Rush Announce R40 LIVE 40th Anniversary Tour

RUSH ANNOUNCES R40 LIVE TOUR

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2015 — Celebrating 40 years, Rush and Live Nation confirmed today that the RUSH: R40 LIVE TOUR will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer beginning May 8 in Tulsa, Okla. and finishing Aug. 1 in Los Angeles, Calif. 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 Jan. 30 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 that will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude. Celebrate four decades of music with three incredible musicians—all in one night.

Rush’s vast catalogue 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, with 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.” 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 and 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 the 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 Jan. 27 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 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