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Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush played Madison Square Garden in NYC last night to close out the 2nd leg. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here.
Rush graces the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's July 2, 2015 issue! The issue hit newsstands on Fri, June 19 and the complete cover story is available online. Details here.
Neil Peart talks about his travels on the R40 Live tour in his latest news update for June, 2015. Check it out here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives due Sept 15. Limited edition, signed hardcover available for pre-order. Details, sample chapter, ebook sample, cover art and more 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. Moving Pictures LP plus vintage t-shirt now available for pre-order. 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 July 7th. Details 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
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.
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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Mon, Jun 29, 2015@12:21PM | comments

UPDATE - 6/29@11:12PM: That's it for tonight and for the 2nd leg. Rush will return on July 9th in Kansas City. The NYC crowd saw the first appearance of the F setlist, and the 3rd ever appearance of that special song. Get the full setlist here. Good night New York!

UPDATE - 6/29@9:53PM: It looks like they are going with the A set for the 2nd half. So with the exception of the insertion of the special song in the first set, the show is following setlist A. Full setlist so far here.

UPDATE - 6/29@9:23PM: It's intermission time! Some discussion on the new F setlist and expectations for the second half below the fold.

UPDATE - 6/29@9:09PM: ... And there it is - the special song with the same guest musician from Saturday night's show in Newark.

UPDATE - 6/29@8:48PM: Setlist F! They are 5 songs in and we have a new setlist. It looks like they are playing a variation on the A/C set to complement the B-based set that was played in Newark. But they left out that 2nd song, which means we should get the special song with musical guest.

UPDATE - 6/29@8:27PM: The show has started and they are 2 songs in. They've been dropping the normal 2nd song to make room for that special song, and that's exactly what they did tonight. So it looks like we are getting some variation of the D/E set tonight as expected. Follow along with the setlist here.

UPDATE - 6/29@7:38PM: The show will be getting underway in a little over half an hour from now. We are still expecting that special song with the guest musician, with the rest of the set being a variation on A or C... or we could be totally wrong. :) Follow along with the setlist here. Hello New York!!

Date/Time: Monday, June 29th @ 8:00PM
Show Number: 23
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Place: New York, NY
Twitter: #R40NYC | #R40Live
Instagram: #R40NYC
YouTube: New York Rush R40 Live Tour
Setlist: Version F

Rush makes their way to the Big Apple tonight to play Madison Square Garden in New York City for what stands to be another epic show to close out the 2nd leg of the R40 Live tour. They'll then take a well-deserved 11-day break and pick things back up on July 9th in Kansas City. The band returned to their standard 3-setlist rotation last week for the 3 shows following their stint in Toronto, and it was expected that they'd start the rotation over again by playing the A setlist in Newark Saturday night. But they instead decided to surprise everyone by playing a variation of their B setlist with one very special substitution - that same extra song they played in Toronto, but with a different guest musician. For all the details on this new E setlist, check out the SPOILERS in the Newark thread. So what will they have on tap for the New York crowd? Rumor has it that they will be playing that special song once again (likely with the same guest musician as Saturday night), but it's not clear whether they'll play the D, E or some other variation of the set. It's also possible that the band might pay tribute somehow to Yes bassist Chris Squire, who passed away over the weekend. For more discussion on the potential setlist along with a preview of the show, check out the pre-show SPOILER review below the fold. Tonight's show has an 8PM start time listed, so Rush will probably hit the stage at 8:15-ish. For everyone going to the show tonight, have fun, stay safe and be sure to share your reports, reviews, photos and video with us. Russhhhh!!!

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Sun, Jun 28, 2015@4:03PM | comments
Chris Squire - YesRead what Geddy Lee had to say regarding the sad news that legendary bass player and Yes founding member Chris Squire passed away yesterday at the age of 67. ...
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Sat, Jun 27, 2015@12:24PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush's R40 Live tour makes its way to New Jersey tonight to play the Prudential Center in Newark for stop #22 of the tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Fri, Jun 26, 2015@1:58PM | comments
Geddy LeeGeddy Lee recently sat down with for a 3-minute interview where he explains the origins behind his right-hand picking technique ...
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Fri, Jun 26, 2015@12:14PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live tour updates, R40 up for Progressive Music Award, new Neil Peart book from Brad Birzer, and more ...
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Thu, Jun 25, 2015@12:00PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush brings the R40 Live tour to the City of Brotherly Love tonight to play the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for show number 21 of the tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Thu, Jun 25, 2015@10:28AM | comments
R40The fourth annual Prog magazine Progressive Music Awards have been announced and will take place at London's Underglobe on Thursday September 3rd. Rush's R40 box set is nominated in the Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award category, and voting is now underway ...
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Wed, Jun 24, 2015@3:55PM | comments
Rush on Demand powered by Qello ConcertsRush just announced that they have teamed up with Qello Concerts for the launch of Rush On Demand, providing full-length Rush concerts and documentaries streamed on demand to any device. ...
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Tue, Jun 23, 2015@12:47PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush takes the R40 Live tour machine to the TD Garden in Boston tonight for the first of a series of 4 dates on the US east coast to finish up the 2nd leg of the tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Mon, Jun 22, 2015@1:05PM | comments
Autographed Andrew MacNaughtan R40 printThe Andrew MacNaughtan Photographic Arts site recently sent out a newsletter announcing 2 new autographed R40 celebration prints that they have just made available ...
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