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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction & R40 Live Tour
Things couldn't get any better for Rush fans. On April 18, 2013, Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! After their successful Clockwork Angels Tour, Rush released the R40 box set to commemorate the band's 40th anniversary, featuring live footage and previously unreleased material. Now they're back in 2015, playing 34 cities throughout the summer in North America. The R40 Live Tour will also celebrate their anniversary, and you won't want to miss this special concert experience with one of the world's most beloved rock bands.
From small-town band to worldwide sensation, Rush, the best-selling Canadian rock band in history, is back on tour, and Rush Tickets are on sale right now! Schoolmates Jeff Jones, John Rutsey, and Alex Lifeson formed Rush in Toronto back in 1968. After several lineup changes, the current inception of the band with front man Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer John Rutsey (replaced by Neal Peart in 1974), solidified and their first single "Not Fade Away" was released. Record companies were slow to react so the band formed their own label "Moon Records" to produce their debut eponymous album in 1974, which received comparisons to Led Zeppelin. The single "Working Man" got regular play on Canadian radio stations and was released in the U.S. by Mercury Records. By 1974, Rush tickets went on sale for a concert with headliners Uriah Heep and Manfred Mann increasing their exposure.
Drummer Neal Peart would assume the role of lyricist from Geddy Lee and write the band's first tale in the forms of "Fly By Night" (1975) and the heavier "Caress of Steel" (1975). Rush tickets sold below expectation that year due to the strong deviance from the band's original bluesy style. Becoming more and more immersed in hard rock, Rush would ignore their record label's pleas to produce a more digestible album and release 2112, which has largely been considered as their breakthrough album. The following Rush tour sold out of Rush concert tickets almost immediately and resulted in the live album, All the World's a Stage.
Since then, the band has released fifteen albums, seven of which (including "Moving Pictures") have topped Canadian and US charts. To date, Rush is considered the most successful Canadian hard rock band and have received a range of awards including an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Juno Award for Artist of the Decade (80s). Rush is known for perfectly recreating their studio albums during Rush concerts with the use of large range of digital samplers making Rush tickets one of the most highly regarded concert tickets available.
Rumors have been circulating that Rush will release their 19th, full-length studio album, "Clockwork Angels," in 2011. The rumors were further confirmed by Lifeson who stated to The Globe and Mail that the band had already written six songs with projected Spring 2011 release date. In addition, Rush announced the upcoming Time Machine Tour featuring the band playing "Moving Pictures" in it's entirety - will the band play tracks off of their new album? See for yourself with some Rush tickets to the Time Machine Tour!
Fun Fact: Lead singer Geddy Lee's real name is Gary. His mother pronounced it "Geddy" with a heavy Yiddish accent and the name stuck