UPDATE - 9/7@8:23AM: Showtech Merchandising is the company that runs the Rush Backstage Club, and earlier this week they filed a lawsuit in federal court to try and fend off producers and sellers of knock-off shirts and other merchandise. Yesterday a federal judge upheld the lawsuit and ordered authorities to seize any unlicensed merchandise (thanks briano):
A federal judge on Thursday ordered federal marshals and local police to seize any unlicensed Rush T-shirts, recordings or other memorabilia that spring up in Pittsburgh over the next week and also authorized similar actions in other venues where the group will perform during its national tour. ...
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The Rush Backstage Club has rolled out some new Clockwork Angels tour merchandise in the lead up to tomorrow's opening night show in Manchester, NH. The new merchandise includes several t-shirts, a keychain, a wristband, and the Clockwork Angels tourbook. You can check it all out at this location (thanks Dan D). And in case you missed yesterday's post, they are also running a contest to win a meet & greet with members of Rush! For all the details and to enter the contest go here.
[New Rush Backstage Club contest: Win a Rush meet & greet!]
[Rush Clockwork Angels tour official teaser photo gallery]
[Follow the Clockwork Angels tour on Twitter]
[Rush's Clockwork Angels tour to include a string section]
[New Alex Lifeson interview at RollingStone.com; talks Clockwork Angels, tour setlist and more]
[Official Rush 2012 Clockwork Angels tour announcement and dates!]