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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Sun, Feb 1, 2015

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Sun, May 10: Pinnacle Bank Arena - Lincoln, NE
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Thu, May 14: Scottrade Center - St. Louis, MO
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Sat, May 16: Austin360 Amphitheater - Austin, TX
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Fri, May 22: Smoothie King Center - New Orleans, LA
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Sun, May 24: Amalie Arena - Tampa, FL
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Thu, May 28: Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, NC
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Mon, Jun 8: Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH
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Sun, Jun 14: The Palace of Auburn Hills - Detroit, MI
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Wed, Jun 17: Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
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Fri, Jun 19: Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
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Sun, Jun 21: Bell Centre - Montreal, QC
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Thu, Jul 9: Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO
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Mon, Jul 13: Maverik Center - Salt Lake City, UT
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Wed, Jul 15: Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB
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Fri, Jul 17: Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC
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Sun, Jul 19: KeyArena - Seattle, WA
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Tue, Jul 21: Moda Center - Portland, OR
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Sat, Jul 25: MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV
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Mon, Jul 27: US Airways Center - Phoenix, AZ
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Thu, Jul 30: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA
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Sat, Aug 1: The Forum - Inglewood, CA
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Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Sun, Feb 1, 2015@9:48AM | comments

Neil Peart recently sat down with the Toronto Star's Vinay Menon for a Sunday feature on Rush's upcoming R40 Tour stops in Toronto titled Farewell to Kings: new Rush tour could be last. The interview was actually conducted before the band had finalized plans for the tour:

... tour plans were hatched at a dinner the same day Peart and I meet for drinks in Yorkville. Before he leaves to Skype with Olivia and then join his mates and manager, Ray Danniels, it's not clear if R40 will even happen. "Talks are ongoing, but there are no firm plans yet," is how Peart foreshadows it, adding with a grimacing smile: "It doesn't require my participation at this moment." ...

Neil goes on to talk about fame, writing and how he approaches touring:

... "That feeling of going up on that stage every night, to prove the worthiness of your existence, night after night," he says. "That's just the cost and I've found ways to recompense that, absolutely. If I have to travel, I'm going to travel my way and travel in the real world. And I'm going to have conversations every day with people in rest stops and people in gas stations and people in hotels and diners. That nourishes me." ...

You can read the entire interview online here.

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Sat, Jan 31, 2015@5:00PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday (1 day late) Rush updates! R40 Live tour pre-sale info, new Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart interviews, Fly by Night Vinyl/Blu-ray Audio reissue, Geddy on Rock Icons and more ...
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Fri, Jan 30, 2015@8:23AM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFAN and VIP pre-sale information for the second round of 21 shows on Rush's R40 Live tour ...
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Thu, Jan 29, 2015@11:23AM | comments
Ray DanielsCARAS announced this morning that longtime Rush manager Ray Danniels will be the recipient of the 2015 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the 2015 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards on Saturday, March 14 in Hamilton, ON. ...
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Thu, Jan 29, 2015@9:49AM | comments
Rush R40 LiveTicket sale and pre-sale updates and information for Rush's R40 Live tour including a round-up of the 1st round of pre-sales, and what we can expect for round 2 tomorrow, which will include pre-sales for all the remaining shows - 21 total! ...
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Thu, Jan 29, 2015@9:34AM | comments
Jim Ladd on Sirius XMNeil Peart will be a guest on Jim Ladd's Sirius XM Deep Tracks radio show next Tuesday, February 3rd at 9PM EST to chat about his latest book, the upcoming R40 Live tour and more ...
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Wed, Jan 28, 2015@5:14PM | comments
Geddy LeeVH1 has announced that Geddy Lee will be featured in the premiere episode of their new Rock Icons series on Saturday, February 21st ...
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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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