 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena On Sale Soon
July 27 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center On Sale Soon
July 30 Irvine Meadows, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre On Sale Soon
August 1 Los Angeles, CA Forum On Sale Soon
*Atlanta tickets sold through usual outlets, not a Live Nation event
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