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Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last

The band is hitting 34 cities across North America.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: January 23rd, 2015 in Culture » Music » News

In 1974, Neil Peart joined Rush as their permanent drummer. Now, just over 40 years later, the band is embarking on a celebratory tour across North America, warning fans it could be “their last major tour of this magnitude.”

After months of rumors, Rush announced a 34-city tour across North America, starting on May 8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma and finishing off August 1st in Los Angeles.

“These not-to-be missed concerts will highlight four decades of the band’s music,” Rush said in a press release.

The band completed their ‘Clockwork Angels’ tour last year, which focused on new material and songs from their 80’s catalogue. The upcoming tour will feature hits (and some B-sides) from the past four decades.

“I’ve always wanted to do some rarer Rush material… And this should be a good opportunity to do that,” said guitarist Alex Lifeson.

While speaking with Rolling Stone magazine last year, front man Geddy Lee said “I would think if we’re going to do some sort of anniversary thing, it’ll probably be a ‘trip through the years’ kind of thing.”

Tickets go on sale January 30th.

R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour Dates:

5/8 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
5/10 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
5/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
5/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
5/16 – Austin, TX @ 360 Amphitheater
5/18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
5/20 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
5/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Arena
5/24 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
5/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheater
5/28 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
5/30 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
6/8 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
6/10 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
6/12 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
6/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
6/17 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
6/21 – Montreal, QC @ Bel Centre
6/23 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
6/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
6/27 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
6/29 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
7/9 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
7/11 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
7/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center
7/15 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
7/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
7/19 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
7/21 – Portland, OR @ MODA Center
7/23 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
7/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
7/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
7/30 – Irvine Meadows, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

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