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Fri, Sep 4, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR After 35 shows, 34 cities and 3 unforgettable months, Rush's North American tour unfortunately came to a close August 1st at The Forum in Los Angeles. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives due Sept 15. Details, sample chapter, interviews and more here.
Rush's Atlantic-era albums will be reissued on vinyl over the next 3 months beginning with Presto and Roll the Bones on September 11th. Details here.
12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Signals Blu-ray Audio now available! Details here.
Rush graces the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's July 2, 2015 issue! The issue hit newsstands on Fri, June 19 and the complete cover story is available online. Details here.
Neil Peart talks about his travels on the R40 Live tour in his latest news update for June, 2015. Check it out 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 ...
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.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel single-volume edition coming Sept 15th. Details 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.

Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Official sales and attendance figures for Rush's R40 Live tour have been slowly trickling in over the past couple of months and Billboard Boxscore just reported another round of dates this past week (thanks Sean). This brings the total number of Rush shows reported so far up to eight. Judging by the numbers for these eight shows, the R40 Live tour has been by far Rush's most successful tour in recent memory, with six of the eight shows reported being sellouts and the remaining two close to it at around 95% capacity. Although official numbers haven't been released yet, it's also been reported that both the Atlanta and Newark shows were sellouts as well, along with anecdotal evidence of several of the other unreported shows selling out. All but two of the shows reported so far have grossed well over $1 million, with the June 29th show at Madison Square Garden bringing in a whopping $1,507,393. Both of the sold out Toronto shows were the most attended so far, with a crowd of 14,182 each. You can check out the specific numbers for the eight shows reported below or in tour section:

Fri, May 8: BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
Attendance / Capacity: 9,830 / 10,355
Gross Ticket Sales: $817,400

Wed, May 20: Toyota Center - Houston, TX
Attendance / Capacity: 11,202 / 11,202
Gross Ticket Sales: $1,046,297

Sun, May 24: Amalie Arena - Tampa, FL
Attendance / Capacity: 13,435 / 13,923
Gross Ticket Sales: $1,176,535

Wed, June 17: Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
Attendance / Capacity: 14,182 / 14,182
Gross Ticket Sales: $1,270,992

Fri, June 19: Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
Attendance / Capacity: 14,182 / 14,182
Gross Ticket Sales: $1,270,992

Sun, June 21: Bell Centre - Montreal, QC
Attendance / Capacity: 13,024 / 13,024
Gross Ticket Sales: $939,304

Thu, June 25: Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA
Attendance / Capacity: 13,476 / 13,476
Gross Ticket Sales: $1,340,006

Mon, June 29: Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
Attendance / Capacity: 13,554 / 13,554
Gross Ticket Sales: $1,507,393

The tour also made's list of the Top 100 Worldwide and Top 100 North American tours for the first half of 2015, coming in at #27 on the Worldwide list, and #14 on the North American list. Rush's strong July tour numbers pushed their ranking even higher, and Pollstar's updated Top 20 Global Concert Tours list released last week had Rush moving up a few spots to #12.

Wed, Sep 2, 2015@10:02AM | comments
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Mon, Aug 31, 2015@2:33PM | comments
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Sun, Aug 30, 2015@10:10AM | comments
Rush R40 recently released their list of the Top 100 Worldwide and Top 100 North American tours for the first half of 2015. Rush's R40 Live tour came in at #27 on the Worldwide list, and #14 on the North American list. ...
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Fri, Aug 28, 2015@12:00PM | comments
Time Off - courtesy FANTOONSFriday Rush updates! Clockwork Lives update, new Rush Toons book from FANTOONS, Alex Lifeson's 62nd birthday and more ...
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Fri, Aug 28, 2015@10:16AM | comments
Clockwork LivesKevin J. Anderson has made some signed, hard copy editions of Clockwork Lives available via his Wordfire Press website, and the Rush Backstage Club is offering a free download of a new sample chapter from the book ...
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Thu, Aug 27, 2015@7:02AM | comments
Alex young and oldAlex Lifeson turns 62 years young today. Happy birthday Lerxst!! Blah blah blah!!!
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Wed, Aug 26, 2015@5:47PM | comments
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Sat, Aug 22, 2015@11:59AM | comments
Fantoons Puzzle coverThe long-awaited Rush Toons book from FANTOONS has begun shipping and is now available to order ...
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Fri, Aug 21, 2015@12:04PM | comments
Roll the Bones vinylFriday Rush updates! Atlantic-era vinyl reissues, new R40 commemorative frames, Clockwork Lives and more ...
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