Canadian rock legends RUSH have issued the following announcement:
"Rush is excited to announce that after 26 years, they are returning to Halifax, Nova Scotia to perform as part of their Clockwork Angels Tour on Friday, July 12th at the Halifax Metro Centre.
They are also pleased to announce a return to Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday, July 6th at Copps Coliseum.
Both shows will have a pre-sale begin Tuesday, February 19th at noon local time with tour packages password protected for you for the first 24 hours.
Click here. The password will be 2013Rush.
Fans can also visit MusicToday.com/Rush for the fanclub pre-sale that begins Tuesday, February 19th at noon local time and ends Thursday, Feb 21st at 5:00pm local time.
For those that are American Express card users, there will also be a Front of the Line pre-sale available for the Hamilton show. Please visit this location for more details."
BraveWords' Martin Popoff is releasing a new hardcover about RUSH titled The Unauthorized Illustrated History, which will be released on May 15th by Voyageur Press.
A description reads:
Formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1968 under the heavy influence of British blues, Rush solidified its lineup in 1974 and has gone on to record 18 studio albums (and counting). Notable for bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee’s high register, Neil Peart’s virtuosic drumming and inventive lyrics, and the guitar heroics of Alex Lifeson, the multiplatinum band melds a diverse range of influences and along the way has amassed a large, notably loyal following worldwide. Rush is bigger than ever before with the hit 2011 documentary Beyond the Lighted Stage and this year’s new album, Clockwork Angels, and tour.
Now, for the first time, Rush is treated to the epic visual celebration they so richly deserve in a beautifully designed and profusely illustrated history following the band’s entire career. A chronological overview history written by noted music scribe and Rush authority Martin Popoff spans the band’s entire career from 1968 to today. A complete Rush discography chronicles all their albums, from the debut album to 2112, Moving Pictures, and Signals to Grace Under Pressure, Vapor Trails, and more. The authoritative text is complemented by album reviews written by well-known music journalists from around the globe, commentary from fellow musicians, a discography, tour dates, and hundreds of photographs and pieces of memorabilia, including picture sleeves, gig posters, rare vinyl, handbills, ticket stubs, and much more.
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