Red Deer July 24 – ALL PROCEEDS to Canadian Red Cross for Flood Relief
Come to the show, or support by buying this t-shirt: http://www.rushbackstage.com/rushbackstage/rush-flood-t-shirt.html
Get an “Official First Day Cover” of the RUSH stamp, Postage-Paid Rush Postcards, Limited Edition Framed Print, and booklets of 10 RUSH Stamps. Available now at your local Canada Post Office, or online here: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/campaigns/recording-artists/recordingArtists.jsf?ecid=murl|pdn|jr|7
For those that want to Geek Out:
The stamps measure 32mm x 32mm with simulated perforations. The Permanent™ domestic stamps are printed by Lowe-Martin on Tullis Russell paper using five-colour lithography. The stamps are pressure sensitive and the Official First Day Cover will be cancelled in Toronto, Ontario for Rush. The stamps are also available in booklets of 10 stamps, a set of four booklets and a souvenir sheet of four stamps. To purchase philatelic products, please visit canadapost.ca/shop.
CALGARY SHOW UPDATE
RED DEER – ENMAX CENTRIUM
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM
Due to recent flooding and water damage at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the RUSH concert originally scheduled for Wednesday July 24 had to be cancelled.
Rush has been moved by the situation in Alberta and have decided to perform their Clockwork Angels show at the closest location possible on the same date – Wednesday, July 24 in Red Deer, Alberta at the Enmax Centrium – and have ALL PROCEEDS to go Alberta Flood Relief.
Rush will be donating their fee, and paying for all their expenses. Their promoter partner Live Nation will also be donating their time and fees towards this cause. The venue, Enmax Centrium, will be donating goods and services to the event as well. It’s an all –hands-on-deck situation to donate time in order to raise as much money possible for our Alberta friends and fellow Canadians in need.
Lead vocalist and bassist for Rush, Geddy Lee, has made the following statement: “After seeing the devastation from the recent floods, we felt compelled to do what we could. While we had hoped to avoid cancelling the Calgary show, venue safety concerns have closed the venue. Our apologies to all of the fans that bought tickets to the Calgary show for any inconvenience. We’re hoping they – along with the great people of Red Deer – can come to the Enmax Centrium for what has now become a benefit concert. We’d like to thank everyone helping to put on this show for joining us in donating their time & services so we can raise as much money as possible to help those in need.”
Calgary ticket holders will have a chance to access a pre-sale to purchase tickets to the new Red Deer show starting Friday July 12th 10AM, until Sunday July 14 at 10PM (or while quantities last), before tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 15 at 10AM. Presale information will be sent directly to those who had purchased tickets to the Calgary show. For further inquiries, fans can visit the Live Nation Alberta page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/livenationalberta
All tickets purchased online or via telephone will be automatically refunded starting on July 12th. Tickets purchased in person from a Ticketmaster outlet can be refunded at the original point of purchase outlet, starting July 16th. Tickets purchased in person at the Scotiabank Saddledome Box Office can be refunded at the Box Office, which is now reopened.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE RED DEER RUSH BENEFIT CONCERT WILL GO TO THE CANADIAN RED CROSS TO SUPPORT THE ALBERTA FLOOD RELIEF.
BUY TICKETS AT: LIVENATION.COM
Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000
Tickets also available at Ticketmaster Outlets
Tickets on sale Monday, July 15th at 10am
Tickets (incl. GST) $60.00, $86.00, $116.00
(Plus Service charges)
**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**
“Tous les membres du groupe sont profondément déçus et désolés d’avoir dû interrompre aussi brusquement notre concert hier soir au Festival d’été de Québec. En raison de l’orage électrique qui approchait, il était extrêmement dangereux de poursuivre le spectacle, non seulement pour tous les techniciens qui s’occupaient du son et de l’éclairage, mais également pour le public et les musiciens sur scène. Comme on avait énormément de plaisir, on espérait pouvoir chanter toutes nos chansons avant le retour de l’orage, mais malheureusement, on a dû s’arrêter pour la sécurité de tous. Merci à tous nos courageux fans qui ont bravé les éléments! Nous présentons encore une fois nos sincères excuses pour cette situation. En espérant vous revoir bientôt!!!” — Geddy Lee
“My bandmates and I are extremely disappointed and apologetic over the sudden and unexpected ending of our show last night at the Festival D’ete de Quebec. The lightning storm that was approaching made it extremely dangerous for all the technicians working the sound and lights and there was a high risk to the audience members as well as the musicians on stage. We were enjoying the show tremendously at the time and we were hoping we could get the whole show finished before the storm returned but unfortunately we were unlucky and were forced to end the show for the safety of all concerned. Thanks to all of our amazing fans for braving the weather and once again our sincere apologies for what had transpired. Hope to see you all again soon!!!” — Geddy Lee
Vote for Rush as Prog Rock’s Band of the Year here: http://awards.progrockmag.com/awards/band-of-the-year… and vote for the 2112 package for Prog Rock’s ‘Grand Design’. After all, with an award title from Power Windows, it’s apropos! http://awards.progrockmag.com/awards/grand-design
Well that happened last night – and doesn’t happen often. Chicago, you were epic. Thanks and shout out to Carcillo and the Blackhawks! Check out all the photos here: http://photos.rush.com/Rush2013/Chicago/
Read Neil’s new story “Shunpikers in the Shadowlands” from the epic European tour: http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php?cID=244