November 20, 2015 – Nashville, TN – R40 Live, an extraordinary document of Rush’s career-spanning 40th anniversary tour, was released today. Rush recorded and filmed R40 Live over two sold-out shows at the Air Canada center in the band’s hometown of Toronto on June 17 and 19, 2015. The epic live shows by the Rock Hall of Famers were captured with 14 cameras, in order to give fans the best possible viewing experience. The band, comprised of bassist/keyboardist/lead singer Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart, undertook a 35-city tour this summer to celebrate their 40-plus years together. The sold-out tour, which included stops in Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York, Seattle, St. Louis, Toronto, Tulsa, and …
A song from the fifth Rush studio album, A Farewell to Kings, watch XANADU from R40 Live. Yes, the one featuring double doublenecks.
Ahead of the CD/DVD/Blu-ray package, R40 Live, hitting stores, singer-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson stopped by Rolling Stone headquarters to talk about the new release, and answer questions RS readers and Rush fans submitted on Twitter and Facebook for #AskRush. The guys were happy to field any inquiry, whether it was about their most embarrassing onstage moment, the pronunciation of Neil Peart’s last name, their favorite superhero, what stimulant may have been used during the Hemispheres sessions, and more… Watch Here: RollingStone #AskRUSH
Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson will join host Michael Moore and a lucky group of select fans for the @SiriusXM RUSH TOWN HALL event taking place this Friday, November 13th in New York City. For your chance to be a part of the studio audience, please visit: https://www.siriusxm.com/rushtownhall Tonight, @SiriusXM subscribers can tune into @SiriusXM Classic Rewind at 6pmET/3pmPT to listen to R40 Live in its entirety. Check the broadcast schedule to hear it again on SiriusXM Classic Rewind, Deep Tracks, Ozzy’s Boneyard and SiriusXM Comes Alive channels Nov 9 through to Dec 6, 2015.
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R40 LIVE is now available for pre-order on iTunes – Pre-order today and get “Closer to the Heart” and “Roll the Bones” instantly from the R40 Live set. We come into the world and take our chances Fate is just the weight of circumstances That’s the way that lady luck dances Roll the bones.. Pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/R40LIVEiTunes
And the men who hold high places Must be the ones to start To mold a new reality Closer to the heart The AV Club reveals the next live clip from R40 Live with “Closer to the Heart” before release on November 20. “The concert film also includes what Lee refers to as a “pretty little number” off of the band’s A Farewell To Kings album, “Closer To The Heart.” This popular tune spurred fans to raise lighters and phones as Lifeson unplugs, plucking the opening strings on his acoustic guitar, with Lee singing the familiar lyrics before Peart makes it whole by adding his precise percussion.”
UK Fans, There will be an exclusive, one-off advanced screening of R40 Live – hosted by Team Rock’s Jerry Ewing, 17th November @ Gibson Showrooms, London, UK. To attend, simply pre-order R40 Live from this store link and you’ll be entered into a draw to win tickets. Good Luck, enter here: http://po.st/Q822TA
All at once The clouds are parted Light streams down In bright unbroken streams Jacob’s Ladder is a song on Rush’s 7th studio album, Permanent Waves. It hasn’t been played live in over 34 years, since the Permanent Waves tour in 1980. But as you know, it was featured in the setlist for the R40 tour. Watch Jacob’s Ladder from the forthcoming R40 Live concert film now. Shout out to Howard Ungerleider for the incredible lights and lasers on this one and Richard Sibbald for the live photo.
RUSH R40 LIVE Concert Film Available November 20 Epic Live Show with 40 Year Career-Spanning Set List Watch the R40 Live Trailer All roads have led to this. Forty-one years in the making, the R40 Live tour took a very real journey back through time. Beginning with the grand design: a state-of-the-art stage set that pivots, rolls and dives, and brings Clockwork Angels in to bombastic, colorful life before marching stridently back in time (through theatre stages, a panoply of band and fan shots, the accrued memories of a life spent playing live) to a mocked-up school gym and the band playing there; a solitary bass amp set on the …