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Tue, May 26, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR is underway! Rush played the Amalie Arena in Tampa 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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Sun, May 24, 2015@12:12PM | comments

Date/Time: Sunday, May 24th @ 7:30PM
Show Number: 9
Venue: Amalie Arena
Place: Tampa, FL
Twitter: #R40TPA | #R40Live
Instagram: #R40TPA
YouTube: Tampa Rush R40 Live Tour
Setlist: Version C
Photos: Tampa Bay Times | Cygnus-X1.net
Reviews: Tampa Tribune | Tampa Bay Times

UPDATE - 5/25@8:22AM: Here's a review and photo gallery from the Tampa Bay Times, a review from the Tampa Tribune, and a huge photo gallery from Cygnus-X1.net.

UPDATE - 5/24@11:40PM: The show ended about an hour ago, and the Version C setlist was played as expected. Good night Tampa!

UPDATE - 5/24@6:37PM: The show will be getting underway in a little over an hour from now. Rush is expected to play their Version C setlist as shown here. If anything changes, I'll let everyone know. Have a blast Tampa Rush fans!

Rush 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. They'll then finish off the 1st leg of the tour next week after 3 shows in Atlanta, Greensboro and Washington D.C. Rush should be completing their 3rd full rotation of their A-B-C setlists at tonight's show where they are expected to roll out their Version C set which was also played in St. Paul and Dallas. I have entered the Version C setlist into the Tampa setlist page for now, but will update it if anything changes, and finalize it once the show is over. Despite the expectations of the C set, there's always that outside chance that Rush might surprise us with something new. For more discussion on that, check out my pre-show SPOILER review below the fold. If there are any deviations from the expected Version C setlist, I'll be sure to let everyone know about it. Here's a preview article from the Bradenton Herald. The show has a 7:30PM start time, so The Holy Triumvirate should be hitting the stage around 7:45-ish ... Eastern time now. Today also happens to be the 24th of May - Queen Victoria's birthday and the historical basis for the Victoria Day holiday in Canada. The date holds special significance to Rush fans because of its mention in Caress of Steel's Lakeside Park:

Everyone would gather
On the twenty fourth of May
Sitting in the sand
To watch the fireworks display
Dancing fires on the beach
Singing songs together
Though it's just a memory
Some memories last forever

For everyone going to tonight's show, have fun, stay safe and be sure to share your reports, reviews, photos and video with us. Rush on!!

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*** SPOILERS BELOW ***

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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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Sat, May 16, 2015@1:16PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush begins their 3-show stint across the Lone Star State tonight where they'll play the Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, TX - the 5th overall and the first outdoor show of the R40 Live tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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