rush400pix 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 and (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 and 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

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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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  • Taskerofpuppets on

    Woo-hoo! Gonna see these guys again for sure. Seems like it’ll be a sheds/arena tour.

  • Harry Taint on

    The first time I ever had front row tickets to a concert was Rush (somewhere around 1988). About half way through their set, I felt something warm and wet on the back of my leg. I turn around and this dude, drunk out of his mind, is peeing everywhere. Unfortunately, my leg was in the path of his stream.

    That is my Rush story.

    • Michael B on

      He was just a Working Man, exercising his Freewill, while enjoying his One Little Victory over you. You probably would have appreciated him relieving himself over by The Trees, but he was aiming for something a little Closer to the Heart. Under different Circumstance you guys could have shared some real Chemistry, but then sometimes Half the World needs some kind of Emotion Detector before we can truly Turn the Page.

    • Taskerofpuppets on

      So much for the land of milk and honey dew, eh?

  • Medved on

    Well guess I won’t be seeing Rush on this tour. No shows reasonably near me. Don’t have the cash nor can spare the time off from work to travel either.

    • Brian Gaddy on

      DVD DUDE !!!

  • James K. on

    I’ve seen Rush many times and the last few tours were the best. The Time Machine show is probably the best concert I’ve ever seen. Sure, Geddy’s voice has changed since the first time I saw them on the Grace Under Pressure tour and when he tries to hit high notes now he sounds like wounded dog at times. But so what, it’s still Geddy and musically speaking there’s probably no better band than Rush. It’s amazing how three guys can sound like ten. Geddy’s up there playing bass and then playing keyboards while keeping the bass line going at the same time with pedals. Alex is just one of the greatest and underappreciated guitarists of all time. Even he plays guitar and bass pedals at times without missing a beat. And then there’s Neil: Anyone that hasn’t seen Rush in concert can’t imagine how it feels to be in the presence of the greatest rock drummer of all time. His solo section is always the highlight of the show. VH1 Classic has shown a lot of Rush concerts as well as BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE and my nephew, who just turned 15, has gotten into Rush and has been borrowing my albums. So I am going to take him to see Rush in concert. I took him to see Judas Priest last year and he’s been bugging me to take him to see another “classic” band. How could I not take him with me to see Rush? How many 15 year old kids these days exclusively listen to hard rock and heavy metal and are researching bands and listening to 30 year old albums and playing the guitar like a demon like my nephew does? And he’s a good kid to, makes the honor roll at school, plays football and baseball and is definitely college bound.

  • MetalMania on

    I’ve seen them 15 times since the Presto tour and honestly every show has been great. Amazingly I think the last time I saw them on the Clockwork Angels tour, Geddy’s voice was the most powerful I’ve ever heard him. I think he was better that night than what he sounds like on the Clockwork Angels live album. I think a lot of times people focus so much on Geddy’s high register, and whether or not he’s “hitting it”, that his overall quality as a singer gets overlooked. Maybe his voice is an acquired taste, but I think he has a lot of character in his singing. There is so much more to his vocals than just hitting high pitches, and has been for a very long time.

    I think my favorite tour was R30, it was a great setlist. Time Machine is probably my 2nd favorite. Hmmm, Snakes and Arrows was pretty great too. So I guess that’s more votes for the best actually being the most recent ones. Not a lot of bands their age can say that. Not to mention their most recent albums are still strong. These guys aren’t mailing it in, they’re still pushing themselves.

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