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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Fri, May 22, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR is underway! Rush played the Toyota Center in Houston last night! Get the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here, with full tour coverage here.
The July, 2015 issue of Classic Rock includes a cover feature on Rush along with new interviews with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson where they discuss the future of the band and a possible extension of the R40 Live tour ...
12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Fly By Night, Caress of Steel, 2112, All the World's a Stage, A Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres now available. Details here.
Alex Lifeson talks R40 Live tour and Rush's future plans in new Canadian Press interview: "we're not finished as a band". Details here.
Alex Lifeson appeared on the Renman Live web show on Wednesday, April 22nd. Get all the details and watch the entire interview here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel single-volume edition coming June 9th. Details here.
Neil Peart recovers some lost luggage in his latest NeilPeart.net news update for March, 2015. Check it out here.
Rush and Ray Danniels honored at 2015 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony. Geddy Lee aceepted Rush's Humanitarian Award, and Ray Danniels was presented with a Special Achievement Award. Details, photos, and FULL video of the event here
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives due in September, now available for pre-order. Details, sample chapter, ebook sample, cover art and more here.
Geddy Lee appeared on the debut episode of season 14 of That Metal Show, and premiere episode of Rock Icons. FULL episodes now online. Details here.
Neil Peart talks R40 setlist and more in extensive, new Sirius XM Deep Tracks interview with Jim Ladd. Details here.
R40 6-disc DVD/Blu-ray box set now available, debuts at #2 on Billboard. See previews of unreleased tracks I've Been Runnin' and The Loser. Details here.

Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Fri, May 22, 2015@1:52PM | comments

Date/Time: Friday, May 22nd @ 7:30PM
Show Number: 8
Venue: Smoothie King Center
Place: New Orleans, LA
Twitter: #R40NOLA | #R40Live
Instagram: #R40NOLA
YouTube: New Orleans Rush R40 Live Tour
Setlist: Version B ???

Rush rolls into The Big Easy tonight where they'll play the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans for show #8 of the R40 Live tour. After tonight's show they will make their way across the Southeastern US for 4 more dates to finish off the first leg of the tour. In his recent Classic Rock interview Alex Lifeson confirmed that the band has "three sets - A, B, C - which we'll be rotating throughout the tour". The band has already gone through 2 full rotations of these three setlists and started the third rotation Wednesday night in Houston by playing the Version A set. So for tonight's show we are expecting to see the Version B setlist that was played in Lincoln and Austin. I have entered the Version B setlist into the New Orleans setlist page for now, but will update it if anything changes, and finalize it once the show is over. Despite the expectations of the B set, Rush could always still surprise us with something new. For more discussion on that, check out my pre-show SPOILER review below the fold. If there are any deviations from the expected Version B setlist, I'll be sure to let everyone know about it. The show has been getting a good deal of local press including this article from The Times-Picayune's Keith Spera titled Whither Rush beyond the band's 'R40 Live' 40th anniversary tour?, and this article from The Advocate. The doors to tonight's show will open at 6PM, with a 7:30PM show start time, which means the band will likely hit the stage 7:45-ish. For everyone going to the show, have fun, be safe and make sure to share your reports, reviews, photos and video with us. RUSH!!!

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Fri, May 22, 2015@11:06AM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live tour updates, new Classic Rock interview with Geddy and Alex, Hemispheres vinyl reissue and more!
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Wed, May 20, 2015@2:25PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush wraps up their 3-date stint across the state of Texas tonight where they'll play the Toyota Center in Houston for show #7 of the R40 Live tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Tue, May 19, 2015@12:00PM | comments
Classic Rock - July 2015The July, 2015 issue of Classic Rock magazine is currently being mailed to subscribers in the UK and includes a cover feature on Rush along with new interviews with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson where they discuss the future of the band and a possible extension of the R40 Live tour ...
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Tue, May 19, 2015@9:48AM | comments
Rush HemispheresRush's Hemispheres vinyl reissue was released yesterday as part of their 12 Months of Rush Mercury-era reissue campaign and is now available for purchase ...
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Mon, May 18, 2015@12:52PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush continues their trek across Texas tonight where they'll play the American Airlines Center in Dallas for show #6 of the R40 Live tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Sat, May 16, 2015@1:16PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush begins their 3-show stint across the Lone Star State tonight where they'll play the Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, TX - the 5th overall and the first outdoor show of the R40 Live tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Fri, May 15, 2015@12:18PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live tour kicks off in Tulsa, DVD filming news, Geddy Lee Fender interview, Hemispheres vinyl reissue next week and more!
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Thu, May 14, 2015@12:48PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush's R40 Live tour rolls into the Gateway City tonight for show #4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Get updates and setlist SPOILERS along with photos, video and reports here ...
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Tue, May 12, 2015@12:49PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush will bring the R40 Live tour machine into the Twin Cities tonight where they'll play show #3 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Get updates and setlist SPOILERS along with post-show photos, videos, reviews and reports here ...
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