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Rush to be named Legend of Live at Billboard Touring Awards

Wed, Sep 29, 2010@9:31AM | comments

[Rush, Jack Johnson to Receive Honors at Billboard Touring Awards] announced this morning that Rush will be named this year's Legend of Live at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in New York City on Thursday, November 4th. From the article:

... The Legend of Live honors groups or individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and acknowledges the recipients' commitment to the art of performing live and reaching fans through the concert experience.

Previous award recipients include Rolling Stones promoter Michael Cohl (2004), Cellar Door Concerts founder Jack Boyle (2005), Sir Elton John (2006), pioneering agent Frank Barsalona (2007), the Allman Brothers Band (2008) and Ozzy Osbourne (2009). The Billboard Touring Awards wraps the 7th annual Billboard Touring Conference, which takes place Nov 3-4 at the Sheraton NY. ...

... "With a remarkable body of live work over the years, altering the course of rock music and raising the bar as to what can be done onstage, along with the band's continued commitment to playing live, we think Rush are uniquely deserving of this award," says Ray Waddell, Billboard's executive director of content and programming, touring and live entertainment. "From the early days in the bars and clubs of Toronto to stadiums, amphitheaters and arenas around the world, Rush have epitomized professionalism and the spirit of live rock 'n roll, and they boast some of the most passionate and loyal fans in rock." ...

This comes in the wake of learning just yesterday that Rush will be receiving Classic Rock's Living Legend award at this year's Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards. All this on top of being inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame back in March and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in June. Rush doesn't need the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Thanks to BW&BK for the heads up.