UPDATE - 5/17@9:45PM: Rush.com just sent out the official newsletter announcing the 2nd Toronto show pre-sales. There's no additional information in the newsletter than what we already knew, but they did give a nice shout-out to RushCon:
Thanks to the folks over at RUSHCON who run the 'By-the-fans, for-the-fans' event where fans have an opportunity to raise money for an important charity whilst having an amazing time learning more about the band, getting to know each other and connecting with other fans from around the world. Over the past 11 years- we hear how much those that attend enjoy it! As this second Toronto show goes on sale for October 16th, please note that RUSHCON will be held in Toronto on October 12-14th. For more details please go to http://www.rushcon.org/
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UPDATE - 5/17@8:12PM: Both the Music Today fan pre-sale and the VIP pre-sale for the 2nd Toronto show are now listed on their respective sites as starting tomorrow at 12PM as we had expected (thanks Adrian B).
Pre-sales for the initial batch of European dates for Rush's Clockwork Angels tour are beginning to wind down, with general ticket sales kicking off tomorrow in the UK and Saturday in Germany. The Rush.com newsletter that went out earlier this week also promised that more European dates would be announced shortly. Folks over here in North America are also wondering whether the band will play some more North American shows in early 2013. Hopefully we'll get some more mews on that front shortly too. Tickets for the recently added 2nd show in Toronto will go on general sale next Thursday, May 24th with pre-sales beginning this weekend. The AMEX pre-sale for Toronto is listed at Ticketmaster as beginning this Saturday at 10AM. That likely means that the fan and VIP pre-sales will begin one day earlier, which is tomorrow at 12PM. Neither of these have been officially announced yet nor are they listed at either the Music Today website or VIP Nation. But if you plan on purchasing fan or VIP pre-sale tickets for this show, I'd suggest going with this assumption. Just keep a watchful eye on these sites over the next 24 hours, and hopefully Rush.com will also send out another newsletter. As another Rush tour slowly begins to take shape, Eric over at the Power Windows site is reminding everyone to scan their ticket stubs and other memorabilia for his extensive Rush Tour Archive:
As another Rush tour is about to begin, I ask that you please take the time to scan your ticket for the Rush Tour Archive. I have been maintaining this archive for many years now (since the demise of the National Midnight Star), and and with the exception of the Boston Fleet Center show of the Vapor Trails tour, I have a stub or advertisement for every show of the last ten years.
If you can please take a moment to scan your ticket and email it to me, or if you do not have a scanner, take a quality photograph, please do.
In addition, if you have any ticket stubs or advertisements, handbills, photographs of marquees, etc, from previous tours, perhaps you can fill in the gaps? Who knows, you might have a stub for a show that has been forgotten in the depths of time.
My ultimate goal is to be able to provide a complete archive of the touring history of Rush for everyone to see.
If you've never checked out Eric's Rush Tour Archive before, I highly suggest that you do. This page has every known Rush tour and tour date listed along with setlists and scans of ticket stubs and concert posters. It's an invaluable resource for Rush fans.
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