Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Foo Fighters to induct Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; induction ceremony pre-sale details released
... We want to celebrate and share this moment with as MANY Rush fans in the room that night as possible! There will be a special Rush fan pre-sale that starts Monday, January 28 at 10 a.m. PST through Thursday, January 31 at 10 p.m. PST at Ticketmaster. The password for this pre-sale is rushfan. There will be preferred seating held in every price and seating area. ...
Also, Future Rock Legends tweeted a photo of the Nokia Theatre seating chart with ticket price levels. Not many cheap seats!
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UPDATE - 1/23@2:39PM: New poll! So what do you think about the Foo Fighters being chosen to induct Rush into the Rock Hall? Take the poll and let us know.
UPDATE - 1/23@8:41AM: The Rock Hall has released more detailed info on ticket sales and pre-sales. Apparently there will be an AMEX cardholder pre-sale beginning tomorrow and other pre-sales starting Monday all conducted through Ticketmaster. From the Rock Hall website:
Advance tickets for American Express Cardmembers will be available from Thursday, January 24 at 10 a.m. PST through Sunday, January 27 at 10 p.m. PST. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.
Preferred seating presales for members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as members of the Heart and Rush official fan clubs, will begin on Monday, January 28 at 10 a.m. PST through Thursday, January 31 at 10 p.m. PST at Ticketmaster. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum members should reference the official member e-newsletter for details. For more information on Rush and Heart fan club tickets, visit heart-music.com and rush.com. Some restrictions apply.
The public on-sale will begin on Friday, February 1 at 10 a.m. PST. To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. There will be a four-ticket limit on all orders. Additionally, three levels of VIP packages will be available through Ticketmaster. ...
There currently isn't any information regarding the Rush fan pre-sale at Rush.com. More information as we learn it.
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Earlier this week Heart posted a promotional poster for the Rock Hall induction ceremony to their Facebook page. The poster lists special guests John Mayer, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Don Henley, Gary Clark Jr., Usher, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins with more to be announced later. The fact that Grohl and Hawkins were included in this list caused some speculation that the Foo Fighters might be inducting Rush at the ceremony on April 18th. It turns out the speculation was warranted as the Cleveland Plain Dealer has just confirmed the news:
Foo Fighters and self-professed Rush super-fans Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct the Canadian prog-rockers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April in Los Angeles.
"It's got to be a dream come true for them. The Foo Fighters would have grown up listening to Rush on '70s radio," said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President and CEO Greg Harris by phone from Washington, D.C. "You can tell that they have a real sense of rock 'n' roll history. You don't get the staying power they've had without it."
Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced the first group of artists that would be inducting this year's class in a press release Tuesday night.
In addition to Grohl and Hawkins, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will perform in honor of Donna Summer, Don Henley will induct Randy Newman, and John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. will perform in honor of Albert King, with Mayer giving the induction speech.
The inductors for Public Enemy, Heart and Ahmet Ertegun Award lifetime achievement award winners Quincy Jones and Lou Adler will be announced later. ...
Tickets for the April 18th induction ceremony at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles where Rush will be inducted will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 1st. There will be a members-only pre-sale beginning next Monday, January 28th for those whose memberships were active as of January 1st, 2013. Information regarding member access and order details will be provided in an email to members later this week. According to Seattle radio DJ Mark Christopher ticket prices will range from $75 up to $3000 for a VIP experience. Ticketmaster also lists various VIP pre-sales taking place as soon as 10AM (PDT) tomorrow. Rush made it clear in several interviews following the induction announcement that they would be attending the ceremony and do plan on performing.
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