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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

OVER HALF A MILLION DOLLARS RAISED FOR ALBERTA FLOOD RELIEF

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THANK YOU to EVERYONE who supported the benefit show at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer last week! As well as a special thanks to our partners for this concert – Live Nation Canada, Ticketmaster, and the Enmax Centrium venue who generously donated time, goods and services so that we could raise the most amount of money possible for this worthy cause.

We are happy to announce the final amount is $575,000 and it will all be donated for Alberta Flood Relief!

“It is important to be a good neighbour in situations like these, and we are very grateful that we were able to amass such a huge sum that will undoubtedly help many of our fellow Canadians in need. Thanks to our partners who joined us in the effort, to all the great fans from all over Alberta who attended the show, the workers who donated their time along with us, and those fans abroad that supported via the special Flood T-shirt.” – Geddy Lee

The proceeds from the July 24th concert will see $125,000 specifically go to the citizens of High River who were hit the hardest in the floods, $400,000 going to the Canadian Red Cross to support Alberta Flood Relief, and the remaining $50,000 to local charities.

The Alberta floods affected the largest geographic area of any natural disaster the Canadian Red Cross has responded to in the country. In response to the flooding, the Red Cross has to date distributed more than 945,000 relief items like clean-up kits, hygiene supplies, potable water, safety gear, cots and blankets to those affected, and has managed or supported 16 shelters for those displaced by the floods. As communities begin to recover, the Red Cross continues to help families clean up from the disaster, with outreach teams going door-to-door in impacted communities to assess needs and offer support and assistance. The Red Cross is assisting individuals by addressing urgent unmet needs with such assistance as food, clothing, medical equipment, childcare assistance and occupational items to help people return to work. The Red Cross will continue to support communities to address unique needs through community grants.

You can still make a donation by ordering a Rush Flood Relief T-Shirt here: http://www.rushbackstage.com/rushbackstage/mens-apparel/rush-flood-t-shirt.html

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Friday, July 19th, 2013

RUSH Stamps

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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.

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013

RUSH TO PERFORM ALBERTA FLOOD RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT

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**

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Festival d’ete de Quebec

“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

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Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Chicago

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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/

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