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Preview excerpt and photos from upcoming book Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History

Thu, Aug 15, 2019@11:44AM | comments

A new book which chronicles Rush's entire decades-spanning touring history is slated for release this coming October. The book is titled Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History and is authored by Eric Hansen (of the Power Windows website) and Skip Daly. John over at Cygnus-X1.net has posted an exclusive excerpt and photos from the book, including the foreword which was written by Primus frontman Les Claypool. You can check all those out over at Cygnus-X1.net and pre-order the book on Amazon at this location. From the Amazon description:

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart performed together for the first time to an audience of 11,000 people in 1974. Forty years later, their last tour sold over 442,000 tickets. This is the story of everything in between. This is the story of Rush. Fondly known as the Holy Triumvirate, Rush is one of the top bands to shine through rock-and-roll history. Wandering the Face of the Earth covers Rush's storied touring career, from their humble beginnings as a Toronto-area bar band playing middle school gymnasiums to their rise as one of the world's most sought-after live acts, selling out massive arenas around the globe. This book includes every setlist, every opening act, and every noteworthy moment meticulously researched and vetted by the band themselves. This is THE must-have tour compendium for Rush fans. Fondly known as the Holy Triumvirate, Rush is one of the top bands to shine through rock-and-roll history. Wandering the Face of the Earth covers Rush's storied touring career, from their humble beginnings as a Toronto-area bar band playing middle school gymnasiums to their rise as one of the world's most sought-after live acts, selling out massive arenas around the globe. Filled with painstaking detail, this book includes every set list, every opening act, and every noteworthy moment. This is THE must-have tour compendium for Rush fans.

In addition to Les Claypool's foreword, the book contains an afterword by Police drummer Stewart Copeland and an introduction by Rush lighting director Howard Ungerleider. The book is currently slated for release on October 29th and can be pre-ordered at this location.

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