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Alex Lifeson to perform with the Rheostatics at West End Phoenix community newspaper fundraiser

Thu, Sep 2, 2021@4:44PM | comments

UPDATE - 10/3@1:32PM: Alex Lifeson ended up NOT attending the West End Phoenix fundraiser. They had actually announced this a few weeks ago (thanks RushFanForever) but it was never brought to my attention. Sorry for any confusion.

UPDATE - 9/15@10:36AM: Note: the event is now SOLD OUT.

Dave Bidini's West End Phoenix monthly community newspaper for Toronto's West End will be hosting a News Aid fundraiser on Saturday, October 2nd from 2-5PM at the Junction Craft Brewery parking lot. Rush's Alex Lifeson will be one of the participants, and will be performing with Bidini's band The Rheostatics. Also slated to perform are Rik Emmett, Michie Mee, Tom Wilson, Feist, Hawksley Workman, Emm Gryner, Tara Slone, Daniel Greaves, Charlotte Cornfeld and many more. The West End Phoenix launched back in 2017, and Lifeson has been a past contributor to the newspaper with a "storytelling comic" titled The Meaning of Lifeson which was illustrated by artist Casey McGlynn. He's also attended and performed at past fundraising events for the newspaper. For details and tickets, visit the event page at Here's some video of Alex jamming on a solo while sitting in with the Rheostatics during the newspapers' 2019 fundraiser: