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Rush to film R40 LIVE tour in YYZ

Rush announced today that both hometown Toronto performances will be filmed. It is the first time the band will have filmed in their hometown in almost 20 years with the recording in 1997 at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on the Test for Echo tour. Prior to that, the band filmed a concert video and later released an accompanying album for the Grace Under Pressure tour in 1984 at Maple Leaf Gardens.

The R40 LIVE tour kicked off in Tulsa, OK this May to a jubilant crowd and #R40Live has become the tour not to miss this summer.

Fans who have their coveted tickets to the sold out shows in Toronto are encouraged to represent and wear Rush shirts, bring signs and come ready with their ‘outside’ voices.

The word from the road:

“The band’s 40th anniversary show was a master class on rock ‘n roll.” – Tulsa World

“One thing that hasn’t changed over 40 years is the band’s jaw-dropping musicianship” – Tampa Bay Times

“Three of the greatest rock musicians to ever grace a stage.” – Lincoln Journal Star

“Perhaps no other band can go that far into its discography that effectively. And neither Peart nor his bandmates showed any signs of slipping or slowing down.”  StarTribune

“A memorably powerful epic show that made us all feel young again. The show was twice what most other bands half their age would perform. ★★★★★”– Examiner

“As the fans exited the arena, some people languished in the spring grass on the lawn section, not ready to end their experience…and wondered if they would ever get to see a band with this much history play a concert of this caliber again.” – Texas Rock Report

“In the 21st century, there isn’t another act doing what Rush does so well. Simply put, Rush is a singular creation, and seeing them live is, fittingly, a singular experience.” – Dallas Star-Telegram

“The nearly three-hour performance felt like a long thank you instead of a goodbye” – Dallas Observer

“Rush remains one of those rare musical acts that can bridge the generations without anything getting lost in translation.” – Houston Chronicle

“During “Xanadu,” an opus from 1977, bassist, vocalist and keyboardist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart broke out the classic Rush accouterments of the 1970s: Double-neck guitars! Tubular bells! A Moog synthesizer! It was a moment.” – Times-Picayune 

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