Celebrating 40 years, RUSH and Live Nation confirmed that the "R40 Live" tour will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer beginning May 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and finishing August 1 in Los Angeles, California. These not-to-be-missed concerts will highlight four decades of the band's music.
Tickets for the "R40 Live" tour will go on sale starting January 30 in select markets at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
After 40 years together and 20 gold and platinum studio albums, RUSH is ready to celebrate with the most loyal fans in the world by embarking on their 21st tour, one which will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude. Celebrate four decades of music with three incredible musicians — all in one night.
The dates are as follows:
May 08 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
May 10 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 12 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
May 14 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
May 16 - Austin, TX - 360 Ampitheater
May 18 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
May 20 - Houston, TX - The Toyota Center
May 22 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
May 24 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
May 26 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
May 28 - Greensboro, NC - The Greensboro Coliseum
May 30 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jun. 08 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
Jun. 10 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
Jun. 12 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Jun. 14 - Detroit, MI - Palace Of Auburn Hills
Jun. 17 - Toronto, Ontario, CAN - Air Canada Centre
Jun. 19 - Toronto, Ontario, CAN - Air Canada Centre
Jun. 21 - Montreal, Quebec, CAN - Bell Centre
Jun. 23 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
Jun. 25 - Philadelphia, PA - The Wells Fargo Center
Jun. 27 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Jun. 29 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Jul. 09 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Jul. 11 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Jul. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverik Center
Jul. 15 - Calgary, Alberta, CAN - Scotiabank Saddledome
Jul. 17 - Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN - Rogers Arena
Jul. 19 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
Jul. 21 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
Jul. 23 - San Jose, CA - Sap Center At San Jose
Jul. 25 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Jul. 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Us Airways Center
Jul. 30 - Irvine Meadows, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 01 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Over the course of their amazing career, RUSH has lived a lifetime together, providing an influential soundtrack to many of their fans' lives. Some have been with them since the start, while others have discovered them along the way and delved into their incredible body of work. To quote Dave Grohl from their momentous induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, "RUSH built their following the right way. No hype, no bullshit, they did it from the ground up. Their legacy is incredible and their influence undeniable."
RUSH's vast catalogue includes such classics as 1974's self-titled debut, 1976's "2112", 1981's "Moving Pictures", 1996's "Test For Echo", and 2002's "Vapor Trails". RUSH released their 20th studio album, "Clockwork Angels", in 2012 via Anthem/Roadrunner. The critically acclaimed collection marked their first studio recording since 2007's "Snakes & Arrows", and debuted at #1 in Canada and #2 on The Billboard 200, matching the highest chart debut of the band's career. Known for their energetic live shows, the most recent RUSH release was the "R40" collector's box set including live footage spanning all four decades of the trio's career, including over two hours of unreleased material and a rare performance of the seven-part version of "2112" packaged in an impressive 52-page hardcover book.
Their longevity has served a pop culture renaissance, with the band's rare television appearance — their first in over 30 years — on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report", tributes on "South Park" and a memorable cameo in the film "I Love You, Man". A live review from their most recent "Clockwork Angels" tour boasted "the power-trio interplay could put guys half their age in the burn ward," while The Globe & Mail declared RUSH as "one of the few bands anywhere that just keeps getting better." A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio's continuing artistic vitality by observing, "It's true that RUSH doesn't mean today what it did in '76 or even '96. It may mean more."
RUSH has been recognized with eight Juno Awards, seven Grammy nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage" that also won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. The band members were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame in 1994, made Officers Of The Order Of Canada in 1996 and inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2010. They have received a star on both Canada's Walk Of Fame (1999) and Hollywood Walk Of Fame (2010). In 2012, RUSH were bestowed with the highest artistic honor in Canada when receiving the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. To the elation of their fans, RUSH were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013.