Rush is a Band

A blog devoted to the band RUSH:
Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Fri, May 8: BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
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Tue, May 12: Xcel Energy Center - Saint Paul, MN
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Mon, May 18: American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
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Wed, May 20: Toyota Center - Houston, TX
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Tue, May 26: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA
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Sat, May 30: Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
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Wed, Jun 10: First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
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Fri, Jun 12: United Center - Chicago, IL
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Tue, Jun 23: TD Garden - Boston, MA
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Thu, Jun 25: Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA
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Sat, Jun 27: Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
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Mon, Jun 29: Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
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Sat, Jul 11: Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
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Thu, Jul 23: SAP Center - San Jose, CA
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Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Fri, May 8 BOK Center: Tulsa, OK
  200 S Denver Ave [venue url] [seating]
CITI presale Tue, Jan 27 @10AM to Thu, Jan 29 @5PM [buy tix] [info]
VIP presale Tue, Jan 27 @10AM to Thu, Jan 29 @5PM [buy tix] [info]
LN presale Thu, Jan 29, 10AM-5PM [tickets] [info] (PASS: HEADLINER)
VENUE presale Thu, Jan 29, 10AM-5PM [tickets]
on sale Fri, Jan 30 @10AM [info] [TicketLiquidator] [VIP]
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Wed, Jan 28, 2015@5:14PM | comments

We first heard that Geddy Lee would be featured in an upcoming VH1 series from Banger Films titled Rock Icons back in November, but didn't have much in the way of details at the time. Now VH1 has put out an official announcement regarding the series, which will air its premiere episode featuring Geddy Lee on Saturday, February 21st at 10PM:

From Banger Films, the people that brought you the Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage documentary and the TV show Metal Evolutions, comes an all-new docu-series profiling the biggest icons in hard rock, heavy metal and classic rock. Rock Icons premieres Saturday February 21st at 10/9C, immediately following the That Metal Show's season 14 kick-off, and takes you backstage with in-depth, intimate portraits revealing who these rock stars really are. Each 30-minute episode is jam-packed with exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage with featured artists and the key people who helped shape their careers.

The series premiere goes beyond the limelight with Geddy Lee, lead singer and bassist extraordinaire of Canadian progressive hard rock legends Rush. Find out how his remarkable musical talent and drive was influenced by the early passing of his father and why he is determined to live every bit of his life to the fullest. ...

Here's a 30-second teaser trailer, including a few shots of Geddy:

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015@4:39PM | comments
Geddy Lee with Michael Chabon taping PBS SpeakeasyThe Geddy Lee episode of Speakeasy with Michael Chabon is set to begin airing on select PBS stations tomorrow on January 29th ...
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Tue, Jan 27, 2015@9:33AM | comments
Fly By NightRush's 12 Months of Rush will see the band releasing all of the Mercury-era Rush albums on vinyl along with a few select titles on Blu-ray Audio throughout 2015 beginning today with Fly by Night ...
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Tue, Jan 27, 2015@8:21AM | comments
Neil Peart R40 kitNeil Peart talks about his new R40 drum kit in a new, 4-minute video interview for Drum Workshop ...
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Tue, Jan 27, 2015@8:04AM | comments
Permanent WavesRush's Permanent Waves is the subject of an In The Studio with Redbeard rockumentary radio show airing this week to celebrate the album's 35th anniversary. ...
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Mon, Jan 26, 2015@4:45PM | comments
Foo Fighters cover Tom Sawyer in Rio on 1-25-15The Foo Fighters played Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Jan 25th as part of their Sonic Highways Tour and performed a cover of Rush's Tom Sawyer at one point. Pro-shot video available on YouTube ...
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Mon, Jan 26, 2015@4:13PM | comments
Air-drumming Tom Sawyer on HBO's TogethernessThere is a Rush reference and Tom Sawyer is played/air-drummed in the latest episode of HBO's new drama Togetherness...
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Mon, Jan 26, 2015@9:56AM | comments
Alex Lifeson on Q107 Derringer in the MorningAlex Lifeson was a guest on Q107's Derringer in the Morning earlier today to chat about the upcoming R40 Live tour, his involvement in the '72 Allan King documentary Come on Children, the skipping of Cleveland and other cities on the tour, and more. Full interview available online ...
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Sun, Jan 25, 2015@10:52AM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday (2 days late) Rush updates! R40 Live tour pre-sale info, Fly by Night vinyl/BD-Audio reissue, Clockwork Lives now available for pre-order and more!
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Sat, Jan 24, 2015@10:49AM | comments
Neil Peart R40 kitNew Neil Peart R40 drum kit, Lifeson Omega Chi combo amplifier and Geddy Lee Jazz bass unveiled at NAMM 2015 this weekend ...
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