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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Wed, May 27, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR is underway! Rush played the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Atlanta last night! Get the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here.
The July, 2015 issue of Classic Rock includes a cover feature on Rush along with new interviews with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson where they discuss the future of the band and a possible extension of the R40 Live tour ...
12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Fly By Night, Caress of Steel, 2112, All the World's a Stage, A Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres now available. Details here.
Alex Lifeson talks R40 Live tour and Rush's future plans in new Canadian Press interview: "we're not finished as a band". Details here.
Alex Lifeson appeared on the Renman Live web show on Wednesday, April 22nd. Get all the details and watch the entire interview here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel single-volume edition coming June 9th. Details here.
Neil Peart recovers some lost luggage in his latest NeilPeart.net news update for March, 2015. Check it out here.
Rush and Ray Danniels honored at 2015 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony. Geddy Lee aceepted Rush's Humanitarian Award, and Ray Danniels was presented with a Special Achievement Award. Details, photos, and FULL video of the event here
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives due in September, now available for pre-order. Details, sample chapter, ebook sample, cover art and more here.
Geddy Lee appeared on the debut episode of season 14 of That Metal Show, and premiere episode of Rock Icons. FULL episodes now online. Details here.
Neil Peart talks R40 setlist and more in extensive, new Sirius XM Deep Tracks interview with Jim Ladd. Details here.
R40 6-disc DVD/Blu-ray box set now available, debuts at #2 on Billboard. See previews of unreleased tracks I've Been Runnin' and The Loser. Details here.

Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Tue, May 26, 2015@12:03PM | comments

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 26th @ 8:00PM
Show Number: 10
Venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Place: Alpharetta, GA (outside Atlanta)
Twitter: #R40ATL | #R40Live
Instagram: #R40ATL
YouTube: Atlanta Rush R40 Live Tour
Setlist: Version A
Photos: Cygnus-X1.net

UPDATE - 5/27@12:53PM: There were a couple of celebrity sightings at the show last night. Blackberry Smoke keyboardist Brandon Still was at the show as seen in this Instagram post, and former Rush producer Peter Collins was also spotted as seen in this photo (thanks Josh Saunders).

UPDATE - 5/27@9:08AM: Here's a gallery of photos from Cygnus-X1.net.

UPDATE - 5/26@11:17PM: The show has wrapped up in Atlanta and the Version A setlist was played as expected. Good night!

UPDATE - 5/26@7:11PM: The show will be getting underway in a little over an hour from now. It's still raining and likely will keep raining for at least a couple more hours, so those on the lawn should be prepared to get wet. Rush is expected to play their Version A setlist as shown here. If anything changes, I'll let everyone know. Have fun Atlanta!

Rush will have Georgia on their minds tonight when they take the R40 Live tour to the Peach State to play the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre outside Atlanta. It'll be the 10th show (can you believe it?!) of the tour, and only the second outdoor show. After tonight the band will finish off this first leg of the tour with shows in Greensboro and Washington D.C. in the coming week, then take a little over a week off before picking things up again on June 8th in Columbus. Rush is expected to play their Version A setlist for tonight's show, and I've entered that setlist into the Atlanta setlist page for now. I'll be sure to update it if anything changes, and finalize it once the show is over. Despite the expectations of the A set, there's always an outside chance that Rush will surprise us with something different. For more discussion on that, check out the pre-show SPOILER review below the fold. Tonight's show has an 8PM start time listed, so the boys will likely hit the stage around 8:15-ish. The parking lots open at 6PM and doors to the show at 6:30PM. The forecast is calling for the possibility of some rain, so keep an eye on the weather and be prepared. For everyone going to the show, have fun, stay safe (and dry) and make sure to share your reports, reviews, photos and video with us. RUUSSSHHHH!!!!!

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Sun, May 24, 2015@12:12PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush takes the R40 Live tour machine into the Eastern timezone tonight, playing the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL for the 9th show of the tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Sat, May 23, 2015@11:14AM | comments
Alex Lifeson R40 Les Paul AxcessGibson has made available a Limited Edition Alex Lifeson R40 Les Paul Axcess in celebration of Rush's 40th anniversary ...
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Sat, May 23, 2015@12:03AM | comments
Randy Johnson and Geddy LeeMLB.com posted an interview with pitcher-turned-photographer Randy Johnson and Rush's Geddy Lee earlier this evening where the pair discuss their 20-year friendship and mutual admiration. Rush and MLB are also sponsoring a Rush Off to Chicago VIP Contest ...
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Fri, May 22, 2015@1:52PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush rolls into The Big Easy tonight where they'll play the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans for show #8 of the R40 Live tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Fri, May 22, 2015@11:06AM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live tour updates, new Classic Rock interview with Geddy and Alex, Hemispheres vinyl reissue and more!
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Wed, May 20, 2015@2:25PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush wraps up their 3-date stint across the state of Texas tonight where they'll play the Toyota Center in Houston for show #7 of the R40 Live tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Tue, May 19, 2015@12:00PM | comments
Classic Rock - July 2015The July, 2015 issue of Classic Rock magazine is currently being mailed to subscribers in the UK and includes a cover feature on Rush along with new interviews with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson where they discuss the future of the band and a possible extension of the R40 Live tour ...
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Tue, May 19, 2015@9:48AM | comments
Rush HemispheresRush's Hemispheres vinyl reissue was released yesterday as part of their 12 Months of Rush Mercury-era reissue campaign and is now available for purchase ...
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Mon, May 18, 2015@12:52PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush continues their trek across Texas tonight where they'll play the American Airlines Center in Dallas for show #6 of the R40 Live tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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