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
on pre-sales NOW:
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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@4:39PM | comments

Back on November 7th Geddy Lee taped an episode of the new PBS series Speakeasy and was interviewed by his friend, author Michael Chabon at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City. The first of the five episodes in season 1 of Speakeasy began airing on PBS earlier this month with Geddy's episode (episode 5, the season 1 finale) set to begin airing tomorrow on January 29th. Note that Geddy's episode only begins airing tomorrow. When it actually airs depends on the specific TV station, and you can get a full list of participating stations here. Check your local TV listings for specific air dates/times. It looks like some stations only started airing the series very recently, or are planning on airing it at a future date. So Geddy's episode may not play on your local station until a few weeks (or months!) from now. I actually haven't been able to locate any station that has it scheduled to air tomorrow night, so if you see any let us know. The show is currently not available for viewing online either. Back around the time of the taping Rush.com posted this comment from Geddy regarding the interview:

"75 minutes flew by talking to one of my favorite writers and a truly awesome person" - Geddy Lee

The Speakeasy YouTube channel posted a couple of preview clips from Geddy's episode earlier this month. The first is a short clip giving an overview of the many topics discussed during the interview, while the second is a more in-depth clip about 3 minutes long where Geddy talks about how he and Alex Lifeson typically go about writing music.

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Tue, Jan 27, 2015@9:33AM | comments
Fly By NightRush Fly by Night vinyl and Blu-ray Audio reissue released today
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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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Fri, Jan 23, 2015@8:41AM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFAN and VIP pre-sale information for the first round of 14 shows on Rush's R40 Live tour ...
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