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Sun, Jan 25, 2015

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Fri, May 8: BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
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Tue, May 12: Xcel Energy Center - Saint Paul, MN
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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, 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
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Sat, Jan 24, 2015@10:49AM | comments

UPDATE - 1/24@11:32AM: Here's a video walkthrough of DW's booth at NAMM, including Neil's new kit at the 1:10 mark (thanks RushFanForever).

The 2015 NAMM Show is currently underway in Anaheim, CA, and the big news from the show for Rush fans was Drum Workshop's unveiling of Neil Peart's new R40 drum kit as seen in this photo, and also here. Drum Workshop also announced that the Neil Peart R40 14x6.5 snare drum will be available for purchase this spring; it's currently listed at All Pro Percussion for $1,499.55 (thanks Andy O). From the description:

In celebration of Rush's 40th Anniversary Tour, Drum Workshop, Inc. (DW Drums) is releasing the Neil Peart R40 snare drum. Just like Neil's R40 touring kit, this DW Icon series snare features exotic inlay artwork from previous Rush albums and gold plated hardware. Each snare includes DW's Mag Throw-Off with 3 position butt plate and a DW Deluxe Snare Drum Bag.

On a related note, Urbann Boards also unveiled their signature Neil Peart drum shoes at NAMM over the weekend as seen here (thanks GornHay).

Neil Peart isn't the only member of Rush getting some attention at NAMM this weekend. Lerxst Omega Amps also unveiled their new Alex Lifeson Lerxst Chi combo amplifier:

New from Lerxst Amps. The Lerxst Chi 1x12 combo amp. This little 15 watt beast has all the snarl and growl of its bigger brother, the Omega, but in a lower wattage compact combo. Come by and see it at the NAMM Show in Booth #4599. Email info@lerxstamps.com for info. Shipping mid February. Street Price: $1,795.00.

And as I'd mentioned last week, Fender featured their new Geddy Lee signature Jazz bass at NAMM this weekend. Here's the overview from the product description page:

Bassists have loved the signature Geddy Lee Jazz Bass for years. The new U.S.A. Geddy Lee Jazz Bass is a new version that combines the specs and features of Lee's three favorite basses-two Fender Custom Shop versions of his signature model and the original sleek black '72 Jazz Bass that Rush's revered bassist/ vocalist has riffed away on in front of millions of devoted fans worldwide and on many a megaselling album. The neck has a thicker custom profile, topped by a maple fingerboard with elegant white binding and white pearloid block inlays. For enormous tone that crackles with life and bristles with the energy, its two vintagestyle single-coil Jazz Bass pickups are specially wound and voiced to sound like those on Lee's prized 1972 original, and a Geddy Lee signature High-Mass bridge provides rock-solid intonation.

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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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Thu, Jan 22, 2015@7:34AM | comments
Rush R40 LiveIt's OFFICIAL! Rush will kick off their R40 Live 2015, 34-city, North American tour this coming May 8th at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK ...
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Wed, Jan 21, 2015@9:48AM | comments
New Rush.com screenshotIn honor of their 40th anniversary, Rush has just launched a newly redesigned website at Rush.com ...
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Mon, Jan 19, 2015@4:21PM | comments
Kevin J. Anderson speaking at RushCon 2012 - photo courtesy RushConKevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's companion novel to Clockwork Angels - Clockwork Lives - is due out in September and is now available for pre-order ...
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Fri, Jan 16, 2015@11:55AM | comments
Rush 2015 TourFriday Rush updates! Rush 2015 tour rumors, Rush to be honored at the 2015 Juno Awards, Geddy Lee on the next Rush album in new interview, Kevin J. Anderson's anthology of Rush-based stories and more ...
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Thu, Jan 15, 2015@12:31PM | comments
Juno Awards logoRush will be the recipient of the 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the 2015 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony on March 14, in Hamilton, ON. The award recognizes outstanding Canadian artists whose contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada. ...
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Thu, Jan 15, 2015@9:38AM | comments
Fender signature jazz bass 2015The 2015 NAMM Show will take place next week in Anaheim, CA and Fender will be featuring several new guitar models for 2015, including a new Geddy Lee signature Jazz bass ...
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Wed, Jan 14, 2015@11:39AM | comments
Rush 2015 TourA roundup of all the latest Rush 2015 tour rumors including rumored cities/dates, a roundup of social media evidence in support of a tour, and more ...
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Mon, Jan 12, 2015@8:26PM | comments
Kevin J. Anderson speaking at RushCon 2012 - photo courtesy RushConKevin J. Anderson reveals more details regarding the anthology of Rush-based short stories he'll be co-editing with John McFetridge for ECW Press and the 2113 novella he'll be contributing to the anthology ...
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